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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They don't follow their opening hours and opened half an hour later than they were supposed to and the same when closing. The manager didn't even approach the problem properly, instead she blamed the fault on someone else. There is alot of things that are broken and need fixing but there's no one doing anything and the whole hostel smells... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This place is fine. When we were there the kitchen was clean and our rooms were clean. I can see how people would complain but for price location I cannot argue. Will be back - just not the Hilton that's all you have to know ! Staff very nice and supportive

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Hard to begin the description of this hostel. First room we got was a four bed dorm. It was disgusting and filthy so we changed. We got a dorm with six beds. No air conditioning in the humid climate so it was hot. The kitchen was filthy and cockroaches were running around. Don't stay here.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We stayed in Cairns for 2 weeks for a relatives wedding. Koala Beach is so convenient for Cairns and the surrounding area, especially the lagoon although there is a pool in the hotel. The staff are really lovely, and even the other guests are extremely friendly, we were made to feel extremely welcome and had the best 2 weeks holiday.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Not the best in terms of modern or too clean. But a pretty big hosyel had some good friends in there great nights there really reasonable price. Swimming pool isnt great and the location of the hostel is little bit out the way from the main centre but at the start of the residential area so bit quiter. Really got... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I stayed at Koalas for nearly 5 months and just like most hostels, there is the good and the bad sides to this place. The staff are all great - friendly, helpful and there whenever you need anything. The dorms are pretty cool - each room has a sitting area and little kitchenette, which is nice. The courtyard has a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This place was great. Staff where really friendly and helpful, we returned a few times after various diving trips so stayed in a few rooms. All where clean and it was very reasonably priced. The only issue is the place doesn't have good wifi and it's only in the reception/ common area not in the rooms which is a shame.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Stayed here one night prior to a very early flight. Good location. En-suite bath was dirty and didn't drain properly. Got there too late to get a bottom bunk in a 6-bed room. Kind of hard for a 60-year-old to get in the top bunk but I made it! Other women in room were long-timers; three were seeking jobs in... More 

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