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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I stayed in a private twin room with a shared bathroom while in Cairns. We had a great stay. The rooms, bathroom and kitchen were clean. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook with. The rooms are cool which is definitely needed in Cairns in January. The location was great. We could easily walk to the...

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous place, very clean with friendly staff. Chilled vibes! Strong Wifi, handy location near to everything, comfortable spacious room with quiet swimming pool! :) Peter the owner was extremely helpful! Thanks for a lovely stay!

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at geckos for 10 nights. Out to find a cheap hostel we found this place and it was perfect! Me and a friend had a private room, the hostel is clean and the staff are friendly! All kitchen equipment is provided included pots and pans, wifi is fast in the kitchen and living areas, just a bit slow...

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Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only planned to stay two nights but extended for nearly two weeks. The hostel is very clean, has all the facilities you need and even provides pots, pans plates etc. All the staff were lovely and answered any queries we had. We had a private room which was cute, decent size and had aircon and a fan! There's also...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a private room. It not only had air con but also a fan which we thought was great. Fairly big room with nice high ceiling. Showers/toilets were clean. The kitchen was slightly small and the hobs took a while to heat up. Quite a lot of dishes were put away dirty or wet but this isn't a...

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Thank Tamar00Ross
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Great type of stimulating people gravitate to this friendly corner of Cairns. Quiet fantastic staff, good location. Go and do this ☝️ Laundry , kitchen an ammenities clean. These people will look after you.

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Michael. True my friend. Ever since we are a no alcohol place we get all the healthy backpackers checking in. One of the many positive things about it is that they are all quiet, active, physical people out and about on tours or enjoying the city attractions. Thank you very much for your excellent review and all the best...

Reviewed 17 March 2017

I have spent 3 month on/off in this hostel by now, and it is perfect for backpackers who are looking for some quit from the "party hostels". The guests are always nice and the manager is kind and helpfull. One step close to the Cairns Centeral Shopping Mall and 15 minutes walking to the beautifull esplanade. I had a great...

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Dorin. Spot on, your experience is exactly the way we run Geckos -- Clean, very quiet and safe. We enjoyed to see you come to stay in between your diving job. We all wish you well, take care and drive safely. Thank you for your great review Peter & Team

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights whilst in Cairns. Nice enough place. The only down points however was that the place needs some sort of air con installing downstairs in the kitchen / lounge area. It was unbearable to sit in. Our room had air con which could be left on whilst out so this was good. Also, if you...

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Fayelx. Thank you for your time and positive comments.. However here are the answers to your negative comments. The kitchen and lounge open plan design area has 5 fans. It is not an enclosed area. It may be warm in the peak of Summer time, however for 10 to 11 months of the year it is comfortable. There for...

Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This was my 2nd time in this hostel. It's a quiet hostel and very cheap comparing to other hostels. The rooms are pretty big and clean! The staff is friendly and they always want to help you. Also the location is good. It's next to the shopping centre and only a 10 minutes walk to gilligans and woolshed and 15...

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Good day Patrick It is so great to see you come back again. Yes we are very good value for this type of accommodation. I am always looking at better ways to improve in the whole picture. We wish you well back home and take good care from your Geckos friends.

Rossendale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The hostel is in a good location, away from the noise of central Cairns but only an easy 20 minute walk to the harbour. The hostel operates a no alcohol policy which works well and means you can get a proper nights sleep. There is hostel next door and a pub not far down the road if you fancy a...

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Danny. Spot on my man, you do get a very good nights sleep here due to the fact of the no alcohol policy. Geckos Team appreciate your review and it was a pleasure to help you with the good value Tours. All the best from the caretakers.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Geckos Backpackers is a magnificent Historical, Heritage building perfectly positioned 1km west of the Cairns City centre. Beautiful Queenslander style building with very interesting architecture, all made of wood. Some rooms have 5 meter ceilings, just amazing how they built these buildings nearly 100 years ago. The property is very spacious with no bunk beds at all, large swimming pool and lush Tropical Gardens. Just across the road is Cairns Central Shopping centre including Coles Supermarket, Train Station, Transnorth bus services to the Tablelands and Premier Bus services to across Australia. Totally very quiet place ideal for those looking for a peaceful stay and also great for families as it is a totally no alcohol place. On site tour desk for all your requirements. Staff are well trained, are very helpful and very friendly. So for your budget holiday we invite you to stay at Geckos Backpackers, Cairns, Queensland, Australia - The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and surrounding World Heritage Rainforests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gecko's Backpackers

Address: 187 Bunda St., Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $21 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Gecko's Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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