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“Friendly, reliable and well-located hostel” 5 of 5 stars
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Bohemia Central
100 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia   |  
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Ranked #56 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
London, United Kingdom
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“Friendly, reliable and well-located hostel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2008

Having just arrived in Australia from the 25-hour flight plus a 3-hour flight connection to Cairns, I was less than impressed to find out that there had been a problem with my and my friend's booking here at Bohemia Central...only to find out that this entitled us to a free upgrade to a double room! Now, as a seasoned hostel visitor, I realise that it is socially favourable to stay in a large dorm room with many beds, but at the time it was lovely to be able to crash out and relax on our own with some peace and quiet.

The reception staff were friendly and the tour desk staff also - 'John' helped us in booking Reef Experience for a 1-day trip to the Barrier Reef, and also an overnight trip to Cape Tribulation, both of which we highly recommend, although the latter provided me with 30+ mosquito bites!!! The 24-hour reception meant that any service you required was there for you whenever needed.

There was reasonably-priced Global Gossip Internet, a good cafe, and a nice little bar to start off an evening's drinking.

Rooms are basic but contain most things you would need - no in-room lockers or mirrors, but a fridge, fan and of course beds! The showers and toilets are fine.

We were due to move on to another hostel in Cairns, Gilligans, but after hearing horrendous horror stories about the bedbugs there, my neurotic self demanded we just book back in at Bohemia Central - where we were in a 4-bed dorm room which was equally as pleasurable as the 2-bed room.

Overall, Bohemia Central was a great place to start our stay, with a shuttle bus that came to pick us up from the Airport, friendly staff, and a nice environment. We had some of our best nights out in Cairns, at the legendary backpacker haunt 'The Woolshed', and met some great people both in our hostel and out at night.

  • Liked — The staff
  • Disliked — The rooms are a little basic, but fine
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Donegal Town, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2007

Words can't describe how awful this place was. Only stayed one night
-- cockroaches and no air conditioning or fans made it unbearable. Always get receipts when you pay for accommodation in Australia -- they'll screw you any chance they get! Owner accused us of not paying
when we were checking out and we had to contact the staff member that
we paid to verify that we did. A disgrace and complete exploitation of backpackers! Don't give then your hard earned money!!

  • Liked — nothing!
  • Disliked — everything!
  • Stayed August 2005, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Bohemia Central

Address: 100 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 54
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