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“Excellent accommodation and value!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Excellent accommodation and great value for cairns. This hostel is more like a boutique hotel, with comfy stylish rooms, complete with fridges and hardwood floors. It is very clean, has a beautiful pool, and incredibly helpful and friendly staff. They helped us save over $150.00 on tours and camper van hire.

  • Stayed March 2012
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1 Thank Sinead323
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

I live up the Cape but have to travel down to Cairns occasionally. Geckos is a great place to stay and as they know me space is always available. A perfect Cairns hideaway. I have been coming here for years. Love it. Thanks Peter!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

when we arrived we were greated with open arms and smiles all round. straight away I knew we had chosen the right place. Service was fantastic i felt a warm and pleasent feeling through my body, i had found my new resting point. when leaving i had a feeling that we would deffo return again.... and i was right! were on a bus back to Geckos again:-))

  • Stayed April 2012
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

Stayed there for three weeks, very comforatlble hostel, very friendly and helpful staff. Great pool and free Internet and breakfast which is a good bonus. Would really recommend!!

  • Stayed March 2012
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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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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

I had much luck to find Peter when i arrived in Cairns, Geckos is amazing place where you ll find a beautiful swimming pool, free internet and meals. Also the staff is very kind and helped me with everything !!!! I recommend the best hostel i have been in Australia. Hope back again ...

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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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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Auckland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

Me & my boyfriend have been at gecko's two times now..
It is the best place we have been in Australia and is a nice quiet place, with nice rooms.

Gecko's have free internet, breakfast, evening meal & is very close to the main shopping mall and they also helps you with your bookings.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank LarsGM
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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

ive been back to geeckos 8times over the past 2years and everytime time its has got better and better! prime location extemely clean and fresh and the service is second to none.
if i was been honest it is by far the best backpackers ive stayed at in oz and i will continue to keep coming back as long as you will have me pete.
ideal for singles and couples alike, if you want to stay in the center of cairns but have the feeling of being chilled out on a tropical paradise then this is the place you want to be.very relaxed atmosphere with your free meal at gilligans(bonus if your skint) and your free breakfast in the morning not mention the quality rates. you'll be hard pushed to find a better deal.oh ye one of the only place in cairns that offers unlitmited free internet, the good times just keep on rolling!
see you in 2months mate

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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2 Thank Derek 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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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 #9 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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