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Flying Monkey Backpackers Reviews

89 The Esplanade, Cairns, Cairns, Australia

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21 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 64%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 62%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 61%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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Me and my boyfried stayed in the hostel just for a short time but we really enjoyed it! The people who work there are always helpful..... With our regret we couldn't stay for the sangria night which is supposed to be the funniest night of the week but we really had fun at the barbeque on the esplanade with the other guest. The rooms and the bathrooms are clean and the breakfast is for free .There are also a swimmingpool and a big television so it's hard to get bored. Worth it

  • 6th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Right on the esplanade and next to a kebab place, which is a bonus for me since i live off them. One bed was extraordinarily uncomfortable where you could feel the individual springs and very squeeky but my friends bed was fine so i think it was a fluke. Bathrooms could be cleaned more often, buy not terrible. No lockers for your bags. Wifi only in common area. Breakfast goes fast and isnt impressive but for $17, i found it to be worth it. Who spends the day in a hostel anyway?


Stayed here for one night thank god, when we arrived the guy at the reception seemed high and was useless! Just stood there and left us waiting for ages. Rooms didnt lock so was not secure however there was airconditioning, we paid our $20 key deposit by eftpos and they still havent returned it and its been 3 weeks, have rang then plenty of times and they just dont care about getting it sorted! The pool is awful, only good thing i have to say is that is right next to the lagoon


Perfect location, next to the esplanade, the sea, the free swimming pool. I would have liked the staff to be a bit less friendly and a bit more professional. I would expect more tourism advice, cleaner bathrooms, and not sticky tables. Breakfast is free but only available from 8AM, whereas most of the city excursions make you leave the hotel at 7:30.


I think it would be much better if you provide towels. Thanks

  • 13th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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