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7.7

Very good

139 reviews

139 reviews

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7

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Munro Martin Parklands

240 m

Cairns Electorate Office

340 m

Cairns Central Shopping Center

370 m

St Monica's Cathedral

400 m

Cairns Aquarium

510 m

Popular landmarks
Night Markets

850 m

Michaelmas Cay

860 m

Esplanade Boardwalk

890 m

Cairns Esplanade Lagoon

1.0 km

Green Island

1.3 km

Closest landmarks
Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic

350 m

Cairns Private Hospital

370 m

McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery

530 m

Cadence Lounge Bar

570 m

JUTE Theatre Company

620 m

Mad Monkey Backpackers Village

141 Sheridan Street, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Cairns City Center part of Cairns, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.

Highlights

Located in heart of Cairns

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

920 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Announcements by hotel (1)
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, this property can only accept bookings from fully vaccinated guests. Vaccination certificates and/or other documents as required by law must be presented at check-in. Please contact the property for more information.

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Golf course [on-site]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Cairns every 13 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.2
Distance to city center1.5 km
Location rating7.0
Nearest airportCairns Airport (CNS)
Distance to airport4.9 km

Rooms available at Mad Monkey Backpackers Village

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.7

Private Double Room with En-Suite
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Non-smoking
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Private Double Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 bunk beds
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 bunk beds
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Non-smoking
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Non-smoking
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Mad Monkey Backpackers Village?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Mad Monkey Backpackers Village?

Mad Monkey Backpackers Village is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Mad Monkey Backpackers Village also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Mad Monkey Backpackers Village has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Mad Monkey Backpackers Village?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Mad Monkey Backpackers Village.

What is the smoking policy at Mad Monkey Backpackers Village?

Mad Monkey Backpackers Village does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Mad Monkey Backpackers Village?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Mad Monkey Backpackers Village is Cairns Railway Station, 920 m away.

What restaurants are nearby Mad Monkey Backpackers Village?

Restaurants including Salt House, Salt House Restaurant and Cock & Bull are popular in Mad Monkey Backpackers Village’s neighborhood which is known as Cairns City Center.

What popular shopping places are close to Mad Monkey Backpackers Village?

Shopping options in Mad Monkey Backpackers Village’s Cairns City Center neighborhood include Night Markets, Rusty's Market and DFO Cairns, Direct Factory Outlets.

What are popular attractions near Mad Monkey Backpackers Village?

Mad Monkey Backpackers Village’s location in the Cairns City Center neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Cairns Botanic Gardens, Green Island and Cairns Aquarium.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Mad Monkey Backpackers Village?

Mad Monkey Backpackers Village’s nearby natural sights include Esplanade Boardwalk, Michaelmas Cay and Cairns Holiday Park located in the same Cairns City Center area.

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What people love about Mad Monkey Backpackers Village

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Everything was clean, staff was nice, bed was comfortable, wifi was mostly fast."

    Sanni

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    July 10, 2019

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "Great place to meet people."

    Wies

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    March 14, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "The place is perfect for what you pay."

    Wies

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    March 14, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 429 Cairns properties
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Value for money score
8.2/10
Room comfort score
7.7/10
Service score
8.1/10
Cleanliness score
7.6/10
Better than
83
%
of Cairns properties
Better than
83
%
of Cairns properties
Better than
75
%
of Cairns properties
Better than
74
%
of Cairns properties
Overall rating:

7.7

Very good
139 reviews
Cleanliness
7.6
Facilities
7.7
Location
7.0
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More about Mad Monkey Backpackers Village

More about Mad Monkey Backpackers Village

Mad Monkey Backpackers Village is well-known for combining style with hospitality, and this location offers a clean and secure budget accommodation along with a central location, perfect especially for backpackers who are interested in exploring the city with public transportation. The hostel's setting allows guests to get to know each other, the large communal area serving as a great place to meet other travelers and exchange stories. For more quiet relaxation, enjoy the lagoon-style pool or simply refresh with a drink in the palm-fringed sunny outdoor recreational area. The Wi-Fi access makes it possible to stay connected, while the evening meal and airport shuttle service help to make the transition that much easier. This great location, along with all the amenities and facilities offered, make Mad Monkey Backpackers Village the right choice for travelers looking for the best value and comfort for their vacation.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.7

