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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff super friendly. Close to town-great walk along the esplanade starting just one block from the hostel. Shuttle service was perfect & convenient! Don't expect quiet hours as the open air halls echoed a lot. Basic rooms but all you really needed. Very welcoming and Nice hangout area downstairs. Even allow dogs!! :)

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The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

With breakfast being included and a nice pool, volleybal court and other things to do it is nice to stay at the Noamds Backpackers. However, having to take a bus to town everytime, which doesn't run at night, makes it harder to plan your activities and go to the centre. Walking to the hostle is do-able but I wouldn't recommend...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nomads is not at the Central but there is a shuttlebus to the nightmarket every hour. Its an nice and easy going Hostel with nice people. There is a pool and a small bar with restaurant. The weekly price for a 6 bed dorm is pretty cheap for big cities in Australia. Mike from the staff saved our day, drove...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not as pictures seemed, had a town as a curtain, no air conditioning as stated in room price online, had to wait an hour to check into room as desk was unoccupied, wouldn't recommend staying here, rate was not that cheap either, I'd recommend staying at calypso backpackers down the road, awesome atmosphere and very freindly

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here one night. Rooms are basic but clean, they have a pool and a free shuttle into the city as it is a little far out, great location for the airport though. Staff are so nice and friendly, more so than most hostels. Would recommend if you are staying in Cairns but want somewhere a little more chilled than...

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Best travel desk guy evaaa (Fraser thanks for driving me and my mom to Tjapukai)! Staff was helpful, but unfortunately no 24/7 reception. Not in the city center but they have a free shuttle service which is good.

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed at Nomads for 3 days in a 4 bed dorm. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean but the aircon was set too cold and it was freezing during night. Facilities were good. Nice pool, cool restaurant/bar with good food. But the room was too expensive in favor of having a shared bathroom.

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Canberra
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Not a bad little place, pretty basic however either the care factor or knowledge of the staff is lacking due shuttle bus availability. Arrived at airport and called, told 15-20 mins, 30 mins later ring back and told they were on their way, finally get tired of waiting and get a taxi and arrive at nomads before shuttle had even...

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Thank Sean C
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here overnight on our way out to the reef. It advertises airport transfers are included. We called when we landed and were told it would be 15-20 minutes for pickup. After 40 minutes we called and were advised that it would be another 20 minutes. When it still hadn't arrived after this 20 minutes and another photo call...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for week... average hostel. Nice size, showers are great. Kitchen is kept clean and bar area is nice. Had a fair few disturbances (7x in one day) in our room from cleaners to maintance - just knocking and coming straight in even when told no! Some staff were very friendly while others were rude. Overall it is an...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nomads Cairns backpackers resort is a 4 ½ star AAA rated budget accommodation with resort style facilities and onsite Serpent Bar, and has been designed to provide you with a great night's sleep. Located only minutes away from the Cairns Esplanade, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, it includes everything you need to enjoy Tropical North Queensland in style. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar

Address: 341 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $31 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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