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9.4
Superb
1720 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

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's easy to meet people hanging out there'.

Property Description

Hello traveller!

Welcome to Dreamtime.
If your check-in is after 6pm, a screenshot of your Passport is required before you arrive. Please email or call after booking to arrange Passport photo screenshot.
Once verified, you will receive the entry codes.

Helpful info:
- Free parking 24/7 outside Dreamtime.
- Check-in is 12:00pm midday
- Check-out is 10:00am
- A valid passport is required at check-in
- Reception hours 8am - 6pm

Safe travels,
Dreamtime Travellers Rest

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

Reviews & Ratings

9.4
Superb
1720 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.8
  • Location
    9.6
  • Staff
    9.8
  • Atmosphere
    9.2
  • Cleanliness
    9.4
  • Value for Money
    9.6
  • Facilities
    8.6

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10
Superb
Jun 27, 2024
Best hostel in Cairns. Feels very homely and cosy, and you can tell it’s well looked after. Very welcoming staff, super clean and lovely vibes. Will be returning when I’m next in Cairns for sure!!
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Female, 25-30
9.7
Superb
May 10, 2024
We had a great time staying here when in Cairns. Tim went above and beyond to help us change our booking dates, book tours and even lent me a snorkel for one of them. The hostel has a lovely homely feel with good facilities including two kitchens. There is wifi in the common areas but unfortunately this did not extend to our room. There are also no plug sockets by the beds which could make it a bit tricky to charge devices at night.
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Female, 18-24
10
Superb
May 10, 2024
One of the best hostels I’ve stayed at. Tim was so kind and couldn’t be more helpful. Very laid back backpacker vibe with a few long term stays too
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Female, 18-24

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Swimming Pool
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Parking
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Ceiling fan
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

Awards

2012

2nd, Continent Winners Oceania

2012

1st, Country Winners Australia

2009

2nd, Continent Winners Oceania

2009

1st, Country Winners Australia

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