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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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York, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't knock the location and the group of friends I've made at Nomads. If you're a clean freak this isn't the place for you because it really is low budget for that, however when you're there to enjoy yourself I can't knock the place. It was my home for three weeks and I intend on going back when I'm next... More

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Tonara, Italy
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

If you are looking for a good host, try in other place! One of the worste hostel in Australia, really decadent structure, there was a nice atmosphere but to sleep inside has been a nightmare for us! Bad!

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Maryborough, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This hostel is smack bang in the middle of where you want to be! Right on the esplanade close to all the attractions which was awesome. But the hostel is quite run down and dodgy. My sister and I got a private room with bunk beds…the sheets were filthy and the room was disgusting. So small we couldn't even fit... More

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Egham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Super friendly and helpful staff (they suggested and booked our fantastic Great Barrier Reef snorkelling trip). We stayed in an 8-bed dorm and found it clean and comfortable enough. Our roommates were great, and the hostel has a nice, social vibe, with the kitchen and common area. Right on the front, 10 seconds from the lagoon and all the restaurants/bars... More

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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
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Address: 93 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Nomads Esplanade 2.5*
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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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