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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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Adelaide, Australia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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