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Tropic Days Backpackers
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Couldn't have been better!”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

I'm very picky when it comes to accomodations, so i was a bit hesitant to staying at a hostel but this place was soooo cute, we could hang out all day by the pool and just relax. The people working there are sooo sweet. Would definately recommened tropic days to everyone!

  • Stayed March 2014
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tropicdaysCairns, Owner at Tropic Days Backpackers, responded to this review, 22 March 2014
Thank you for taking time to write a review, we appreciate your kind words and for recommending us to other Trip Advisor readers...take care..Gabe
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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

Stayed here for two nights to dive the reef...It's a dirty backpacker's hostel. If you're cool with that, it's fine, it's got a big kitchen, free internet, and friendly folks. However, it's pay per hour A/C; the shower is located in the same room as the sink for the bathroom, so if someone is in the shower you can only wash your hands in the kitchen; everything needs a good cleaning...Not my idea of a relaxing stay. Also, beware it's a good 20-30 minute walk from town and, although it does have a nice shuttle to downtown, guests who book their snorkel trips through Tropic Days get priority so if the shuttle fills up and you booked elsewhere, you'll be SOL.

Room Tip: Rooms next to the kitchen could be a bit noisy/smelly, didn't look at the others though so I'...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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tropicdaysCairns, Owner at Tropic Days Backpackers, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Thanks for writing a review on Trip advisor. We are happy you found the staff friendly. We are of course a bit surprised that you have referred to us as being a Dirty Backpackers, I would like to assure all Trip advisor readers we take great pride in Keeping a very clean Hostel, our Bathrooms and kitchens are checked and cleaned through out the day from 7 am until 9.30pm, we will always clear any mess we find. The Local Health inspectors have said on several occasions that they wished more places were as well kept as ours, I personally keep the Gardens well looked after, lots of hammocks and a clean pool. But, we have taken not of your review and we will continue with improving our service.
Our A/C is $1 for 3 hours, we advertise this on all web sites we do not hide that you have to pay.
We are Located a 20 min walk from Downtown in a quiet residential area, we offer 9 Buses per Day a lot of our guest enjoy the walk others love the convenience of the Free Bus, We have always taken people to the Reef fleet terminal, I have had guests asked me to book them a taxi so they could get to there boat but have said no and put them on our bus for free, Tropic Days as been built on love and Passion, I understand we can not make everyone happy but I can assure you we will always try. Sincerely ...Gabe
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Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

If you plan to come in Cairns, just stay some nights in this lovely place and will be hard to leave it! Talk with other guests, everybody will say this is the best hostel where they ever been (unbelievable but true!) Excellent staff and service, amazing places to visit around, waking up in the morning and meeting very nice people. Trust me, this is the LIFE..there's no other place...no other time. Thank you very much. Sonny

Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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tropicdaysCairns, Owner at Tropic Days Backpackers, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Hi Sonny, Thanks for you review, we all enjoyed you as well...Take Care....Gabe
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

