We had a wonderful two nights here. The staff were more than hospitable, and very kind to us. We had a private room that was exceptionally clean. The bathrooms and kitchen were all clean and maintained well.
The beds are spotlessly clean, and the mattresses are SO comfy. AC is nice and cold. Very nicely located, a short walk to everything you will want to get to in Cairns. and its stay 3 nights get the 4th FREE....i know..FREE! A heck of a deal in a city that will squeeze your wallet dry pretty fast.
You must know, this is a big hostel- like a school dorm in many ways. A little lacking on the cozy warmth of smaller backpackers, and the kitchen can get packed at meal times with everyone cooking and eating at the same time. However the place does very well to ensure it's cleaned between meal times, and a genius idea of having to hire out your utensils (give them id and rent utensils for 2 hours) allows you to ensure you will always have a full set of utensils and not stress about finding them in the kitchen. 90% of the time our utensils were clean, we had to rewash it a few times though. We ate a little later than others, and showered early morning and late at night and were pretty much always had the place to ourselves
The place is very spacious though, plenty of nightly entertainment, and chances to mix around with others.
The best things about staying here:
Upfront, honest travel booking advice and 10% discount on packages (no [--])
6.50 meal deals at the next door irish pub, which is a HECK of a deal - includes a beer or wine with the meal
And again the staff, who are all so nice. If you're lucky, the wonderful Lauren or Chris will be there to welcome you and ensure you will at home.
It is a little noisy at night as backpackers come back from the pub, but hey - its a backpackers...that's normal
Kitchen utensils can use a major upgrade (especially the pans)
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