Good location, opposite lagoon. Kitchen pretty big. We paid 25 dollars each for a twin room which was pretty good price.
However, the sheets were not clean and we were not really given the intro you sometimes get at hostels. Stuffy rooms. They tried to tell us we hadn't booked when we had, which I've seen happen to a couple of others on here. The worst part was that we booked an airport transfer for half 3 in the morning and paid a four dollar deposit to the hostel, the transfer never showed and we had no way of getting back in the hostel to ring them up. Probably the transfer company's fault rather than the hostels but was still rather frustrating.
- 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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