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

9 mentions

Internet

3 mentions

Breakfast

2 mentions

Swimming Pool

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Outdoor recreational features
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • First aid kit
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Breakfast [free]
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Laundromat
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental

Location

141 Sheridan Street, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870
Very good
Location

7

Airports
  • Cairns Airport (CNS)
    4.9 km
  • Dunk Island Airport (DKI)
    119.9 km
Public transportation
  • Cairns Railway Station
    930 m
  • Freshwater
    7.5 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic
    350 m
Shopping
  • Night Markets
    850 m
Convenience store
  • Caltex Star Mart
    70 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    70 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Cairns Aquarium
    510 m
  • Muddy's Playground
    530 m
  • Night Markets
    850 m
  • Michaelmas Cay
    860 m
  • Esplanade Boardwalk
    890 m
  • Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
    1.0 km
  • Green Island
    1.3 km
  • The Reef Hotel Casino
    1.3 km
  • Cairns Botanic Gardens
    2.7 km
  • Gallo DairyLand
    4.7 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Munro Martin Parklands
    240 m
  • Cairns Electorate Office
    340 m
  • Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic
    350 m
  • Cairns Private Hospital
    370 m
  • Cairns Central Shopping Center
    370 m
  • St Monica's Cathedral
    400 m
  • Cairns Aquarium
    510 m
  • McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery
    530 m
  • Cairns Tennis Centre
    530 m
  • Muddy's Playground
    530 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • Guests must be between 18-35 years old to check in at the property.
  • Guests must provide a valid form of government regulated identification (eg. passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc.) upon check-in.
  • The property does not have a 24-hour reception. Guests arriving after 08:00 PM are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival so alternative arrangements can be made.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until23:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center1.5 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)10
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors2

Property announcements

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, this property can only accept bookings from fully vaccinated guests. Vaccination certificates and/or other documents as required by law must be presented at check-in. Please contact the property for more information.

Reviews of Mad Monkey Backpackers Village from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.7
/
10
Cleanliness7.6
Facilities7.7
Location7.0
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service8.1
Value for money8.2
High score for Cairns
Rating
9+ Exceptional (14)
8-9 Excellent (15)
7-8 Very Good (20)
6-7 Good (19)
<6 Below Expectation (15)
Time of the year
Mar - May (18)
Jun - Aug (20)
Sep - Nov (28)
Dec - Feb (17)
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10.0
Exceptional
april from Australia
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room (ages 18-35 years only)
Stayed 12 nights in February 2019

Exceptional”

staff are really nice. breakie wasnt just toast and cereal, definitely a plus. they also have different activities every night. love the place

Reviewed February 27, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
giordano from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room (ages 18-35 years only)
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Exceptional”

Great place great staff great vibe great hostel

Reviewed November 29, 2019

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Hey there Giordano! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of our hostel. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the hostel vibe and found the staff friendly! We hope you enjoy your time in Australia! Mad Monkey Team

Responded December 02, 2019
Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
9.2
Exceptional
Cihan from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room (ages 18-35 years only)
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Exceptional”

Such a nice and clean hostel. Rooms and beds were usefull. Stuff was friendly and kitchen was amazing.

Reviewed January 03, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Wies from New Zealand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in March 2022

Great place”

Great place to meet people. The place is perfect for what you pay. I’m really enjoying my time over here

Reviewed March 14, 2022

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Hey there, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad you're having a blast in Cairns and felt welcomed at our hostel! - Mad Monkey Team

Responded March 16, 2022
Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
8.8
Excellent
Sanni from Finland
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room (ages 18-35 years only)
Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

Definitely would recommend, one of the best hostels i’ve been to.”

