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Flying Monkey Backpackers

89 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #44 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Small, social hostel sitting right on the Cairns esplanade. A 60 second walk to the lagoon, this hostel offers free wifi, free breakfast and free laundry at an affordable price. The staff are also fun and friendly. Bargain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice backpacker hostel close to everything on the esplanade, staff were friendly and wifi included in the booking price which is also cheap! Has a pool area and great place to sociolaise with other backpackers on the lower floor of the hostel overall good experience.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is quite easily one of the worst hostel experiences that I've had in Australia. The staff didn't seem to care that the place was a disaster, the wifi NEVER worked and the rooms were dirty. A/C unit was loud and barely worked. Perhaps you get what you pay for with this place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Centrally located with plenty of restaurants and shops on the esplanade! Fully functional kitchens and bathrooms as well as air conditioned rooms. Breakfast was complimentary and there were several free wifi options.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Filthy 4 bedroom dorm- most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept in- basically a spring. Kitchen dirty and bathrooms smelly. Location is excellent and it is very cheap with basic breakfast included but you do get what you pay for. A couple of the staff members were helpful and informative but on the whole quite cliquey and abrupt.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location right on the esplanade, has free breakfast but otherwise average. Wifi didn't work the entire time I stayed there so that was frustrating but the people are all very chill and nice. 4 Bed Dorm is best value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The backpackers is placed right in the middle of all the excitement and restaurants. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. We checked in late and they were very accommodating. Clean, great value, and even better facilities!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

great location. lots to do around the area and food options. very big plus is the sink in your room. staff is also very friendly and helpful. room is very clean and has the option of air con in the summer which is amazing. also note the free shuttle from airport is great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good situation in cairns city center, nice staff, cheap, free wifi and a good free breakfast, i had a good time at flying monkey! moreover they organized barbecues at the esplanade which is fun and good!! i recommend this hostel :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most amazing hostels I've ever had the plesure of visiting Amazing people Amazing areas and just in the heart of cairns! Everything is within 10 min walk and filled with beautifull swedes ladies. 10/10 would stay again

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