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Dreamtime Travellers Rest

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Paris, France
Reviewed 20 October 2014

What to say that others didn't ?! If this hostel has a so good reviews, it because it deserve it !! Good bedrooms (I test some of them : single with a double bed, 4 beds dorm and 3 beds dorm), very clean, kitchen and bathroom shared (but not by all the hostel. you have several of them at Dreamtime),...

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

Hi Michael, thanks for your review of Dreamtime Hostel, 5 stars wow , glad we could help you have a successful trip . happy travels .

Reviewed 18 October 2014

Best hostel I have stayed in!! All the staff are really friendly and helpful specialty Erin! Great facilities, the rooms are very clean and cosy! Not a party hostel like most hostels in Cairns, but still fun specialty BBQ nights on Wednesdays!!

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

Hi Rose thanks for your feed back glad you enjoyed your stay at Dreamtime , i agree Erin is great . Happy Travels from the Dream team

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights though WISH I COULD HAVE STAYED LONGER. From beginning to end this has been the best hostel ever with amazing service - was extremely sad to leave :( Staff were amazing - very useful. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by smiling faces and warm welcomes. We were given a tour of the...

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

Hi Thanks TravellerMac wow best Hostel ever, Thanks for that, we have been doing it a long time , we are all ways looking for ways to improve, so glad you enjoyed your stay.

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 9 October 2014

Helpfull staff ( Chris at the reception would move mountains for you if he could), good beds, great facilities (showers are big and nice, enough toilets) and a lot of possibilities for day trips etc, Every night has a special (like movie night or bbq night with fireshow). Free Wifi and lots of computers down the lobby. Short walk to...

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

Hi Bneiloj, Thanks for your review , glad you could recommend us, hi from Chris and the Team, keep living the Dream.

Japan
Reviewed 7 October 2014

I stayed 3 nights at dreamtime. Every staff are kind and they has clean room and cozy space. They has event every night. I joined BBQ and fire show on Wednesday. It was yummy BBQ and I tasted crocodile and kangaroo meat. The fire show was so fantastic! I took a lot of pictures. And owner Steve show and teach...

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

Hi 66peko, so glad you enjoyed your stay at Dreamtime and had nice first time experiences , your english is great keep it up, thanks for your review keep smiling . Steve

Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 4 October 2014

I absolutely loved this hostel! This is where I started my 3-week trip through Oz and loved the layout, the staff was super friendly and helpful, everything was clean. The put on different events so it's easy to meet people. Coles and mall super close. A great place to relax, however, possible to predrink and then head to town. Highly...

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

Hi Lena Hows the trip going ? , thanks for the great review of Dreamtime. your Aussie home away from home , like that , it means a lot. Have fun see you next time , the Dream team Cairns.

Manchester
Reviewed 3 October 2014 via mobile

Dreamtime was the best of many hostels we stayed in during our time in Cairns. The place was clean, nicely decorated and the staff were all lovely. Our kitchen was really well stocked with plates and pots and pans, everything you need to cook a good meal, and it's just across the road from the shopping centre in town so...

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

Hi Becky, thanks for your review of Dreamtime glad you like our free mail service, we keep mail for Travellers that stay with us for up to 30 Days , we can even forward it on for free , Pena and James have moved on travelling lucky them .

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2014

I would suggest you to stay here. Service is good, the hostel could be cleaner but compared to the average in Cairns, it's pretty much the best choice you have. Activities are nice and you will have fun there

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

Hi , Giuseppe, thanks for your review of Dreamtime Hostel glad to thought we had good service and where in a central location. happy travels .

Reviewed 2 October 2014 via mobile

I was for about 12 days in Dreamtime and I have to say, that it's a very nice hostel. The outdoor area and the evening activities like bbq, pizza or movie night are good to meet new people. Rooms are clean and big enough. The stuff was always friendly and helpfull. The hostel is not directly in the centre but...

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

Hi Nayell, thanks for your feed back glad you enjoyed your stay with us , we have been renovating our kitchens with new bench tops and appliances and a fresh coat of paint, this will make it easier to clean, its a constant battle to keep the out side tables clean as they are so often used. i'll bring it...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2014

After reading all the great reviews we thought we'd give this place a try. Upon arriving late in the evening, the new member of staff did take a little while to get us checked in and sorted, she was polite but didn't quite know what she was doing. The room we stayed in was a 7 bed dorm, and everybody...

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

Hi Richard , Thanks for your feed back review of Dreamtime Hostel, glad you liked the community feel , our late night Staff don't normally do check ins and have only been trained to show people to their rooms, and your right room 7 bathroom has been on the list for a refurbish, glad to let you know its been...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $24 - $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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