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Dreamtime Travellers Rest
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

Nice friendly and clean hostel with lots of good advices from the crew. The owner,Chris, was doing 3 times at the same time and helped us book our reef dives on a boat! Movies, internet, food, drinks, extraordinary great staff, great time. It is well situated and well organized. Everything you need is there. You woudn't get better service even in a 5 stars accomodation.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Fred G
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Dreamtimehostel, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2013

Hi Fred ,
thanks for your feed back , chris is our long term manager and you can be forgiven to think he was the owner as he treats it like his own, will pass on your regards have an awesome holiday

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Reviewed 23 August 2013

great hostel, staff were amazing, they helped us book our great barrier reef dive with complete ease, gave us info on places to eat., bus times, car rental. kitchen was clean and well equipped, bedrooms were clean, toilets and showers good. very chilled, hammocks and outside seating, communal area. would deff stay here again, thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank sara p
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Dreamtimehostel, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2013

Hi Sara ,
glad you enjoyed your stay and the staff where able to help you with your tour booking enjoy the funshine.

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Reviewed 17 August 2013

This is a really nice place to stay in Cairns, close to city center, clean, eco friendly, and good atmosphere. This place have a really nice decoration, zen and peaceful, surrounding by palm tree, a big white screen protect from the sun, if you like chilling on a wood table or a rattan chair or a hammock...
The staff is really friendly and helpful, and every day you can choose an activity, like movie show on a big screen in the yard, enjoying a fire show with an Australian BBQ.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Sarah C
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Dreamtimehostel, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2013

Hi sarah ,
thanks for your good vibe review glad you mentioned eco friendly too , at Dreamtime we have installed 26 solar panels to supply electricity and 3 large hot water heat pumps to reduce our overall consumption by one third ,happy travels .

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Reviewed 15 August 2013

I stayed for two nights at Dreamtime in a 3 bed dorm. I was looking for somewhere to stay that was close to the centre of Cairns but offered a relaxed environment, dreamtime was perfect for that. It is just across the road from the Cairns central shopping centre and approximately 15minutes walk to the Esplanade and the lagoon. The hostel was nicely set up with plenty of places to chill out including a pool. The room was clean and tidy and the beds were comfy, which is always a big plus when you are travelling! All of the staff were friendly and although we didn't actually book any tours with them there were plenty on offer. The only thing I would say would be a nice added extra is that it would be nice to have somewhere to store valuables, this is something that I have had in others hostels but wasn't on offer here.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Emma T
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Dreamtimehostel, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2013

Hi Emma thanks for the review glad you had a great stay. we do have a free fire proof safe at reception for guest valuable usually our staff will inform on arrival , perhaps we need a sign thanks again.

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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Just an overnight stay here at Dreamtime; after my plane landed and before I took off on my tour of Queensland. Very pleasant surroundings. It was refreshing and invigorating to take a dip in the pool after walking around the city. There is free coffee and tea in the lobby. My room was neat and clean.

I got an adequate orientation from one of the friendly staff after I checked in. Dreamtime is well organised with informative signage to help you figure out where things are and what the rules are. I was also given perfect directions to where I wanted to meet someone and spot on advice as to where to buy a couple of items.

I would make three suggestions:

1. The lobby doesn't open until 7 am but I think it should open at 5 or 6. I', an early riser and had to wait until 7 to take advantage of the free morning tea.

2. Free wireless would be a big plus. The cost to the hostel could probably be supported by a small across the board increase in room charge.

3. A trash can for the room I stayed in.

I'll be back at the end of my trip to overnight before my plane leaves.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Dreamtimehostel, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2013

Hi John glad you enjoyed the pool, your right tea and coffee is complementary for early birds why not grab some the night before, the wifi is private operated by smartimer internet and is user pay from $1,we tried trash cans in the room but found they attached insect and ants , hope to see you again fun travels .

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Reviewed 13 August 2013

we stayed here in 6 bed dorm for 3 nights, was a very friendly place, good rate for large dorm room for 6 ppl. staff very friendly and helpful with special mention to erin who helped us pick our reef trip and sorted us with underwater camera!! nice and relaxed place, kitchen clean, bathrooms/toliet good, overall the place had a very nice homely feel with everyone on similar wavelength which was great!! chilled out and would visit again if back in cairns! Thanks guys for a great stay!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Aoife M
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Dreamtimehostel, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2013

Hi Aoife glad you had an enjoyable stay our under water camera hire is the way to go if you plan to go snorkelling or diving , i agree Erin is great .

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Reviewed 11 August 2013

very nice place. The room is clear and neat.
The staffs are nice and offered much information and help for your travel in Cairns.

Its about 20 mins walk to the city place. Quite convenient.
And the kitchens are wonderful. There are free cups and labels for you to mark your food in the refridge. And everyday they have different activities. I remembered Tuesday night is movie night! And there is also BBQ night and Pizza night. Lovely.

very nice place, worth staying.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Dreamtimehostel, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2013

Hi Camille thanks for your review glad you thought we where very nice with clean rooms it very important for us to get positive feed back .

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Additional Information about Dreamtime Travellers Rest

Address: 189 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Dreamtime Backpackers)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 83 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Price Range: £15 - £39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dreamtime Travellers Rest 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dreamtime hostel a small backpackers hostel set between 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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