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    Gecko's Backpackers

    187 Bunda St., Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    A friend and I stayed in a private twin room with a shared bathroom while in Cairns. We had a great stay. The rooms, bathroom and kitchen were clean. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook with. The rooms are cool which is definitely...More

    Thank Mich130791
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Gorgeous place, very clean with friendly staff. Chilled vibes! Strong Wifi, handy location near to everything, comfortable spacious room with quiet swimming pool! :) Peter the owner was extremely helpful! Thanks for a lovely stay!

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I stayed at geckos for 10 nights. Out to find a cheap hostel we found this place and it was perfect! Me and a friend had a private room, the hostel is clean and the staff are friendly! All kitchen equipment is provided included pots...More

    Thank luciadm97
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We only planned to stay two nights but extended for nearly two weeks. The hostel is very clean, has all the facilities you need and even provides pots, pans plates etc. All the staff were lovely and answered any queries we had. We had a...More

    Thank nataliefewkes
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We stayed in a private room. It not only had air con but also a fan which we thought was great. Fairly big room with nice high ceiling. Showers/toilets were clean. The kitchen was slightly small and the hobs took a while to heat up....More

    Thank Tamar00Ross
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    Alantll
    HI, we will arrive to Cairns on 25/7/2015 at 7:05 p.m.. Will there any reception service available at this time? And, we want to book one week accommodation. Are any double rooms or 4 mixed dooms available? Hope to receive your reply soon Thanks
    24 August 2015|
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    ackeysnow
    Hello, I have booked a double room for next month. I'm not sure if I can get an answer here but I can't access your original website(web error) and could't get your direct contact. Please let me ask how I can check in very early morning? Regards
    30 July 2015|
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    Personally I'd just cancel it. Don't believe the reviews - they are all fictional and made up by Peter, the deranged owner. There is a nice hostel next door or loads of others in Cairns.
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    The owner is a known offender to the police for rape crime
    4 June 2015|
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    Do you guys want me to share with you the written sexual harassment of the crazy mad rapist Peter Hoare . This smelly freak thought that I may look down ad look at his CRAZY person and when I said the truth "I won't look... More
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    "All good quieter further from the road"
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    "All rooms are good and spacious to cater for your needs."
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    "We had one room on the right side,almost next to the bathroom"
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    "Stay at Caravella's instead!"
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