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Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I stayed for a week at the Reef, and enjoyed my stay so much I extended it for a few days. It's a great place to stay if you're travelling alone! The premises are a bit old and worn (like so many before me have said, you get what you pay for), but during my stay if was clean, safe...

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stirling
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

So we were meant to be staying here for 2 nights, 10th December until the 12th, we lasted one night and only because we made sure we only used it for a quick sleep.. So many things wrong, starting with the reception Which gives off a bad vibe with the broken windows and burst couch, the staff member really couldn't...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Pretty cheap place with large common room conveniently located close to the center. That's about all what the Reef Backpacker has going for it. The room was stuffy and smelled like mildew. The radiator was so loud you could not keep it on during the night and the bathroom/shower was about the minimum to have people not complain. Unless you...

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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The bathrooms were pretty gross with mold on the drywall in each shower and toilet stall. The bad had springs poking out of the mattress and I saw a few cockroaches. However, that is what I expected for 17 dollars a night. Another bonus is the convenient location.

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1Thank Amanda K
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I found this place on their website, The pictures looked peaceful, pretty and affordable... but on arrival we were completely horrified! We have travelled in so many places and stayed in more budgeted accommodation in the past but this place was by far the worst! If we weren't made to pay upfront before seeing our room we would of ran...

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Massapequa, New York
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Dirty, Muggy, AC did not work, and man at the front desk was constantly smoking! The whole place reeked of BO and they claim that there is free breakfast, well there is some store brand white bread, lard and jam down in the kitchen that serves as breakfast, and the wifi is HORRIBLE. literally didn't get it to work once....

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Valencian Country, Spain
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Very chilled place, the workers were always smiling and helpful and we just loved the outside sitting area. Free fast wifi always, unlike other places we have stayed at which was great. It is cheap but the location is pretty good, only a five minute walk to the city centre and the mall. I had a blast in Cairns and...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The hostal was very well located, near everything. The staff working there at the time of my visit where really friendly and helpful, they even helped us choose the tours we wanted to do. The swimming pool is a must, very cool and clean. The hostal has a really good vibe :)

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Reef Backpackers for 10 nights. I moved there from the waterfront because a dorm bed is only AUD 17. In my dorm room there were 10 beds in total but each "unit" of 2 bunk beds was separated by a wall which gave really good privacy and the feel of a 4-bed dorm. Also, there are plenty...

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Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2016

It's one of the cheaper hostels in Cairns and you soon see why as soon as you walk in. Don't get me wrong, it's clean and the staff are all pleasant and helpful but it does need a little re-investment. The 'free breakfast' for example is warm milk and cereals or bread left for you to toast with butter sometimes...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Reef Backpackers

Address: 140 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $22 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Reef Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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“The best bathrooms are upstairs, and the upstairs female dorm doesn't have bunk beds!”
 of 5 bubbles Karie1, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“A little far from the city. Do not stay here.”
  • The chairs here, in the dining and in the lounge are all disgusting, old, sunken, dirty, mouldy.
 of 5 bubbles pigmoon, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The hostel dinners are good value”
 of 5 bubbles , 23 May 2016 | Read review
“not big differences among rooms but only how many beds in though if you are female, you might be happy to chose female only room.”
 of 5 bubbles 149shunsukem, 15 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Don't stay here that's a good tip.”
 of 5 bubbles broelc, 23 May 2014 | Read review
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