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“Perfect location and enjoyable stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Flying Monkey Backpackers
89 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia   |  
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Ranked #44 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Cairns, Australia
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“Perfect location and enjoyable stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I've been staying at the Flying Monkey Backpacker for 1 month now. It's a small backpacker right across from the Lagoon, in between the best frozen yogurt and coffee shops in town. There are a lot of long term backpacker at the Monkey, it creates a family type feel to the place. Everybody is nice and open minded, the staff threats you like friends, it's a very easy going type of place.

I love the Monday Night Movie Nights with free popcorn :)

The rooms are cozy, beds are alright, the A/C works great and you have the control on it in the room.

With free breakfast in the morning and voucher for free dinners at night, you can stay in Cairns for very cheap.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The service at this hostel was probably the worst I have ever experienced. Half of the time there was nobody at the reception and if you asked for something they just gave the answer "reception is closed" even if the timetable said something different. They gave us no information about checkout or that we could get free breakfast and dinner (which we only found out on our last day). Our room was really small and we were not allowed to open the windows even if the smell in the room was really bad. The cleanliness was also teribble as the shower facilities were flooded all the time!
The only good thing about the hostel was the location, since is was situated directly on the Esplanade with only a short walking distance to all the clubs and the lagoon.

Don't stay here if you have another option!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Flying Monkey Backpackers

Address: 89 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Flying Monkey Backpackers is located right in the center of Cairns and opposite the famous Esplanade Lagoon where you can throw down a towel and enjoy the sun or go for a refreshing swim. Room for two.... couples, lovers and friends... we are a small, well located hostel with mainly private rooms. With free airport pick-up, free light breakfast, free dinner, free WiFi plus being only a few minutes ... more   less 
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