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Gecko's Backpackers

187 Bunda St., Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #8 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cairns Region, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hostel is absolutely noteworthy, the staff are friendly, helpful, full of local knowledge and go the extra length to help you. The facilities are cleaned daily,and common area few times a day, rooms are spacious, free wireless internet in the rooms and everywhere in property , with a large screen TV ,a great dining and breakfast area (which was... More

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in Geckos for 6 nights, there is no alcohol aloud so you can sleep well at night. It's so close to shopping centre, but otherside than the traffic and city centre, so it's quieter than most backbacker hostels.

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

Dear Veeeve. Thank you very much for your review. No alcohol here assures our guests of a great nights sleep. Mean while we have party places like Gilligans and the Casbah where you can have drinks and a freee backpacker meal. Take care and all the best from the caretakers and crew. More

Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived in the afternoon without a booking and Peter not only showed me the available rooms and let me choose but found a space off street for my motorcycle. Stayed for 4 nights and it was one of the most laid back and peaceful Backpackers I have stayed at to date. Well equipped kitchen but easy walking distance to... More

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

Hello Hamish. When we have a few spare rooms we think its a good idea to give our guests the option when possible. Thanks a lot for your excellent review. Have a happy and safe holiday from the caretakers and crew. More

Gladstone, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this hostel purely because it would accommodate us in our tents & it was a short 15 min walk from Cairns CBD. It's a friendly little place with a cosy communal area & well equipped kitchen. The tent spots are tight & only really suitable for nothing bigger than a four man tent as you camp around the... More

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

Hi Houps17. Thankyou for choosing to stay with us during your holiday and for all your nice comments.It was a pleasure to make you a good deal for your trip to Fitzroy Island. We actually have enough space fo a 10 person tent to the left of the pool area. We also have 4 other toilets and showers on ground... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Came here last year, am here this year, most likely will be here next year. Super friendly people and very comfortable and convenient for all ages. Absolutely love it :-D Falling asleep is definitely not a problem as well as waking up. Financially it is very affordable with luxury and renovated rooms. Last but most certainly not least, the manager... More

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

Hi Psygera. Thanks a lot for your great review. It was a pleasure to find you a better price from Cairns to Melbourne with Travellers Auto Barn [ 115.00 less than the quote from the other agent ] . Safe and happy travelling. It will be nice to see you again next year. All the very best from the caretakers... More

Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I booked for a single room online,and when i arrived i was surprise Peter upgraded my four day stay to a Double room. My best stay ever. Free 24 hr WIFI internet,coffee&tea, quite,peaceful,clean and 2 minutes walk to Cairns major shopping and attractions.I recommend Gecko's Backpackers to everybody visiting Cairns .. :) Thank you Peter for your Friendly warm reception... More

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

Good day Norman. It is always a pleasure to upgrade our guests room when ever it is possible. We really give the best we can. Thank you for your words of appreciation and with best regards from the caretakers and team. More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I was recently in Cairns, and after having a bad experience of sleepless nights found this awesome quiet backpackers. This is a perfect place for travelers who are active during the day and want a peaceful, clean and extremely friendly atmosphere to come back to. The backpackers is in great condition and is the cleanest of all the backpackers I've... More

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

Hi Teegz. Thanks a lot for your wonderful review. All you have mentioned is exactly how it is here. We believe in providing the place as clean, quiet and as comfortable as possible. This way our guests get a great experience and value for their money. We wish you all the best and with kind regards from the caretakers and... More

Reggio Emilia, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Gecko's Backpacker is a great place to spend time in. The atmosphere is very quiet, the location is very close to the centre of the city and 1 minute walking from a big shopping centre. The owner Peter is very friendly and always available to help. The building has very tidy toilet, shower and kitchen.

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

Good day Francesco. How are you mate? We wish all is going well for you. Its always a pleasure to help and yes your right, we keep the place as clean and quiet as possible. Safe and happy travelling from the caretakers and team. More

Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Fantastic Place to stay! I have stayed here a number of times now in my car and have always been very happy. There are great facilities with good showers and a nice sized kitchen to use. Peter (the owner) has always been very accommodating and will help where he can. There is no drinking in this hostel which means it... More

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

Good day Lawrence. Its just great how you keep coming back. We keep the place comfortable for everyone. Look forward to seeing you again soon and thank you for your great review. The caretakers and team. More

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I chose Gecko's because of it's no alcohol policy which keeps the party crowd away and allows for a great night sleep! But it's also more than that. Peter, the owner, takes great pride in taking care of the place and its guests. It has a very chilled, quiet and relaxed atmosphere. The rooms, common areas and kitchen are kept... More

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

Hi Sylvain. Its always a pleasure to upgrade guests to a better room when possible as we want to give maximum value for money. Thank you very much for your wonderful review and i look forward to seeing you again someday. All the very best into the future from the caretakers and team. More

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Address: 187 Bunda St., Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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Number of rooms: 39
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