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Dreamtime Travellers Rest

189 Bunda St Parramatta park, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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#3 of 101 Speciality lodging in Cairns
Travellers' Choice
Dreamtime Travellers Rest Guesthouse The original since 1990. Clean comfortable private rooms with Free public wifi , no bunkbeds. none smoking venue , a tropical oasis perfect for relaxing by the pool or our funky lounge room meeting like minded visitors. Our local staff advising and helping you book the best trips and tours. We are here to help you have an unforgettable travel experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Entertainment staff
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Public wifi
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Electric kettle
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Irina R wrote a review 1 Jul
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I booked a double room for a few nights and sadly I got the one next to a water pump that was making terrible loud sounds! They told me its just few hours a day and starts in the morning so I should cope with it. So I checked out to move to another hostel! They didnt refund me the first night. I didn't use the room and they anyway made me pay. There was no one at the reception to talk to as they dont have a non stop reception service. Horribe service horrible place. I would not recomend it to anyone. They are not resonable
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
paulinetrn17 wrote a review Jun 2021
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
I spent four nigths in a private room and I really enjoyed my time in Dreamtime Travellers Rest. I had to wake up early in the morning to go to my tours and was looking for a nice and quiet hostel. I spent a while looking at all the different hostels online before choosing this one and I wasn't disappointed! It had everything I was looking for : ecofriendly, quiet in the evening, clean shared areas, nice little pool and garden. The owners are lovely, give good recommandations and also have a great taste in decoration. You can see this place is loved and that they paid attention to every details. I also had a look at the shared rooms and they look very cute and comfy too. I would not hesitate to go for a shared room next time I travel to Cairns.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Daniel B wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Stayed for 4 nights in a privet room, very spacious and comfy for the price payed. Extremely friendly staff, Pedro was a very polite host. Thanks for the room! highly recommend, Will be staying again in the future
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Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Personally i would recommend private rooms so you can have a comfy sleep. But get what you can...
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2 Helpful votes
Response from steve Douglas, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest
Responded 12 Jun 2021
Hi Daniel, Thanks for recommending us.
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wayne j wrote a review Apr 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
My room was Broken into and my property was theived while I was not present in my room . I have contacted both the manager of this place who will not respond to me and the Cairns police . Stay at this place at your own peril !
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Darren M wrote a review Apr 2021
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
Run down, filthy, and full of down and out Australians who will rob the fillings out of your teeth whilst you sleep. The owner Steve is selling the hostel, so believes that he can get away with treating his guests with comtempt. Most utilities advertised are no longer there - no pool table, no snack machines, and most recently a smoking and drinking ban on the premises (which I'm convinced is part of a tax rort, by deliberately running at a loss). AVOID LIKE IT'S COVID!
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Date of stay: January 2021
Room Tip: Filthy and overpriced
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Response from steve Douglas, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest
Responded 12 Jun 2021
Hi thanks for your feedback. Since coming out of the COVID restrictions we have been working hard with renovations. We choose to be a non smoking, social drinking quiet venue for the peace and harmony of our guests. We you wish happy travels. kind Regards Steve and Sally.
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USD 18 - USD 44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dreamtime Travellers Rest
Which popular attractions are close to Dreamtime Travellers Rest?
Nearby attractions include Cairns Central Shopping Centre (0.3 km), Grand Hotel Cairns (0.4 km), and Cruze Coffee (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dreamtime Travellers Rest?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and an outdoor pool.
Which room amenities are available at Dreamtime Travellers Rest?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a stovetop.
Is parking available at Dreamtime Travellers Rest?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dreamtime Travellers Rest?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pete & Paulz Breaky Bar, Jimmys Burger & Co., and Lafew Teahouse and Kombucha Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dreamtime Travellers Rest?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Dreamtime Travellers Rest located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Cairns.