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Koala Beach Resort
Ranked #61 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Reviewed 2 June 2010

When I booked I did not know it was a backpackers hostel. As I did not pay backpacker price. Room was old, cushions covers old and dirty, shower had mould and mould and scum on the shower door. Really only for the young and couldn't care less. Beach Resort ... what a laugh.!!!!! Certainly not "in the heart of it". But only a 10 minute walk. No telephone, no bedside lamps, no clock radio. Nothing to cook with, but they did have a common BBQ. Staff were helpful and friendly however.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 April 2010

Koala Beach Resort is a great place to stay when you visit Cairns; it's cheap, claen, centrally located and has great staff who will help you with anything!

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 October 2009

I thought this place was great. The staff helped me with the best trips around and lots of people from the hostel would often get together for bbq's.

People were friendly and punch night was awsome.
The rooms all had sinks, air-con, own bathroom and fridge. Very good for the price.

cheap, fun and close to city
Ill def be back next year!!!

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 June 2009

room was pretty good actually, shower was great but the exhaust fan was noisy as all hell and the toilet ran on all day and all night so there was a constant squeal in the background. Noisy patrons at times , but it is a backpackers so you get what you pay for i guess.
really close to the shops and esplanade.
felt very secure.
staff were pretty average, need to work on customer service a little...

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 July 2007

Rooms are good and the bathroom was clean but it was a very noisy hostel. If you want to get some sleep while you are there ask for a pool side room rather than a bar side room as it's very noisy. staff are mainly friendly and helpful. if i went to cairns again i'd try to get a room in the Cairns Central YHA as it's closer to town and a nicer place to stay.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 July 2007

I was very pleased with the standard of this hostel. I was given a large room which had 4 beds to choose from (even though it was just me!) and it was at the end of a section so I wasn't disturbed. The counter staff were really friendly. The room was clean, bed comfirtable and the shower was lovely. Really good location too - only 5 minutes walk to the city.

  • Stayed: October 2006, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 January 2006

Very pleased with this hostel accommodation in Cairns.
We booked a twin room with private facilites.
It was more like an apartment you expect to get when you go self catering. It had a living area with a tv, fridge, two sofas, kettle and a microwave.
Bedrooms were adequate and the bathroom was very nice and clean.
Didn't really see much of the staff but when we did they were helpful.
The air conditioning was a blessing too !

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Additional Information about Koala Beach Resort

Address: 137-139 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #61 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Price Range: £23 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Koala Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 57
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