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Asylum Cairns Backpacker Hostel

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This isn't the most modern hostel I've ever stayed in but it's definitely one of the best. The building is due a bit of an upgrade but it's cleaned everyday and kept in pretty decent condition. There are hammocks to chill in everyday and the communal area is quite big. The rooms that have A/C are pretty cool and there...

Thank JuicyLucy2208
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This hostel is really good. It changes my mind about backpacker hostel. We have 2 girls so we stay in a room with 2 single beds. It is clean with electric fan and air conditioner as well. We pay $162 for 3 nights (for 2 people) so it is just around $80 each for 3 nights (i booked it through...

Thank Phuongdovn
Virginia, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This hostel was awesome. The Manager and her assistants went all out to provide a super clean room. The prices are very affordable and close to town. I walked from the hostel to town and back, without the use of a bus. They also helped with setting up tours and giving recommendations on the best companies to use for seeing...

Thank RoadRacer711
Reviewed 7 August 2016

What a good place to be in paradise. Loved every second of it and I'm going to miss every single person here. It felt like home. It does its name justice. Great party's and also a good place to chill out. The staff get 10 points for awesomeness.

1Thank Ronald B
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I loved being invited to join everything!! And when I couldn't participate they were genuinely hoping I could for the next activity. It will always be my preference when I travel to Cairns - best bits of all my backpackers experiences in one place 😎

1Thank Lizzy W
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

You get what you pay for. You could at least clean the rooms and the bathrooms. When I first enter in my room it was dirty and there were ants everywhere!! Bathrooms awful and the building is old. Like REALLY OLD. I would never stay here again. But like is said if you pay 15$ per night this is what...

Thank Maria G
Kolding, Denmark
Reviewed 9 June 2016

I specially chose this because I have seen that some people absolutely loved it and others hated it, so i wanted to see where to I stand. Drum rolls please... I absolutely LOVED it. The staff was friendly and helpful, but no non-sense and direct, something I like. The best aspect of the hostel is the crowd there they will...

1Thank TamasBTA
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Love this hostel- it becomes your home so quickly and I'm really sad to be leaving! The people are all amazing- especially that Canadian guy who works there... I think his name is alex? If you ask him nicely, he'll change your bed for you and dance for you whenever you want! Best part of my days!!

1Thank 427travelaustralia
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 7 May 2016

this place is super chilled but the parties are good too. It's a really welcoming vibe, feels like a second home. The staff are all really helpful and fun, especially Alex. He's the boy I love him. Miss you dude.

1Thank canadalove2016
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

So me and my friend both stayed in the Asylum in Sydney and that was amazing! But then we found out that there was one in Cairns too! Ended up staying here for 9 days and it was the best time we had in Australia!!! If I was coming back I would defiantly come and stay here no question about...

1Thank Jessica B

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Additional Information about Asylum Cairns Backpacker Hostel

Address: 149 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $16 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“5 bed dorms are best value”
 of 5 bubbles JuicyLucy2208, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“single rooms”
 of 5 bubbles RoadRacer711, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“aircon rooms # 2 or 21”
 of 5 bubbles jckrijn87, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“rooms behind the kitchen are quieter close to the esplanade and CBD can book tours with the reception”
 of 5 bubbles emilynewbery, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“away from the front”
 of 5 bubbles tomhL4586XR, 27 May 2014 | Read review
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