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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good19%
  • Average18%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible28%
18 Jan 2018
“I've been to worse ”
9 May 2018
“Great hostel”
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
Restaurant
Rooftop Bar
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Loved my stay at reef hostel. Clean hostel, nice dorms, friendly staff and guests.Great location right in the center of cairns. Staff is very helpful and puts you in contact with awesome tours for great prices. Easy to make a bunch of new friends. Would...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

The hostel is the cheapest you can get in Cairns and I definitely know why now! This hostel is ready to be closed. The bathrooms were absolutely dirty, rubbish, toilet paper and wet used towels all over. No hot showers, only cold water. The toilet...More

Thank ally92283
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

I stayed here for a total of 2 nights, I don't really have complaints about the place other then the fact that the kitchen could have been cleaner! And I felt like I was living in someone's house It was kind of disappointing that the...More

Thank Getsaround2013
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

The reviews saying this place is good are writen by staff i know this because i was forced to write a good review for "waterfront backpackers" ... but now that i am out of cairns i can be honest.. terrible hostel the owner is very...More

Thank Aidan D
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Had a private room which was okay but very dirty, cockroach nest in air con so when on they would be pushed out by the air, showers were dirty and rarely any toilet roll, still waiting on my $20 key deposit 2 weeks after leaving

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"The best bathrooms are upstairs, and the upstairs female dorm doesn't have bunk beds!"
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"A little far from the city. Do not stay here."
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"The hostel dinners are good value"
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"not big differences among rooms but only how many beds in though if you are female, you might be happy to..."
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