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Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a quiet hostel. The people are friendly and the rooms are great. Good location, next to the shopping centre and 10 minutes from lagoon. There is no alcohol permitted, wich makes this hostel very nice and quiet.

Stayed: June 2016, traveled solo
Thank kevvvvin
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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2016

Hi Kevin.

Thank you very much for saying that Geckos is the best hostel you have been to. You are exactly correct, the no alcohol certainly keeps it nice and quiet.

All the best
The Geckos Team.

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Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Gecko's for about 3 weeks. It's a very nice and cheap hostel. It's always clean and very quiet. Once there was a party next door. It was a bit noisy to 2 in the morning.
Room, bathroom, kitchen very clean! Free coffee and tea anytime, kitchen 24 hours and a tv launch.
The manager is a friendly guy who helped me with booking my trips and shuttle bus.

Stayed: June 2016, traveled solo
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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2016

Hi Patrick.

It Is our pleasure to accommodate and help everyone when anything is needed.
We appreciate your excellent review and wish you all the very best in to the future.
Regards the Geckos Team.

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Reviewed June 19, 2016

Very noisy until 2-3am which was very annoying! as we had to be up early for a diving trip. Could not work out if the noise was coming from the hostel or next door, but either way it kept us awake for hours! We had a double room which was small but room and bathroom were clean. Reception staff a bit rude and messed up our airport transfers so we almost didn't make it! All in all, not recommended.

Room Tip: Stay at Caravella's instead!
  • Stayed: June 2016, traveled as a couple
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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2016

Thank you for your booking at Geckos. We are sorry to hear that you were kept awake by the rude people in the house next door to our pool area. I will be going over there today to ask them to please be aware that the noise they generate does affect our very quiet hostel next door. We totally understand your frustration.

Our double rooms are not small at all compared to most rooms in the backpackers accommodation. In fact they have 5 metre ceilings and are 12 square metres of floor space including room for a table,chair. bed side table, fridge and plenty of room for your luggage . So no they are not small. Thank you for stating that the room and bathroom was clean as this is extremely important for us.

The reception staff were not a bit rude at all. I distinctively remember advising you that the recommended shuttle pick up time for your plane departure was 5.20pm but you ignorantly insisted to book 5.50pm. You left reception and I proceeded to book your shuttle to find out further more that there simply is not a 5.50 pick up time available as once again it does not recommended or coincide with any plane departures. I did not get the chance to find you or inform you that your booking is for 5.20pm until the very day of your check out. So the whole problem started from you not accepting my initial advise of your correct shuttle pick up time. So please learn not accuse other people because of your incompetence to accept correct information.

All in all we are sorry once again about the noise from next door and advise you to please learn to listen and accept advise from the experienced providers in the tourism industry.

Also all in all it is totally unfair to give us a poor review when we are exactly the opposite of your experience as it was just unfortunate that these people next door carried on and that you simply did not accept my advise.

The Caretakers.



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Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The hostel is clean, the wi fi it is ok in a room. THERE ARE NOT free breakfast!
- BUT there are free tea & coffee and that why for cooking: oil, salt, pepper, sauces...

The people inside is friendly. The hostel isn't noisy.

TV ok !
Bathroom ok !

Stayed: June 2016, traveled solo
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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2016

Hi Byloute.

You are exactly correct that this hostel is not noisy, spot on mate and this is mainly due to the fact that we are a no alcohol environment designed for peace and quiet. So for those travellers looking for a great rest then this is the place for you.

Thank you for your review and stay safe from the Caretakers.

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Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Good value for money. Nice big rooms and kitchen. The owner was always cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms numerous times a day. Single beds which made a nice change from all the bunk beds. Wifi is excellent. I got the impression that there were a lot of long term stayers there with the odd person staying for a few nights. Location is right across from central station and the shopping centre which is ideal. About a 10 minute walk from the centre. The hostel has a no alcohol policy which was fine by me but others may not like so be aware before booking. Also the reception is only open 07.00-12.00 and 16.00-19.00 which also something to be aware of. Overall enjoyed my stay.

Stayed: May 2016, traveled solo
Thank tp0510
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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2016

Hi Castle.

Thanks a lot for your great description of Geckos. We really appreciate it and it is very nice to know that you enjoyed your stay. Take care travelling and regards from the Geckos A Team.

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