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Lazy Duck Hostel

136 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Woodduck Backpackers)
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Ranked #57 of 84 Specialty lodging in Cairns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I had a wonderful time at the Woodduck in Cairns! I've spent my first nights in Australia at the Woodduck.. and just couldn't leave. So finally spent around 3 months at the Woodduck and don't regret it! I don't know how people can not like it unless they were actually looking for a hotel and just chose the Woodduck to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We had a fantastic stay at the Woodduck in Cairns! People were really friendly, staff were helpful, free pizza night on Wednesdays is a great night out, and we go as a hostel so even solo travellers wouldn't feel left out and it's a great way to meet everyone! The breakfast is basic, just cereal and oats, but at least... More

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Cairns Region, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

First the good things - it is close to the town centre, there's free wifi (pretty weak though unless you have a room right above reception), there is free breakfast every morning, consisting of oats, cornflakes, milk tea and coffee, on Wednesday nights you get free pizza from the woodshed, the kitchen is fairly clean.. That's about it. The bad... More

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Brisbane, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The place has a very easygoing and laid back atmosphere and it gets quite noisy in the night time. The rooms are clean and the toilets as well. The biggest diaappointment was the cookers, as they were all broken for couple of days and couldn't cook anything. Other than that, the location is very centric and the staff is nice... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Bed bug, mattress is on the floor in the "triple private room", which you can only enter after you walk across the junk in a 8 bed dorm, and you share the toilet and shower in the dorm. No aircon, no wifi in 95% of the rooms, no chair and everyone sits on the balcony which is also the corridor.... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

After organising my room with Cindy, who couldn't have been more friendly, I arrived off the nightbus absolutely shattered. They don't offer pick up so had a 15 minute walk. The hostel is pretty easy to find once I had my bearings! The night 'manager' was pretty rude to someone who clearly just wanted to get settled. It just got... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Stayed in this little, friendly hostel for just over 2 weeks and suprised with the mixed reviews on tripadvisor. They are either extremely positive or very negative. Really don't understand how you can be negative about this hostel, I can only assume people who don't like to be social and want to stay at a hotel but don't want to... More

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

My husband and I found this hostel by chance and were lured in by the free breakfast, free WiFi and free dinner offers - $50pp for 3 nights - amazing offer! We should have known it was all too good to be true! First, the good points: WiFi is very good, and location is great. The free dinner vouchers for... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I can't even describe in words what good a place this is. I spend 4.5 months of my travels here. And all I can say that they were the best part of my travels. Besides all the usual like free wifi and free dinners there is more going on in that place. It's the people, it's the weather, in short... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Many aspects of reviews that have been written on here, is true to an extent. Depending on which room you are in people will walk in and out of your room and people will drink outside. However with that being said people will only drink outside once a week and it's always quiet from after 11. The kitchen is old... More

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Address: 136 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Woodduck Backpackers)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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