Everything was clean, staff was nice, bed was comfortable, wifi was mostly fast. They have a great free breakfast, not just toast and cereal. Also loved the free gym!!

Reviewed July 10, 2019

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6.4
Good
Kershlin from Australia
Couple
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 8 nights in July 2019

Horrible staff, great facilities”

Staff were incompetent - nobody was responsible or accountable. One night a person entered our private room at 4am because one of the staff members gave them the wrong key. A few nights were sleepless because of the amount of noise that guests were making in the common area. This occurred even after informing staff about the noise. The room was only cleaned once out of 8 nights even though we were told it was going to be cleaned every day. The facilities were good. Everything was very clean and the shuttle bus was great. Wouldn’t recommend if you are going to Cairns for the activities. More of a place to party.

Reviewed July 27, 2019

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4.8
鈺琴 from Taiwan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in April 2022

Acceptable”

Many places are being repaired, and the waiter won't help you with your luggage.

Reviewed May 04, 2022

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4.0
hyeonju from South Korea
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room (ages 18-35 years only)
Stayed 5 nights in January 2020

Not good location but shuttle”

The breakfast is so good. Swimming pool is not good for swimming. The room is very clean. The shower room is good as well. There's smirking area in the yard where eat meals. There's a bar, so prohibit bringing any achol to there.

Reviewed January 21, 2020

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Hey there, thanks very much for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the free breakfast and found the hostel clean! We would love to know how we could have given you a 10/10 stay. Please feel free to contact us directly if you had any issues during your stay. Mad Monkey Team

Responded January 30, 2020
Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
9.2
Exceptional
ADAM from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room (ages 18-35 years only)
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

supereb!!!”

so this place is formally know as njoy but now mad monkey village and is partly finished thru a massive renovation . Dont let reviews of people saying it noisy in day and lools like a buildibg site !! it not that bad ..but your most likey to be pit in newly renovated part hostel which is Literally brand new with memeory foam pillow and matress SUPER COMFY PLUS AC i stayed her for 2 night that turned into 10 days as i mean breafast is pancakes, juice, toast.cerial, james, fruit, youghurt...you can eat till you POP!!!. Hostel is very clean !!!, infact so new that it smells it 🤣, there is VERY FAST wifi through out hotel can easy stream movies and download with zero issues. Hostel throw i think 2 bbq family meal night which is bbq and tasty ...they def not cheap when comes to food ...staff are cute and pleasant . i got say value for money and faculity this place is a no brainer !! yes it 20 min walk to town BUT THEY PROVIDE A HOURLY SHUTTLE ! ...come on. con : as much as this place new and comfy and value for money it does lack atmosphere or when i was there thats my only grief with ! there is bar crawl night but overall it more chill out and relax place.

Reviewed May 24, 2018

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9.7
Exceptional
David from Thailand
Couple
Private Double Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2012

Great Value Place ”

Clean, Good Atmosphere and Friendly Staff

Stayed at Njoy because all the big hotels were full, but will go back to Njoy next time I'm in Cairns. The staff were very helpful, polite and friendly, taking time to explain everything. The room was clean and the whole place had a nice laid back atmosphere. Recommended.

Reviewed November 17, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Ruby from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Private Double Room with En-Suite
Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

Very Good Backpacker”

Cheap and Good

Njoy is a very good backpacker. The price is so good. It provided transpiration and you can't imagine free dinner as well. The location is 15 mins walk to ferry but you can use the provided transportation around 30 mins interval. The staff are nice and provide good service. Overall, I recommend backpackers to go. One more point, coffee and tea are free.

