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Gecko's Backpackers
Ranked #11 of 89 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
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Cairns
1 review
“cheap stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

cheapest rates possible available.
one block from city centre.
resort style facility including clean swimming pool.
very clean rooms.
very helpful relaxed atmosphere.
Manager Peter helped me a lot.
people here very friendly.
very good cooking facility.
free breakfast, unlimited coffee and tea.
free hotel meals nightly.
everything good!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Thank stanley e
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Geckoshostel, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review, 29 April 2012
Thankyou kindly for your great review. We hope to see you again. Take care and all the best.
Regards, Peter & Family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

I and 2 friends have stayed in Geckos' Backpackers for 3 days.
Before we knew and checked in Geckos', we booked another bad one.
The free meal that bad backpackers provided is not free actually (buy drink first and get meal.)
Comparing with Geckos', Geckos' is much better!
safer, cleanner, more quiet, bigger room, beautiful garden view...
and many things for truly free...
People in Geckos are friendly and nice.
Geckos' Manager is very friendly and houmorous.
And I will be back to Geckos' backpackers again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank EffieHuang
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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
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

Clean, Quiet Resort + Saving My Money A Lot

It's pretty good suggestion form my friends to stay in Geckos' Backpackers in Cairns.

1.the cleanest and quietest room and resort i stayed in AU

2.big clean well equiped kitchen

3.free internet is my love, really saving me a lot of money

4.free breakfast, free milk/tea/cafe

5.free dinner at Gilligan's and really cost me $0 [not bad to eat!!]

6.discount on 2 tours (SkyDive and snorkelling) and saving me $35 up


This place is very relaxing for me.

Also, manager is friendly to communicate with and help me a lot.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank ella0422
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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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Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

The hostel is a great place where to rest in clean, comfortable, friendly rooms. There's everything you need while traveling and it is free! They offer for free nice tea and coffe all day and night, simple nice breakfast, Internet and great travel recommendation and booking service! Peter is a great host, he knows everything and can organize the perfect trip for you.

Room Tip: Rooms with windows on the back garden, but ask Peter what he has for you, he always try to upgrade y...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Lella3374
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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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HK
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

Gecko's is good! good! good!
I stayed here for 1 week.
Everytime and everywhere is clean.
It is also peaceful and no noise, very quiet.
Recipetion and guests here are very friendly.
Manager helpt me to book tours and airport bus, also gave me a lot of discount.
I like Cairns, I like Gecko's and I also like people in Gecko's.

Room Tip: Double one is really good!! big room with a fridge inside
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank Yu_Feng_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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Melbourne
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

Stay one night after scuba diving trip. Ecellent location, just opposite the train station and big shopping mall with supermarkets and food court. No noisy parties at night and only a few minutes walk to town centre. Free breakfast and pickup.
Very friendly and helpful manager.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank timboonmill
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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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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

The geckos is a very nice, quiet hostel.
friendly staff and a nice atmosphere
clean rooms and every day a free breakfast.
a clean well equipped kitchen

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank Martin W
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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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Additional Information about Gecko's Backpackers

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 #11 of 89 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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