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Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed at nomads for 5 nights as part of the "Cairns Adventure Package" that we booked through STA travel. We upgraded to a room of our own before arrival. First impressions were good, front desk staff were helpful and friendly, especially Jack (the guy you can book tours through). The room was as basic as any other hostel just...

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Nadine T, General Manager at Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you so much for your feedback.We have taken everything on board and will improve in the areas you have mentioned. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels and we will see you again soon. Regards Nomads Cairns Management

Reviewed 29 September 2015

I stayed at Nomads for several weeks while working in Cairns and I was thoroughly impressed with it for a hostel. I had my own amenities in my room and some pictures on the wall. The bed was comfy and the room was clean. No housekeeping though so by the end of my time, I really needed my sheets and...

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Nadine T, General Manager at Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you very much for your feedback. We are stoked to hear that you enjoy your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the near future. Our bar shuts at midnight and after that there should be no more music or noise coming up to the rooms. Apologies if this wasn't the case during...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2015

I called reception on my arrival at the airport and was only waiting about 10 minutes before the bus driver picked me up. The welcome at reception was great, even though I couldn't check in until 1 the staff showed me where to get breakfast and stored my bags safely. I stayed in the 4 bed dorm which was basic...

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Nadine T, Manager at Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you very much for your review. We are stoked to hear that you had a great time with us and hope to see you again soon! Safe travels! Thanks Nomads Cairns Management

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I stayed at Nomads for 8 weeks between June 2015 and August 2015. My room was always clean and tidy and the air con was a necessary touch for tropical North Queensland. The bathrooms were always clean and a hot shower was always available. The kitchen wasn't always kept 100% tidy but it was hell of a lot better than...

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Nadine T, Manager at Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar, responded to this review

Hey there, thanks so much for your feedback! We are super happy to have fullfilled all of your needs and requirements during your stay with us and hope we will see you again in the near future! All the best, Nomads Cairns Management

Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

We booked and stayed for one night. The 10 bed dorms are small and cramped leaving loads of mess and unpleasant smells. Belongings were thrown all over the floor in the room and it looked as if a bomb had gone off. People in the room were hanging their dirty washing from the beds leaving a disgusting stench lingering in...

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Nadine T, Manager at Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay here and our facilities were satisfactory. Sometimes backpackers like to take over dorms when there are 2-3 of them and not consider the other guests in that room.Housekeeping enters and cleans every dorm daily so you might have been...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Booked 2 nights at this hostel and ended up staying for 7! The rooms are a little cramped but for the brilliant prices of £11 a night, we couldn't of asked for anything better. Upon arrival we were told we got a free upgrade to a 6 bed rather than 8 bed which was fine, ended up booking all our...

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Nadine T, Manager at Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review! It's great to hear an overall point of view and we hope you didn't feel like you missed out on too much partying with our shuttle bus taking our guests into town and back until 3am! All the best and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks Nomads Cairns Management

Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

This place is fantastic! If you are a backpacker looking for a job it is essential that you apply for the work exchange program and they will set you up with some work around the hostel to cover the cost of your bunk and it includes free breakfast+dinners. The front desk can also help you find a real job. I...

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Nadine T, Manager at Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving your review. We are stoked to read that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon. Nomads Cairns Management

Reviewed 14 August 2015

I spent 2 nights at the Serpent, the people there were amazing and so helpful and looked after me very well. The location is beautiful only 5mins drive to and from the airport such a laid back place. The meals are big and so cheap, I met and mingled with so many people such a happy and hip atmosphere and...

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Nadine T, Manager at Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We are glad to hear that we 'ticked' all the boxes during your stay and hope that the rest of your holiday was just as pleasant. We would love to see you again some time soon! Thanks Nomads Cairns Management

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

I wouldn't recommend staying here if you are in cairns. Although it is very cheap, it is a 40 minute walk to get anywhere in the city. Which seems ok in theory but it's a dull walk and it's even that far to the nearest shops, let alone night out. Also the cleaners don't seem to do the rooms properly...

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Nadine T, Manager at Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving a review with us. Even though we are 3km out of town - our bus shuttle takes our guests back and forward to town nearly every hour all day until 3am. We also offer free airport pick up for our guests. Our cleaners have a big job on hand at times which involves tidying up guests belongings...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Was here roughly two weeks due to tour dates. Not the worst hostel for a quick visit. But unless you enjoy a drink every night and not a chilled one with a dvd in the 'social area' then this isnt for you. But overall very nice to meet people!! Music off at 12 which is okay, pool isnt great, rooms...

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Nadine T, Manager at Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope you enjoyed our great facilities and free activities we offer during day and night time, like rain forest walk and city tour, ping pong and volleyball tournament and soon also water activities in our great pool area ( we think it's great) At night time we have...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nomads Cairns backpackers resort is a 4 ½ star AAA rated budget accommodation with resort style facilities and onsite Serpent Bar, and has been designed to provide you with a great night's sleep. Located only minutes away from the Cairns Esplanade, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, it includes everything you need to enjoy Tropical North Queensland in style. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar

Address: 341 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: RM122 - RM196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Bad location decent hostel”
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“Book well ahead of time. Sometimes there's tour groups that book, and rooms are not always available.”
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“Any of the 4-bed dorms were better than the rest”
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