My rating is probably a bit harsh - the setup they have, with the bar, a pool, volleyball court and open air lounge is great for socialising and ambience. The rooms themselves are not too bad, typical hostel-fare with barely any space and the lovely smell of feet.
As someone on a budget though I was really annoyed to find that the "free dinner" advertised by Serpents is so completely tiny that it is misleading to call it a dinner. Basically it is a ploy to get you to buy an meal upgrade for $7. I took some photos of my last two meals before I touched them, which I will upload.
So yeah, if you're choosing this place to save a bit on money on food, beware. You will probably end up having to buy dinner somewhere else anyway, which is a bit of a problem as Serpents is not particularly close to any restaurants or stores.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nomads Cairns backpackers resort is a 4 ½ star AAA rated budget accommodation with resort style facilities and onsite Serpent Bar, and has been designed to provide you with a great night's sleep. Located only minutes away from the Cairns Esplanade, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, it includes everything you need to enjoy Tropical North Queensland in style. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nomads Serpent Cairns Hotel Cairns