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Reef Backpackers

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See why so many travellers make Reef Backpackers their guest house of choice when visiting Cairns. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you. Close to St Monica's Cathedral (0.4 km), a popular Cairns landmark, Reef Backpackers is a great destination for tourists. Rooms at Reef Backpackers include air conditioning, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease. In addition, as a valued Reef Backpackers guest, you can enjoy a pool that is provided on-site. Getting online is possible, as Reef Backpackers offers free wifi. Also, guests arriving by vehicle have access to parking. When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Prawn Star, Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront, and Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant, which are some seafood restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike. If you’re looking for something to do, Green Island (0.7 km), Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips (0.4 km), and Reef Experience (0.3 km) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Reef Backpackers. At Reef Backpackers, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Cairns.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
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Air Conditioning
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A great secure hostel that is value for money, convenient location and friendly tourists. The rooms have comfortable bedding and cater for female only dorms. Clean bathrooms and toilets. Large kitchen which includes some free food in the fridge.
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Loved my stay at reef hostel. Clean hostel, nice dorms, friendly staff and guests.Great location right in the center of cairns. Staff is very helpful and puts you in contact with awesome tours for great prices. Easy to make a bunch of new friends. Would highly recommend
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The hostel is the cheapest you can get in Cairns and I definitely know why now! This hostel is ready to be closed. The bathrooms were absolutely dirty, rubbish, toilet paper and wet used towels all over. No hot showers, only cold water. The toilet paper is stored on top of the
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I stayed here for a total of 2 nights, I don't really have complaints about the place other then the fact that the kitchen could have been cleaner! And I felt like I was living in someone's house It was kind of disappointing that the room I was in had girls who were living
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The reviews saying this place is good are writen by staff i know this because i was forced to write a good review for "waterfront backpackers" ... but now that i am out of cairns i can be honest.. terrible hostel the owner is very rude and irate .. there is also a receptionist
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The chairs here, in the dining and in the lounge are all disgusting, old, sunken, dirty, mouldy.
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"The best bathrooms are upstairs, and the upstairs female dorm doesn't have bunk beds!"
"A little far from the city. Do not stay here."
"The hostel dinners are good value"
"not big differences among rooms but only how many beds in though if you are female, you might be happy to chose female only room."
"Don't stay here that's a good tip."
USD 21 - USD 43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaQueenslandCairns RegionCairns
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