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Gecko's Backpackers
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

We stayed here for 2 weeks and it was definitely a good choice. Nice kitchen always clean. Also a nice pool which was cleaned daily. It's a very quiet hostel without bunk beds. Highly recommended for backpackers traveling to Cairns!!

Room Tip: All the rooms are the same. Max 4 person room without bunk beds
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2014

Hello Andries. Good on you mate. Most of our guests end up staying longer as they really enjoy it here. Thankyou very much from the caretakers & crew.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

I really enjoy my stay in here.
Dorm really comfy, clean, manager really helpful, close to the city center, next to cairns central, calm and peacefull. Really good place to stay and rest. I will come back here! One of the best backpack i did!!

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2014

Hi Gwenlala. Thanks a lot for your very nice review.We are glad you enjoyed your holiday here and look forward to seeing you again. The caretakers & crew.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

We are 4 Belgian guy's staying for 2 weeks at this hostel. It is a really nice hostel , one of the best we've been to so far. It is really quiet and so clean. Peter the manager is so helpfull. We booked 3 things with him and we have always got a discount. If had a question he tooks the time to answers it , Even when he had things to do. The biggest room in the hostel is a 4 persons room wich is also a good thing. There is a pool and a bbq. The beds are just single beds so you don't need to climb always up and down.

Good price for a good hostel!

If we come back to cairns we certainly sleep again in this hostel!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2014

Hi Jochen and friends. Thanks a lot for your review and for staying for a long time. Your right, here there is lots of space per person with no bunk beds at all. We make it all about comfort. Safe travelling and see you again soon. The caretakers & crew.

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We stayed at Gecko's for 1 night in April 2014. My husband and I arrived in Cairns early in the morning and took a shuttle to Gecko's, arriving before 7am. We were wanting to drop our bags off before check in, but they were able to check us in early which was incredibly appreciated after a red eye flight. Online, I had booked the private queen room, but upon arrival we were put into a smaller room with two single beds. This didn't bother us though, because we were exhausted and were only planning to stay one night. However, a few minutes later the manager advised us that the other room we booked was available and promptly moved us. This room was nicer with a window and air con, still with a shared bath. It was clean, and the bed was comfortable. The shared bathroom and kitchen were in good order.

We received 2 "backpacker meal vouchers" for Gilligan's backpackers. You either had to purchase a drink with the meal, or spend $3 dollars each to upgrade the meal size. As a result, we ate a good sized, well prepared meal for $6.

We later found out that this is the only dry backpackers in Cairns. It was nice and relaxed as a result which we enjoyed. We highly recommend this backpacker's.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2014

Hi Mike and Amanda. Thanyou very much for your review. We enjoy checking in our guests early when possible as we know how convenient and more comfortable it is for you, especially after a lomg flight. Its always a pleasure to help. With kind regards.....caretakers & crew.

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Reviewed 3 May 2014

A colleague and I stayed here on a business trip. We basically wanted somewhere relaxing to stay, and somewhere that we could feel comfortable. The accommodation is brilliant, very clean and relaxing. Would highly recommend!

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2014

Hi Heidi & Thomas. Thankyou for choosing to stay at Geckos. We really enjoy making it comfortable here. Also a big thankyou for your inspiration and wonderful advise. We wish you all the best and happy days....... the caretakers and crew

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