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Reviewed 21 December 2014

I've stayed at a nearby hostel previously (Cairns City Backpackers) and this hostel is heaps better all round! There are things on pretty much every night, the rooms aren't crammed with people and the beds are comfortable! Very nice showers, one that looks large enough for some sort of a shower party...

All the staff were cheerfull and helpful, even hanging out with the guests of an evening sometimes . I met some very nice people here and made some friends, especially when we made our own Catan board :)

  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Luke O
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stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2014

Hi thanks Luke O , for the Dreamtime review glad you enjoyed the atmosphere , not sure if the shower is that big to have a party! Happy xmas .

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Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

Ever since my girlfriend and I arrived here five days ago we've been welcomed with open arms and been bowled over by the staff, and owners for that matter. So much so that we've extended our stay up until new year, of which they were very accommodating and we were no problem at all. Nothing is ever too much for the staff and all are extremely polite and courteous no matter what your problem is.
Wifi has never been an issue for us, it's always worked fine and the entertaining evenings are always fun!
Definitely best hostel we have had the pleasure of staying in in both New Zealand and Australia.
Keep up the good work guys.

Stayed: December 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank canddtravels
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stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2014

Hi thanks Canddtravels great review of Dreamtime Hostel its nice to get complements for the hard work the staff put in . looking forward to the free xmas eve BBQ night. enjoy the Dreamteam .

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Reviewed 20 December 2014

Negative things:
* wifi didnt work at all, neither on my, nor on the Smartphone of my girlfriend, nor on friends ones who visited us there.
* we paid for a ´deluxe room` and I am pretty sure our room (I guess we got Number 9) wasnt one of them. It was advertised with "bigger" 12qm, but in our room there was nearly only a bed, 10qm at the max.
By the way, you have to pay for AirCon

Most important negative thing:
* The Girl (long darkblond hair, piercing) at the first evening on our Arrival (09/Novembre/2014) was very rude. She didnt give us a receipt, then accused us of lying when we asked for one and denied to give us "another one". Staff on the next day (guy with short brown hair and a Girl with red/brown hair) were nice, but still the first evening ruined our stay there. Didnt saw here working the next days, only living there too. But I really hope they get rid of her.

The good things: * the Location was ok, near a Shopping mall.
* Pizza Monday was a nice evening (but it was advertised with a free drink in woolshed, and there no one knew about it).

So Overall I cannot give more than 2 stars

Room Tip: wait until blond piercing Girl isnt on duty
  • Stayed: November 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank MouStefan
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stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2014

Hi MouStefan , thanks for your review of the 4 nights you stayed with us back in November, you'll be please to know the technical issue with our Wifi has been resolved , how ever we do provide 6 Free computer terminals for guests to use as well. All our rooms are different sizes, we only wish you could have come forward while staying there and your issues could of been easily resolved.
We've been working on Dreamtime for over 24 years and employ some of the best and friendliest people you could ever meet , we are all i little bit lost to why you thought one was so rude?
Happy Travels

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Reviewed 19 December 2014

I really enjoyed my experience here. I was only here for one night but really appreciated the overall vibe of the place and the friendliness and approachability of staff.

I'd stay here again in an instant.

Room Tip: Everything is about your own perspective and mindset. Choose to see a good experience and you'll have one.
  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Jeremy L
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stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2014

Hi Jeremy , thanks for your review its important to us , we have been blessed with good staff delivering a great service, happy xmas the Dreamteam

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Reviewed 18 December 2014 via mobile

Stayed briefly for 3 nights with one other friend, we had stayed a couple of other places before this, but dreamtime definitely had the most friendly atmosphere of anywhere we stayed. Everyone was approachable and the staff were very helpful and knowledgable. There are lots of theme nights through the week and free entry/free drink vouchers to bars in town. Very close to big shopping centre with Coles, target etc, so it was not a chore to pick up food and was a very short walk into town. The rooms were all very clean and tidy and the beds were very comfortable. Air con in the rooms was $1 for 3 hours, which was cheaper than a lot of the other hostels offer, but you will need it. When we were there it was very hot and the rooms could be sweltering.

Stayed: December 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank Andrew W
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stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2014

Hi Andrew , thanks for the review and feed back i agree we have excellent staff and allways ready to help. Have a great xmas

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