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 ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural 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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

NEWLY RENOVATED! New staff and new vibe you will notice the difference

Free Air conditioning, WiFi and a relaxed atmosphere!

In the heart of the town, you'll find a real hostel hidden from view and with a great backyard, BBQ, Pool area, hammocks, large communal kitchen and pool table.

The Reef Backpackers is a rather small Hostel. Our well-maintained dormitory rooms with just 1 to 12 beds makes a very familiar, relaxed and friendly environment. Rooms are air conditioned and all bed linen is provided free of charge. Here you will find a comfortable TV and reading area for the ones that want a little relaxation and to meet people from all over the world.

Meet real people that enjoy traveling and having fun. Here all things considered, is also the cheapest because our prices include everything and there are no surprises. The reviews from our guests say everything.

Economical accommodation in Cairns shouldn't compromise on comfort. The city is a busy and hectic place so it's important for us at Reef Backpackers Cairns to do as much as possible to ensure our guests can get a comfortable night sleep.

You will find the Reef Backpackers amazingly quiet for being located in the centre of Cairns but at the same time, for the ones who want to enjoy Cairns nightlife, you will find restaurants, bars, clubs and the best spots in town within a few minutes walking distance.

The only rule we have is that we ask to not make any noise after 10 p.m. so we can let our guests relax in peace.

We are close to everything and its all walking distance. The lagoon the bars and the shopping centre.

We offer guests discounted meal vouchers for an evening meal... You will love it!

....Important.... Existing guests must book at the reception for extending their stay. rates and prices on this site are for new guests only.
A valid credit card is required at time of check in
Reef backpackers does not accept cash as payment all payments must be completed by credit card or eft View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Dec 2018
    Excellent atmosphere :) the location close to everything,great vibe with the pool and relaxing under palm trees. Open breezy floor plan.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    18 Dec 2018
    Stayed with 3 of my friends in the 4 bedroom dorm. Room was air conditioned, super clean and had a fridge in the room for drinks. Price was very good and had a relaxing garden to sit around in the evening and a pool hidden in the back! It being a close walk to the main road on the front with all the bars and restaurants and a 10 minute walk from the Great Barrier Reef pick up is perfect. Made our short trip to Cairns really fun! All the staff and guests are really considerate and social.
    Wales, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Oct 2018
    Friendly staff, great location. The room was nice and clean with solid and stable bunk beds, easy to climb. Good atmosphere. Highly recommended.
    Slovenia, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    12 Dec 2018
    Not sure if I over reacted or not with this situation. However checkout is 10am. And at 10am I was asked to leave the premises. I couldn’t wait in the reception area. If I wanted to stay for another hour or two I would of had to pay for a room. I left the hostel at 10.20 in thunder and lightening. Hostel was too quiet, bad security. Little lockers
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    19 Oct 2018
    This is indeed a cheap hostel. However, it's very dirty. The rooms have no aircon (that's wrong, sorry, there is aircondition - but you have to pay for it), and something is wrong with the electricity (the fans in our room could only turn on if at least two devices were charging from one outlet at the same time. Very reassuring). We also found cockroaches in the cutlery and in our food in the kitchen, so that was lively. On the bright side the hostel has a nice atmosphere. People are chill.
    Denmark, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.9


    31 Aug 2018
    I guess you get what paid for. Room was clean but bathroom and kitchen were discussing. Hard bed, small room. Old facilities. Staff was not very friendly either. Ok for the price but if you can pay more, choose somewhere else.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.6


    03 Dec 2018
    Once this hostel is finished renovation it will be awesome but I was not made aware of any renovations before turning up.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 4.0


    06 Nov 2018
    Not a very good hostil. The kitchen was atrocious and the entire building was under rennovation so it looked like sh*t. It had an open roof so when it rained it created a little river outside the bedrooms. Bathrooms and beds were fine.. but people played loud music right out in the common area at night, so goodluck getting any sleep. As for the staff, they completely take off at 8, so no reception or rule keeping. Security was a fence gate. Great location though. (Luckily only stayed 1 night)
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 3.1


    16 Sep 2018
    Worst atmosphere ever
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 2.6


    05 Aug 2018
    From the website, it shows reef backpacker offer free airport pick-up from 8am to 8pm, and I confirmed with the staff. When I arrived there 5th August and got on the shuttle bus around 9:30 am, the driver told me I have to pay 12 AUD for two persons, because reef backpacker doesn't pay the shuttle bus. When I call the office, the staff told me, he cannot do anything, and he just can cancel this booking without refund of my deposit. I think it is cheating.
    Taiwan, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi