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“Chilled hostel with great staff”

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Travellers Oasis Backpackers
Ranked #2 of 85 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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“Chilled hostel with great staff”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Stayed at Travellers Oasis for just under a week and sampled Twin, 6 and 3 share rooms.

It's a very relaxed, intimate and personal hostel - not too hectic but easy to get chatting to people. Lots of communal areas and two kitchens are also a bonus.

Staff were phenomenal - incredibly well informed with activity / tour reccomendations, thorough and friendly. A big thanks to Helen, Kerry, Matt, Kirsty and Steph.

Rami

  • Stayed March 2013
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Florianopolis, SC
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

The rooms have single beds (not bunk beds), clean, spacious. The staff are friendly. They are very close to the shopping mall, main street and restaurants. The hostel is different, the atmosphere is good.
I stayed 2 days in dreamtime and 2 days in travellers oasis. They are similar.
I highly recommend travellers oasis.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Amsterdam
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

This was one of my first experiences with a hostel, and what a good one! The staff (Helen, Matt..) was so helpfull and made me feel really at home. I booked for two nights, but stayed five.. Place is really clean, nice pool, nice chill-out area, nice get-together evenings, good free wifi, beds were really good, with 'real' blankets. A lot of people say it's a bit far from the city center, but I actually liked the location, directly behind the shopping center. The center of Cairns isn't that special anyway.. I am still travelling in Australia and recommend this hostel to everyone. I hope they will get even more happy customers!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

We cannot rate this place highly enough! We knew it was going to be good after seeing previous reviews, but they don't do it justice - you must stay here if you are coming to Cairns... after our first day we extended our stay by two nights!

Helen and the rest of the staff were extremely helpful and friendly and made us feel right at home as soon as we arrived. We wanted to book a Reef Tour for the next day and Helen gave us options and great recommendations on tours - she did a much better job than we would have done trying to find one on the Internet, it saved us money too! They can help you with literally anything you need to book including ideas for onward travel plans and booking airport shuttles, so don't worry if you're not sure what to do.

We had a lovely double room with a big comfy bed, fan and air con, fridge, tv and a balcony with a hammock :) the kitchens and communal areas were cosy and clean - they bleach the whole place twice a week - and the pool was perfect for the humid weather!

They have an all you can eat pizza night with a beer every Thursday for $10 a head which was fab! We didn't stay long enough to experience their Monday night BBQ, which we heard is amazing, but we went to The Green Ant Cortina just a step across the road which also does great food.
We met so many lovely travellers here who clearly loved it just as much as we did and this made the atmosphere even more relaxed.

Other perks! Free wifi, quick washing and drying facilities for only a few dollars, lots of DVDs, 3 minute walk to the big shopping centre and 10 mins to the esplanade, we could go on...

We were really sad to leave this place, but we will be back!! Thanks for a great stay :) Anthony and Lauren x

  • Stayed March 2013
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Recommended by a friend decided to go to Travellers Oasis. It was a very pleasant experience. The quality of care, cleanliness and a harmonious atmosphere much did we enjoy our stay. We are grateful to Travellers Oasis team for making our way through Cairn one of our most beautiful memories.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cairns
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

This is by far the most unique, clean, welcoming and friendly hostels i've ever stayed at, the staff are all fantastic, spectacular value for money, the hostel comes with two well equipped kitchens and relaxation areas, lovely swimming pool, includes free wi-fi and free hourly buses into cairns central, huge selection of free dvd's for when the weather isn't great, it's close to all the shops and attractions, the receptionists are all well equated in the local area and have great advise when it comes to booking tours and trips, would highly recommend this or the sister hostel 'Tropic days' to any traveler! this review doesn't even begin to do this place justice!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Tampere, Finland
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

A gem among the hostels in Cairns, everything was pure perfection. Helen helps you with EVERYTHING, whatever tours you want to book or whatever questions you have; she's just fantastic, and so is the rest of the staff.

This place is so cosy and packed with great people!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Travellers Oasis Backpackers
Address: 8 - 10 Scott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 85 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Travellers Oasis Backpackers Hostel in Cairns.Travellers Oasis is a charming little guest house offering cosy and clean facilities to the budget conscious traveller, in a friendly and relaxed environment.Centrally located in a quiet area, our guests can relax in our sparkling pool, or lie back in our hammocks and chill out to the music. ... more   less 
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