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Ryan's Rest

18 Terminus St Parramatta Park, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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#20 of 33 hostels in Cairns
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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Vending machine
Golf course
BBQ facilities
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24-hour check-in
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Non-smoking hotel
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veera j wrote a review Oct 2023
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Perfect place to stay for groups. Great location and facilities! Shopping centre really close, just 4 min walk. Peaceful and quiet area. Nice pool and barbeque place. Very kind and warm hospitality. We had a plast in there :)
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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The fryingdutchman wrote a review May 2020
Palm Beach, Australia3 contributions
to call ryans rest a boutique hotel is a bit of a stretch. Its a backpackers stay and that's it. It looks nice from the outside but inside its old and dilapidated. Loud floorboards, old and broken furniture. No bedside tables. Metal works going on next door. (grinding, welding) no water for showers in the morning ( when questioned, I was told they had a plumber in but I could shower next door..) Pay the extra 5 bucks and go to a motel
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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MartinRaz wrote a review Oct 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark4 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed here twice. Place is like a backpakers place, though a lot calmer than what I have tried other places. Everything is very clean and nice - also the kitchen, which I have found not that nice other places. Place is in a safe area, very close to shopping center and walking distance to esplanade and everything else. Can only give my very best reccomandations!
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reeanne k wrote a review Aug 2017
Mission Beach, Australia11 contributions10 helpful votes
I was very impressed with their accommodation. A beautiful old house that makes you feel at home, as did the staff. Huge rooms, very clean, a comfortable bed and nicely furnished. Extremely quiet and "restful" and in a fantastic position. Very well priced. I recently stayed at a backpackers and for the same rate, had a room with nothing but an uncomfortable bed and 3 hooks on the wall. Not even a bedside table. Highly recommended, will definitely be staying there again.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jeff J wrote a review Dec 2016
Sunshine Coast, Australia96 contributions140 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights while visiting Cairns. Very happy with the accomodations. The place is in an old Queenslander timber house. Very central, just behind the Myer Centre. Our whole family enjoyed the stay . . 5 people easily accommodated. The kids enjoyed the couple of cats who wander around the property. The cats never came inside.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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natalie905 wrote a review Sept 2016
Bowen5 contributions2 helpful votes
If you suffer from insomnia, or if you "sleep like a log" this is the perfect place for you, otherwise find a good motel! "Boutique accomodation" is very misleading - website should read "Boutique backpacker hostel accommodation". The floorboards are very noisy with everyone walking on them at all hours of the night and early hours of the morning. The walls are "paper thin" so you can hear people's conversations next door and definitely will not mention all the other sounds. The only positive points of our stay was that we ate out every night in cairns. The stench of body odour in the room was stifling, even "febreeze" had a hard time doing its job. Will definitely not stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Eaze wrote a review Dec 2015
Sweden163 contributions70 helpful votes
I can highly recommend staying here. It is not a hotel, it is a basic guest house with nice management and good services (coin operated laundry on premise, good kitchen, computer). Great common areas, and I was super lucky to get a HUGE room, with a veranda (!?). Stay here if you want a calm, safe, cheap place to stay. Do not stay here if you want hotel standard suites straight on the beach. This is a place with personality, so it suited me. Sitting on the porch when the tropical rain came down all around, like sitting in a house inside a shower - great experience, great memory.
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Date of stay: May 2015
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ozzi_starr wrote a review Nov 2015
shefford5 contributions1 helpful vote
we stay here quite often, its our favourite place to stay in cairns, it ticks all the boxes. comfy and relaxed - check fully self contained and clean - check good internet - check staff that are genuinely nice people - check close to everything - check the only remotely bad thing i can say is they took away the austar, but my partner and i really enjoy it here and will continue to come back
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Date of stay: November 2015
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: pay the extra and get the self contained units on the bottom floor
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3PMc wrote a review Nov 2015
Cow Bay, Australia6 contributions
As an American ex-pat we now live two hours north of Cairns. We were delighted when we found, about two years ago, this lovely and classic Queenslander that has been turned in to a variety of choices for accommodation. Driving for four hours is a bummer so we often stay over in Cairns. We ALWAYS stay at Ryan's Rest. Folks, this is not a glossy magazine stay so get off yer high horses. It sits in the heart of Cairns but is generally very quiet, clean and welcoming. Kudos to our friends, owners, Michael and Cam. Penelope, Jonah and Rob. (Cow Bay, QLD)
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Date of stay: November 2015
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Room Tip: Three contained apts. downstairs! 2 common deck where we've enjoyed other travelers from...
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nicolas d wrote a review Oct 2015
Cairns, Australia3 contributions2 helpful votes
I frequently use Ryan's rest to provide accomodation for my new staff members. Cameron and his Dad run the place and i have only good things to say about this location. the rooms and shared areas are cleaned on a daily basis, the frequentation is good so no unecessary noise. the place provides the perfect compromise of convenience, affordability and proximity. for a short or long stay, Ryan's rest is a solid option
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Date of stay: July 2015
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AU$154 - AU$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ryan's Rest
Which popular attractions are close to Ryan's Rest?
Nearby attractions include Cairns Central Shopping Centre (0.4 km), Grand Hotel Cairns (0.5 km), and Cruze Coffee (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ryan's Rest?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a golf course, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Ryan's Rest?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Ryan's Rest?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ryan's Rest?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ryan's Rest?
Conveniently located restaurants include Calaveras Street, Pacifico Tiki Bar & Grill, and Coast Roast Cairns Central.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ryan's Rest?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Ryan's Rest located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Cairns.