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Reef Backpackers Reviews

140 Grafton St, Cairns, Cairns, Australia

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195 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 52%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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Basic hostel. Quite old. Sheets were old and stained but clean otherwise. Nice outside area (people are allowed to have their own alcohol and party there till 11pm). Only two showers and toilets but that was suprisingly though enough.. Really liked this place but no luxury accommodation. Would go back definitely.

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thank you for staying with us at the reef we do have 9 toilet/shower rooms in the Hostel 2 just for men and 2 just for woman if you come back to cairns please stop in and ill be more than happy to check you in and show your the upsteers wash rooms thank you again for staying with us


+ WLAN, friendly staff, airporttransfer, computer, location - Cleanliness, breakfast to late!

  • 1st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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thank you for your feed back and for staying with us at the reef im sorry that breakfast goes out tolate for you we do try and cater for the needs of all the guests that stay with us as for cleanleness the whole hostel is cleaned twice a day but with the amount of people staying with us it is hard to keep it spotless


Hostel had a good vibe and is reasonably price. How ever the bed sheets were dirty and even when I asked the cleaner to change them they still didn't do it. We had old and used bedding left in the room and old mouldy cups of coffee. There wasn't a curtain in our room it was an old bed sheet that was Dirty.

  • 22nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Literally disgusting. The bathrooms looked/smelled like they hadn't been cleaned in ages and the rooms were grimey. Sheets had gross stains all over them. Entire place reeked. There was puke in the bathroom and it took reception 2 days to clean up. If you have to stay here, I am sorry

  • 9th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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