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Cairns City Backpackers

28% less than usual
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Guests1 room, 2 adults, 0 children


#72 of 90 Specialty lodging in Cairns
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Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese
Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
24-hour check-in
Free internet
Fence around pool
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
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Unclean Far from the lagoon Noise from aircon unit all night long Room smelly and mould The rainforest feeling of the garden and pool is really nice, I think owner needs to renovate the place. Other guest were quiet therefore I can not complain of it.
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Our room was very dirty and had a really bad smell. I was bitten all over my legs from bed bugs. Cockroaches in bedroom and kitchen. Would not recommend or stay again. Disgustingly dirty and needs updating. I was dreading going back to the room as it was so bad :(
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All those negative reviews surprise me - either I was lucky or things have changed around here. I found my room and the kitchen to be very clean and alright equipped. Wifi is working well (that's a first in australia for me), staff is friendly, price is reasonable. Yes, it's still far away from the lagoon, approx 20 minutes walk. Also, if you are not the party person (or if you just want to recover from a hectic roadtrip), this is not the best place to get some sleep as people are not very considerate. Or bring earplugs! Oh. And the fire alarm went off a few times, which was switched off after a few minutes with no explanation/apology - strange
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A two-bed room with an ensuite shower was great (especially getting it all to myself); the kitchen was clean; and there's a small backyard where I guess the guests can socialize & such (but should be out of an earshot if your room is on the front side & upstairs). And for food, there are McDonald's, KFC & a gas station convenience store all in just about a 5-minute walk (a right turn after coming out of here followed shortly by another right turn where you'll see them right around the first intersection straight ahead). The "only downside" with this place I can think of is its "somewhat inconvenient" distance from the waterfront (about a 20-minute walk), and I would suggest to take Florence St. which is the "most straightforward" to get here from the waterfront (all the way along Florence St. to the cross with Draper St. which is shortly after passing McDonald's, KFC & the gas station as mentioned above, then a left turn where you'll see this place shortly to your left).
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Could'nt sleep because of the horrible noise by people outside. No one was available at the reception and there is no staff during the night to stop it (no contact!). Otherwise the kitchen was good, nice hot shower and good wifi too.
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$18 - $29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Gone Walkabout Hostel
AustraliaQueenslandCairns RegionCairns
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