This hostel is smack bang in the middle of where you want to be! Right on the esplanade close to all the attractions which was awesome. But the hostel is quite run down and dodgy. My sister and I got a private room with bunk beds…the sheets were filthy and the room was disgusting. So small we couldn't even fit our luggage and move around freely. I felt so claustrophobic I had to get out asap. We went downstairs and complained about the state of the room….the staff apologised and we were upgraded to a larger room which consisted of a double bed, stained carpet, a sink, a dirty chair and a broken window. But it seemed like the president suite after the first room! Oh and whatever you do don't swim in the pool…..your just asking for trouble if you do! We still had a great time in cairns and we paid next to nothing for our accommodation so you get what you pay for! However wouldn't stay again that's for sure! Plenty of other great hostels to choose from!
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- Nomads Esplanade Backpackers is located in the center of Cairns and opposites the waterfront and the famous Esplanade Lagoon. Nomads Esplanade offers a wide variety of accommodation styles, including a female only accommodation, dorm beds and private rooms. With great communal areas to meet other backpackers, Esplanade Backpackers is the best value budget accommodation in central Cairns.Book your sailing, PADI scuba diving courses, reef trips, east coast packages, west coast packages and onward accommodation with our highly praised travel desk staff. ... more less
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