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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Despite our 5.30am arrival (greyhound bus) and reception not opening until 7.30... we were relieved to find our room ready pretty much as soon as reception opened! The friendly staff, great evening entertainment, clean rooms, and calming atmosphere, made this a genuinely lovely place to stay!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nearly at the end of our East coast trip and this place has Deffo been our favourite place. 5 weeks travelling up the east coast with my 2 boys 8 and 9 and our last 10 days staying at Dreamtime Travellers Rest is amazing, friendly, helpful , and literally every thing we need is here. It's always the people you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose to stay at Dreamtime because it's right next door to their central shopping mall and near to Travellers Autobarn van pick up. We really enjoyed our stay here and found it to be very cosy. The staff were really helpful and there was lots of info & discounts available. The only things we didn't like was the fact... More 

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

Thanks for your review glad you enjoyed your stay and found us cosy even thou it was unusually wet we do try our best to please everyone. While the hostel common areas are open 24/7 with free wifi we do close the reception area during the quietest times of the day. happy travels . More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The common area of the hostel is nice, and that is what you see in the pictures. But rooms unfutunately are dirty and smells bad. When we visited they used some quemical that must have been for killing, which our clothes kept the smell of for a week after leaving. Towels smelled like a dead rat, even after waching and... More 

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

Thanks for your review of Dreamtime hostel during your stay in a very unusual wet July, glad you enjoyed the common areas. we take our housekeeping /cleaning very seriously and use mostly biodegradable products. Thanks for the tip for the toilet paper we will look into 2 ply. We do have live in after hours staff that help to keep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Had a LOVELY LOVELY stay at this home-away-from-home. The front desk people are excellent, friendly and helpful. The location is great, as are the amenities. I was VERY pleased with my stay here and would go back anytime.

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

Thanks for your review its very heart warming to know that all our hard work is appreicated , glad you had a lovely time . More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I was there in June 2016 for one night. The decor of the whole hostel is really nice and cozy. The room (6 drom), was big, bed were nice. The room was a bit smelly though, and you have to pay for the air conditioning.....Room and bathroom are clean. There is free wifi and the hostel is just behind the... More 

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

Thanks for your review of Dreamtime good to know the bathrooms and room was clean and that you enjoyed the free wifi . More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Relaxing, artsy and in a good location, it was perfect to spend a few nights as a couple and avoid the trashy backpack hostels of cairns. Dreamtime has a quiet time everyday from 10pm, very cosy common spaces and the place is always very clean.

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

Thanks for your review after 25 years of service we like to think we different than the other hostels in Cairns . More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

We stayed at Dreamtime Travellers Rest two times. The experiences were quite different. We first had a cozy little room by the swimming pool. This certainly had some flair to it. But the room was not much more than 2 beds and a (very) small shelf. A few hangers and/or a little space to put belongings on/in would have been... More 

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

Thanks for your review , glad your enjoy your stay and had a good experience, we do have 25 rooms at Dreamtime very one is different and unique , we are curently looking into the toilet paper . More 

Sedona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This place makes you feel at home as soon as you walk through the door. Friendly staff. Competent. And loads of other travellers make this a great place to base out of while exploring the area. The BBQ night is a bargain to, and you can try kangaroo and crocodile.

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

Hi, thanks Rob for the review of Dreamtime glad you liked the BBQ and enjoyed the atmosphere. see you next time . safe travels. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This place was very lovely. Great atmosphere, not too loud at night, held in-hostel events and had a beautiful pool. My friend and i stayed in the private double room, which was clean and had a hammock on the outside. Our only negative was that the bathrooms were quite dirty, and the showers ran out of hot water frequently. If... More 

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

Hi Sarah , thanks for your review of Dreamtime hostel , so glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and social events and would recommend us. We do have an on going maintenance program the hot water problem was resolved . More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
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: $21 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dreamtime Travellers Rest 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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