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.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelBookers so you can book your Bohemia Central reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.