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Asylum Cairns Backpacker Hostel

Hostelworld.comUS$ 36*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 36*
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good base in the city of cairns but there were some things that could be improved. There is a free shuttle bus from the airport and the communal area is kitsch and good for chilling and socialising. The staff are friendly but can be a bit cliquey. The wifi is good but can only be accessed in the communal...

Thank kirbzzz
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I booked this for 10 days, I met a few people here but otherwise it wasn't great. I struggled to find a shower with hot water. The facilities were grubby. You had to check in to fb anytime you wanted to use the wifi and these were only available in the outside communal area which meant you got eatten by...

Thank geeml
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The staff are nice and friendly. The prices are lower than other hostels such as gilligans, however this drop in price is reflected in the hostel. The hostel is a bit grotty, not particularly nice really tbh, I stayed on gilligans and the rooms there are far more nice and cleaner and the bar there is fantastic as is the...

Thank Angus C
Reviewed 13 February 2017

+ Very friendly and accommodating staff. They'll help you with directions and everything that you need to know in Cairns. Good wifi connection. Clean rooms and bathrooms. - Quite far from the main city. If you wouldn't mind walking 10-15 minutes, then you're good :)

Thank Steph C
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Place was clean and comfortable. The management was super helpful. Will help you with tours and parties alike! In this hostel you'll find like minded travellers sharing their amazing stories. It rates are reasonable too!

Thank Mkochhar
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This isn't the most modern hostel I've ever stayed in but it's definitely one of the best. The building is due a bit of an upgrade but it's cleaned everyday and kept in pretty decent condition. There are hammocks to chill in everyday and the communal area is quite big. The rooms that have A/C are pretty cool and there...

Thank JuicyLucy2208
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This hostel is really good. It changes my mind about backpacker hostel. We have 2 girls so we stay in a room with 2 single beds. It is clean with electric fan and air conditioner as well. We pay $162 for 3 nights (for 2 people) so it is just around $80 each for 3 nights (i booked it through...

Thank Phuongdovn
Virginia, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This hostel was awesome. The Manager and her assistants went all out to provide a super clean room. The prices are very affordable and close to town. I walked from the hostel to town and back, without the use of a bus. They also helped with setting up tours and giving recommendations on the best companies to use for seeing...

Thank RoadRacer711
Reviewed 7 August 2016

What a good place to be in paradise. Loved every second of it and I'm going to miss every single person here. It felt like home. It does its name justice. Great party's and also a good place to chill out. The staff get 10 points for awesomeness.

1Thank Ronald B
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I loved being invited to join everything!! And when I couldn't participate they were genuinely hoping I could for the next activity. It will always be my preference when I travel to Cairns - best bits of all my backpackers experiences in one place 😎

1Thank Lizzy W

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Additional Information about Asylum Cairns Backpacker Hostel

Address: 149 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: ₹ 776 - ₹ 2,780 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“5 bed dorms are best value”
JuicyLucy2208, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“single rooms”
RoadRacer711, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“aircon rooms # 2 or 21”
jckrijn87, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“rooms behind the kitchen are quieter close to the esplanade and CBD can book tours with the reception”
emilynewbery, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“away from the front”
tomhL4586XR, 27 May 2014 | Read review
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