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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a while while in Cairns and its a great place to chill for a bit but not for a long period as there isn't much going on. There is a pool table in the courtyard and a mini bar but that's about it. Rooms were clean enough but I do think they could offer more to entice... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sheets were poor fitting, dirty, blood stained & even mouldy. White towels with visible stains. Our floor hadn't even been swept or mopped before our arrival. Kettle was infested. Bathroom was mouldy and smoke alarms were not functional. Never again!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Honestly I stayed in 4 different hostels in Cairns and this one was the best (or least worse). Came in December, the hostel was pretty empty so got to know the staff a bit and they were great. The receptionist even gave me addresses to find a job!! The place is not very clean (the cleaning being done by backpackers... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

When I arrived, I was checked in by the night manager for two nights. I asked him NOT to charge my credit card and told him I would be paying by cash so not to incur an overseas transaction charge. When I went to check out, I had been charged by credit card and for three nights. The lady at... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

if your a teenager out for party time and couldnt care less about anyone else at motel, this the place for you, had 10 nights of no sleep due to loud party noises all hours,and guests coming home slamming entry gate and shouting from one end of hotel to other, complained to manager on numerous occasions, made no difference. the... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

On arrival the manager was friendly and we checked into our room, spacious but filthy, mould in the bathroom and smells like a two week old tuna sandwich. we open windows, turn on the air con, spray some deodorant and suck it up. We pay for an extra night in the morning as its cheap at $89, we stay a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This hostel is not the best hostel however it is not the worst. It doesnt seem entirely clean however is lean enough for a night or two! I had a free night then a night that was discounted here, i would not have paid full price for this hostel and wouldnt have stayed here if i didnt have the vouchers.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Okey, don't live here. I agree, very cheap. The night guard is drunk all the time and is very unreeponsable. Really dirty place in a really bad neighbourhood, bo friendly staff and everything is very unorganized and messy. So basically, don't live here if you want to have a nice stay in Cairns.

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Townsville, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

The hostel is located close to the beachfront and all major bars and clubs which makes rhe location pretty good! Parking situation is bad as you have to get a ticket every 2 hours when parking on the street (no other option). Rooms smell and bathrooms are mouldy. The interior is very run down and the staff are usually hired... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

Myself and my boyfriend stayed here for 3 nights while we came up to do our scuba dive on the barrier reef, we didn't arrive in Cairns till about 5pm and koalas was the first hostel we came across (also had a voucher from Wicked Travel), after driving up we were shattered and didn't fancy walking around to look for... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Additional Information about Koala Beach Resort

Address: 137-139 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $38 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Koala Beach Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 57
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