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Gecko's Backpackers

2.5 of 5 187 Bunda St., Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars NEW

I stayed for several days in Ghecko's - Loved the place. If you are looking for a quiet place and a good night of rest go over there. Close by the city centre and far enough not to be disturbed. All facilities for cooking are available, everything nice and clean

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for one night and it was a good place for relaxing. It is very closed to the central station and the city. On the one hand you are in the near of the party central and on the other hand you have a quiet place to sleep. The manager was very friendly and courteous.

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

Hi Anni. Thank you for all the very nice things you have mentioned. Have a safe and great holiday. The caretakers and team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

gecko's is the best hostel in the cairns area and we can only recommend this hostel! The double rooms are amazing,clean & comfortable.The position is very good as well & close to Cairns Central. Good value for your money. We would def go there again. Cheers

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

Hi Mila. We really appreciate you saying that Geckos is the best hostel in the Cairns area. Might see you again someday and many thanks again. The caretakers and team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a realy nice stay at Gecko's, the room was quiet and clean and the guests and Peter the host were frindly. There was free Wifi a Pool and free caffee. If you need some tips what to see around Cairns or you want to book a tours, just ask Peter he will help you. Thanks for everything

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

Hi Felix. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here. Its always a pleasure to help. Have a great holiday and we wish you all the best from Peter and the caretakers. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very nice, quiet and lovely place. Everybody was friendly , the owner too. The double rooms are amazing, the price was very cheap... We could relax in the pool and eat fresh mangos from the tree next to the pool... It was lovely Thanxxx

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

Good day Robert. Its fantastic to know you had a great time here. Thanks a lot and have a safe,happy holiday. The caretakers and team. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Not for party animals, Geckos relaxed and laid back approach is the perfect place after a long day exploring. The first thing I did when I got there was jump in the pool. The kitchen is well equipped the dorm rooms are spacious and no bunk beds in sight. Peter the owner will help with any bookings you need from... More 

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

Hi Otaranz. It is very nice to read your very good comments,thak you,it is much appreciated. We manage the property to be quiet,clean and private which means our guests experience a comfortable relaxing holiday. Take care from the caretakers and team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This place is perfekt for backpackers! It's nice and clean, the stadig is friendly and helpful and the location is perfect aswell. We lives in a Campervan in the outdoor area, wich worked out just fine. Very reasonable price too. AND there's a pool.

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

Hi Sigrid. Yep, there is plenty of spacious, shaded out door areas for campervans and tents. We are really happy that you say Geckos is perfect for Backpackers. Safe and happy travelling. Also thank you very much from the caretakers and team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I can only recommed this hostel! Kitchen is good, rooms are clean, hostel stuff is very nice. Very fast wi-fi. Opposite of the big shopping center. Good value for your money. I would go there again. Cheers

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

Hi Liro & Lauri. Thanks a lot for your review. Wish all is going well with your new banana farm job in Innisfail. Look forward to seeing you again soon. The caretakers & team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I stayed at Gecko's for a week and really enjoyed my time there. The bed at the dorm was comfortable, the shower was nice and the staff was friendly and ready to help. I did laundry and both the washing machine and the dryer did a good job. There's a big shopping mall opposite the hostel, which is quite handy.

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

Hi Victoria. It is always a pleasure to receive excellent feed back. Myself and team wish you a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay at Gecko v much! The 4 bed female dorm was so spacious, no dorm beds, with tables and chairs available. Granted there is no air con in the room but the fans are good and powerful. The rooms are clean and toilets are good. Peter's always cleaning them :) really love this quiet hostel. Excellent location... More 

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

Hi Taychristine. Thank you very much for your great comments, we really appreciate it. Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year. The caretakers. More 

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Address: 187 Bunda St., Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Gecko's Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 39
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