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Asylum Cairns Backpacker Hostel

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

This is a cool little hostel not too far from the centre of Cairns. So cheap for how good it is and the staff are super friendly and helpful especially Alex from reception. Rooms are clean and spacious and I enjoyed the fact that I didn't have to sleep in a bunk bed yey. :)

1Thank Becca T
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

This place is awful. It is very dirty - the bathroom wasn't cleaned once while I was there 2nights, 3days!! The rooms were basic and aircon was SO loud I could barely sleep. The kitchen was somewhere I wouldn't recommend cooking. Plus to have to hire everything. The common areas are friendly but again below par and very old and...

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Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Had the best time of my trip!!! Great STAFF, good wifi, dont miss the Pantsdownparty!! Stayed there for weeks for work...loved it!!! In the front is always domeone to have a talk and drink a beer or two... And in the room it's very silent, perfect when u have to work.. thanks to the awesome STAFF and c u again!...

1Thank Sidney D
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Great location few minutes away from the city center. great to chill out great atmosphere best party on thursday cheap prices and loads of cheap activities in the hostel. Special thanks to Alex (Canadian) who helps you out even on his days off. you just have to ask him to get your drink or even when you need help with...

1Thank jckrijn87
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Especially the cute receptionist Amin who really made my stay in Cairns memorable. The rooms were great and clean, no bugs. Air con made the nights easy and the good vibes spread by the staff made me go to sleep wit a smile on my face everyday.

1Thank freddo2016
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Had a really nice time, everyone is chilled and open and friendly. It's a really fun party hostel and easy to settle in. The staff were great, Alex is really friendly and up for a party - absinthe is not a good idea! I'm 18 and really enjoyed it, the staff played a big part in making sure everyone was...

1Thank Jemima H
San Luis Obispo
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

I stayed in 3 hostels in Cairns, and this was my favorite. I spent 10 days here. It's a little off the beaten path so it is a bit of a walk, but the walk is worth it compared to the other options for hostels I stayed at. The kitchen is big and functional, there is lots of storage space...

1Thank Jessie M
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

When we arrived in Cairns, we first went to this hostel - and we felt weclome right at the beginning! Asylum is different compared to other hostels, but in a good way. It's like a family. The staff is very friendly - special thanks to Alex, Armin and AK and all the other staff members! You're awesome, just stay the...

1Thank Tina B
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 29 December 2015

My first hostel on my Australia trip and one of the best hostels so far. Planed stay was 3 days what ended up in 3 weeks. To be honest at the first look the hostel doesn't seem very likely to stay in but if you don't care so much about very clean rooms etc. and high tech, new buildings &...

1Thank Darius P
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the Asylum hostel with a friend of mine about one week this month and all I can say is that I was really satisfied. The rooms were clean and spacious and the staff was absolutely friendly and helpful. At this point I want to mention especially Amin and Alex who did a great job there! Thank you...

1Thank Dominik J

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Additional Information about Asylum Cairns Backpacker Hostel

Address: 149 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: RM52 - RM185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“5 bed dorms are best value”
JuicyLucy2208, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“single rooms”
RoadRacer711, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“aircon rooms # 2 or 21”
jckrijn87, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“rooms behind the kitchen are quieter close to the esplanade and CBD can book tours with the reception”
emilynewbery, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“away from the front”
tomhL4586XR, 27 May 2014 | Read review
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