My boyfriend and I are currently staying in this hostel at the moment. We feel it is an ideal place for backpackers on a budget as its not too expensive. It is a small family run business. It is very clean and friendly. The only issue with this hostel is its location. It is not in the centre of Cairns however the hostel runs a shuttle bus about 8 times a day to and from the centre. Otherwise it is a 20 minute walk which isnt too bad.
The staff in the hostel are great at the moment there is Callum, Natalie, Amelia, Izzy, Ryan and some others I have yet to meet. These guys go out their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Leslie who is the manager is also very nice and regularly comes to the hostel to ensure its clean and tidy and often helps out with the cleaning.
I would recommend this hostel to backpackers especially if you intend working. Throughout the week the hostel is very quiet and peaceful. At the weekend it is a bit more lively but that only lasts until about 9.30 once everyone leaves to go partying.
To some up this hostel is small, clean, friendly and affordable. It would suit anybody and any foreigner as it has a range of guests from Scottish, French, English, Irish, Canadian, America, Finnish, etc.
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