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Nomads Esplanade

2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   93 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Poole, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Had such a great stay here! Caroline the manager is awesome she could not do enough for you! All the staff are great but Caroline really went the extra mile for me, she helped me choose a nice hotel in the area for when my boyfriend arrived, arranged dinner for us at the restaurant. Helped me out when I had... More

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Oslo, Norway
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Nothing to say about the atmosphere and the staff. But the hostel it self need some improvement. It need some new funiter. Coach. New beds both of them new bunk beds and new mattresses it has bed bugs and that is horrible. I talked to many other who stayed there's and they had the same problem. The owner should really... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I had a great time at this backpacker! Staff is fun and helpful For only $18 a night, you have breakfast and diner included. I definitely recommend it to everyone!! Great location and cool ambiance !!

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Our group of 6 girls stayed in an 8 bed dorm on 31 Dec 2013. We have stayed in numerous hostels both internationally & nationally. This one takes the cake! We encountered the following: CLEANLINESS: I can't comment on the kitchen (but on appearance, it appeared very grotty). However, the room we were given was disgusting. - The floors were... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I spent 5 nights here and i enjoyed most of my stay. All of the staff were very helpful and friendly especially the manager when coming to booking tours and inside knowledge of the city. One thing that i didn't like was i thought that the place was a bit out dated. By over all enjoyed my stay.

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

this is a night mare backpack I ever go! Room dirty,messy and extremely hot! all the wall charge is broken couldn't charge my phone!! The bloody air condition from outside is make terrible huge noise!stayed 4 day couldn't sleep well every single night.I would not go there anymore.

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Cairns, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Pros. Good social area for meeting people. Good location Cons. Aircon is often faulty and is only turned on an nighttime..during the day you have to pay for it. Bed bugs are a big problem that is not treated Staff are often inept/charmless.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
38 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

I've stayed in several nomads hostels down the coast and this is by far not only the worst of the lot but also probably one of the worst hostels I've seen in general. The place is disgusting. The kitchen is filthy and has almost nothing to cook or eat with, the bathrooms are never cleaned and smell so bad, the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Thr guy at reception was lovely, the room was the worst i have ever stayed in. Tiny dirty room with 4 blank walls and a bed that was almost the size of the whole room. Dirty sheets, no towels, no lights outside so you had to find the room in the dark. The air con was good but thats it.... More

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Forney, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The rooms are filthy! The mattresses are stained, sheets were dirty, there was a permanent stink in the room... The dorm had 8 beds to one room, the bunk beds felt like they were about to collapse. The kitchen was disgusting. No soap anywhere to be found to actually wash the dishes with or in the bathrooms! Cockroaches everywhere !!... More

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Additional Information about Nomads Esplanade

Address: 93 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Beach Free Breakfast Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #67 of 82 Specialty lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Nomads Esplanade 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nomads Esplanade Backpackers is located in the center of Cairns and opposites the waterfront and the famous Esplanade Lagoon. Nomads Esplanade offers a wide variety of accommodation styles, including a female only accommodation, dorm beds and private rooms. With great communal areas to meet other backpackers, Esplanade Backpackers is the best value budget accommodation in central Cairns.Book your sailing, PADI scuba diving courses, reef trips, east coast packages, west coast packages and onward accommodation with our highly praised travel desk staff. ... more   less 
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