I move to this place because like most backpackers, try to find the cheapest location at the lowest price. I was first on the cheapest and had the worst experience (party place, ultra noisy, kitchen absolutely busy and disgusting, tent site looked like abandoned rubbish place...)
Then I moved to geckos just for 1 aud more had a really nice stay, like totally opposite than the first.
This place is one of the cleanest I ever seen in backpacker, real hot shower, a very clean garden, swimming pool and toilets, a fully clean equipped kitchen without any cooking residues, free breakfast and Internet (even fast that's is rare). The manager is nice and helpful, also try to give us a better discounted tour place than most city tours. And this place is quiet, the people living are lovely and the place is safe for you and your backpack.
Had also a food living experience.
- 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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