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Tropic Days Backpackers

26 - 28 Bunting St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 , Australia
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Ranked #3 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
griffsco Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had the opportunity to stay at this hostel for over three months this past spring season, and left hoping never to think of it again. I originally had no intention to leave a review for this hostel through TripAdvisor or any other website, but after an incredibly rude and passive-aggressive encounter with one of the front desk clerks, I... More

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tropicdaysCairns, Owner at Tropic Days Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write a review, We read all reviews with the intention of improving our services to our guest, I accept all positive, negative and constructive points that are pointed out in these reviews, Aaron you are an ex employee who was asked to leave because of your inability to keep to our standards. You made 2... More

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hostel is very homely and has a lovely atmosphere. It felt like I was living in a big house rather than a hostel. The kitchen facilities were good, the WIFI was free and available all over the hostel, the outside seating area was good too, very sociable. The rooms were very clean, the staff were lovely and helped us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very clean, very nice staff, a free shuttle to the towns center, helpful desk for planning and booking stuff, very nice roofed common area. Hammocks and a pool! Several kitchens. In general quite relaxed, if you want a party hostel, this is not for you. If you want a calm place to stay, not too far away from the city... More

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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tropic Days is one of the best hostels I have been to. The place has such a nice atmosphere. I was only suppose to stay here for 4 days and ended up staying for 2 weeks. The staff is really friendly and helpfull! They try to make it really personal by remembering everybody's name... not an easy job with all... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every now and again you come across a really cool and quirky hostel that stands out from the rest and this was one of them! Whilst Tropic Days is situated slightly out of the centre of Cairns, you can walk there in about 20 minutes. Besides, the hostel offers fairly frequent shuttle buses to/ from the city for free. The... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely hostel with a nice atmosphere, the lady on reception (didn't get her name though) was so helpful and friendly at check in, getting tours etc.The wifi was great too. The safes and outlets for every person were also good. The only downside to this place is it is a 20 minute walk to Coles and about a 30... More

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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well set up, clean and relax atmosphere. The whole house/complex felt like traditional wooden house. The guests were young and respectable. Not in the city center but there is a shuttle to and from town. Or you can walk it in 30 minutes. Good place to stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I stayed here about 11 years ago and went back just now since I had such a great experience last time. I have not found any other place quite like it, it has gotten even better. The gardens are even more lush than before, and the friendliness and service is second to none. A very relaxed and easy going atmosphere,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It's a lovely, relaxing hostel to chill out and enjoy the true spirit of Australia. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, especially the girl at the reception whose name I don't remember. As a family of four we stayed in a four bed room and we shared all the facilities with the other guests, mainly young people from all... More

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Everything is good! Nice place, friendly people and staff. Bedrooms are clean and cheap for that kind of hostel. Hopefully I'll come back soon. Awesome BBQ party on Monday, you can eat crocodile, kangaroo and emu. There is swimming pool, a free pool available as well.

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Address: 26 - 28 Bunting St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 , Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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