We used this place as a base for our 10 day trip in Queensland, as we were flying in to and out of the airport and we're so glad we did. We booked virtually all our activities/tours through the hostel which made coming back and leaving to go on short trips a lot easier.
The hostel's in a good location, behind the mall that sits between it and the city centre, just a 15 minute walk to Esplanade. The rooms and facilities are cleaned fairly regularly and the staff are all friendly and helpful, especially Chris.
There's a good communal area, no 2 rooms are the same, there are multiple kitchens with everything you'd need and there are themed nights, (BBQ, pizza, movies) which help to give this place it's atmosphere. There's nearly always an offer on with a local bar or restaurant (including a free meal at the Woolshed) and there's loads of information about different tours dotted around the buildings.
If we had one gripe, it's that wifi is chargeable, but this seems to be fairly standard, and there aren't many bins! But these are really minor gripes!
Would highly recommend, and would come back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dreamtime hostel is 3 beautiful, bright Queenslander homes located just minutes walk from the centre of Cairns. Free wifi 24 hours plus You will find a tropical oasis perfect for relaxing and meeting like minded travellers. Our service is supreme local staff advising and helping you book the best trips and tours. We are here to help you have an unforgettable travel experience.Join us on one of our BBQ nights, fire shows or movies under the stars. Come see why Dreametime is voted #1 best hostel Australia 2012 by hostelworld customer reviews. Do yourself a favour and join in the fun. ... more less
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