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Travellers Oasis Backpackers
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Fantastic spot, cannot recommend enough”
Reviewed 20 September 2013

This hostel ticks all the boxes - we stayed in a double room which was really spacious, the pool area is small but lovely, kitchen is great with plenty of utensils, the location is right beside the shopping centre and a short walk to the esplanade but also nice and quiet for sleeping. The best thing about it though is the level of organisation among the staff and how friendly they are with helping to book tours and activities, particularly Helen and Mickey. They are great for coming up with suggestions of things to do and can book everything, from your buses to your bungee jumps. Don't miss the fantastic BBQ on Monday nights!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2013

I stayed at both Traveler's Oasis, and their sister hostel up the road, Tropic Days. Probably the best hostels I've ever stayed in -- ANYWHERE.

I ended up staying at both, interchangeably, over a period of two weeks. I was in town for a few doctor's appointments, and staying at both was great for when I needed a little recovery time, and from when I returned from a 3-day diving trip.

Why?

Excellent staff -- Helen at Traveler's Oasis is a gem of a human being and clearly enjoys her job thoroughly. She's a wealth of information on the area -- anything from local hiking to themed tours to live-abord dive boats-- and was helpful in finding me a place elsewhere when both hostels were full later. Everyone who works there is kind, friendly, and patient. Owners are very cool.

Great rooms -- they're clean, fresh, comfortable and creatively decorated.

Several communal kitchens, very cheerfully designed grounds complete with swimming pools and lounge areas.

Free Internet -- a HUGE plus in Australia!

Pizza and BBQ nights on certain weekdays. Had the privilege of meeting one of the owners the night of the BBQ --after the digeridoo contest-- when I had my first taste of crocodile, emu,and kangaroo meat. No better way to do it!

Great, mellow vibe - and peaceful. Both have a 10pm courtesy hour, but it's till nice and social.

Seriously, I was spoiled.

Fantastic places!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Melbourne
2 reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

I stayed in early August 2013 for five nights in a three bed dorm and was impressed by the facilities, cleanliness, quietness and helpfulness of the staff. Good mix of domestic and overseas travellers and young and various ages. David

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Arriving into Cairns for the first time and it was a great place to start!
The staff are very friendly and full of useful information.

It's a quieter hostel than the others you might find in cairns centre but it's just what we wanted.

Room were clean and spacious. The dorms were either a 4bed or 6bed so it wasn't over crowded.

Kitchen facilities were good and there was a BBQ to use for all guests.

Would highly recommend.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in a double private with a balcony and I have to say it was a lovely hostel very clean, friendliest staff in oz they couldn't do enough for you and nothing was to much trouble I would recommend this hostel to everyone. Thank you for making our stay in cairns so pleasant I hope we can come back again! X

  • Stayed August 2013
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travellersoasis, Owner at Travellers Oasis Backpackers, responded to this review, 7 September 2013
Thanks Guys so glad you enjoyed your stay!! Hope to see you again soon
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights and it was brilliant. Staff were so friendly and would do anything to help us. Double room was lovely and the whole hostel was clean and welcoming, the free tea and coffee was really appreciated. Really good location - at first it looked quite far out but it is only a 15 minute stroll through a shopping centre to the main strip. By far the best hostel we have every stayed at. Thank you Traveller's Oasis!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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travellersoasis, Owner at Travellers Oasis Backpackers, responded to this review, 7 September 2013
Thanks for your review, and we are all so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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UK
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

We stayed at The Travellers Oasis in a double private with shared bathroom. Describing Oasis as a hostel does not do the place justice. It is by far the best hostel we have ever stayed in and compares to many guesthouses we stayed in during Asia. The hostel is in a fantastic location across the road from the train station which backs onto Cairns Central shopping centre, which has just about everything you could need or want. Oasis has great common areas, 2 kitchen areas, communal BBQ, spotless bathrooms, a swimming pool and homely TV room. This is the first place we have stayed in on our entire journey that has felt like home. Combined with amazingly knowledgeable and friendly staff Oasis is a top stay. If we ever come back to Cairns we wouldn't look anywhere else.

Find out more about our big adventure and where we are going next at chipofftheoldblog.com

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Travellers Oasis Backpackers
Address: 8 - 10 Scott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 84 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Travellers Oasis Backpackers Hostel in Cairns.Travellers Oasis is a charming little guest house offering cosy and clean facilities to the budget conscious traveller, in a friendly and relaxed environment.Centrally located in a quiet area, our guests can relax in our sparkling pool, or lie back in our hammocks and chill out to the music. ... more   less 
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