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“Nice place and atmosphere, quiet”
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Pam's Place
Reviewed May 23, 2011

I slept there only one night, but felt welcomed and had a nice room. I don't know if all the rooms are like the one I got, or maybe I was upgraded...I went for the dorm share, 25$/ night (YHA member), and got a nice cosy room with space, 1 fridge, air con, and only 2 bed in there! Pam's Place is like a big garden area around which the rooms are standing. There is a shelter for warm days. The kitchen looked good, though I went to eat in town. Maybe it's better you have a car to get to Pam'Place but more to hang around Cooktown...be sure you go to Grass Hill, the road is brand new (of course still steep!) and the view there is just amazing (I went 3 times in 24 hours...go for sunset!)
I thoroughly recommend this place! and try to stay at least 2 days in Cooktown, I regret I only had one day...

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 24, 2010

The Place is located in walking distance to the town centre and oceanfront. All rooms were clean and nicely decorated. We cooked in the communal kitchen, which had all cooking utensils and fridges provided. The owner of the hostel was not only very kids friendly, but helped us with all queries we had. The Cooktown to Cairns shuttle service picks you up from Pam`s and you can purchase tickets at their office.
Great stay!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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1  Thank CCSDarwin
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Reviewed January 24, 2009

We booked to self contained rooms, which were not big, but clean and the airco worked fine.
Nothing fancy, but nice atmosphere. It's a short walk to the waterfront, and on the way you have seen almost everything there is to see in Cooktown. We spent a great afternoon near the water, where everybody was fishing. My husband got fishing lessons from the miniature Rex Hunt.
We took Willie's Guurrbi tour the next morning, and loved it.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Lamanca
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Reviewed February 1, 2007

Pam's Place in Cooktown offers the whole range of options: from the completely self-contained villa to a bed in a dormitory. It's a lively and friendly place with guests from all walks of life and many different countries adding to the interesting atmosphere. Scottie is a relaxed and generous host and it's just as likely that you'll meet him cooling off in the beautiful pool as behind the reception desk. I took a single room which was spacious, clean and air-conditioned as well as fan-cooled and equipped with a refrigerator. On arrival I was given a box of crockery and cutlery for my exclusive use which was a nice change from self-cook facilities in other places where I always had to hunt for some decently clean equipment. The kitchen was very spacious and offered individual storage space. The toilet and shower block was spotlessly clean, no doubt thanks to the untiring efforts of Yanky John, the resident factotum. There was a billiard room and a TV lounge and two internet terminals as well as a large communal room. The whole thing is set in beautifully landscaped grounds with their own cooler micro-climate created by big shadetrees. The whole place is great value for money! Beam me up, Scottie!
P.S. The attached picture is of Yanky John. Say hello to him from Peter when you see him!

Stayed: January 2007
9  Thank tongatraveller
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Reviewed June 1, 2015
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  • Stayed: May 2015, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 20, 2015
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 11, 2015
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  • Stayed: November 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: Cnr Boundary & Charlotte St, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4871, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cook Shire > Cooktown
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Ranked #5 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Cooktown
Price Range: $49 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pam's Place 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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