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General Group Booking Terms

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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 a quiet, respectful hostel at night and not a party hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Dreamtime Traveller's Rest was rated #1 in Australia and #2 in Oceania at the 2011 Hoscars and it's not difficult to see why. This hostel has a cosy, relaxed and home-like atmosphere with a pool and BBQ area set in a tropical oasis. It's located across the road from Cairns Central railway station and shopping centre, about 15 minutes' walk from the Esplanade and the lagoon. Hostelworld guests say the staff are 'really friendly, helpful and full of information' and that 'because the common area is so nice, it is easy to meet people hanging out there’.

We have recently just improved our services, creating a more sustainable eco-conscious hostel.
Private rooms with no more than two persons. Aligning our service with our values of self-care and hygiene.

Guests can relax and enjoy the laid back vibe that makes Dreamtime truly unique and one of a kind.

Additional Features:
All rooms are fan cooled
Fresh bed linen provided.
Shared bathroom facilities, cleaned daily
Free 24 hour WiFi in public areas
2 fully equipped kitchens, cleaned daily
Laundry facilities are available.
Air-conditioning in rooms is available for an additional cost of only $1 for 3 hours.
Free luggage storage is provided while on tours. All tours can be booked here.

Located opposite the Railway Station, we are only a short 15 minute walk to the beautiful esplanade, swimming lagoon and the reef departures.
Coles supermarket is across the road, only a short walk away.
Next door you'll find a fantastic coffee shop.

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

If you have any questions please contact us after booking and we look forward to welcoming you to our Dreamtime soon!

Tropically Yours,
Paul & Chelsea View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Dec 2019
    Amazing place, very friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms, great swimming pool, good kitchen and dining areas.
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    07 Oct 2019
    Perfect location, warm and friendly welcome from staff and clean and comfy rooms. Plenty of bathrooms and toilet facilities. Really relaxed vibe. Only supposed to say one night but booked additional nights. Would definitely stay again.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    20 Jul 2021
    Fantastic place to stay in Cairns ! 10 min walk to the main street and centre of the city. Right across the road from shops and public transport. Staff put on a communal BBQ on Friday nights and gather everyone around for a feed and laughs. Would highly recommend staying here, and will definitely return here when in Cairns
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    14 Oct 2019
    Very nice, not too big
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    16 Jul 2020
    Lovely little hostel in a good location just behind the big shopping centre can easily walk to the cbd in 10 mins! The staff were very friendly especially the German women with the dog (sorry I’ve forgotten your name!) We had a great stay ☺️
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    27 Feb 2020
    Good Hostel, but you have to pay for air conditioning which with the weather in Cairns isnt so great.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    18 Jun 2021
    Nice little hostel, clean and friendly. Can be quiet but there was still a good vibe here. Staff were great and went out of their way to help.
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 6.9


    05 Sep 2022
    Ok for the money
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 4.0


    21 Sep 2021
    The room booked was not as expected- very expensive for a dirty room that was different to what was featured on the advertisement. Cockroaches came out of aircon when it was turned on, I was concerned about the cleanliness of the linen, kitchen looked like a rogue chicken could stray through at any moment, I didn’t want to take my flip flops off at all in my room as the floor was dirty. Do yourself a favour and give it a miss- I checked out after 1 night and lost a week long deposit. Disaster!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners Australia

  • 2012

    2nd, Continent Winners Oceania

  • 2009

    1st, Country Winners Australia

  • 2009

    2nd, Continent Winners Oceania

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