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Waterfront Backpackers Cairns

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6.2
Good 124 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 6.0
  • Security 6.5
  • Location 9.3
  • Staff 7.1
  • Atmosphere 5.3
  • Cleanliness 4.6
  • Facilities 4.7
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6.2
Good 124 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 6.0
  • Security 6.5
  • Location 9.3
  • Staff 7.1
  • Atmosphere 5.3
  • Cleanliness 4.6
  • Facilities 4.7

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  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
  • 10 reviews
21st Jul 2017
6.6

The dorms don't have locks on the doors, or lockers. There was an ensuite in the dorm which was great but the light didn't work so showered in the dark! There are some good communal areas but mostly they were messy/worn around the edges. There is a pool by it was out of use when I was there. Location is great, although if it's a weekend then it is very noisy throughout the night. Staff were really really friendly. Free to use computers also handy but don't have word/excel etc.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
1st Jul 2017
10.0

Best hostel in ALL of Cairns

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • saracat8
  • England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
26th Apr 2017
3.7

We were woken up in the morning and kicked out of our room because they accidentally double booked it on our last night. No apologies or f**ks given. Terrible staff, terrible atmosphere, still waiting on refund after a week...

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
1st Apr 2017
4.6

The location is great and that's all that's great about this place. The staff was rude. The AC didn't work in our 12 bed dorm. The shower in our dorm was absolutely disgusting, who knows when the last time someone cleaned it. The shower head was broken so I literally had to hold it above my head in order for it to work. The pool was filthy, the kitchen had ants all over, our sheets were dirty, my list goes on. Do yourself a favour and spend that extra couple bucks for a nicer hostel!!

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
31st Mar 2017
4.3

Avoid at all costs, we arrived and all the floors were wet, the rooms smell of wet dog and the cockroaches walk around like they own the place. Towels are not provided at all and it looked like someone had gotten sick in the pool. Kitchen was just piled up with broken dirty dishes and pans. The location is great but other then that this place has nothing going for it.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness

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