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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

full payment 1 week before arrival

Additional Terms and Conditions

Dreamtime is quiet hostel at night and not a party hostel. person must be over 18+ as we have a licence bar .

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Dreamtime Travellers Rest

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Dreamtime Travellers Rest is a small Independent hostel established in 1990. We have recently just improved our services creating a more sustainable eco conscious hostel. Aligning our service with our values of self-care, people care and earth care.

This unique chilled out hostel is set amongst a tropical garden with a outdoor swimming pool. Guests can relax in hammocks and enjoy the chilled out atmosphere, clean and friendly with great personal staff makes Dreamtime truly unique and one of a kind.

All rooms are fan cooled with free bed linen. Guests have access to shared bathroom facilities, while the 7 share dorm rooms have ensuite.
We have FREE 24 hour WiFi for all our guests and a great array of social nights to meet other likeminded travellers.
Three fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities are available.
At the hostel we have a Licensed bar, so no BYO, free pool table. We do yoga, meditation, pizza nights and Free movies on the big screen.
Air-conditioning is available for an additional cost of only $1 for 3 hours.
Room rate includes 30% discount meal deal @ Woolshed Bar and Grill
We offer free tea and coffee.
Free luggage storage is provided while on tours. All tours can be booked FREE off charge.
Receive $5 off your airport shuttle when you book with us!

Located directly opposite Railway Station in 3 traditional Queensland homes, we are only a short 15 minutes walk to the esplanade, swimming lagoon and the reef departures.

We pride ourselves on our local knowledge, giving you up-to-date information. Free tour booking service on all activities.

Reception opens 7.30am-1pm and 4pm-8pm 7 days a week
If you have any questions please contact us after booking and we look forward to welcoming you to our Dreamtime soon!

Tropically Yours,
Steve and Sally View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 May 2019
    Probably the coolest hostel I have stayed in. Thanks to the awesome staff for helping out when needed.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    09 Mar 2019
    Such a cute friendly hostel! A bit far out of cairns central but still only bout a 15min walk into the town. The staff are so fun and helpful - gabs I’m particular really helped us out, recommended a fab tour day trip which made our time there even better! Would definitely recommend and come back!! X
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    30 Apr 2019
    Lovliest hostel i stayed in Australia so far! Feels very homely, staff is great
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    19 Apr 2019
    Great vibe, 3 beds room is really good value. I think their tour booking service is a bit expensive, but I can't tell if they provide better quality tours (they will prob claim that). Overall fairly good experience and would stay again.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    07 Apr 2019
    Everything was beautiful.
    Colombia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    16 Apr 2019
    Cairns itself was not my favourite place. That being said this hostel was very good. Cute vibe aligned with the tropical environment. Friday is pizza night and you can get all you can eat pizza for 10$. The rooms are nice however no AC. The staff is friendly.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    01 Aug 2019
    Overall nice quiet place to stay. A 15 min walk to downtown. Has multiple kitchens and a cool outdoor area for hanging out. The reception hours and laundry hours were a bit inconvenient and soap was missing from several bathrooms. Good price for a double private room.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    07 Mar 2019
    Nice hostel, Gabs was remarkable at the front desk, she was instrumental in helping me book a couple treks onto the GBR. Nice facility although the fans didn't work well in my dorm room. Nice pool. Handy location, across from the train station and close to the huge mall (you walk thru the mall to get to the main part of town).
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    08 Mar 2019
    Staff were super helpful with organizing day trips. Location was near the waterfront and transport links. There were cockroaches in the room and kitchen (although this is probably to be expected when the hostel is right next door to the rain forest. Overall we would chose to stay here again.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.9


    01 Apr 2019
    It’s nice athmosphere but the sheets smell like they haven’t been changed and the facilities lack basic things like: hooks to hang clothes in the shower or soap in the bathroom. Kitchen is not well equipped and old and dirty. But Staff is friendly and location is great
    Germany, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2012

    2nd, Continent Winners Oceania

  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners Australia

  • 2009

    1st, Country Winners Australia

  • 2009

    2nd, Continent Winners Oceania

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