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Asylum Cairns Reviews

149 Grafton Street, Cairns, Australia

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598 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Nice and very helpful happy staff, fun loving non-commercial vibe, great relaxed atmosphere . And yes, the building is old and not everything is hospital clean, but hey, you cannot expect 5 star luxury with these cheap rates :)

  • 1st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


There's no lockers in the room and the kitchen needs new equipment!


This hostel had decent ratings; I don't understand. People partied EVERY night until the wee hours of the morning. Loud music, shouting, banging of metallic things. And the mattresses were horrendous. But at least they gave us clean sheets (which has a 4$ charge if you only stay one night). The facilities were broken down, dirty, and unlocked... common things like lights, locks, doors, were broken. Kitchen is locked after 8pm. Overall: terrible stay, but super cheap with hidden costs.


We love this hostel!! We only planned to stay for 4 nights but we extended our stay to more than a week because we didn't want to leave, great location and amazing staff, best hostel ever!

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


Only come to this hostel if you're looking for a SUPER FUN TIME! The whole atmosphere at Asylum is designed to get people to meet each other and have a fun time. It's not the most luxurious, and the rooms aren't the nicest, but the staff is fantastic, the Thursday party and Sunday barbeque were SO fun (the food was SO GOOD!) , and\ hanging out on the couches outside the lobby is great. There's a very cute and friendly dog and cat that call asylum home, and the hammocks were an excellent touch.

  • 22nd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nice place.


Amazing place! Keep it up!


We booked to stay here 2 nights, we've now been here a week and still dont want to leave yet! The staff are great, really accomodating and the atmosphere is amazing!! The rooms are basic, what you expect for the money, but everything else makes up for that. Would reccomend it to any travellers!

  • 25th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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