My partner and I have been backpacking through Australia for six weeks, and this is the last hostel we are staying in before flying to New Zealand. It is also the best place we have stayed in this beautiful country. It is the perfect size - not too big and therefore not crowded or impersonal, but not so small that you get bored or don't meet enough people. It is slightly out of town, which keeps it nice and peaceful, but they run a regular free shuttle bus there and back all day, or you can walk in about 10-15 mins. The staff are all warm, friendly and incredibly helpful, Marco on reception in particular went above and beyond trying to help us book onto a local tablelands tour, though unfortunately they were all full! Kitchens (there are two), bathrooms and toilets (there are loads!) and rooms are all perfectly clean and homely, although you do have to pay to use the aircon. We managed with the ceiling fan. To top it off, there is completely free wifi throughout the property which was very welcome and not common in Aussie hostels, and they laid on a load of free fresh baked bread for breakfast on our last morning. It is exactly what you want as a backpacker, and ticks all the boxes. Highly recommended.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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tropicdaysCairns, Owner at Tropic Days Backpackers, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
WOw ...Thanks...Marco and the other Staff will be so proud of your kind and Positive review, a lot of guest have said our Hostel reminds them of New Zealand's small Hostels, so I hope you find a few over there as well...take Care...Gabe
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Stayed here for a week, met some really nice people and had a great time. Quite far out from the centre (makes it quieter than many of the central hostels) but frequent free shuttle bus makes it easy to get in and back up to 9pm. If you're there on a Monday you must sign up to the Aussie BBQ; tasty food and something different (especially if you're from the northern hemisphere)! Rooms, bathrooms and communal areas all clean and the free fresh bread in the mornings was very welcome. Also, free wifi is extremely useful and you're able to use the hostel's computers too if you want to skype home etc. Friendly staff, happy to help book tours and transfers for you, and I'd happily stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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tropicdaysCairns, Owner at Tropic Days Backpackers, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Thanks so much Rob, we are happy you enjoyed Tropic Days, and thanks for writing a review for us....Gabe
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Vernon, Canada
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

My fiance and I stayed here for 4 nights, the staff was helpful and always nice (though I did see a staff member being rude to some people while checking in). We got to enjoy the Aussie BBQ and learn how to play a didgeridoo, which was awesome.

We stayed in a double room, which was large, with a nice bed and a mini fridge. The fan could have been a but more powerful, as it was, you really had no choice but to use the air conditioning if you wanted to get any sleep. 1$ for 3 hours, meaning you would wake up in the early hours of the morning sweating and have to put in more money if you wanted to cool down again. Kind of a cop out. We stayed in many lesser quality hostels which offered free air conditioning.

It was fairly clean apart from the bathrooms, the one in our area wasn't cleaned for the first 3 days we stayed at the hostel. On the fourth day it had been (A dead cockroach on the floor, that had been there the first 3 days, was gone). We also had to ask for the toilet paper to be restocked a few times. For most hostels we stayed in, bathroom cleanliness ranked pretty high on their to-do list. So I'm not sure exactly why ours was neglected.

Apart from that it was a great stay with people that made you feel at home, and a nice quiet atmosphere. I will definitely recommend this hostel to anyone I know of who wants to stay in Cairns!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Afoster765
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tropicdaysCairns, Owner at Tropic Days Backpackers, responded to this review, 16 March 2014
Thank for you for taking some time to write a review, I am happy that you enjoyed yourself in Cairns and at Tropic Days. I have taken note of your concerns with your Bathroom, Our communal Bathrooms are Cleaned 4 times per day, as you were in a private area we do not check on them as thoroughly , however we will act on your concerns and have the Bathroom checked and cleaned on a daily basis, after 16 years this is the 1st time I have had this concern given to us, I appreciate you telling me. Thanks for recommending us on Trip Advisor..Gabe
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed on tropic days for nearly 2 weeks during our time in cairns. The staff were great easy to talk to very helpful in organising trips ect! Hostel itself had nice outside area with picnic benches to eat or hammocks to relax in. Also has a pool! Hostel is very clean we stayed in a double room which had safe under bed for valuables! Wasn't massive but more the did the job! Room has air con unit which costs 1 dollar for three hours which really cooled the room down very quickly on the hot nights! They also do an Aussie BBQ on at day night so you can try crocodile, emu, kangaroo which was good value at 12 dollars! The hostel is about a 20min walk from the town bit they have a free shuttle which take you and brings you back! Drops you off and picks you up outside woolworths ideal for bringing back heavy shopping! Has 2 kitchens so plenty of room for everyone to cook meals without getting in each others way, also a bbq outside. Free wifi, laundry facilities washer and dryer(3 dollars each) Would come back if we were ever in cairns again!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Property: Tropic Days Backpackers
Address: 26 - 28 Bunting St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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