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Melbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Spent 3 nights here. The staff is lovely, the hostel is very clean and the rooms are the most comfortable I've had in Australia so far! It's a gorgeous hostel as well. It's a bit quiet but that's definitely a plus. There's a large shopping centre right across the street which is nice. I would definitely recommend staying here when... More 

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

Hi Helena, thanks for your feed back glad you enjoyed our little hostel which is not a party hostel more a social one happy travels . More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Stayed here for a week. It's a great hostel, very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Erin was so helpful and friendly towards us. The room we stayed in was great value very spacious and clean. There entertainment throughout the week is great specially if you don't want to go out and spend loads. Great location, shopping centre right across the road.... More 

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

Hi Sara, thanks for your review glad you enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and your right Erin is great , safe travels the Dream team . More 

China
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

It's a lovely hostel. The railway station and the shopping center is just cross the road. It spent 15 mins walking to the beach and the town center. The staff was quite useful and gave us a lot of help. My friend and I shared a double room. There is bason and fridge in room, but toilet and shower room... More 

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1 Thank Yee F
Dreamtimehostel, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Yee , Thanks for your review glad you thought we where good value for money , if guest are staying longer we can change their sheets on request . Happy travels . More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Only stayed here one night before flying out of Cairns but enjoyed our time here. Erin and Monica were easy going, helpful, friendly and made us feel right at home. We stayed in a deluxe double - the room was really clean, loved having towels provided. The room was modern with nice extra touches like plenty of storage space, bed... More 

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

Hi the Hoff , thanks for the review , glad you enjoyed the service and room but only one night ? you will have to come back. i'll mention to the house keeping staff about the dried soap on the sheets, the pictures look good thanks , i also fixed the seal on the fridge too. see you again safe... More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

We arrived at an ungodly hour of 4am so emailed the hostel to let them know, they're response was quick and they let us know to try and sleep in the little lounge areas open until reception opened at 7:30am. We were then able to check in at 10am. First thing we noticed was how lovely and clean the place... More 

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

Hi Tommie , hope thats your name thanks for your review and positive feed back , it alway good to know the staff are doing the right things by helping travellers that arrive very early in the mornings , glad you enjoyed our services, happy travels . More 

Bern, Schweiz
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Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

we've got nothing to complain about! :) our room was clean and well located, the staff was always friendly and really helpful! the showers and toilets were clean and nice. as an extra; they have low priced and super fast wifi (it was perfect to upload pictures to our blog)! :)

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1 Thank austravellers9084
Dreamtimehostel, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi there aussie travellers thanks for your feed back. as an accommodation provider we also offer other services ie tour bookings and Wi Fi internet at a low cost for our guests convenience . we are happy you enjoyed your stay . safe travels . More 

Hassloch, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 13 October 2013

Very friendly an helpfull staff, all is made with much passion. Nice as well the events each evening like BBQ with fire show (you should not miss), film nights. Still a quiet place a fare meter outside the probably loud center, but very good lokation, as center is 500m away, railway station for start to Kuranda rail and shoping center... More 

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Thank Wolfgang E
Dreamtimehostel, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Thanks Wolfgang glad you enjoyed your stay with us ,its been our passion for 21 years its all about creating a comfortable meeting place for like minded travellers . More 

Irvine, California
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Enjoyed five nights of clean, basic accomodations. Staff were friendly and helpful. Enjoyed the BBQ night and movie nights. I would stay here again. There are many activities and and near Cairns. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

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

Hi Irine , thanks for the review glad you had a wonderful time , i like room 21 too its quite and by the pool , we call it the cabin, enjoy. More 

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Reviewed 7 October 2013 via mobile

Walking into Dreamtime you're made to feel at home straight away as the staff are lovely. The rooms are quite quirky and clean, but the air con didn't work and we had cockroaches in our room. It was hot so you've got to expect it I guess but it was a bit off putting. Wifi is available at a reasonable... More 

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Thank Amylouwoo
Dreamtimehostel, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Amy , Thanks for your review glad you thought we were homely and clean, sorry about the bugs we do get our fare share up here in the tropics especially now that its starting to heat up for summer. cheers for the heads up on the Air con we are on to it , you will be pleased to... More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Easily one of the best hostels that I have ever stayed in! Dreamtime is everything you could want in a hostel, big clean rooms, plenty of bathrooms, lots of activites each evening to keep you entertained I was very impressed. The staff are also friendly and more than willing to help you out with anything you need. For me if... More 

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

Thanks Robert glad you where impressed we do our best to please we enjoy it safe travels . More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • 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: $27 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dreamtime Travellers Rest 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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“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.”
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“Room 6 is the best!”
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“Room 7 - 10 were great”
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