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Gecko's Backpackers
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All reviewsfree wifimanager peterpeaceful hostelno alcohol allowedfree tea and coffeeclean place to stayfast wifiparty hostelsclean kitchenair conshopping centreprivate roombig rooma great staywe've stayedquiet at nighthome away from home
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

i am happy and satisfied with Geckos Resort.
twin room i stayed for a week is very clearn and full of fresh air.
also i can use air conditioning for free and no strange smell.
those never cause my asthma, quite nice and wonderful, viva!! haha~~
beautiful garden and livingroom with new TV are perfect and releasing my pressure.
big kitchen and bathrooms are always clearn, too.
all make me feel sooo goood~~
especially i slept very very well ^^ and here is very very quiet!!

i've stayed Geckos for many days.
that's why i don't believe Geckos just worth1 star comment.

for me, Geckos is pretty good for travellers staying. Worth coming back again!!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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3  Thank ling_z123
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Geckoshostel, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed 29 February 2012

We stayed four nights in this wonderful place and we loved it. It is situated right between Cairns' city center and its suburbs, making it a quiet and very relaxed place while still being close to the shore and the marina where boats to the reef depart. Rooms and facilities are nice and very clean. The place has a nice garden with partially covered outdoor seating to let you enjoy the free breakfast or barbeque in any weather. Gecko's greatest plus is the very friendly and helpful manager. He gave us great advise on all the day trips we did to the Daintree rainforest, Kuranda and Great Barrier Reef. He also booked all these trips for us for a better price than we were able to spot anywhere else. I can highly recommend Gecko's and will stay there again if I should visit Cairns again.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank TGGTDD
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Geckoshostel, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed 26 January 2012

Gecko's is located right across the street from Cairns Central, biggest shopping mall in town. The service was excellent, we booked our rafting, snorkling and skydiving adventures from here with a nice discount. Gecko's is not the place to stay if you want have the best preparties or afterparties, on the otherhand its a quiet and friendly atmosphere. You get a easonable price, with free wifi,OK doorms (plus for good space), free breakfast and sometimes free BBQ in the evening. Conclusion: Not the coolest place in town, but definitly the place you want stay if you like it nice and quiet

Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
5  Thank Maj-Linn B
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Geckoshostel, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed 24 January 2012

We arrived with my boyfriend for one night to have a look, and we ended staying 2 weeks. The place is quiet, located at 10 min from the cbd and across the road of the main shopping centre.
It's a nice old Queenslander's house, charming, with a pool surrounded by tropical trees.
It's very clean as the owner is on the deck at 7am. He's always there to help and make good prices for the tours.
There is free internet, free coffee and tea, and free cereals. I really enjoyed my stay, you can easily go partying in the multiple great clubs and bars and come back there for a quiet night and a great dip in the pool in the morning. Thanks for everything peter ;) see you next time!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank marina p
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Geckoshostel, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed 24 January 2012

i spent over 2weeks there with my girlfriend, the place is great really close to cbd and peter the manager is very helpfull he gave us some great deals on our tours, also there is free internet, breakfast, vouchers for free meals, as for a bad comment i read on this site it must be complete rubbish, peter cleans the hostel everyday i cannot say 1 bad thing about the place and next time i am in cairns i'll be staying there again for sure,

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Geckoshostel, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 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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