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Dreamtime Travellers Rest
Ranked #3 of 85 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Darwin
1 review
“My Stay at Dreamtime”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2012

I loved the Dreamtime Travellers Rest! I thought it was really quirky and fun!
It had everything i needed and the staff were super helpful and friendly!
I was only there for a short time but i could have easily stayed there for a few weeks =)
I even left my camera sitting on the table out front for a few hours and a nice American guy handed it in to the front desk - there is hope in humanity =)
Would definartely go back and stay there again!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dreamtimehostel, Manager at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review, May 20, 2012
Hi Em glad you had a great stay and you got your camera back .
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2012

This was my first time visiting Oz and Dreamtime was my first Australian hostel. I really enjoyed my time here and the staff was super friendly and helpful. It's a very convenient location in Cairns. The atmosphere was lively without being obnoxiously noisy. I would definitely recommend Dreamtime for those looking for a budget hostel in Cairns!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Dreamtimehostel, Manager at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review, May 21, 2012
Thanks for your review i'll pass it on to the staff hope you enjoy our aussie visit .
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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2012

This was possibly the best hostel I have been to, and 100% the best in Australia.
Its a nice clean hostel, unlike many others!
Its close to the town without being noisy, Good location to the train station, Everything is in walking distance.
The staff make you feel like your at home and will go out of their way to help you! Really couldn't put them down at all!
It really was home from home!
I will stay here again the next time I am in Cairns!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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41dug, Manager at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review, May 10, 2012
Thanks boys, it was great having you to stay too - the courtyard awaits your return! Hope all is going well in Perth and see you soon. Emma
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2012

Great place, second time I've stayed there and would come back again. Staff are really friendly and helpful. We got a discount on a barrier reef trip and they gave us a lift to the boat in the morning for free. Good atmosphere, nice outdoor area for hanging out and meeting people, good all you can eat pizza night. Really good, fun, chilled out place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Bezmundo
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Dreamtimehostel, Manager at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review, May 21, 2012
glad you enjoyed your stay we hope to see you back again
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2012

I lived in dreamtime with my bf for 6 days in the last week, it was going well although the room is not large enough, we slept well.
The managers and other staffs are all very nice, no matter you booked trips from them or not, they are helpful.
The place is close to the cairns train station and shopping center, but a bit far from the center (have to walk for 10+mins)
During that week, I only have one little problem with my room and the manager solved this problem quickly.

After all, this is a good hostel for young people to live in cairns~~~~

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

lovely hostel 10 mins walk from cairns center. This place had a great part of the family atmosphere, rather than 'just another paying customer' feel.
Our room was pretty small, but very cute and clean. Nice chilled communal area and clean kitchen area.
I lost my camera on the greyhound, I didn't get it back but felt the staff did everything they could to help me get it. Stay here if you fancy a change from the big chain, party hostels :)
Only downside was we had to pay for aircon by feeding dollars into the timer, you def need it in cairns, so would have preferred to just have the price added on to the room.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Armidale, NSW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

This is easily the best hostel I've stayed in in Australia; the atmosphere is relaxed, extremely friendly, quiet and peaceful, perfect for if you are looking to get away from the loud party scene; however, it is still a good play to sit down and have a couple drinks before you go out. It is extremely easy to meet people here as the atmosphere and the staff make is so open and friendly. The place was clean, kitchen was cute and small although it was never busy so it wasn't an issue. The beds were comfortable and it was impossible to get a squeak out of them(first non-squeaky hostel bed I've encountered). There are enough (clean) facilities throughout to give everyone privacy. They have great activities such as open-air cinema and an Aussie BBQ. The staff were simply out of league with any other hostel I've stayed at, bending over backwards to ensure you have a great time and booking every activity. I would definitely recommend this hostel to anyone going to Cairns, bar those only looking to get wasted, it's not a party hostel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Dreamtime Travellers Rest

Property: Dreamtime Travellers Rest
Address: 189 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Dreamtime Backpackers)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 85 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Dreamtime Travellers Rest 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dreamtime hostel is 3 beautiful, bright Queenslander homes located just minutes walk from the centre of Cairns. Free wifi 24 hours plus You will find a tropical oasis perfect for relaxing and meeting like minded travellers. Our service is supreme local staff advising and helping you book the best trips and tours. We are here to help you have an unforgettable travel experience.Join us on one of our BBQ nights, fire shows or movies under the stars. Come see why Dreametime is voted #1 best hostel Australia 2012 by hostelworld customer reviews. Do yourself a favour and join in the fun. ... more   less 
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