Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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, Business Trip, 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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Yes we are open during Covid19 for guest and travellers looking for a safe and clean space to stay. Dreamtime is a small family owned hostel and has operated for 30 years, private rooms and small dorms with great facilities we understand the travels needs.

We have recently just improved our services creating a more sustainable eco conscious hostel. Private rooms with no more that two persons.
Aligning our service with our values of self-care and hygiene. Walking distance to the city centre with Cole super market open across the road no need for a shuttle bus.

More about this unique chilled out hostel .... set amongst a tropical garden with a outdoor swimming pool. Guests can relax 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 6 share dorm rooms have ensuite.
We have FREE 24 hour WiFi in public for all our guests and a great array of social nights to meet other like minded travellers.
Two fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities are available.
At the hostel we have a Licensed bar not open ATM ,, free pool table.
Air-conditioning is available for an additional cost of only $1 for 3 hours.
We offer free tea and coffee.
Free luggage storage is provided while on tours. All tours can be booked FREE off charge.

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.

Please note Dreamtime Hostel is a licenced premises but not open ATM

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 9.2

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 8.8

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
  • 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+
  • 9.4


    24 Sep 2019
    Our stay was lovely. The room was nice and clean and near the bathroom and showers. Kitchen was nice and tidy and the pool table was fun. Only downside was not being able to get our key deposit back as no staff turned up when they were supposed to be there at 7:30. Waited 15 minutes but eventually had to leave it as we had a bus to catch.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    14 Oct 2019
    Very nice, not too big
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    17 Sep 2019
    Very chilled hostel, spacious rooms, comfortable beds, good wifi. The kitchens don't have ovens, but can't fault it otherwise
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 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
  • 8.3


    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
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    30 Aug 2019
    It's a nice place to stay in if you are not in party mood. Very chill
    France, 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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