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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best travel desk guy evaaa (Fraser thanks for driving me and my mom to Tjapukai)! Staff was helpful, but unfortunately no 24/7 reception. Not in the city center but they have a free shuttle service which is good.

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Nomads for 3 days in a 4 bed dorm. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean but the aircon was set too cold and it was freezing during night. Facilities were good. Nice pool, cool restaurant/bar with good food. But the room was too expensive in favor of having a shared bathroom.

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Canberra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a bad little place, pretty basic however either the care factor or knowledge of the staff is lacking due shuttle bus availability. Arrived at airport and called, told 15-20 mins, 30 mins later ring back and told they were on their way, finally get tired of waiting and get a taxi and arrive at nomads before shuttle had even...

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Thank Sean C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here overnight on our way out to the reef. It advertises airport transfers are included. We called when we landed and were told it would be 15-20 minutes for pickup. After 40 minutes we called and were advised that it would be another 20 minutes. When it still hadn't arrived after this 20 minutes and another photo call...

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Thank Sandra C
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for week... average hostel. Nice size, showers are great. Kitchen is kept clean and bar area is nice. Had a fair few disturbances (7x in one day) in our room from cleaners to maintance - just knocking and coming straight in even when told no! Some staff were very friendly while others were rude. Overall it is an...

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Thank Sophie P
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The hostel has a very relaxed atmosphere, the people are very friendly and the pool is a great reason to just lay down and enjoy the sun. The showers are great and clean and so are the toilets. You get free breakfast and 30 minutes of free wifi. The only negative point is the location but the offer a free...

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Thank Dominique T
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The hostel is quite a walk out of town, they do run a free shuttle service but still a bit of a paid for nights out as it doesn't run late. I found the hostel quite social and enjoyed the pool, bar and food. Rooms are average, as are the bathrooms but not bad for the price.

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Thank lazyeyebailey
Melbourne
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The hostel was clean and welcoming, it offers a lot of facilities and free transportation! The staff is friendly and keen on helping. The only problem are all the facilities like kitchen and bar that close way to early! (8 pm!) That's not ok for an hostel and above all during summertime and holidays

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BryonySumner, Manager at Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar, responded to this review

Hiya! Thanks for your review we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Our bar is normally open until midnight each day serving food all day - we did close early a few days over Christmas though and I think this is when you stayed. Enjoy the rest of your travels and we hope to see you back in Cairns...

Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Myself and friends stayed here for a few days. The hostel over all was very clean, staff were very helpful and had everything you needed. In good location and offer a free shuttle bus into the town. I found that the majority of guests at the hostel were working at the hostel. The staff didn't interact with us and weren't...

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BryonySumner, Manager at Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar, responded to this review

Hiya - thanks so much for your review we are so glad you had a good stay! We've got a few new staff at the moment so I'll make sure that they all know exactly what's happening in the bar and hostel each day. Enjoy the rest of your travels!

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The hostel was great, there is a big common area, pool and a bar selling breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests of the hostel also get free toast, tea and coffee in the morning. The rooms were basic but clean and bathrooms were clean too. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The hostel isn't close to town- a good half...

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BryonySumner, Manager at Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review we are so glad that you had a great stay! Enjoy the rest of your trip .

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nomads Cairns backpackers resort is a 4 ½ star AAA rated budget accommodation with resort style facilities and onsite Serpent Bar, and has been designed to provide you with a great night's sleep. Located only minutes away from the Cairns Esplanade, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, it includes everything you need to enjoy Tropical North Queensland in style. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar

Address: 341 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $33 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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