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Cairns City Backpackers

274 Draper St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Gone Walkabout Hostel)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If its just for one night, then fine. But don't book there for more than 2 nights! Dirty sheets. You have to pay for air conditioning. We had two cockroaches crawling up the curtains in one night. We emailed to complain, and was offered no money off our bill, but we did get a reply fast. It does have a... More

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 4 nights and it was bearable. The shower was fine, however the toilets were a little dirty. The kitchen was filthy and stank really badly. The rooms were ok, however we did encounter 2 cockroaches, however I suppose that this was to be expected as it is a tropical place. I guess that we got what we... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Although Cairns City Backpackers has a decent location in relation to Cairns city central, there was not much else that was positive about staying there. The kitchen and bathrooms were dirty even though we coughed up extra cash to stay in a private room. Not to mention there were ants crawling all over our room. With a broken fan and... More

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Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

For the price this backpackers is really good value. I paid just $96 for a week in a 6 person dorm, which included free internet. Rooms were clean enough and people were all very nice. Just a short walk to the esplanade, and even closer to the shopping centre.

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Chamonix, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

I originaly booked just a couple of nights as wanted to see how the hostel was first. Ended up staying nearly 3weeks. It has a geat gardn'en area with hammocks nezxt to the pool. The cleaners cleaned our room every day and shock horror , the kitchens actually had lots of crockery and cutlery.would loved to have stayed longer but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

I originaly booked just a couple of nights as wanted to see how the hostel was first. Ended up staying nearly 3weeks. It has a geat gardn'en area with hammocks nezxt to the pool. The cleaners cleaned our room every day and shock horror , the kitchens actually had lots of crockery and cutlery.would loved to have stayed longer but... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and i looooved this backpackers. So authentic,so nice to get a real backpackers where you can get to know the other guests and where staff know your name. We were in a budget double, cheap at $40 a night. It was clean and bed was comfy. Wifi was free (necessity nowadays) and they give you good discount on... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

So the rooms could be a little bigger I guess but besides that you really can't complain for the price. Especially with free internet (compleetly free, no limit applied). Hostel cat was very popular and very cute. I liked the kitchen upstairs the most as it was the least used. Used their tour booking service to get a discounted reef... More

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Channel Islands, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Overall ok, though the room and toilet/shower needed cleaning! We also had stained sheets! Free Internet was appreciated! Nice receptionist. Would have preferred to have stayed closer to the centre. Overall you get what you pay for.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Excellent place to stay as for youth, as for adults (as we are) which looking European style sleeping. Staff is very friendly, speak English. Free Wi-Fi in the room, Free Internet access at the common area. Well appointed rooms (I had a single), the staff are brilliant, friendly and ultra helpful. Had a free tour on my first day. Kitchen... More

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Address: 274 Draper St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Gone Walkabout Hostel)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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