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Gecko's Backpackers

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Overview
187 Bunda St., Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Parking
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Kitchenette
2.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have just left Geckos after 5 nights as a solo female traveller. The hostel was just what I was looking for: somewhere very central & chilled. I had booked a solo single room but on arrival had been given a double room which was a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been sharing a room of three. The room was enough and okay for price. Sheets clean and tidy room. On the other hand toilets very dirty. Where we've been there, We found toilets everyday no cleaned. Some guests very rude and yelling over night,...More

1  Thank Lore B
Response from Peter H, Owner at Gecko's BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lore. Very disappointed to receive you feed back. I can assure you that the toilets and showers are cleaned 3 times every day. Being shared facilities it is impossible to keep spotless all the time. Unfortunately the behaviour of some guests may not be...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked 2 nights through CamperMate to stay at geckos campsite with our campervan as it is on campsite finding websites, got to place and had to open gate into the small back garden/ driveway of the hostel with 3 other cars in there. No space...More

1  Thank epadd0ck
Response from Peter H, Owner at Gecko's BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi epadd0ck. As I mentioned to you yesterday you are the only person that has complained in many years of campers in this area. It is a real shame that you did not appreciate it for what it is. Its known to be a great...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This classic Queenslander building is a very good option that is well managed and maintained. The facilities and services are excellent. The property is an alcohol-free zone which encourages sensible and respectful behaviour among guests. You stay peacefully and trouble free, getting rest and recreation...More

1  Thank dingotracks
Response from Peter H, Owner at Gecko's BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day Dingotracks. Thanks so much for your spot on review. This is exactly how I gear the place, all about peace, health and safety. Your Geckos friends wish you really well and hope to see you again some day. I appreciate your feed back,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well run, clean and organised place to stay. Peter was welcoming, friendly and really helpful with booking tours and airport shuttle busses. I was travelling with a young child and felt safe and relaxed at Geckos. We liked the comfortable and charming...More

1  Thank Claireusbearus
Response from Peter H, Owner at Gecko's BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Clair. Yep, good place for children and families. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and also booking your tours here. May you and our daughter stay safe and well. Kind regards from your Geckos friends..

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Geckos Backpackers is a magnificent Historical, Heritage building perfectly positioned 1km west of the Cairns City centre. Beautiful Queenslander style building with very interesting architecture, all made ...More of wood. Some rooms have 5 meter ceilings, just amazing how they built these buildings nearly 100 years ago. The property is very spacious with no bunk beds at all, large swimming pool and lush Tropical Gardens. Just across the road is Cairns Central Shopping centre including Coles Supermarket, Train Station, Transnorth bus services to the Tablelands and Premier Bus services to across Australia. Totally very quiet place ideal for those looking for a peaceful stay and also great for families as it is a totally no alcohol place. On site tour desk for all your requirements. Staff are well trained, are very helpful and very friendly. So for your budget holiday we invite you to stay at Geckos Backpackers, Cairns, Queensland, Australia - The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and surrounding World Heritage Rainforests. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
23
Price range
$14 - $41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
23
Price range
$14 - $41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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Dining (5)
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Do you guys want me to share with you the written sexual harassment of the crazy mad rapist Peter Hoare . This smelly freak thought that I may look down ad look at his CRAZY person and when I said the truth "I won't look... More
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"All good quieter further from the road"
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"All rooms are good and spacious to cater for your needs."
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"We had one room on the right side,almost next to the bathroom"
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"Stay at Caravella's instead!"
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