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Travellers Oasis Backpackers
Ranked #2 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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Oslo, Norway
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29 reviews
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“Truely an oasis:)”
Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I have been travelling up the east coast in a small Suzuki Alto with a rooftop tent. So we were really looking forward to a nice bed and clean towels:) we were greated with a big smile, even ane rally check-in was no problem. Our room had two nice beds, a safe and a fridge. A big fan in the roof, and AC for one dollar for three hours. Wifi coverage throughout most of the resort, fairly good speed in off-peak hours. Staff is awesome and will help you with everything. Nice, small and quiet hostel close to every part of the city center!

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

I would highly recommend staying here. I'm a lone female traveller and stayed in both a single room and the dorms (as I stayed twice!). Everyone is made to feel welcome and the staff are all super friendly and lovely. They will try their hardest to get you on a tour that is suited to you and if it's booked up will definitely find another one for you!

I accidentally left something of value in the safe, they had it waiting for me when I called up 3 days later!

Thanks to the team for making it a great stay :-)

  • Stayed March 2014
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Espoo, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

AC works on coins.

A few days into our stay 90 dollars worth of our wine and beer was stolen from the fridge located in the kitchen downstairs. There is a security camera pointed at the door but they did not find the culprit. We even filled in a report at the police station. Other people got stuff stolen from the fridge as well but ours was the most expensive load..

Also we were instructed to use the downstairs kitchen but on our second last day found out that that is in fact the "bad" kitchen. It had only horribly burned pota and pans and no good utensils. The one in the other building is so much better with actually usable pots and pans that do not burn all your food. Also the grill that we were "free to use" was out of order.

Good things: Amazing staff, they know everything! Location. Pool.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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tropicdaysCairns, Owner at Travellers Oasis Backpackers, responded to this review, April 6, 2014
Thanks for taking time to write a review, I spent some time going over the security footage and was unable to see anyone removing your Alcohol during the time you thought it was taken, it's a real shame that someone did this to you. We have 2 Kitchens both with fridges cooking stoves and plenty of good utensils ,We have bought some new pots and pans as well . We have now installed a new Weber BBQ next to the pool. Thanks again
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Cashmere
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is a very we'll run hostel in cairns. They have a lot of backpacker places there and I'm not disappointed in choosing this one. There is full kitchen and the place is really clean. The staff is awsome and they are happy to book any trip or excursion you want. They are top notch and very pleasant. Also has a little pool to cool off in after you walk back from the esplanade.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

Booked a double room for after our long flight and were therefore looking for a quieter less party hostel. The room was nice, basic but good. Not ensuite but had a sink, small fridge, bedside tables. A few toilets and showers scattered around different areas. Well stocked kitchen. Outside seating area. There was a good social aspect here organised by hostel staff. Unfortunately for us there were pre-drinks and games along from our room going on after the designated quiet time and some of the staff were pretty loud. After all it's a hostel. We were just hoping for a quiet one! Great location into the main areas and across the road from a shopping centre.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

We stayed in Travellers Oasis for three nights. From the moment we arrived we were made extremely welcome and looked after! Helen in particular was so helpful-she helped us out booking tours, organising little things, and even let us use the amenities on our day of checkout as our onward bus journey was late in the evening.

This hostel is clean, laid back, and friendly. Air con is $1 for three hours which we thought was well worth it. Free tea and coffee and free wifi were bonus!

I would definitely book this hostel again.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here whilst in Cairns - nice and straight forward to reach from the Greyhound if that's how you are arriving (10min walk) - pick ups can be arranged. About 15min walk from the esplanade and the lagoon and 5mins from the main shopping centre and supermarket.

We had a double room for the stay which included a fridge which was handy. Springs in the mattress tended to ping when you lay on it - think a new one was needed - but none the less it was very comfortable. Shame that you had to pay for air conditioning though! $1 for 3hours.

Staff friendly and helpful - showing you around when you check in is a nice touch. Free tea and coffee - always a bonus. Communal areas very clean, was just concerned about the cleanliness of the kitchens and utensils. Luckily though we weren't using them but I'm not sure how compliant some people are with the washing up rule.

Quiet location. Chilled atmosphere. Very homely. Have stayed in better places in Oz but was still a great hostel.

Stayed March 2014, 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 84 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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