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Berlin, Deutschland
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

To me the place is just extraordinary. I've never been to a hostel where I had a better stay. Good rooms and facilities, and a great atmosphere. Especially the staff is awesome. They can organize all kinds of trips and ongoing travels for you. Every second evening is movie night and a lot more events going on to hang around...

Thank Maver2000
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in private rooms with shared toilets in 3 top-rated hotels across Cairns, Port Douglas and Daintree but found Dreamtime to be the best. Location: Right opposite Dreamtime is a pedestrian walkway that takes you to Cairns Central mall. The esplanade is 10 mins walking distance from there. There is plenty of parking available around Dreamtime. Staff: The staff...

Thank PSGothoskar
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely one of the best hostel I've ever stayed. The staffs are very friendly and helpful, the rooms and bathrooms is quite clean, other area even cleaner! Also they have free wifi (although some rooms get weak or no wifi signal), free stuff in the kitchen, pizza night, bbq night, good location, etc. I like the decor, hippie ambience and...

Thank Edward F
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooms are basic but there is everything you need. Everything was clean. Gabbrielle (if that was her real name 😉) is outstanding and just the type of host you want. Pizza and film night is pretty cool lots of chill out space with wifi , lots of info on trips and excursions. As with all the other places make...

Thank Kieran C
Mount Isa, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed with two friends for 5 days Place was good, friendly people, the staff were helpful and friendly as. Shopping centre right across the road The esplanade a little walk away Rooms were alright can't complain, only sucky thing paying $1 for 3 hrs of aircon. I'd stay again if I came through.

Thank Karl D
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't really describe in words how amazing is this place, you have to live it. Best place I've ever stayed, you can chill in the huge tropical garden, in the campervan placed in the middle of the garden or in the swimming pool if you prefer! Great community and social life with the other guests/travellers, and there are night...

Thank alessandrocampana4
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I had a great experience at Dreamtime. The staff were amazing, very friendly and helpful. Gabbie knows the best tours in town. Tony was so welcoming, always up for a chat, a chill, any/everything! I loved the hippie vibe of the place. The pool was great! I think 24hr reception would be a great addition. Overall a great experience, I...

Thank Lauren D
stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

HI Lauren, many thanks for your review glad to hear you had a dream experience and would recommend us.

Reviewed 11 March 2017

Super clean, great environment that makes all the hostel "cosy". Great location as well, a 10 mins walk to the city centre, which locates the hostel in a quiet area. People are super friendly, I felt like I was sharing an apartement! Highly recommended.

Thank Romane P
stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Romane thanks for your review of our cosy hostel

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The place looks and is really cool. Staff were welcoming and helpful. The communal area centered around a vw campervan is just brilliant. The room and shared facilities were all clean and well presented. We had a very enjoyable stay here. The hostel is also located 5 minutes walk from the main shopping area where you can get all your...

Thank scrivuk
stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Scrivuk, thanks for your 5 stars we have some really cool staff . happy travels .

Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The hostel was nice and clean at all times, lovely staff and nice location. Really recommend this hostel if you're looking for a place to relax and unwind. The hostel don't offer breakfast, but they have a great and clean kitchen aria. The hostel is located about a 5 min walk from the city centre. Would definitely recommend this place!

Thank Emily Ann H
stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Emily, thats for your feed back glad you would recommend us , Breakfast is by ourself there is free tea and coffee in reception and a supermarket across the road.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dreamtime hostel is 3 beautiful, bright Queenslander homes located just minutes walk from the centre of Cairns. Free wifi 24 hours plus You will find a tropical oasis perfect for relaxing and meeting like minded travellers. Our service is supreme local staff advising and helping you book the best trips and tours. We are here to help you have an unforgettable travel experience.Join us on one of our BBQ nights, fire shows or movies under the stars. Come see why Dreametime is voted #1 best hostel Australia 2012 by hostelworld customer reviews. Do yourself a favour and join in the fun. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dreamtime Travellers Rest

Address: 189 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Dreamtime Backpackers)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $27 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dreamtime Travellers Rest 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room 23 is a private room very close to the toilet”
PSGothoskar, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If wanting female only, ask desk who's already booked into each room and they'll do their best to help you :)”
lucyc615, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Make sure your room is not in full sun for the day so that you may rely on fans and avoid AC ,,,,less environmentally friendly.”
braincandy19, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 is the best!”
KatiS293, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 7 - 10 were great”
22merelh, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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