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“Hostel in great location” 4 of 5 stars
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The Bellview
85 - 87 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia   |  
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Ranked #21 of 66 Hotels in Cairns
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“Hostel in great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This hostel is in a great location, has a nice small pool and we had a big en suite double room. This was very clean and had good air con and shower.
The hostel kitchen is pretty basic but good enough to breakfast or make a sandwich.
They let us into our room at 8 am when we arrived off our flight which was kind.
The staff were friendly and well informed; the wifi cost $5 a day but was good. The room rate had gone up $6 between us booking and arriving and they charged the new price, we didn't argue it.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

By chosing the Bellview, I got all I needed: A quiet sleep in a nice comfortable room with a clean bathroom, air conditioning (and ceiling fan), and very well located. Just in front of the esplanade and the lagoon, in the middle of the CBD and a few minutes walking from the cairns dive center and the Cairns harbour. It's not fancy or luxurious, but it offers all the basics for a good price, the staff is very nice too. If I go back to Cairns, I'll definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sorell, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This place is so central and so reasonably priced. Swiming pool and history. Pretty basic and not 5 star but quiet!, central, friendly, secure, interesting, over the road from the lagoon, handy to the delights of Cairns and comfy. Felt like old school accomodation. Check out the camping shop next door too.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BellviewCairns, Guest Relations Manager at The Bellview, responded to this review, November 2, 2013
Hi Sue,

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon!

Cheers,
Hannah
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London, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Only stayed here for a night after arriving in Cairns. Turned up quite late to the hostel, the receptionist was very prompt at getting me booked in which was great after flight. The room was a four bed (two bunk beds) dorm. Was clean and comfortable with en-suite bathroom. Great location for all activities in Cairns. I was gutted after moving to a different hostel the next day and finding it was nowhere near the standards of the Bellview.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BellviewCairns, Guest Relations Manager at The Bellview, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Hi Chris,

We're glad to hear you were happy with the quality of the service and the rooms. We'd love to have you back the next time you are looking for accommodation in Cairns. Hope you are enjoying your trip!

Cheers,
Hannah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Great budget hotel with lots of options to accommodate you. Centered where the action is and easy walking distance to everything. Super nice owners and staff. I spent a night the previous week at the Holiday Inn up the street (nice place), but decided to stay at the Bellview when I returned...good decision, worked out well for half the price!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BellviewCairns, Guest Relations Manager at The Bellview, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Hi ForceRecon6,

We're glad to hear that your stay was enjoyable, and hope to see you again soon.

Cheers,
Hannah
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Budget accommodation that is in the best location in cairns. Very basic rooms and there were outside tables and chairs just near my room which was unfortunate as other guests used these for smoking & good times ! ( loud) really loved the price & location though just be prepared for very basic.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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BellviewCairns, Guest Relations Manager at The Bellview, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Hi Maiz1,

We're glad you found the location convenient and the rooms affordable. We pride ourselves on providing a quiet and relaxed environment for our guests, so we were very sorry to hear about the problems you encountered with the noise. If in the future you do stay with us again please feel free to approach the staff with any complaints or queries, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Cheers,
Hannah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The Bellview's location is perfect- in the centre of the esplanade facing the sea, across the road from the local public pool 'The Lagoon', surrounded by bustling shops and local restaurants. The price was extremely reasonable- we had booked in to a 4 bed female dorm, and were pleasantly surprised to find individual beds, a fridge, fab aircon and a private ensuite. All very clean and maintained. The rules about being quiet after 10pm may not suit some backpackers but they were perfect for us as one of our party is a very light sleeper, and there is plenty around the hotel to do if we wanted noise and people! The staff were wonderful, very friendly, helpful and full of local knowledge. They really went out of their way to help us out!

Room Tip: Some of the larger dorms had bunkbeds, but the 4bed female dorm was essentially a motel room!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BellviewCairns, Guest Relations Manager at The Bellview, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Hi Aimee,

We're happy to hear your stay was a pleasant one! Hope to see you again soon.

Cheers,
Hannah
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Address: 85 - 87 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Cairns
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Number of rooms: 30
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