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Reef Backpackers Reviews

140 Grafton St, Cairns, Cairns, Australia

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199 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 50%Cleanliness
  • 63%Facilities

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Good wifi, most important thing to me!


If you want a cheap hostel then this is your place. But the dorm and kitchen needed a big clean - very dirty. The people living in the hotel are very nice and the staff were friendly


The rooms were clean enough, the bathrooms and kitchens though could have been cleaned more frequently by the looks of it. Lots of long term backpackers staying here, but still a pretty good social vibe.


This is the less clean Hostel I came accross through my 8 months of travel in South-east Asia. You get what you pay for. I didnt even want to leave my bag on the room floor. Nice that they have free breakfast but the hours are not long enough, would be nice to catch breakfast before getting on the early Premier bus down south.

  • 6th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
thank you for your review i have been waiting for it as your friend that was working here did say she was going to get you to leave a horrible review when i fired her you did seem more than happy when i gave you a free room upgrade as for breakfast times we can not put it out at 5am in the morning as the staff do also need to sleep but once again thank you for staying with us and leaving a review


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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
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)

Owner Comment (Hide)
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)

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