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Koala Beach Resort

137-139 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my boyfriend stayed here for 3 nights while we came up to do our scuba dive on the barrier reef, we didn't arrive in Cairns till about 5pm and koalas was the first hostel we came across (also had a voucher from Wicked Travel), after driving up we were shattered and didn't fancy walking around to look for... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't impressed with his hostel to be honest. Stayed there for just one night and it was sketchy from the off. The night manager asked us all to write down our credit card details on a piece of paper in case we didn't pay in the morning (we arrived at 8pm) something we refused to do for obvious reasons. As... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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94 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The Koala Beach Resort is in a great location in Cairns for restaurants, bars and very close to the lagoon. It's a very basic hostel but rooms are kept clean. Wifi in the main reception area. Personally wouldn't be spending more than a night or two here but we were coming and going so much on different tours that it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

The people at the reception are friendly. But the bathroom is disgusting. Dirty cotton buds on the floor, hairs everywhere, the shower looks like it hasn't been washed in months,...sad, this used to be quite a nice place.

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Thank Muriel V
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

This is not a resort, it has people there that appear to be permanent residents. It is rundown , poor condition, dirty towels , dark greyish with stains on them. No face washers or hand towel or anything to make me think it was a resort. Pool has cigarette butts in the pool yard , where we saw some suspicious... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

While the rooms on the apartment side were very basic in terms of amenities (fridge and microwave only), it did the job for a cheap place very close to Cairns central. Staff were all very friendly with check in/out.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We stayed in the motel side as a free upgrade due to being a large group. The apartment was nice, it was clean and the shower was good. There was a toaster microwave and sink area. The microwave didn't work. The hostel is in a good location close to the shops and supermarkets. The kitchen was very very poor. You... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Worst place i have ever been!! So dirty and filthy! The rooms never got cleaned while i were there and the the reception closes at 7pm.. Very old and the absolute worst kitchen i have ever seen.. The rooms were all missing curtons and half of the plugs in my room didn't work. Try to be 10 backpackers and 2... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Supposed to be a 3 star resort what a joke!.Arrived to my room no power lucky my phone had a torch so i could find the fuse box where power was switched of.Room full of mould,Dirty linnen no blankets supplied the list goes on.Last stay here,For $5 more I can get a 4 star apartment somewhere clean.

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Vantaa, Finland
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

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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