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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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in the peaceful place for 7 nights in a roo of 4 people. I've really appreciated the quiet of the hostel, the big kitchen. Very close to public transports (bus or train) and near a big supermarket open everyday until late, very convenient. It just miss some shelves to put our stuff on in the bedroom. The Manager... More 

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

Hi Stephanie. It was really nice that you came back to book your tours here. Sometimes other guests may be taking up the table spaces in the room as there is a table next to each bed. Have a great holiday and with best regards from the caretakers and team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Peter is a great host who keeps everything clean and in order. Everything works and it gives a very good time to get rested before travelling further. He can also give advise on tours in the region which was very helpfull to us. Cheers!

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

Hi Onno. All the very best. Safe, happy travelling and many thanks. Caretakers & team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good hostel! The people are very friendly and I felt very welcomed from the beginning. It is very clean and the rooms give you a lot of space for your luggage and to make yourself comfortable, the beds are very comfy as well. It is a relaxing, good located place and everything can be reached within walking distance, the... More 

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

Good day Tina. Thanks a lot for all the excellent points you have mentioned. Yes its great how we have lots of space for luggage in the rooms. All the very best from the caretakers. More 

Cairns Region, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a world traveler who frequents hostels. Gecko's is a heritage listed Queenslander property. I booked a twin share that has 3 meter / 15 feet ceilings and wood floors. Normally I limit my stay to one week/seven days. Gecko's is an exception. I have been here for over two weeks and for good reason. The kitchen and baths... More 

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

Hi Cornelius. It was great to see you extend your stay. Fair Dinkum man, we do make sure all is looked after well and it was a pleasure to accommodate you. Best regards and thank you. Caretakers & Team. More 

Cairns, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hostel! Room was nice, clean and beds were comfy, good temperature and no bunk beds. Bathrooms were also nice and clean. Hostel is quiet, no party people and close to the shopping center and city. Also good price. Manager is really helpful and care about the customers. Definitely go back here.

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

Hi Ferdy. Thank you. It is a pleasure to see you come back again. Have a safe and happy holiday. The caretakers team. More 

Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Great hostel. cleaned every morning. Cheap. Really nice swimming pool. Chill and relax, whether you're travelling by yourself with friends or with your partner. Still get to meet people in shared areas. Loved the fact that it's not like all other party hostels, I get to choose when I actually want to sleep! Perfect, you walk 10 minutes to the... More 

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

Hi Claire. Thanks a lot for all your wonderful comments and for saying that we are great value. We do have another brand new Speed Queen washing machine coming to replace the old one I took out recently. Yes you are right I am always here to help and to make it as comfortable as possible for everyone. Cheers from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Geckos Backpackers is definetely on of the best hostel experience I've had in my 10 months travel through Australia. I stayed in a double room during my first stay, cause the dorms were fully booked - got it for the same price which was really nice. During my second stay I stayed in a 4-bed dorm, which was also very... More 

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

Hi Mat. Thank you very much for sharing your experience with the rest of the world and for mentioning that we are one of the best. We really appreciate you recommending Geckos. Wish you all the best and happy travelling from Peter and the team. More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I stayed twice at Gecko's. Why? Because of the atmosphere: a friendly and professional owner, who really likes what he's doing, attracts on one way or another nice guests. Gecko's is not overwhelmed with rules on the wall. It just works. Because of the facilities. Dormitories of Gecko's are spacious, no bunk beds. Bed linen is new and a towel... More 

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

Good day Mat. Thank you very much for your excellent review, we really appreciate it. Have a safe and happy trip riding your motorcycle around Australia. Cheers from Peter and the team. More 

Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I've been here with my girlfriend two times in june 2015. The hostel is very quite and clean compare to most of other hostel out there. Nothing to do with party-hostels, that's why we really liked it. The atmosphere is very calm and relaxed. Peter, the manager, is very kind and helpful, he's helped us planning our trip to the... More 

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

Hi Androide. Thank you for staying with us and it was a pleasure to help you decide on your reef trip. We look forward to seeing you again and thanks a lot for recommending Geckos. Take care from the caretakers and team. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Gecko's is FAB. I stayed 6 nights in May 2015 in this heritage listed Gecko's. Peter, the owner, is dedicated to presenting a beautifully clean, safe and harmonious environment. The bed rooms were spacious, the kitchen equipped and the bathrooms/toilets cleaned, morning, noon and night. It felt like home every night I walked in. I loved the gardens, the pool... More 

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

Hello Juberly. Thank you very much for acknowledging the effort and the work we put in at Geckos. We all enjoy what we do so it makes a big difference. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again some day. Peter & team. More 

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