Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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

Geckos Backpackers is a Magnificent Historical, Heritage Place set amongst lush beautiful gardens. The buildings have very interesting Architecture of the Queenslander Style. Brilliant location, right next door to the Cairns Central Shopping Centre, including Coles Supermarket. 600 meters to the city centre and 800 meters to the superb Lagoon. Very peaceful, clean & spacious property with no bunk beds at all. Air conditioned rooms do not need coins to operate. Some rooms have ceilings up to 5 meters. Well equipped kitchen open 24 hours with free tea and coffee, Tv room, small library, large size pool, laundry facilities and unlimited internet connection. Extensive Tour Desk where we can show our guests all the Tours/Activities in our Tropical Paradise.

We are a no alcohol place which means it is mostly very quiet and less problematic ensuring our guests more of a good nights sleep, especially for those active guests going on tours. All in all we are very quiet, safe and very clean.

Reception hours are from 6.30am to 12 pm and 4pm to 7pm. Guests can still check in 24/7 swiftly and contact us for help 24/7 by ringing 1 of the 2 telephone numbers displayed at reception. One of the numbers is for Peter and the other is for the night caretaker.

There is no age restriction so it is perfect for travellers with children.

Check in time is from 11am and check out time is 10am.

Key deposit is 10.00 and is totally refundable upon receiving keys at check out. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Feb 2022
    Very clean, nice pool area and friendly staff. Ticked all the boxes! I would defiantly stay here again.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    25 Jan 2022
    Super clean, quiet and chilled guest house. Stayed here for 9 days and really enjoyed our time. Perfect base for exploring. Free Air con in room was a lovely added touch. Would definitely recommend.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Jan 2022
    A great hostel. The pool is a great place to relax, it's shaded and quite cool. We stayed in the double rooms and they were comfortable. They even had a small fridge to keep our food in, plus the air con kept us nice and cool during the night. The kitchen and bathrooms were really clean, and the kitchen has everything we needed to cook meals.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    02 Jul 2021
    Pleasant place to stay friendly Owner front rooms are quite noisy due to traffic
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    21 Feb 2020
    Absolutely fantastic one night stay here! Great aircon friendly staff and I ended up having a 4 bed room to myself! The beds were comfy and the kitchen was well stocked. I was super impressed for quality of money! I will be staying here again!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Sep 2019
    We went to Geckos because we needed an affordable place to stay, and it really exceeded our expectations! Peter is really helpful with any questions you might have about your stay in Cairns and the kitchen had everything you might need. We didn't use the pool but it looked very well maintained and the overall atmosphere in the hostel was friendly and relaxed. Great place to stay if in Cairns !
    Netherlands, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    23 Sep 2021
    The best backpackers I have stayed in, and I have travelled far. Everywhere and everything is clean and tidy. The rooms are spacious as are the showers and the toilets are super clean. The kitchen has all the equipment you need. The place is quiet and the staff are happy to help. I shall return there whenever I stay in Cairns.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    15 Oct 2019
    Fabulous hostel.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    16 Aug 2020
    Cheap and easy. Good communication, helpful, decent rooms.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    19 Jan 2020
    3 bed private was very comfortable with strong a/c. Definitely more of a guesthouse vibe: not much communal space for meeting people (and no a/c here or kitchen means people hide away in the rooms) and reception closed most of the time, so can't really get advice etc. Everything very clean, walking distance to main part of town, big mall/supermarket nearby
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wii