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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, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Run a mile Stayed few nights here when we first arrived in cairns, the beds were comfy, it was peaceful enough.. Until we met the owner. Paid $27 each for the room where everyone else paid $24 apart from us two, seeing as we're two young women travellers perfect opportunity to take advantage. Owner kept on walking into our room... More 

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

Good day Madame-Sophia. I am sorry that you feel this way. Hopefully after you read my response you may think differently. I do not take advantage of anyone, in fact we have a very kind operation. Our twin room price at the time was 28.00 but I discounted it for you to 27.00 for the nights you booked. Anyone at... More 

Brussels, Belgium
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed a night over here and yeah, one night at 26$ is reeeeally not sheep BUT really clean place and quiet. I actually been stepped up in a twin room which was great : ) Bathroom and restrooms clean!! Yes finally in a backpack. Nice people work there and always keen to help you. Yes, good value for money.

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

Hi Bolexa. Thanks very much for your review. We are actually cheaper than some bigger hostels paying up to 30.00 for a 4 bed dorm with bunk beds. We have no bunk beds at all with new hotel quality mattresses and very spacious rooms. Also thank you for saying we are good value for money. Have a happy and safe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"Wow" , I finally struck gold @ Gecko's Backpackers . Gecko's has given me the greatest hostel experience that I had personally encountered in cairns - Trust me I've checked out quite a few hostels , even some big/name ones . First thing you notice when you walk in is how Chillaxing the Atmosphere Really is with its Genuine Lay/Back... More 

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

Hi Peter. Oh wow thanks a million man. You make us all feel so happy reading your review. All you have mentioned is exactly how it is. We really try our best to keep the place quiet, comfortable and safe. We look forward to seeing you again soon. With kind regards from Peter and the team. More 

Cairns Region, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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

Hi Jana & kevin. Thank you for your excellent comments. Yes spot on, Geckos is a very quiet and peaceful place. It was great to see you again after your Bali trip. Happy and safe travelling. The caretakers and team. More 

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