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Flying Monkey Backpackers

89 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #63 of 84 Specialty lodging in Cairns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014
Paulinefurt Sydney, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came to this place to work for accommodation and couldn't get over the terrible standard of the place. In the first room (room 20) we were given you could feel every spring through the mattress, the pillows were so skinny they needed folding three or more times to be accountable and the sheets had various stains and smelt unclean. As... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Before I came to cairns I've read all the bad reviews about this hostel but when I came there I Fell compeltely in Love with it. I stayed in a 12 bed room (room 26) and I can not complain about anything. The showers and toilets are alright and the room was really really big and clean and the kitchen... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

stayed in a dorm with 18 people, some complain about the bad smell in the room at midnight and the staff came in the room AT MIDNIGHT, open the lights, speak loud and put some worse smelly detergent all over the room, thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they also took one more night fare from my bank account AFTER MY CHECK OUT just because... More

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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We stayed at flying monkeys for one night, and this is the worst place I have ever stayed... Everything was dirty and unwashed and the sheets stank. The carpet is rubbish. The aircon was so loud that we couldn't turn it on during the night. The was a party the evening we stayed, ok this predictable in a place like... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Stayed at Flying Monkey with a friend, we were there for a week and we really liked it! Most of the staff and the manager were cool, really chill and we had some fun party nights with them and other guests. This is a great hostel if you like to party, live close to everything and pay a reasonable price.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Not a good Place to stay. Everything was NOT clean and we had to stay with foreign people in a room. The kitchen was dirty, also the bathrooms. It was a horrible Night, the aircondition was Not working and the sheets were dirty. The smell was very Bad. DON'T stay there!!

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Good location, opposite lagoon. Kitchen pretty big. We paid 25 dollars each for a twin room which was pretty good price. However, the sheets were not clean and we were not really given the intro you sometimes get at hostels. Stuffy rooms. They tried to tell us we hadn't booked when we had, which I've seen happen to a couple... More

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Leoben, Austria
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We spent the most horrible night in this hostel! The 4dorm room itself was okay, but the air was really stuffy and opening the tiny window didn't help a bit. The mattresses were rather saggy and you could feel every spring in it. Additionally, there were bed bugs and the waterpipe on the floor must have been damaged in some... More

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I am staying in flying monkeys for about a week now, and i will stay another week, till i leave Cairns. Felling almost at home there ;) Staff is awesome, very nice people! You'll always find someone to have a chat with :) You'll get free breakfast and free (although not good^^) wifi. The location is the best, you just... More

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Odense, Denmark
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11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We stayed at Flying Monkey in the beginning of November 2013. Flying Monkey is a place of its own. The staff are really kind and funny... though, it seemed like the only person enployed who really knew what was going on was the Dutch guy in the reception. One of the receptionists came into our room on our first morning... More

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Address: 89 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #63 of 84 Specialty lodging in Cairns
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Flying Monkey Backpackers is located right in the center of Cairns and opposite the famous Esplanade Lagoon where you can throw down a towel and enjoy the sun or go for a refreshing swim. Room for two.... couples, lovers and friends... we are a small, well located hostel with mainly private rooms. With free airport pick-up, free light breakfast, free dinner, free WiFi plus being only a few minutes ... more   less 
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