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Gecko's Backpackers
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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice and Quite”
Reviewed 28 November 2011

Geckos backpackers is very calm and quite, a great place for resting travellers. There is free breakfast every morning and free meals for dinner. I also enjoyed the free internet and some great tour discounts. All this at a very reasonable rate. To sum up Geckos is great value for money.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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4 Thank johanolofsson
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Geckoshostel, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Thankyou kindly for your great review. We hope to see you again. Take care and all the best.
Regards, Peter & Family
Owner/Geckos Cairns
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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2011

Great value for the price!!!!!!, nice and confy, loved the pool and the friendly athmosphere. I'll defenitely recomend this hostel, is a must :)

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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5 Thank Ckatsa
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Geckoshostel, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Thankyou kindly for your great review. We hope to see you again. Take care and all the best.
Regards, Peter & Family
Owner/Geckos Cairns
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Gold Coast
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2011

Very good place to stay. Close location to Cairns central the biggest shopping centre in town. Very quite. I stayed here 3 times before and would recommend it to anyone coming to Cairns on a budget.

Room Tip: Rooms have air cond. double, single or twin rooms. Have a bar fridge.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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4 Thank Glenn M
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Geckoshostel, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Thankyou kindly for your great review. We hope to see you again. Take care and all the best.
Regards, Peter & Family
Owner/Geckos Cairns
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Montevideo, Uruguay
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2011

Definitely a great environment- an awesome stop for any adventurer travelling in Australia

Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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5 Thank Maria G
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Geckoshostel, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Thankyou kindly for your great review. We hope to see you again. Take care and all the best.
Regards, Peter & Family
Owner/Geckos Cairns
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Taiwan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2011

I stayed in Gecko's July 18th of 2011, i loved the place!! nice people, clean and very helpful manager, i liked the pool and the free meals for breakfast and dinner, or the very special discounts that i got for all the activities, only for quiet backpackers.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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6 Thank Regina C
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Geckoshostel, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Thankyou kindly for your great review. We hope to see you again. Take care and all the best.
Regards, Peter & Family
Owner/Geckos Cairns
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2011

hey! Geckos is not just quiet and peaceful place, also you have the central of Cairns across the street, and the rooms are clean, breakfast is nice....i stay here for more than a week myself, come without a doubt..peace!!!

Room Tip: it depends on how many people that u travel with!!! no.4 is good !!!
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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5 Thank Thierry J
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Geckoshostel, Manager at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review, 4 November 2011
Dear Guest!! Thanks for your review, we promise to keep on the good work always very aware for the needs of our clients. We will love to see you soon back at Gecko's your second home.
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Arequipa, Peru
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2011

I found Geckos hostel to be not only very different to all the reviews i have seen here, maybe a lot of improvment has been made, but also a quiet, peaceful and secure hostel. The environment is full of all kinds of travelers, the pool, toilets and romms very clean. Sometimes the kitchen seems to be a little full, but still clean after the storm. i did found that it was bigger that other hostels i stayed in. Peter the manager made me feel welcome and went out of his way to make my stay very confortable. No drinking or noise after 10pm and the main gate is closed by 8pm, also notice that reception is closed between 12:30 to 4:30pm.

Room Tip: The rroms at the back seems to be the best if you're traveling with your couple, also the ones o...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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5 Thank JonathanC366
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Geckoshostel, Manager at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review, 4 November 2011
Dear Guest!!! Thanks so much for your review, we'll keep on the good work and improving always!!
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Property: Gecko's Backpackers
Address: 187 Bunda St., Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 85 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Gecko's Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Geckos Backpackers is a magnificent Historical, Heritage building perfectly positioned 1km west of the Cairns City centre. Beautiful Queenslander style building with very interesting architecture, all made of wood. Some rooms have 5 meter ceilings, just amazing how they built these buildings nearly 100 years ago. The property is very spacious with no bunk beds at all, large swimming pool and lush Tropical Gardens. Just across the road is Cairns Central Shopping centre including Coles Supermarket, Train Station, Transnorth bus services to the Tablelands and Premier Bus services to across Australia. Totally very quiet place ideal for those looking for a peaceful stay and also great for families as it is a totally no alcohol place. On site tour desk for all your requirements. Staff are well trained, are very helpful and very friendly. So for your budget holiday we invite you to stay at Geckos Backpackers, Cairns, Queensland, Australia - The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and surrounding World Heritage Rainforests. ... more   less 
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