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Gecko's Backpackers

187 Bunda St., Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nenzing, Austria
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice, little hostel in Cairns. Peter is very friendly and helps you with everything you need. No alcohol allowed, so you have a peacefull sleep. Wifi! and Tee/coffee is included. Good value for money.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only spent three days / two nights in Cairns and expected to stay in an average backpackers. Our expectations were all exceeded. Our double-bedroom was with two comfortable beds, chairs, ac, enough power-points and even a mirror - bathrooms are partly renovated (other half is getting renovated at the moment) and everything was always clean and tidy! Free Wifi... More

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

Hello Jacky. We are so happy we exceeded your expectations. The new beds are very comfortable. Thankyou kindly for your appreciation and for your recommendation to other travellers to come here. Best regards from the caretakers and crew. More

Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice and quiet hostel, no alcohol permitted in the hostel so you don't tend to get the typical backpacker (which was great for us) The pool is excellent and for some reason people don't use it so we had it to ourselves most of the time. The owner is really friendly and will help you if you... More

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

Good day Rebecca. Thankyou for your review. We will help our guests as much as possible.The free internet may become slow sometimes as there may be to many people down loading at the same time, however we are getting a new system this week so we should over come this. Guests are advised to put there food in proper cooler... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right next to the bus and train station (2mins) and the same to Cairns Central shopping (inc Coles). The pool is v refreshing for those hot Cairns days. Peter the manager helped us out with directions and tour bookings, plus the airport shuttle. We had another 2 days in Cairns and we stayed here again.

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

Hi Oliver. Thankyou for your nice review and also for coming back to stay again. With best regards, the caretakers and crew. More

Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there twice - great place, quiet, super friendly staff! Pretty much everything you'll want to see in Cairns is within walking distance. We also booked a day trip there, was good - would book again. Note that alcohol is not allowed on the premises, which you may or may not like - it does contribute to the quietness... More

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

Hi Tilmann. Thanks for coming back a second time and booking your tour here. The no alcohol allowed certainly means it is very quiet at night and everyone has a good nights sleep. With best regards from the caretakers and crew. More

Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed 2 weeks at geckos backpackers. It´s a nice, quite and familiar hostel. Very clean and the price is good too. It´s perfect to do diving courses or other tours because you can have a good sleep, not like in some other big hostels with party every day. If you want to party all night long, it´s only 10... More

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

Hi Markus. You are exactly right, Geckos is really great for resting before and after tours. Thankyou very much for your support. All the very best from the caretakers and crew. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at Geckos twice over the last week and a bit - with a trip to Port Douglas in the middle. Fab hostel, located across the road from a shopping centre. Affordable, clean, comfy beds and a pool for relaxing. Enjoyed a really relaxed stay and wouldn't hesitate to go back. Peter the manager was extremely friendly and helpful when... More

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

Hi Richard. Thankyou for mentioning the comfy beds & relaxing stay. To provide comfortable hotel standard beds is very important to me. We try our best to help our guests as much as possible. Hopefully we will see you again someday. All the best from the caretakers and crew. More

Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Upon my return to Cairns, far north Queensland I only needed one destination to find the best accommodation in Cairns... GECKO's. This was the second time i've stayed in this hostel and as usual, Cairns has welcomed me back with open arms! The facilities are amazing, the rooms, bathrooms and kitchen are always immaculately clean, the pool is an absolute... More

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

Hi David. We are so happy to recieve your excellent review. We really put a lot of effort to make sure the property is managed to very high standards. Every room now has brand new beds. Geckos is attracting more travellers seeking peace and quiet for a great rest after there day tours. We look forward to seeing you again... More

Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

It's not a party hostel, and that's why you can sleep in silence. When you're looking for a party, you don't have to go very far. The manager Pete is very nice and helps with every questions. This is the cleanest hostel I've been while travelling, it's cleaned everyday! The kitchen has everything you need. The pool outside is very... More

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

Good day Pia. Very true darling. A great nights sleep and all the help you need is here. Thankyou very much for your review and recommending everyone to come here. Happy and safe travels from the caretakers and crew. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

My friend and I stayed in a twin room and it was a very nice 5 nights. But it is really bad news when we arrived cairns with "cyclone" . And we can't do everything!! Just stay in the backpackers or went to coles to buy some supplies . But thank goodness.... Michael the manager is really ardent , any... More

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

Hello Albert. During cyclone times as you say its a good idea to stay safe indoors. It is very important that we keep the place super clean all the time. Thankyou very much for your review. We look forward to seeing you when you return to Cairns again, the caretakers and crew. More

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Additional Information about Gecko's Backpackers

Address: 187 Bunda St., Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 82 Specialty lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gecko’s backpackers is under new management and it's also a Cairns City Council historical building, located in the heart of Cairns; with big rooms and high ceilings. Gecko’s is a very quiet and relaxing resort for backpackers. We have spacious indoor and outdoor areas, crystal clear water pool, gardens and mango trees around. Great resting place for planning tours; no bunk beds, all city attractions within walking distance - 1km to Cairns city center- Coles supermarket and Cairns Central Shopping Centre next door. Discounted tours for all customers, free airport or bus pickup, free internet, free tea & coffee all day. Free cereals and milk for a healthy breakfast and also a free meal from 5pm at the new Tequila Bar!! Large kitchen, laundry facilities available! and of course excellent backpackers' atmosphere. By the way this is not a party hostel so you’ll be able to have a good and safe rest that’s why we are proudly a quiet hostel, thanks for your support. ... more   less 
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