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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Hostel is located 15 minutes away from the airport and just behind Cairns Central station, (very near the main city mall for easy grocery shopping and the Kuranda tours). Travel to the Lagoon and other Cairns city attractions can be easily reached within 30 minutes. Staff are very helpful with not just the running of the hostel, and also with... More 

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Thank Jason S
41dug, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Jason, thanks for your review , glad you though we were affordable ,i agree to shops and city are very convenient , i will pass on your regards to Erin, As an environmentally conscious hostel we choose a user pay system for our air con to try and reduce the power we consume. Happy travels. More 

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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2013

This was the first place we stayed on our vacation, and our first impression when we walked in our room was that we wished we had paid a bit more to stay someplace nicer. However, the place is clean, comfortable, and quiet. It has laundry machines (coin operated) and two kitchens, good wifi and computers available (although you do have... More 

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41dug, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi chouette, Its always nice to hear from a senior contributor world traveller. your feed back is important to us . glad to know our budget hostel was clean ,comfortable and reasonably priced. You will be pleased to know we are constantly up dating our rooms , my wife has upgraded our beds linen and pillows since your stay last... More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2013

We stayed here for a week and we all had a great stay, The staff were all friendly and very helpful, They were knowledgeable about the tours and they booked all of our tours which we all had a great time experiencing. The rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms are kept clean. The room that we stayed in was very comfortable and... More 

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Thank Fee F
41dug, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Fee, Thanks for your review nice you though we were a great place to stay , we encourage social evenings so travellers can meet . As a licensed travel agent one of the services we offer is tour and travel information glad to hear the staff could help you have a great experience. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2013

We stay here for 4 nights as our first stop in Cairns. There is a friendly staff and nice atmosphere in the hostel, the double room is tidy and clean with a nice fridge inside, however it's a little bit hot inside the room. (There is a Air Con in the room however it cost $1 for 3 hrs) There... More 

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41dug, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Kelvin thanks for your review , summer is on its way ,i agree Erin is a super star glad you enjoyed your stay . More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2013

We stayed 4 nights. The atmosphere is friendly and calm. Activities are planned, knowledgeable tour advisor is at the hostel. Rooms and kitchens are kept clean. Close to walk to grocery store, the city, the lagoon and reef tours. I would reccommend staying here. The dorms have many rooms with only 3 people so you can get a good nights... More 

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41dug, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Lynne , thanks for the review , glad you enjoyed the hostel and liked the decor , its all ways good to know that when guests leave that they would recommend us , word of month is our biggest advertiser , safe travels. More 

Mareeba
1 review
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Big room, soft bed, lots of bathrooms very enjoyable barbecue, pizza and movie night, quiet at night , but defenetely the best thing is the staff, very friendly , and so many beautiful girls :) for sure the best hostel i ve ever been.

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41dug, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Gyo, Nice to see a local stay and enjoy our facilities at Dreamtime , thanks for your review hope to see you again some time. More 

Menlo Park, California
1 review
Reviewed 12 November 2013

We needed one more night to stay in town before our live-aboard dive trip and went to the sister hostel of Tropic Days. It's definately a much hipper, younger, low key crowd. The location is great near the City Centre. There were a lot of perks here and there as most hostels advertised...but this one was clean, comfortable, and it... More 

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Thank Aileen L
41dug, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Alleen, thanks for your nice comments ,sorry you could only stay one night , glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and BBQ .Dreamtime is our original Hostel before we opened Tropic Days which is now owned my sister . happy travels . More 

Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 5 November 2013

This was one of the nicest hostels I have stayed in. Very clean, good beds, good kitchen, nice rooms, great atmosphere and the staff was extremely friendly and helpfull. I would definitely stay here again.

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41dug, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Yvonne, thanks for your review glad to hear you thought we where the nicest hostel you have stayed , it really means alot . have a fun time . More 

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Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

Dreamtime was hands down the best hostel I've ever stayed at. The overall professionalism, quality of service and atmosphere was next to none. The staffs ability to mingle with the guests really made you feel at home and welcome. I can only compare this hostel to those visited in the past and none have met the standard Dreamtime provides. My... More 

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41dug, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi David thanks for your feed back , we alway encourage our staff to mix in with the guests, glad you enjoyed the hostel and would recommend it . safe travels . More 

Mackay, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 2 November 2013

We are four senior citizens that needed affordable accommodation for a couple of nights but were not comfortable with the thought of backpacking but tried it any way.We could not have better service at a five star motel.The girls that run Dreamtime Travellers Rest in Cairns go the extra miles to make sure we had all the info and bookings... More 

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41dug, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Perry ,thanks for your review good to know the girls where looking after you, glad you decided to try us see you next time . the Dreamteam. More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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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 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dreamtime Travellers Rest 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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