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Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Stayed 2nights! Was ok. Very basic. We had a 6dorm mixed room. Was ok. Bit stuffy thank god for the air con, reception very helpful booked our snorkelling tour and got our underwater camera. Very helpful in giving directions etc. showers are very very basic. Bit small too, nowhere to change after hopping out, unless you nip to the loo....

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Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

The room was unacceptable and I could face staying. I booked online thinking it sounded quite nice for its price and in a very convenient location. I booked into a 4 sleeper dorm. I'm not really fussy, and was not expecting anything amazing but I do expect a room to be clean and presentable. When I arrived I was optimistic,...

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1Thank RobRaw01
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Cairns City Backpackers is one of my favorite hostels I've stayed in! it's a small hostel with a really friendly and chilled vibe. The reception staff are really lovely! Though the pool isn't very big, it is clean and good to dip in to cool off. There are three kitchens, so there's always a spare stove to cook on. The...

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2Thank BeccaSmitch
England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2014

This backpackers is probably one of the cheapest in Cairns and I understand why now. I was not impressed at all. First of all, it is not located in the city center and it took me ages to find it. Once I got there and saw the room I felt so disgusted... it was dirty, smelly and looked so old!...

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Reviewed 20 November 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a private room at the end of the garden - it was clean and pleasant enough, but could have done with some more furniture (we literally lived out of our suitcases for 2 weeks). The downside was that the room was situated opposite the swimming pool - prime drunken guitar-playing and singing spot. Needless to say, our...

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Thank Mhairi R
manchester
Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

Don't be fooled by Cairns City Backpackers good reviews or the fact that it is high up on Google. The fact is, it is very cleverly named, if you're a backpacker looking for a hostel in Cairns City why wouldn't this hostel sound perfect however the pictures on the booking websites aren't a true reflection either. We were very disappointed...

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2Thank Rachael W
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2014

If its just for one night, then fine. But don't book there for more than 2 nights! Dirty sheets. You have to pay for air conditioning. We had two cockroaches crawling up the curtains in one night. We emailed to complain, and was offered no money off our bill, but we did get a reply fast. It does have a...

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1Thank Brad A
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights and it was bearable. The shower was fine, however the toilets were a little dirty. The kitchen was filthy and stank really badly. The rooms were ok, however we did encounter 2 cockroaches, however I suppose that this was to be expected as it is a tropical place. I guess that we got what we...

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Thank Dom W
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Although Cairns City Backpackers has a decent location in relation to Cairns city central, there was not much else that was positive about staying there. The kitchen and bathrooms were dirty even though we coughed up extra cash to stay in a private room. Not to mention there were ants crawling all over our room. With a broken fan and...

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4Thank Houston H
Osaka, Japan
Reviewed 30 April 2014

For the price this backpackers is really good value. I paid just $96 for a week in a 6 person dorm, which included free internet. Rooms were clean enough and people were all very nice. Just a short walk to the esplanade, and even closer to the shopping centre.

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  • Self-Serve Laundry

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Address: 274 Draper St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Gone Walkabout Hostel)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $31 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cairns City Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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 of 5 bubbles BeccaSmitch, 23 Apr 2015 | Read review
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