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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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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
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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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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
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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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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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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
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

After going up the east coast with my friend, we were used to the 'free breakfast' not actually materialising in many hostels, but at $16 a night the price alone made us book here. After arriving, the staff were immediately friendly and we found out that not only is there an actual FREE breakfast, which is tea, coffee, toast and... More

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I checked in for a night and ended up staying for a week. Most people here seem to be doing the exact same thing so there was a great group of people around to meet. The place itself is located perfectly in Cairns, but not as expensive as the other hostels nearby. The hostel itself is basic but its well... More

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Cairns, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I don't normally write reviews, however people really need to be warned about this place. This hostel is grim, dark, dirty and absolutely ridden with bed bugs. Number one it is only a Nomads franchise so it doesn't match the standards of other Nomads hostels - I have stayed in a few along the east coast and they were great.... More

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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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