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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2014

I was here in late January with my girlfriend. We stayed in one of the 6 share dorms It was only $16 a night and it included air conditioning ( a must for this time of year). At that time Cairns had a lot of rain so it perhaps wasn't the best time to visit but even so thoroughly enjoyed...

Thank Mark P
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 February 2014

I stayed in the "three butterflies" room around Christmas. I lay in the bed for a few hours reading and noticed that I was very itchy with large welts on my legs. Inspection revealed a number of bedbugs crawling over the mattress. Tried to contact reception to change the room, but there is absolutely no after hours support -- not...

Thank John567890123
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Quite far from the centre of town, especially seeing as there are so many more central hostels. Not a ridiculous amount to walk, but enough to make it inconvenient to go back during the day. The accommodation itself was ok, though there was a cockroach in our room (didn't really bother me though). The aircon was a must. The free...

Thank Nathan G
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Look.... It is very difficult to give a backpackers a 5* rating. We came 3 of us in a triple room. We paid $64 per night between us including air conditioning. The place was relatively clean albeit a bit more attention could have been paid to the bathroom cleanliness. The backpackers also gives you a free meal at the Woolshed...

1Thank Wrightyfish
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Well, just got here yesterday from Germany. Wasn't too sure of the standard of backpackers in Australia, but if this place is anything to go by should be in for a great trip. Staff were very friendly as was the hostel cat. They told me his name was Sam. Room was clean, if not a bit small. Spent the first...

Thank Nadine G
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 11 September 2013

We stayed one night at this hostel in a standard double room. The room was fine, but appeared very dark because of the colour of the walls. Also, the ceiling fan didn't seem to have a setting between "barely spinning" and "there's a helicopter in the room". The shared bathrooms were dirty and didn't look like they'd been cleaned in...

1Thank Lilo3282
Scarborough, Australia
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Stayed there for about two weeks in June/July in in three different rooms. The hostel is located outside the city center but still everything is in walking distance.The rooms are quite small and rather basic but also one of the cheapest you can get in Cairns. Some got their own shower which does not necessarily work properly, but shared bathroom...

Thank fortic
Yekaterinburg, Russia
Reviewed 25 August 2013

While the price of this hostel is very attractive beware of what you're going to get. The place is so dirty that you have to where your shoes at all times. A girl that I met there stayed at the hostel for a week and didn't see them cleaning the room even once (only took out the garbage). The shower...

Thank Anna B
Reviewed 13 August 2013

One of the bestt hostel I have ever been to. I stayed in a 4 bed female dorm. The room and the shared bathrooms were clean and my room had it's own shower. The people at reception were very friendly and helpful. I liked the casual atmosphere especially in the outdoors areas where there are a number of tables surrounded...

Thank Marion P
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Came here in July, had rather bad weather which dampened my experience. But the hostel itself was great, met so many nice people there. The buildings are quite old, but are kept clean. I found the upstairs kitchens better than the bottom one near the TV as they get used less and so are cleaner. Free dinners at the woolshed...

Thank Mary P

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Additional Information about Cairns City Backpackers

Address: 274 Draper St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Gone Walkabout Hostel)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $32 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cairns City Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Ask to work for accommodation, there's plenty of positions available.”
 of 5 bubbles RamonTravels, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in a 6 share and it was very good”
 of 5 bubbles jessieg_889, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Spend the extra 6 or 7 dollars per night and stay in a decent hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles nicolaf930, 4 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The Boomerang rooms are good, wifi is strong and the dorms have good shelve storage :)”
 of 5 bubbles BeccaSmitch, 23 Apr 2015 | Read review
“If you want a nice room, don't book here.”
 of 5 bubbles 436brada, 13 Aug 2014 | Read review
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