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Lazy Duck Hostel

136 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Woodduck Backpackers)
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  • Location
    4 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 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at the lazy duck for 2 months, was such an amazing place, great location, great staff especially Daniel the cleaner! Was always clean and rooms are very secure. Dave the boss man is a legend and the Xbox room is good fun

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The dorms and bathrooms are disgusting. The only good thing about the hostel is the location. I had to check out at 7 am, where no staff was at the reception so I had to drop my key card in a box but a few days after I recognized that they charged me the 20$ deposit... When I checked in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i stayed in lazy duck for a few nights and had the best time ever , the things i was most pleased with was the balance it has with its party nights and hostel events also quiet chilled nights for movies and cards . just ment i didnt have full on partying in my face al the time , the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked our rooms online, arrived and we were checked in straight away. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The location is great, only 5mins walk from most places, and the rooms are basic but have everything you need. We went out on the first night out with the events manager and had a belter. Would definitely reccomend it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Good value for money! Good location, walking distance to everything! Clean sheets and kitchen facilities. Free wifi And Free breakfast! And lovely helpful friendly staff! We have booked to return again!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I stayed four nights. It was good. The staff were really helpful. Its a good location too as its only 10 min walk to esplanade. However the kitchen is really small and is always full and opens up at 8am and if u want to use it before then you have to ring the night manager which is a pain.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Lazy Duck is an awesome hostel!!! Lovely people, lovely and helpful staff. Great evening entertainment provided by the hostel reps. Great location, 2 minute walk to anything. Lovely clean rooms and great facilities!! I really enjoyed my stay at the Lazy Duck and will be definitely staying here when I return to cairns! : )

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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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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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Address: 136 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Woodduck Backpackers)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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