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Asylum Cairns Reviews

149 Grafton Street, Cairns, Australia

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81%

Rating
629 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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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)


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)


91%

Great location. Party hostel. secure location to park your campervan if you have one. only a few blocks from the port/ocean. Be prepared to party on Thursday for they have their crazy Pants Down party. Kitchen is large and clean with fridge. Rooms are secure. Sadly you have to pay 2 dollars a day if you want wifi (5 dollars on first day to 'activate). However, there is a nice computer with free internet in the lobby for anybody to use. Great music! There are a few long term residents there.


89%

My stay at asylum was the best experience ever! Everyone is really friendly and you always meet new people. It is a bit of a walk from town but not too far. If i go back to Cairns i will go straight to Asylum!

  • 22nd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

The pool was flithy i wouldn't swim in it, no lockers but they will keep valueables in reception


94%

I stayed in the double room with my gf and then alone in a 4 bed dorm after a few days. Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Hostel structure lets people who want to party to party loudly while people in rooms are barred off from noise. Everything is great but the only small downside is that it's a 10 minute walk to the center, unlike many hostels in Cairns where they arenlocated in the center. Otherwise, a superb place to stay, especially for this value.


80%

I had booked Asylum Cairns from Oct /13/2014 to Oct/ 15/2014. However, due to the flght problem. I was forced to stop in Japan as there was a serious typhoon. I did not go to the Hostel, may I ask if there is any refund under this kind of situaion? Thank you, and I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.


100%

Everything was great. Lovely staff. Good value for money. Made you very welcome. If your looking for cheap accom and to make friends this place is for you. Also if you love to drink theres a pub crawl.


100%

Awesome place! You'd be daft to stay anywhere else in Cairns! Staff are all legends - especially Mike (Kevin)


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