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Meilen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A really good, clean and friendly hostel. Provides everything you need: kitchen, clean bathrooms and decent rooms. Especially the people, who stayed at the hostel we're really friendly and it was always fun meeting them in the evenings. Location is perfect: Right at Cairns Central, supermarkets and pubs nearby. Can definitly recommand the hostel. Cheers

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel caters to a different kind of traveler than most, and was great for me, but will not be for everybody. It is absolutely not a party hostel, and you will get great, uninterrupted sleep (depending on roommates of course). None of the rooms have more than 4 beds, and the 2 I stayed in were fairly spacious. The... More 

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Thank Emily M
Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Emily. Thank you for your description of our facilities. I may add that we have a lot of free books in our exchange book shelf as well. Modification/ renovation has taken place to the cooking facility. I have designed and installed a more efficient and practical cooking area consisting of a stainless steel bench top with 3 by 2... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff, very helpful answering all of our questions. Very basic rooms (it is a hostel!) but they were clean. The showers and toilets were always clean and so was the kitchen. It was a little disappointing to see the no alcohol sign but there were places nearby to go and have a few quiet drinks. There were some really... More 

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Thank Jess E
Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Jess. We are glad we could help you and that you had a good stay. Thank you for all your positive feed back. Just a little reminder of our room contents. - Comfortable recent brand new mattresses and bed frames. - polished timber floors or cool coloured cement. - Repainted recently. - Proper curtains. - Table, chair or chairs,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well o well, what a most excellent place to stay💛 The staff are exceptional💚 All the ammenities are great💙 the atmosphere is calm,welcoming and inviting💜 honestly you couldn't ask for a better place to stay in cairns for sush a reasonably cheep @@price$$💜💙💚💛❤️ Last and no means least was the kind heart of the manager who after learning of my... More 

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Komagraphix G. Man what a magnificent review. We simply can not thank you enough. Please come and see us again soon if your still around Cairns as we really want to shake your hand. We really appreciate it. Take good care and cheers from the Geckos Team. More 

Puchheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The relation between costs and Service is very good. Our room was beautiful with a confy and clean bed. The staff and the Hotel owner are very friendly and informative and helpful. For the ones who loves privacy for a hostel-price stay here =)

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Isabelso. Thanks a lot, you are spot on. Yes the mattresses are recently new and are of a hotel quality. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. Best Regards Peter and Team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a quiet hostel. The people are friendly and the rooms are great. Good location, next to the shopping centre and 10 minutes from lagoon. There is no alcohol permitted, wich makes this hostel very nice and quiet.

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Thank kevvvvin
Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Kevin. Thank you very much for saying that Geckos is the best hostel you have been to. You are exactly correct, the no alcohol certainly keeps it nice and quiet. All the best The Geckos Team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Gecko's for about 3 weeks. It's a very nice and cheap hostel. It's always clean and very quiet. Once there was a party next door. It was a bit noisy to 2 in the morning. Room, bathroom, kitchen very clean! Free coffee and tea anytime, kitchen 24 hours and a tv launch. The manager is a friendly... More 

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Thank Patrick2596
Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Patrick. It Is our pleasure to accommodate and help everyone when anything is needed. We appreciate your excellent review and wish you all the very best in to the future. Regards the Geckos Team. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Very noisy until 2-3am which was very annoying! as we had to be up early for a diving trip. Could not work out if the noise was coming from the hostel or next door, but either way it kept us awake for hours! We had a double room which was small but room and bathroom were clean. Reception staff a... More 

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your booking at Geckos. We are sorry to hear that you were kept awake by the rude people in the house next door to our pool area. I will be going over there today to ask them to please be aware that the noise they generate does affect our very quiet hostel next door. We totally understand... More 

Alencon, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The hostel is clean, the wi fi it is ok in a room. THERE ARE NOT free breakfast! - BUT there are free tea & coffee and that why for cooking: oil, salt, pepper, sauces... The people inside is friendly. The hostel isn't noisy. TV ok ! Bathroom ok ! 👌

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Thank byloute
Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Byloute. You are exactly correct that this hostel is not noisy, spot on mate and this is mainly due to the fact that we are a no alcohol environment designed for peace and quiet. So for those travellers looking for a great rest then this is the place for you. Thank you for your review and stay safe from... More 

Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Good value for money. Nice big rooms and kitchen. The owner was always cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms numerous times a day. Single beds which made a nice change from all the bunk beds. Wifi is excellent. I got the impression that there were a lot of long term stayers there with the odd person staying for a few nights.... More 

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Castle. Thanks a lot for your great description of Geckos. We really appreciate it and it is very nice to know that you enjoyed your stay. Take care travelling and regards from the Geckos A Team. More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gecko's Backpackers

Address: 187 Bunda St., Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $34 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Gecko's Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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