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Gecko's Backpackers

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187 Bunda St., Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cairns Region, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We could stay in the backyard in our campervan which was close to all the facillities. After we changed in a double-bed-room. The room is very clean, the materess confortable and there is a fridge aswell. The manager is really friendly and helpful, he booked all our tours and gave us a lot of local information. You get free coffee,... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited several hostels in the past but since i came to geckos backpackers last year i cant stop coming here. The place is amazing so relaxed so friendly and so helpful. I am here but sadly leaving today for the 4 time in 6 months. Peter the owner/manager is the most courteous, efficient and helpful person i have... More 

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Alice. We are so happy that you always come back to stay at Geckos. Thank you very much for all the wonderful points you have mentioned. We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you soon. The caretakers and team. More 

Munich, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First things first: I really enjoyed my time in Cairns and the Gecko Backpacker's Hostel was an adequate accommodation for my purposes (Diving + Relaxing). Generally, I have stayed at better places, but also at worse ones. Here is my more detailed impression: Location: Good location! Literally 100m to Cairns Central Shopping Centre with supermarkets, restaurants and everything you will... More 

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Jan. Thanks for taking the time for your detailed impressions. Thanks for all your positive comments however you have bought a few issues to my attention. 1. Yes we have 4 single beds with hotel quality mattresses and no bunk beds at all in our 4 bed spacious dorms. Side tables and comfortable chairs, 2 big fans, a mirror,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for six days!! I could relax and enjoy!! The owner is so kind and helpful. And everyday so clean. I really recommend this place if you are looking for a backpackers in Cairns. Thank you for everything!!

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Yuki. Thank you very much for your kind words. We really appreciate it. We wish you all well in Japan. With regards Peter & Team. More 

Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This place was so amazing I had to stay again, its great pool in the tropical rainforest area is so relaxing and nice, the friendly manager is polite and he shares his knowledge of the local attractions its like being there and the area is clean and so relaxing, its a dream come true, I had to come back, geckos... More 

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Tony. It is so amazing that you just keep coming back time after time and that you just love the place. No doubt we will see you again soon. All the best from the caretakers and Team. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I stayed in this Hostel for 6 nights and really enjoyed it. I had some problems checking in because it was a late arrival, but they were quickly solved. The hostel is very clean and no bunk beds! The mattresses were super comfortable and the room had a little table with chairs. You will also get a free towel to... More 

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Mirjam. Thank you very much for your great feed back. Its fantastic that the mattresses are super comfortable and the wifi is very fast. With kind regards Peter & Team. More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I have stayed at this backpackers a number of times. It is a well kept, charming building and there is an obvious effort to keep the rooms tidy and attractive. It is in a great location being just across the road from the train station and Cairns Central Shopping Centre and an easy stroll to Cairns Esplanade. I have always... More 

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi John. Its really nice to hear from you. I wish all is well for you in Cape Tribulation and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thank you very much for your great comments. Take care from Peter & team. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A lovely hostel. If your looking for somewhere to relax in Cairns this is the place. We slept in our campervan which we could park on the ground off the street which was nice as it felt really safe. The owner was really nice and couldn't of us helped us any more than he did. Overall a good little chilled... More 

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi rg2703. Its nice to hear from you that you felt really safe here and your comments are much appreciated. With kind regards the caretakers and team. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This has to be one of my favourite hostels out of all of Australia; it felt like a holiday whilst travelling. The rooms don't have bunks so are light and spacious. There is a no alcohol policy so it's not full of rowdy guests. There is a free meal option for Gilligans though, so if you want to see what... More 

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Emilarr. Thank you very much for your kind words of appreciation. It is very common that our guests stay longer than anticipated. Have a lovely holiday and all the best from the caretakers and team. More 

Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Floating around in the tropical weather at the pool under the stars in the palm trees is most memorable, friendly people and the services provided five stars, I got seven free meal tickets with a weekly booking, and most amazing holiday experience in the heart of the city, quiet and relaxing, I'll stay again next time, there's heaps of sight... More 

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Tony. We are really glad you enjoyed your time here and we look forward to seeing you next time. Thank you for your review and take care. The caretakers and team. More 

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