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Travellers Oasis Backpackers
8 - 10 Scott Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best Hostel in Cairns”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

There isn't a single bad word to say about this hostel.

The staff are very friendly and welcoming. We stayed for a few nights and they helped us and recommended possibly the best trip we did during our stay in Australia.

The rooms are nice and they provide you with towels which is a luxury in hostels! They also give you beach towels to take on your trips! Wifi is excellent and FREE!

We were very sad to leave the place and people, especially pepper (the dog). If ever back in Cairns this would be the only place I would stay!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I booked in for one night and had a lovely stay. The rooms were bright, clean and very attentive staff. The pool is lovely and there is a large kitchen to cook in. I would recommend this place but there is a fair walk from town so I moved to a hotel closer to town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you want a hostel with a homey-atmosphere, Travellers Oasis is the place to stay! We've been staying here for several weeks and already when checking in we felt like we were home, it's like a gigant family where everybody helps each other. The staff will help you with anything you might need or want to do, just ask them and you'll get all information you need! All facilities (there's lots of them!!!) are clean and tidy, the staff really does everything in their power to make it comfy and homey! The one thing you should watch out for tho is Mickey, he's the awesome and cute guy behind the reception desk that sings Carolas song Mickey to the pet fish (we all reckon he has a crush for the fish since he always smiles like a moron and flirts with it while singing……). And by the by, if you sing the Mickey-song to Mickey he just might take you out on a date (c'mon girls give it a go, you won't be disappointed just as long as you respect his love for the beloved fishey)!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was undoubtedly the best hostel I have ever stayed in! Wonderful atmosphere with the most helpful staff - especially Helen! Very clean and well maintained - you can tell that the owners take great pride in the hostel. They run a fantastic Aussie barbecue with crocodile, kangaroo and emu at the sister hostel on a Monday which is not to be missed!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We are a couple that stayed for 9 nights in a private double in this hostel. The hostel is located right behind the Cairns Shopping Centre which makes it very convenient for shopping and getting supplies from Coles. The location of this hostel is makes it a quieter place as it's away from all the pubs which we appreciated. We didn't stay in much during the day but found that when we did the staff were always cleaning the place so you can be sure that it's clean. We stayed in room 13 which is one of the more private rooms with its own small basin and small clothes line and a small fridge. There are plenty of toilets and separate showers and also 2 a kitchens. The kitchens both have lots of utensils and cookery and large fridges in both. There are also 2 washing machines and 2 tumble driers. We would probably stay here again if it Cairns.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

we stayed here 2 nights before heading off into the wilds with our camper van. Helen was really helpful and friendly, the place is nice, clean and reasonable, the whole place is really well appointed and comfortable, they are really knowledgeable about the area too. definitely well worth a stop

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

This was the best hostel stay in cairns! Everything you need is here, with a well equipped clean kitchen, cosy (already made) beds with a nice furry towel; nice lounge with books and tv! Mickey & Helen are very welcoming and so knowledgeable on the tours that would fit your needs and budget :) When I had to leave very early for hot air ballooning, I could check out the night before, get my deposit back and come back the next day to collect my luggage. Mickey helped to store my bag the next day, pack my bed up and took care of the rest! :) that's amazing service! The shopping mall and coles is also just 5mins away. Truly an oasis in the tropics :)

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Travellers Oasis Backpackers

Address: 8 - 10 Scott Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Travellers Oasis Backpackers Hostel in Cairns.Travellers Oasis is a charming little guest house offering cosy and clean facilities to the budget conscious traveller, in a friendly and relaxed environment.Centrally located in a quiet area, our guests can relax in our sparkling pool, or lie back in our hammocks and chill out to the music. ... more   less 
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