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Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived in Cairns in April after finishing off my second East Coast trip and I must say my time in Cairns was very up & down! Nomads hostel was alot of fun, the only problem is where it is, Its about a 45 minute walk into the centre which can be quite nice but when it is as hot as... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I arrived in Cairns on my own as my first stop in Australia, and chose to stay at Nomads Serpent while I got on my feet. From the moment I arrived, the staff welcomed me and helped to make me feel at home. The staff on reception are super friendly and happy to help you with any queries, and reception... More 

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very poor accommodation considering the price, really disappointed. No free wifi even in shared spaces, and even though its very expensive, you can only have one devise and its really slow, no blankets for the bed, shared showers and toilets with every room on this floor, and not cheep when you factor in the extras you have to buy. Has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at Nomads for a lot longer than expected but this place became my home. All the staff were lovely especially Leanne and Darragh who made me feel like part of the family from the day I got there till the day I left. I unfortunately ended up in hospital twice in cairns and they made sure I was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and 5 other friends stayed at Nomads for 9 days and shared one of the 6 bed rooms, each paying $23 per night. We specifically looked for a heap hostel to stay so that we could spend our money on snorkelling tours, scuba diving lessons, day trips to Port Douglas and going out. Honestly we did not expect much... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited my friends who were staying in this hostel. We sat down and had a lovely and very much affordable meal, I was happy to see Poutine on the menu it was a taste of home,the bar/restaurant was busy but not too loud. The weather was lovely especially since it is still winter, I didn't need to bring... More 

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Thank Laurat12353
Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel itself has great amenities.bar has cheapish drinks and good food. But the staff at reception is very rude and condescending. Not helpful at all. The location is so far away from town. There is a shuttle but only every hour! Should be every half hour. Rooms are cozy but not enough plugs. No doonas in the winter. Would... More 

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Thank JackieMonticello
Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been at nomads for a few nights. The area is perfect if your not that into the party life of gillies! Pool is a nice bonus and so is the free toast if you can get up early enough. Staff all seem friendly and really helpful for sorting out tours especially one particular guy at reception he was... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. Really pleasant experience. All staff were friendly and bubbly. The bar had different activities and drink specials each night. Bar manager, darragh, is brilliant. Knows how to get people having fun and in the mood. Always happy to help. The hostel is a bit out of the way but there is a free shuttle bus... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed a couple of nights. A decent hostel. Really friendly great staff. Only down fall was cleansiness of toilets (more down to guests than hostel) and unfortunately we did have alot of lil white ant type insects in our room. A bit out of town but there is a good free shuttle service.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nomads Cairns backpackers resort is a 4 ½ star AAA rated budget accommodation with resort style facilities and onsite Serpent Bar, and has been designed to provide you with a great night's sleep. Located only minutes away from the Cairns Esplanade, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, it includes everything you need to enjoy Tropical North Queensland in style. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar

Address: 341 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $17 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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