Stayed here for 4 nights in the beginning of May, stayed in a 4 bed dorm room with friends for $25 AUD per person, per night. This was my first time staying at a hostel, so my expectations were not very high.
The room was basic, just 4 beds, a mirror, and a small 2 level shelf to put some items. It would have been nice to have an end table to put larger items on, but we got by. One of the window's crank did not work, but there was a ceiling fan to circulate the air. The room was clean and in good condition. But I did find a roach on the side of my bed, but to their defense I found roaches in other hotels and B&B's in Australia.
The community facilities were all in good condition and cleaned every morning. The showers were nice and hot. But the soap dispenser did not get refilled and the bathroom light did not get replaced. The kitchen was accommodating with a fridge, microwave, toaster, plates, cups, silverware, and a sink. There were ants crawling around so you have to watch the food you set on the table.
The people were very friendly. They took time to answer all our emails and helped us plan our reef trip. They also have a free airport pickup, just call their toll free number at the airport. Any questions we had about Cairns in terms of where to eat and what to do, they took the time to answer.
The location was good. It was across the street from a local mall and grocery so it was convenient to buy food. But it was "across the railroad", so it wasn't in the most happening location. It felt like we were in a local neighborhood. It took about a 10-15 minute walk to get to the markets/restaurants.
Overall, it was a good experience and good value for the price we paid. If all you're looking for is a place to wash, sleep, and take care of bare essentials, this is a good place to stay.
- 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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- Travellers Oasis Backpackers Hotel Cairns