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Review of Asylum Cairns Backpacker Hostel

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Asylum Cairns Backpacker Hostel
Ranked #44 of 89 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Would've been cleaner sleeping in the street”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

A friend and I stayed in Asylum for one night and it was awful. The room we were in had rubbish everywhere, the curtains were falling off the window and the windows didn't close properly. The staff didn't seem to have a clue what was going on and we had to ask for bedding and a pillow because neither had been supplied. Would not recommend staying here at all.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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68 reviews
64 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

When we first arrived we were a bit gutted that it seemed further out of town than most of the other hostels but it really wasn't too far to walk. Also we had to switch rooms straight away because there was only 1 spare bed rather than the 2 we had booked, I think that's because there's a lot of long termers there so many of the rooms are taken over by their things. After that though we really enjoyed our stay. Kitchen is pretty poor because nobody cleans up after thenselves but everything else was ok. Best part is of course the atmosphere like everybody says. Always someone to talk to in the garden or just chill out, def a friendly, nice place to stay. Would go back.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

Great place. Great people who are all friendly and the staff love working at the hostel. This is the place to stay in Cairns when backpacking. Great Place to party and I found the hostel very clean. I would stay again, and make sure you ask for the double room.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

We stayed in our camper van in the car park for four nights and really enjoyed our stay. It was the only secure parking we could find at a hostel and had full use of the facilities - hot showers and toilets close to the carpark, large well equipped kitchen, free Internet for 15 min bursts. There were also some good nights hosted including the $5 BBQ which was great value.
The carpark itself was pretty awful - full of rubbish and we did have to pay $12 each per night for use of the facilities but was good for the peace of mind not being given a ticket!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

Although staff were very friendly, this was the noisiest backpack around from the day I came. Staff had no control over the people living there who were making noises it midnight while they were drunk. Actually police had to come and arrest some of the members for breaking the social peace. Beds are provided were bad and smelly. U had to sleep in the room with broken window making a cold night to sleep and when I requested to fix it, I was provided with extra blanket.
Conclusion: yes it's cheap, but definitely not a place to live if ur kind of person who have a busy schedule to travel and look around as you won't be able to have a good sleep not service. Pay 2 dolor extra, as there a plenty of better place to stay. I will never go Back here, ever again.
Or if you like some wild booze and drug party, you can have look.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Gusto028
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

The staff are so friendly and try their hardest to make it sociable, friendly & fun so much so that when me and my boyfriend turned up & checked in when everyone had left for the first bar for the Sunday bar crawl they dropped us into town.
The rooms are quite grubby and the Beds arent great but the bathrooms were OK. When considering the price & atmosphere of the hostel you get over the grubby rooms.
The locations OK its around a 10 main walk to everything. Would highly recommend this hostel mainly for the staff and the bar crawls.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank faz12342
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Sydney
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

We stayed in this hostel the first night we arrived in cairns, the reception staff were nothing but lovely They were kind enough to show us around the hostel and carry our belongings. The hostel itself has seen better years and is quite old, though the atmosphere more than made up for that. Our room in a word was terrible. and we all found it difficult to sleep even though we were completely exhausted. The room felt like it hadn't been cleaned as you could feel the grit on the floor when walking around, the windows were jammed open and the curtain didnt come close to covering it. All in all the atmosphere is fantastic, everyone is so chill and friendly. Though if you are looking for carpet and comfort, maybe you should stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Loverlix
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Property: Asylum Cairns Backpacker Hostel
Address: 149 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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Ranked #44 of 89 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
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