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Gecko's Backpackers

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“free wifi”(45 reviews)
“manager peter”(6 reviews)
“peaceful hostel”(5 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful converted Queenslander with those nice high ceilings. Room was basic but perfect for what it is, there was a fridge in mine and a fan that didn’t knock or make noise. Shared shower room was clean and water pressure was great. It’s a short...More

Thank geofrocom
Response from Peter H, Owner at Gecko's BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Geoff. We are very happy to receive your wonderful review. The theme here at this property is very quiet for relaxing and resting guests, which also means that it is safer than most hostels. Hope to see you again in the future and all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely terrible place. Other backpackers charge the same price and you get a large room with a TV, fridge and sink. At geckos you get a small, smelly room with a horribly rude manager who does not issue receipts and tries to rip you off....More

1  Thank Robyn C
Response from Peter H, Owner at Gecko's BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Robyn. The facts are that you and your daughter were extremely immature and rude towards me after the incident between the 2 backpackers. It is funny how you do not mention any of the unforseen incident in your review. Even the police think you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a brilliant hostel which is very clean and not to loud, perfect if you want to relax and enjoy some quiet hours under the palms. The manager/receptionist is friendly from the beginning, always has an ear for his guests, is helping with bookings and...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

This is a really lovely place to stay when in Cairns, the staff are really warm and friendly and can help you with planning trips to many places. I opted for a single room and the bed was comfy and a fridge and towel were...More

Thank Skyferret
Response from Peter H, Owner at Gecko's BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Skyferret. It is so nice to read your excellent words. We really appreciate it and we are always giving our best to accommodate our guests. Have a happy & safe holiday from your Geckos friends

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Clean, quite, fastttt wifi connection, 2 minutes walking distance to Coles, Target, Kmart, ATM. If you are looking for a quite and relaxing atmosphere, i would highly recommend this hostel if you are in Cairns

1  Thank Babang T
Response from Peter H, Owner at Gecko's BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Babang. Yep, you are spot on. Peace & quiet also means it is very safe. Thank you very much and may you have a wonderful holiday. Your Geckos friends.

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Do you guys want me to share with you the written sexual harassment of the crazy mad rapist Peter Hoare . This smelly freak thought that I may look down ad look at his CRAZY person and when I said the truth "I won't look... More
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"All good quieter further from the road"
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"All rooms are good and spacious to cater for your needs."
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"We had one room on the right side,almost next to the bathroom"
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