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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic stay, very friendly staff and clean and comfortable. The hostel puts on different events each night, pizza night and BBQ night was the best !! Had such a good time with loads of food for a great price. We had planned to stay one night and ended up staying 5 and could have stayed longer. Highly recommended, met the... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights mid November in a double room near the kitchen. It’s a nice backpackers with all the facilities you need, and free tea and coffee but it is quite small. All the communal areas are under cover apart from the small pool area and you get wifi access for the duration of your stay. The staff... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks Dreamtime for the awesome stay!! Stayed a lot longer then intended but it was worth it! Hostel was nice and quite for the most part with facilities kept clean! Nicely set up! Weekly activities such as movie nights, pizza nights and the weekly Aussie BBQ were a nice touch and a good way to socialize with the people around... More 

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Thank Kyle R
stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Kyle , many thanks for taking the time to writing a review it really helps travellers make an informative decision on where to stay . glad you enjoyed the didgeridoo lessons its always a good laugh. steve More 

Taipei, Taiwan
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90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Dreamtime for two nightS, in a single room, before my cruises out of Cairns. It was a charming place, though I did encounter quite a few problems there. Though I told them I would be back after the cruise, I decided that it was just not worth it. Most of the positive reviews and the lovely pictures... More 

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Thank Saricie_Q
stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Saricie, Thanks for your review glad you thought that the positive reviews and pictures where all true and the staff friendly , but some of your negative comments are not , yes the location of the hostel is on a quite street behind the mall that opens until midnight and its a 15 minute walk to the City centre... More 

Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the design of the hostel. Quiet spaces, lounge areas,shade, bird song + botanical s for common rooms, side gate and front gate entry points, 2 kitchen create spaces, baggage storage while away, flexibility in booking as long as you pay the buck and communicate. (reception fostered independence). Great place for encounters with the backpack culture and people... More 

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stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Brain , what can i say .... glad you love it , safe journey More 

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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Helpful, fun staff, beautiful hostel, fun, warm, homely feel. provide amazing tour information, I got on well with room mates and is most certainly not a party hostel but rather somewhere to chill out and make new friends.

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stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Alife ,thanks for your review your right we are not a party hostel, more a social one glad you enjoyed More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very chilled and relaxed hostel. Loved it here, only suppose to stay 4 nights ended up staying 9 nights. No noise whats so ever. Just out side the town. 5 minute walk to the town and 10 minute walk to the lagune! Highly recommended!!

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stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Sarah thanks for your review we really like it when guest extend their stay glad you enjoyed it and would recommend us to others, safe travels More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights during my recent trip to Cairns, and absolutely loved it! The staff were very pleasant and helpful. Anna in particular was always patient and happy to assist with anything I required, be it finding a tour that best suited me, arranging transportation or just pointing out places of interest in town. The facilities and living... More 

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stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Kevin , glad to hear you absolutely love it and would highly recommend us . see you next time the Dreamtimers More 

Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Dream time was the second hostel we stayed in during our time in Australia and what a relief it was. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by very helpful and sprightly staff. We made use of the luggage room, free of charge, whilst we waited for our room to become ready. The overall feel of the hostel was... More 

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1 Thank Alicenicole28
stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Alicenicloe, Thanks for your feed back good to know the staff looked after you and that you would recommend us, we do offer free tea and coffee in the reception area but no breakfast sorry with two kitchen we let the guest self cater. hope you have a great trip. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Super clean, very cosy, beautiful common areas and comfy rooms; staff extremely nice, funny and helpful also with bookings of tours etc. Free luggage storage if you leave for a few days e.g. to go to the reef. Recommend it!!

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stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Esther, thanks for your review it was super cool, glad you can recommed us.safe travels More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dreamtime hostel is 3 beautiful, bright Queenslander homes located just minutes walk from the centre of Cairns. Free wifi 24 hours plus You will find a tropical oasis perfect for relaxing and meeting like minded travellers. Our service is supreme local staff advising and helping you book the best trips and tours. We are here to help you have an unforgettable travel experience.Join us on one of our BBQ nights, fire shows or movies under the stars. Come see why Dreametime is voted #1 best hostel Australia 2012 by hostelworld customer reviews. Do yourself a favour and join in the fun. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dreamtime Travellers Rest

Address: 189 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Dreamtime Backpackers)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $20 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dreamtime Travellers Rest 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Make sure your room is not in full sun for the day so that you may rely on fans and avoid AC ,,,,less environmentally friendly.”
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“Room 6 is the best!”
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“Room 7 - 10 were great”
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“The 3 bed dorms are great value for money.”
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“It's a hostel. Just take what you get”
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