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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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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
Hotel class
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 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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Traveler (69)
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Pool & Beach (6)
Dining (5)
Family and Play Areas (1)
Reviews (445)
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely terrible place. Other backpackers charge the same price and you get a large room with a TV, fridge and sink. At geckos you get a small, smelly room with a horribly rude manager who does not issue receipts and tries to rip you off....More

3  Thank Robyn C
Response from Peter H, Owner at Gecko's BackpackersResponded May 5, 2018

Hi Robyn. The facts are that you and your daughter were extremely immature and rude towards me after the incident between the 2 backpackers. It is funny how you do not mention any of the unforseen incident in your review. Even the police think you...More

Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

It’s a brilliant hostel which is very clean and not to loud, perfect if you want to relax and enjoy some quiet hours under the palms. The manager/receptionist is friendly from the beginning, always has an ear for his guests, is helping with bookings and...More

1  Thank lukas d
Reviewed April 14, 2018

This is a really lovely place to stay when in Cairns, the staff are really warm and friendly and can help you with planning trips to many places. I opted for a single room and the bed was comfy and a fridge and towel were...More

Thank Skyferret
Response from Peter H, Owner at Gecko's BackpackersResponded April 24, 2018

Hi Skyferret. It is so nice to read your excellent words. We really appreciate it and we are always giving our best to accommodate our guests. Have a happy & safe holiday from your Geckos friends

Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Clean, quite, fastttt wifi connection, 2 minutes walking distance to Coles, Target, Kmart, ATM. If you are looking for a quite and relaxing atmosphere, i would highly recommend this hostel if you are in Cairns

1  Thank Travengler_
Response from Peter H, Owner at Gecko's BackpackersResponded April 24, 2018

Hello Babang. Yep, you are spot on. Peace & quiet also means it is very safe. Thank you very much and may you have a wonderful holiday. Your Geckos friends.

Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner loved staying here. Our private room was lovely and clean with a fridge, A fan, a fridge and air con. We shared a bathroom which is was nice and clean, sometime smelt a little. The pool area is lovely, big pool...More

Thank Nina B
Response from Peter H, Owner at Gecko's BackpackersResponded April 24, 2018

Hi Nina. Thank you so much for your description of Geckos Backpackers. As you have seen it, it is the way we keep the place 24/7. May you have a very nice holiday from Peter & Team.

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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"
michaeldillon185
Mar 23, 2017
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"All rooms are good and spacious to cater for your needs."
HenkSnyman
Jan 3, 2017
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"We had one room on the right side,almost next to the bathroom"
isabelso
Jun 26, 2016
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"Stay at Caravella's instead!"
Sian88
Jun 19, 2016
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