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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Travelling solo I booked a female only dorm. On arrival (very early, so was prepared to put luggage in storage and return later for check in) I was given a key to my assigned room. Opened a door to waste food, dirty clothes and drink bottles remains all over floor, in a mixed dorm with people sleeping. I left my... More 

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Oakland, California, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Reasonably comfortable beds, friendly staff, good showers, full kitchen, small pool, excellent location. This is a good place to stay if you are comfortable with a little hostel grime and just want a cheap place right on the esplanade. Seems midway between quiet and party atmosphere, which was perfect for me. My dorm room was quiet and my fellow dormies... More 

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My boyfriend booked a private room for 4 nights. First night, I thought the bed was pretty uncomfortable. Didnt realize until the next morning that this was because the mattress had been flipped (so we were sleeping on bare springs) and the other side was covered with blood. Yep, actual blood. We were given a different room for the next... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

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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Nicosia District, Cyprus
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
171 helpful votes 171 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
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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 via mobile

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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Address: 93 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Nomads Esplanade 2.5*
Number of rooms: 148
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