We stayed at Dreamtime for 4 nights prior to flying to New Zealand and were recommended the hostel by someone we met on our travels.
The staff are friendly and helpful and it is clear from reading the 'Dreamtime story' that a lot of thought and effort has gone into making the hostel a cosy and comfortable environment with a charitable ethos.
Although the layout of the hostel promotes a 'family feel' we were unlucky to get a double room right next to the courtyard, meaning we didn't really get any good nights sleep despite choosing the hostel for it's name and reputation. One night a group were playing music and were very loud until 4am - we understand that backpackers are the way they are but it was a shame that we personally didn't have the best experience.
Additionally we paid quite a lot per night for our room, which was very small and didn't really reflect the photos on the website/on hostelworld. I would recommend this hostel to other travellers but would advise that anyone wanting to stay in a double room asks to be put at the back of the building rather than next to the courtyard. Also the reception closes from 12 - 4, which is a little inconvenient, so make sure any questions, requests or laundry (for change and powder) is done outside those hours.
- 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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