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Lazy Duck Hostel

136 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Woodduck Backpackers)
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms at the lazy duck were very good value for money, the all day aircon and quite environment made my stay even more enjoyable! The staff were very helpful, could provide a lot of information on tours and general info on cairns. The hostel was in the middle of city very easy to walk anywhere and close to everything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We stayed at Lazy Duck for almost a month and loved it! The manager Tanja did a great job in turning the hostel around. Its a family atmosphere and we felt like it was a second home for us. There were loads of activities we did together including pub crawls, pool parties, and trivia nights. We would have loved to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for three weeks and had a blast! The hostel isn't too big so you get to know people quickly and the atomsphere is relaxed just as the name implies. The room rates are really cheap compared to the rest of Cairns and the manager will feally go the extra mile to fix and issues you have. The wifi... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Been here two months, love it Friendly, reasonable, always something to do and at a great price Free breakfast and free wifi !!! Bonus !! Also laid back, thats why its called lazy ducks !! Under new management which is great as she really makes an effort and gets involved with everyone and theres always an event - from bbq,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for two night. They overbooked we didn't get a bed even though we booked. 4 of us had to share 2 beds whilst listening to the manager have sex in the room. We asked for a refund but didn't get the money. She was rude, won't stay again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

22$ for a dorm 6, with wifi, swimming pool, free breakfast and own bathroom is really nice ! But this is a dirty hostel, the kitchen is too small and there is no "living room", just tables in random places. Also a bit far from the city center (when you see the size of Cairns).

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I stayed in this place 2 weeks ago and the new management did its homework. a lot of changes in this 2 weeks. best atmosphere I have experienced by far, everybody goes out together at night.many motto nights e.g. Toga night or ladies night. would book this place again really good free and unlimited wifi!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

You never expect much when you're going to a cheap hostel, but sometimes you can be positively surprised... Not at the Lazy Duck Hostel. I arrived very early in the morning but there is no one at the reception before 9am so I had to wait with my luggages. Then the room was OK but the bathroom was completely filthy,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Okay so u get what ya pay for but this is a good example of why you dint believe everything u see the rooms were dirty I think I saw someone mop the one toilet and one shower once in my visit of four nights! Had to go ask for clean bedding and the beds not comfy! There is a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

For $16 a night i guess its what you expect. It has everything you would need for a budget backpacker and seemed like an alright atmosphere. However, our particular stay meant that although we booked together we were in seperate rooms. Our stay was short so we sucked it up and thought it wouldnt be too bad. My room was... More 

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