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    Cairns City Backpackers

    274 Draper St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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    Overview
    • Excellent31%
    • Very good16%
    • Average19%
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    30 Aug 2017
    “Average stay in Cairns”
    8 Jan 2017
    “Awesome wifi”
    Free Wifi
    Pool
    Self-Serve Laundry
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    21 - 25 of 88 reviews

    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...More

    Thank NeusLB
    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...More

    Thank Mhairi R
    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...More

    2  Thank Rachael W
    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...More

    1  Thank Brad A
    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...More

    Thank Dom W
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    • Pool
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • US$20 - US$36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    "I stayed in a 6 share and it was very good"
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    "Spend the extra 6 or 7 dollars per night and stay in a decent hostel."
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    "The Boomerang rooms are good, wifi is strong and the dorms have good shelve storage :)"
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