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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Booked 2 nights through CamperMate to stay at geckos campsite with our campervan as it is on campsite finding websites, got to place and had to open gate into the small back garden/ driveway of the hostel with 3 other cars in there. No space to walk around the car and had to put power lead through the laundry room window to plug in. Owner was nice about us cancelling second night and didn’t make us pay so that was good.

Stayed: September 2018, traveled with friends
1  Thank epadd0ck
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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Hi epadd0ck.

As I mentioned to you yesterday you are the only person that has complained in many years of campers in this area. It is a real shame that you did not appreciate it for what it is. Its known to be a great spot and very convenient for those who want to be close to the city. I understand that you are very young and that you are comparing it to some of the big camp sites across Australia. Please realise that this is the inner city of Cairns and there are definitely no large camp sites here. Take care and please try to be a bit more sensible about things. Peter & Team..

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Reviewed August 28, 2018

This classic Queenslander building is a very good option that is well managed and maintained. The facilities and services are excellent. The property is an alcohol-free zone which encourages sensible and respectful behaviour among guests. You stay peacefully and trouble free, getting rest and recreation any time of the day that you need it.

  • Stayed: August 2018, traveled solo
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1  Thank dingotracks
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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Good day Dingotracks.

Thanks so much for your spot on review. This is exactly how I gear the place, all about peace, health and safety. Your Geckos friends wish you really well and hope to see you again some day. I appreciate your feed back, Peter & Team.

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Reviewed August 25, 2018

This is a well run, clean and organised place to stay. Peter was welcoming, friendly and really helpful with booking tours and airport shuttle busses. I was travelling with a young child and felt safe and relaxed at Geckos. We liked the comfortable and charming double room we had with a fridge, fan, aircon and a lovely outlook. The location is good and there was a good bunch of people there. I would recommend it. Thanks.

  • Stayed: August 2018, traveled with family
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1  Thank Claireusbearus
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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Hi Clair.
Yep, good place for children and families. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and also booking your tours here. May you and our daughter stay safe and well. Kind regards from your Geckos friends..

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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

We stay 4 nights - 3 days. It is 20 minutes from the sea - 10 min near the super market.
It is clean and silent, young people and friendly, very smart.
Peter is a fantastic owner and helps you to organize trips.

Stayed: August 2018, traveled with friends
1  Thank Cristina J
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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Hi Cristina.

Thank you very much and it was a pleasure to book your tours. May you and your friends have a great future and all the best from Peter & Team.

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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Gecko's is heaven in cairns & Peter the host is God .
Hostels in cairns can be a miss & hit afair , sadly after many trials & errors with the assorted choices of backpackers in cairns I finally struck gold & found a true sanctuary at gecko's.⛱
For years now I've been coming back to gecko's for that true Chelaxing experience .
It's conveniently located across the road from cairns central shopping centre in the heart of the CBD .
Peter the host is always accommodating to all of his guests needs , making sure that each & every ones expectation are fully met with his super warm & loving energies .
The hostel is a beautiful heritage building coupled with super high ceilings also the rooms are fitted with Aircon to assure your stay is a comfortable one .
Peter has spared no expense in supplying several toilet & shower locations throughout , a laundromat , a spacious kitchen coupled with every thing supplied ie; Pots,Pans,Utencils,fridges & cupboards to store your food etc .
There's an amazing crystal clear pool for that refreshing dip & also a TV viewing area with ample areas to sit back & relax or eat etc.
One of the most important aspects of the place is Cleanliness, Peter and his staff are constantly making sure throughout the day/evening that all areas are perfectly clean .☝
As Peter has an eye for perfection he finds himself continually improving & upgrading all aspects of gecko's so that everyone gets the very best experience out of there stay .
Lastly because Gecko's has a No drinking policy you can expect a genuinely quiet & peaceful atmosphere so that you can fully recharge your batteries for your adventures ahead .✈️⛵️

Stayed: July 2018, traveled solo
Thank Peter B
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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Hi Peter.

I am thrilled with your exceptional, fantastic review. It is really great that you keep coming back over the years. I am well aware that you have stayed at many other hostels and that you have fond our no alcohol policy to be the main reason for keeping the place calm, clean and very quiet. To summarise your review we try our very best to provide our guests with a good nights sleep, safe, healthy and clean environment. Continuous room for improvement is always on the way and we are happy to make better as much as possible.

May you further enjoy the future years here at Geckos Heritage Historical place. We really appreciate your kindness and support.

Best regards from your Geckos Friends & Team.

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