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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived in cairns early before heading up to cape tribulation, so in a bid to save money (we are backpackers on a budget) we booked this hostel as it was one of the cheapest we could find. The receptionist and other people in this hostel were all very nice and inviting. Personally I couldn't have stayed here for more... More 

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Millington, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a serious budget lodging accommodation, then this is the place to go. However, be well aware of what you are paying for. The beds felt dirty and unsanitary, and the entire place in general felt run down. There was hardly ever an attendant at the front desk which was very irritating and showed poor customer... More 

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1 Thank William S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place but not honest people at all.. they took my card number without asking anything when i check in and they took money from my account because an other french guy have been noisy.. they didn't have his card number so as im french as well and i knew him a bit they took 50$ from my account.. even... More 

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1 Thank Panda D
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and calm atmosphere. Not noisy, nice swimming pool. 1 bathroom to share per bedroom. Expected worse after reading the reviews. Reception is ok. No fake bla bla like the other hostels. Chill, well located. Didn't use the kitchen tho.

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1 Thank Louise B
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Basic but great hostel. Very chilled out vibes, great staff and good location made my stay very enjoyable. Moved in after staying at Gilligan's as I started working and this is the perfect hostel to stay at if you start work early in the morning and need a decent night's sleep. No noise after 11 made it very easy for... More 

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Thank FiJones94
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Lazy duck is a basic but nice hostel. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and have a separate bathroom. The garden is really nice with a pool and many places to meet the other guests.

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Thank Jolien B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

I have stayed in lots of cheap hostels across the world and this was by far the worst. When I got there I couldn't get in as there was nobody in the reception. When I called the number (that was super expensive as I didn't have an Australian sim) nobody picked up for a while. When I got to my... More 

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2 Thank hdkajdn
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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

This is by far the worst hostel i have ever stayed at. The kitchen was so dirty that we didn't want to make food there, they did not emty the trashcans nor wash the bathrooms. There was no place to eat/spend time outside the dorm when it was raining.. Avoid this place guys, we found much better for the same... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Nobody was there when I wanted to check in at the scheduled time. So I had to call. There was no breakfast even though the guy checking me in said so. You make them not liable for your stuff being stolen by signing a paper, but they don't even have lockers! At least the rooms are locked all the time.... More 

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Thank I0ngdistance-cyclist
Groningen, The Netherlands
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64 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

There is no free breakfast and no 24h reception as they state at their website. The fridge is broken for a long time already as is one of the four gas pits. Therefore you cannot keep your food cool. The bathroom has no lock, not even an doorknob actually but the room itself is nice and cool. Roommates towels got... More 

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Thank Yara W

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Additional Information about Lazy Duck Hostel

Address: 136 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Woodduck Backpackers)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: RM43 - RM129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lazy Duck Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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“6bed doorm good value”
 of 5 bubbles 822dennish, 7 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Simple - go elsewhere!”
 of 5 bubbles E_Baker1982, 2 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Room 9 and 1 are the coolest and it got the best Wi Fi”
 of 5 bubbles AlessaJ740, 11 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Just don't take this hostel...”
 of 5 bubbles Nina23983, 21 May 2012 | Read review
“Get into a dorm, with as few beds as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles MarcusW469, 5 Mar 2012 | Read review
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