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Koala Beach Resort

137-139 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first ever visit to a hostel. I had an idea of what it was going to be like and I wasn't disappointed. Obviously I stayed here for the price. For $20 a night you get what you get. I got a bed in a 8 bed mixed dorm with ensuite bathroom. Our dorm also had a kitchen... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked for Lake Central and had difficulty finding the place as it is known as Koala Beach Resort. We didn't realise it was part youth hostel. How they categorise it as a resort I don't know. Centrally situated but beware if you go out at the night the place gets locked up. We were not told our room key... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Nice backpacker, every people was very friendly and help you if you don't know where you want to go or tell you every good trip to do around Cairns. 1 week fantastic in this hostel, thank you for everything !

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Good situation but very poor quality ! Rooms dusty, bathrooms dirty, kitchen empty... The positive point is the price... So I say "average" cause cheap price makes the balance... Otherwise pretty good situation and nice staff... Pool table and big TV screen

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Me and my boyfriend stayed in this hostel for 2 whole weeks, and I had very mixed feelings about it. First of all, the kitchen was too small for all those people and you have to leave a deposit for pans and cutlery. I think for cutlery its alright but pans should be "free ". Then we got to the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Stayed here on the way to Weipa on a fishing trip, both coming in and out, so two nights overall. It's a basic backpackers joint, but you can get studio rooms if you want privacy. Lots of evidence of wear and tear and doors and we had to be moved due to a door that could not lock, then the... More 

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Longfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Staying here at end of my east coast trip it was a nice place to stay with a great location right near the main part of town, the hostel itself was nice, the guy on reception was polite and helpful, we were checked in straight away. The room was nice had good enough air-con it was 6 bed dorm with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great hostel to stay at. Staff are so friendly and helpful especially the french manager and the Scottish girl, couldn't have done more to make me feel welcome. The price is very reasonable for location. It is close to the lagoon, bars and shops. The rooms were clean and the courtyard was great to socialise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Koala resort is a very nice place to stay. Friendly staff and lovely courtyard with good atmosphere. I recommand this place to whoever wants à good stay really close to lagoon and reef feet terminal (for boat trips)

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I stayed at the Koala Beach Resort with three friends in September '14. We got there late at night and had no choice but stay there, because there was nowhere else open at that time of night. But seriously - we opened the door to our apartment (we booked a "4 beds, a kitchen and living room"-apartment) and the first... More 

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