Reviewed March 13, 2012

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8.3
Excellent
Rui from China
Couple
Private Double Room with En-Suite
Stayed 4 nights in August 2012

good service”

travel info, free dinner, free shuttle bus to the airport and from/to the city center

The hostel is 15 minutes away from the city center on foot. They have free shuttle bus from / to the city center and to the airport, and it is very convenient. They also offer free dinner. The hostel is good value of money for young travelers and backpackers. We enjoyed our stay in the hostel

Reviewed August 29, 2012

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6.7
Good
yi from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in June 2012

Average backpackers”

Friendly staff and free airport shuttle

i choose to stay here for one night after a liveaboard dive trip to the great barrier reef. i picked this hostel mainly for the free airport shuttle. although there are only 5 shuttles, and i had to leave quite early before my flight, i did save quite a bit by using the shuttle. the beds were clean but the room could use some cleaning. it also smelt a little funny. the night was generally quite peaceful, though it got a little noisy due to euro 2012. perfectly understandable. not the most convenient as it is 10mins walk from cairns city centre.

Reviewed June 26, 2012

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8.0
Excellent
CHONG from Malaysia
Couple
Private Double Room with En-Suite
Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

Good for Backpacker”

Clean, Staff & Value for Money.

The staff on reception was super friendly and nice and made me feel comfortable. Everywhere is clean and walking distances to Cairns Central.

Reviewed October 09, 2014

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8.0
Excellent
Lisa from Australia
Couple
Private Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

Good value, large room, sink, fridge”

large room, self catering facilities, free dinner

Njoy is located in a great spot - not right in the city but just outside it (10 mins walk) - however it is located on the main road, which is quite busy. The place is built like a jail with cells, however the cells are huge and space to me is valuable. The double rooms include heaps of hooks to hang your clothes etc, a table with 2 chairs, a double bed, a fridge and vanity with sink. There is a decent sized double window however ours opened up to the main social area and we had no privacy when open. The hostel has a pool, kitchen, pool table, movie played every night, tours bookings, they also give you a free dinner ticket every day for the Woolshed, however a lot of accommodation seems to have this same deal. The downside is that music (same songs) is played from 9:30 in the morning till about 10:30 at night so if you are here to work the music can turn your thoughts to those of murder in the morning.

Reviewed July 29, 2013

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7.3
Very good
DANIEL from Mexico
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 6 nights in April 2012

"Perfect hostel for backpackers, cheap and quiet"”

Bus shuttle, free dinner voucher and good customer service

I stayed there for a week. The hostel was really good for the price that you pay. Only $15 per night and you get a free dinner voucher everyday in one of the bars at the city center. The shuttle bus was a plus, however sometimes it doesn't arrive at the hour that the timetable indicate. If you want to walk to the city center its about 10-15mins.

Reviewed April 17, 2012

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7.3
Very good
Allison from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 6 nights in April 2012

Friendly Service”

helped with arranging activities and tours

rooms are simple, but price was good. i could have gotten a better room deal if i had gone to their website - cheaper than agoda price. too many smokers.

Reviewed April 11, 2012

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8.7
Excellent
Shona from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in December 2011

Njoy hostel”

help organising trips

I wasn't in the hostel much due to being on trips throughout the day, but it was easy to walk or use the bus provided to get into town and they provided free evening meal tokens at one of the local bars. The room was adequate and the staff on reception were really helpful when organizing airport transfers and had good knowledge of which trips to go on.

Reviewed January 10, 2012

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6.0
Puspendu from India
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

Near to Esplanade”

Complementery dinner voucher

The backpacker is near to the city attractions and the backpacker provides shuttle bus sevice at intervals to these locations. Clean room.

Reviewed October 30, 2012

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8.0
Excellent
Elizabeth from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2012

Great helpful service”

Staff very helpful; transport available if needed;within walking distances to Cairns tourist attractions; quiet at night

This was my first time at a backbackers hostel and I was very impressed. I didn't need to use the kitchen but it looked clean and tidy. The room was basic but comfortable and there was a small fridge in it which was very useful.The staff were really helpful and cheerful. I was impressed by the availability of transport to take people to the airport or as in my case the railway station. I was surprised about the lack of loud noises at night! It was a good experience and I will consider using hostels again when travelling if they are all as good as NJoy

Reviewed September 28, 2012

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