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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 29 June 2013

we stayed here for 3 nights and the first 2 nights were fine, however on the third night we moved rooms (as we havent pre-booked a 3rd night) and we got the last room in the hostel. 5 Boomerangs was the last room in the hostel and has a cockroach problem! When we rang management to complain about the fact...

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 23 June 2013

I stayed in the double room which was a lot nicer than I expected. It was located at the end of the complex so it was probably a lot quieter than staying in other rooms. The facilities were good. It had computers you could use, washer & drier, kitchen and decent bathroom facilities that were pretty clean. The 10:30pm noise...

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Lyon, France
Reviewed 8 June 2013

I stayed on Cairns City Backpacker 2 weeks in a 6 bed dorm. Kitchens and bathrooms are good, clean but there is not enough shower... Friendly staff who help you everytime what you ask! There is some discount on many tours as well! Close to Coles and the city center you can go where you by foot! Thanks for everything!...

Thank Cyrl74
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 23 May 2013

This place was not easy to find at first. It´s around 10 minutes walking to the city center, 15 minutes to the Lagoon and bus station. The street is deserted and dark at night. Well, Cairns is safe, so it shouldn't be a major problem. The hostel is pretty old and kinda clean. It has a lot of outside common...

Thank Hoihe
Reviewed 10 May 2013

I really enjoyed this backpackers. The communal areas were the best part, many outdoor tables where you can sit in your own corner with your friends and take it easy. The tables were all in the garden area where they have palm trees and so on so you feel like you really are in the tropics. Other guests were all...

Thank ClaudiaSBerlin
Reviewed 9 May 2013

Well, my room was a bit small and it wasn't exactly in the middle of the city. but having said that it wasn't too far to walk and the hostel itself was fun and funky. Loved the hammocks and also Sam the cat. Hostel was clean enough but not hospital clean which is ok considering how cheap it was. If...

Thank Marion B
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 24 April 2013

We stayed in a double room which was very good value. It was quite clean and we were happy overall with the room. The bed was super comfy. The rest of the hostel was great too, very leafy, many communal areas to mix with the other guests and plenty of bathrooms and kitchens to use. It wasn't too far to...

Thank jack c
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 2013

Very messy and somewhat smelly room although this is more the fault of the long term occupants than the hostel owners. Very cramped and run down bathroom and kitchen facilities but we managed. Nice to be out of the way at night - we weren't really there to party. Friendly and helpful staff and the cute cat made the stay...

Thank Sonya B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2013 via mobile

We paid $415 for 5 nights for two double rooms (3people). It seemed quite expensive for what it was. Thought the room sizes were OK but the underneath of the bed had clearly not been cleaned in ages: dust, wrappers and bottles. The same goes for the toilets which stank of urine, one guest actually resorted to cleaning them herself!...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 December 2012

Stayed in this hostel with my partner for 15 days. First week in a private room shared bathroom and second week private shower. The prices for the private rooms were great! Charming entry, with palm trees and wood, nice garden, hammocks, outside cooking area, small pool and large relaxing area with tv, pool table, sofas. The rooms have funny names...

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Additional Information about Cairns City Backpackers

Address: 274 Draper St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Gone Walkabout Hostel)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $29 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cairns City Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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 of 5 bubbles jessieg_889, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Spend the extra 6 or 7 dollars per night and stay in a decent hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles nicolaf930, 4 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The Boomerang rooms are good, wifi is strong and the dorms have good shelve storage :)”
 of 5 bubbles BeccaSmitch, 23 Apr 2015 | Read review
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