I arrived in Cairns for the second time during my stay in Cairns. Previously I stopped in a hostel which shall not be named, but it was awful.
As I had stopped in previous Nomads I decided to give this one a go. To put it bluntly, best choice I have made. This hostel is brilliant. I got picked up promptly from the airport and welcomed by a friendly staff member who was more than happy to talk to you. This immediately made me feel welcome.
When I arrived the hostel felt like a holiday resort, not a hostel I am used to stopping in. The reception were very nice and swift.
The hostel rooms are big and spacious, the kitchen is cleaned regularly, as are the bathrooms. The kitchen is big, and has a lot of room to store food. If you don't feel like cooking you can grab a $3 meal, or buy a drink and get a free meal at the onsite bar/restaurant. This meal is big enough and of good quality. The bar is a great place to meet new people. I was watching the Australian Open with new people, which was great.
The pool is massive, far bigger than most pools. It is great for when you want to cool down in the 40+ temps. Also they have a beach volleyball on site, which is fun if you get a group together.
I have read comments about the distance from the city. It is a 30 minute walk, but you can do this along the esplanade which is beautiful. If you don't fancy this they do a free shuttle bus 10:00am to 3:00am. This is pretty much every hour.
To sum up, this hostel is the best in Cairns....and I have been in many of them!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nomads Cairns backpackers resort is a 4 ½ star AAA rated budget accommodation with resort style facilities and onsite Serpent Bar, and has been designed to provide you with a great night's sleep. Located only minutes away from the Cairns Esplanade, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, it includes everything you need to enjoy Tropical North Queensland in style. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nomads Serpent Cairns Hotel Cairns