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Asylum Cairns Reviews

149 Grafton Street, Cairns, Australia

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79%

Rating
643 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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94%

This hostel has everything and more: -Clean kitchen area -Quiet, spacious dorm rooms -Swimming pool -All staff are really friendly -Social area that has free tea and coffee all day, with wifi. -Really easy to meet people -A 'pants down' social most Thursday's, which is cheap for what you get! Plus you get to make your own tshirt and have 7 days of wifi free if you sign up for the social. -Even if you're not looking to drink and stay up late every night (which you can with people every night if y

  • 17th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


71%

There were $4 BBQ party. It was great. But room was hot and there were ant in bed. So my friend was bit by it. It's 15 min far from market. It's shuttle service was good.


80%

Did not have aircondition and the fan was broken = super hot in the room. Otherwise i really likes our stay here!


49%

the room was absolutely dirty and the aircon to loud.. location far away from everything..


77%

A mix of people, some just travelling through and some longer stays, meant it was fun but not exactly crazy as some of the crowd would have work the next day, be low on funds or over Cairns weekday nightlife. Rooms did the basics. Somewhere to drop your stuff (but no secure lockers), escape the heat, and sleep at night. Can't comment on Wifi as I never tried it since had data on my phone. Staff were good sorts for the most part. Joe and Nina were particularly easy to get along with and chat


54%

Its a classic case of you get what you pay for! Not in the safest of areas so if you're a girl travelling alone I wouldn't recommend it. I made the mistake of walking by the park on my own and got shouted at and felt very unsafe. Most of the staff were really nice and the two best were Nina and I think his name was Michael. Not great but what can you expect when you are paying so little.


91%

Had an awesome time at asylum. The hostel is really cheap, air conditioned rooms, pool, nice open kitchen and so on. The staff is helpful and I can just recommend it to everyone travelling to cairns looking for fun with nice outgoing people. Thanks guys!


91%

If u are looking for not only a place where to sleep but also a spot where to talk to people and have fun, Asylum is the place. Moreover they have a very excellent deal with airport shuttle (just follow the instructions they provided and dont do it own your on at the airport), it is very well located (not exactly in the main street but you can reach it in 10 min walk) and it is secure. All facilities are provided, u have to pay for wifi but u can use computers for free.


86%

It looks like the staff care a lot in keeping this hostel a good place to stay and have fun! Good experience even if it was just for a couple of nights!


71%

Nice place nice staff

  • 15th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

I had a great time at Asylum. Staff were friendly and cool, and the garden is a great chill out area. They throw a good party on Thursdays thats worth going to. The pool was down for maintenance, which I think has been the case for a while. They also need to send a real handyman through the place, fix the guys bathrooms in on the 2nd floor properly (mirrors, and shower not fixed with tape lol). A bit of a walk from downtown and the nightlife. You will have fun if you stay here.


100%

At first glance, this hostel may look a bit sketchy from the outside. But the moment you step in, you are welcomed by the amazing staff. They take you around introduce you to other staff facilities, as well as other guests (who they remember by name!). The hangout spot/lounge always has friendly staff who are engaging. There's hammocks couches to hang out on with sand to make you feel like you're on the beach. Good rooms, kitchen, washrooms. 10 min walk to CBD. Good price. Would stay again


66%

Basic hostel with chill staff. the location is alright - if you don't mind a little bit of walking .


100%

Awesome hostel! Friendly staff and great for people travelling alone!

  • 19th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Very nice place and staff for good price!

  • 16th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Familiar atmosphere due to several long-term residents. The Sunday-BBQ is an unbeatable deal! Bathrooms were clean. It´s a 10 minute-walk to the Esplanade. Cutlery requires a 10dollar-deposit (you get it back without any problems, it´s not to be hired as some signs are saying)


54%

Great value for money for a queen size bed. If your a couple.


86%

If you're looking for a chill hostel with friendly people Asylum Cairns is a great place. The outdoor common spaces are a great place to hang out and the staff and guests made me feel like part of the family. The walk to town really isn't bad. The Pants Down party was not as nuts as I expected in a good way, I had a fun night. I would definitely stay there again.


80%

Got really cheap bed in five bed dorm. Hostel was nice and staff friendly and chatty. Hammocks outside were perfect. No complaints really. Cannot say anything about the kitchen because didn't use that a lot. Would probably stay there again if ever in Cairns again (didn't fancy Cairns really much..)


86%

The staff were amazing. Everytime I walked in, I had a friendly hello from the guys at the desk. Any time I needed help with booking things they would sit down and give me the time to do it. Highly recommend the place. The cleanliness is the same as all other hostels. Great casual atmosphere!

  • 29th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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