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187 Bunda St., Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Gecko's Backpackers
Ranked #7 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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 Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Perfect hostel, comfortable rooms and helpfull staff. The location of the hostel is very good too. And no bunk beds! If you want to book a tour, you just ask Peter and he will give you Some good options.

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

Hello Annelien. We really appreciate the very nice things you have said and you are right there are no bunk beds at all at Geckos. Have an excellent hloiday and take care. Peter & team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The best sleep I ever had in a hostel in Australia. Quiet place and safe, really clean and bed with real matress ! The room that I've got was a tein room, really nice and spacious! Kitchen and toilets absolutely clean and tidy any time. Also was the first hostel in Australia where a towel was provided to every guest!... More 

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

Good day Beggyjoker. It is really nice to know that Geckos is the best hostel you have slept in Australia. Well , i did spend a lot of money on the new hotel quality mattresses. Thank you very much for staying with us and have a great holiday. The caretakers and team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Gecko's is the best hostel in the Cairns region. My girlfriend and I stayed here off and on for a month while we explored the area. The owner Peter is very helpful and you can tell that the hostel is his pride and joy. He aims to make Gecko's the best possible hostel and that's what separates Gecko's from other... More 

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

Hi Rob. Thanks very much for your grand review and all the very nice things you have mentioned. Its always a wonderful feeling when our guests like you extend their stay for as long as they need. I wish you all the very best and have a great holiday, from me and the caretakers. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Everything was perfect, very comfortable rooms and the staff was very nice and helpful! The position is very good too, very close to Cairns Central (a very big shopping center with a supermarket, cinemas and a big food court)!

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

Hi Lade94. Thankyou very much for your excellent review. We do try our very best to help our guests as much as possible. Have a great holiday and take care, 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): $
Number of rooms: 39

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