I chose Gecko from the internet months before starting on my lone back packing trip. I knew that being in an 18 to 25 back packers hostel wasn't going to suit me. and therefore looked for a quieter just out of town,"home from home" and I WASN'T DISAPPOINTED As soon as I arrived I was offered a single room -- couldn't believe it !! I needed to find out about all the trips that I hoped to do and Peter was able to tell me what would be best, was so helpfull and booked the trips for me.
The hostel is very airy, open and clean. The free breakfast beside the pool so much what I needed. Everyone observed the request for quiet. Coming back each night, from a long days tour, hot shower and a stroll into town and then a peacefull nights sleep -- who could ask for more.
Had I not been on the way to Melbourne I would have stayed far longer and only hope that I can go back. Have recommended Gecko to all my friends who travel as I feel that Peter and Regina made a hugh difference to me as a lone mature traveller.
I kept a day book and on rereading it remember just how happy I was in Gecko
I have kept intouch with them and their daughter, Evon, and I think that that says it all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gecko’s backpackers is under new management and it's also a Cairns City Council historical building, located in the heart of Cairns; with big rooms and high ceilings. Gecko’s is a very quiet and relaxing resort for backpackers. We have spacious indoor and outdoor areas, crystal clear water pool, gardens and mango trees around. Great resting place for planning tours; no bunk beds, all city attractions within walking distance - 1km to Cairns city center- Coles supermarket and Cairns Central Shopping Centre next door. Discounted tours for all customers, free airport or bus pickup, free internet, free tea & coffee all day. Free cereals and milk for a healthy breakfast and also a free meal from 5pm at the new Tequila Bar!! Large kitchen, laundry facilities available! and of course excellent backpackers' atmosphere. By the way this is not a party hostel so you’ll be able to have a good and safe rest that’s why we are proudly a quiet hostel, thanks for your support. ... more less
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