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9 Shields Street, Cairns, Australia

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271 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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no free wifi but other than that its a 10/10


Great location. And good rooms. Helpful staff with planning trips


very friendly staff great meal deal cleanness can be improved


Great location, new staff all the time and a huge party hostel. There are no lockers in the rooms and you have to check out cultlery to eat with a max time to have them being 2 hours. Overall really great for the 15$ a night I paid. Good shower pressure as well.


Besides doing a better job at maintaining after hours silence so that people can actually sleep, and having your morning desk staff actually care if a customer is calmly trying to inform that as to why they are leaving, maybe it would be a good idea not to have the night manager cleaning at 2 in the morning.


It was extremely noisy and extremely dirty never again.

  • 5th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The location was so good and convenient. There is nothing elevator, so it's hard to go up stairs with baggage. A blanket was not available. The staffs was friendly.


Location excellent.Room absolutely basic,just a bed,not even a chair.

  • 9th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


- really clean hostel and very well located. equipment from the kitchen was good+ the toilets and showers were nice and clean as well. It was just really annoying that every morning the staff came into your room at 10 to change the bedsheets, then another man came in to change the bin + another one to mop the floor.u also had to go down to the reception every time before u wanted to eat something to get cutlery. community area and kitchen closes at 9-10. clean+organized hostel but no atmosphere


Staff was friendly and good at solving problems. Kitchen was nice and clean most of the time. A little bit noisy, walls are not very isolated and this is a party hostel. Location was great, in walking distance to shopping, bars and the esplanade. And they are very helpful if you want to book any tours around Cairns, diving, skydiving etc.

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