Bohemia Resort


Bohemia Resort

231 McLeod Street, Cairns
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(07) 4041 7290 or 1800 155 353
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Had Bedbugs!!!
30 April 2009
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bedbugs!
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outdoor area
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This hostel would have been great if it hadn't had bed bugs. The dorms are spacious and have single beds, the swimming pool and outdoor area are all great, but we were bitten to pieces here. When we were leaving the hostel, we were stripping the beds, and we even found a bed bug. We trapped it in a bottle and showed it to a cleaner who was near by. He promptly started blaming us saying we brought them with us (even though the last place we stayed at didn't have bed bugs). While he was arguing with us, a group of girls passing stopped to tell him that their room also had bed bugs. We told reception when we were checking out but the receptionist didn't seem to care and probably didn't do anything about it.

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I had a great time here!
28 August 2008
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It's 30 mins walk from the city if you miss the hourly shuttle bus (which only runs til 10 or 11pm)
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Nice pool area, friendly staff, sturdy beds
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I stayed here in April 2008 and had loads of fun. The staff were friendly, the pool area was relaxing and I met some great people here too! It didn't have the biggest party atmosphere, which is probably because of its location. However, it did have a bar which was a nice place for a quiet drink or 6 before going into Cairns for a night out. The Frog n Toad pub crawl stops here on Wednesday and Friday nights too.

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Was a nice modist sort of place great staff
2 February 2008
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not so sparkly
Pros
very helpfull staff
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I stayd here for 5 days, the staff where fantastic and the pool was excellent, everthing was moderatly clean :invert: Staff where very knoladagable. All in all not a bad little backpackers realy

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Nice place to stay - Quite a way out of town
12 July 2006
Cons
Long way from city centre
Pros
Clean, Spacious rooms
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I was a bit apprehensive of staying here after reading the other reviews, but it looks like the Bohemia resort are listening (and more importantly acting). We arrived on the overnight Greyhound, and were picked up from the station. The pickup was 15 mins late, but that wasn`t bad considering it was about 6:30am. We had been told that check-in wasn`t till 2pm, but the staff were nice, and managed to get us a double room straight off. (I think we were lucky it wasn`t full). The room was very impressive, large double bed, big clean bathroom, TV and air-con. The tiled floor did get a bit slippy after a shower, but there was no mould like we had feared. The hourly bus takes you to the centre of town, but its often full. The walk is about 30 mins, along streets with no pavements (what is it about Cairns!!) Overall, I was glad to stay there, certainly a step up from the horrors of Koalas!!

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Wet-feet
20 April 2006
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Moldy tea cups!!
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Dont be fooled by the pretty pictures!!
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After a 4 hour flight from darwin we couldnt wait to get to 'Bohemia' and jump straight in the pool we'd seen in the glossy brochure....once we managed to drag our belongings to the reception we spent the next hour paying deposits for everything....only to be given a moldy tub full of moldy cutlery...to be used in the moldy kitchen....!!! The room consisted of a cold tiled floor, a moldy sink and a moldy fridge....and three moldy beds...!! The staff and owners at Bohemia in my view were rude arrogant and obnoxous and clearly out to make money from hard up backpackers. :( After our room flooded twice in as many hours, we were spoken to very rudely and offered no refund or apology we moved down the road to the serpent Hostel which was like a 5 star palace compaired to this dump....

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Good place to stay but far from town
16 February 2006
Cons
Staff were a little quiet and uneventful
Pros
Very clean, spacious rooms, nice pool, Kitchen, Tv lounge
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No bunk beds, spacious rooms. Very hot in Cairns but the pool here made it aright. Large patio with tables and nearby bar. Fully equiped kitchen with plenty of utilities. The only bad thing was that it was far from the nightlife, however they offered a shuttle that went downtown and back until midnight or so. Good place to book reef tours from. Had lots of fun snorkeling with the turtles and colorful fish. Pretty good place to stay if you wanna relax and enjoy the heat.

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Anonymous
overated
11 December 2005
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Bohemia looks great and has a hotel like pool area, but it is run more like an army camp. You have a fridge in your room, but they do check the contents and will keep your alcohol. You get grief from the staff if you hang any washing on the balcony and the kichen is too small and shuts quite early we only stayed for two nights then moved to the Calypso which is much better.

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Jordan
As hostels go, it's pretty good!
30 June 2005
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This is a pretty good hostel! The rooms are nice and clean and all have their own fridge. The bathrooms are okay but could be a bit cleaner. The kitchen is a bit small and can get messy (like most hostels!). However, the pool is very nice with a great bar and movies outside on the big screen every night. It is a bit far from the centre (about 30mins walk) but there are (not very frequent) shuttle buses. Overall not a bad place.

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Anonymous
Good place to stay
7 April 2005
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We stayed here for 6 nights and really enjoyed our stay. It is a bit far out of town but it's a great place to relax with good quality, clean accommodation. There is a shuttle bus into town, however that begins at 12pm and runs only once an hour.

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Anonymous
What a great place to relax
24 March 2005
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a cool place to stay, while it's not the closest to town they do have a regular bus service not to mention very clean rooms and bathrooms - done daily, just about unheard of in hostels!! very friendly staff, great pool/spa and Jaye makes the best cocktails!!!

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Anonymous
Dont be fooled by the brouchure!!
17 March 2005
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Oh the possibilities this stay had and oh how they came crashing down when arrived to the welcome of rude staff and bulls**t excuses why they messed up the booking! The apparent 'excellent' bar and grill involves them giving you the raw meat and you cooking it - interesting concept! Kitchen tiny so options involve staying in town or take out pizza - dominos was the best! Dont expect help with problems and dont expect it to be clean - if cleanleness is nxt to godleness then these guys havent even hit the clouds yet - could of made a wig and given a brazilian a new pubic mound with the hair in the shower! Do yourself a favour, go to any other hostel except this one - all the others are in town, this is not and the shuttle service is not the most frequent. In short - its pants!!!

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Anonymous
Once in a life time experience.....i hope!!!
23 March 2004
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Ok let me discribe a day in 'Bohemia'!!! Right picture the scene....the hostel looked well nice from the outside and we were well chuffed....till we got to reception...we spent all our cash on bloody deposits...im suprised we didnt have to put cash down to breathe. So broke we make our way to the second floor...not bad nice view...till a huge plane goes over and lands in the airport next door!!! So its time to cook tea...to the kitchen we go..pasta in hand....shame there was no clean saucepans...no clean utensils...no clean anything!!! Take away pizza for us!!!!! Im not being funny but when ure room floods at 2am u kinda hope for an apology...instead we got told it was our fault and that we had to pack up all our stuff and move up two floors. Great....still no apology...but told to p*ss off out of the way.... So next day we bid farewell to 'Bohemia' with no apology...no refund...and a very soggy backpack....by far the worst night of my life...except i was in Oz...so it wasnt all bad....

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Anonymous
Unhelpful staff
8 February 2004
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I stayed at Bohemia a couple of months ago, but one night was more than enough for me. The resort looks great, and certainly has potential but when I was there it was crap. Too far out of town, noisy, dirty and rude staff. I arrived with a broken foot and they gave me a room on the 3rd floor, even though I could hardly walk and I had specifically asked for a room on ground level (no lift). I asked if someone could at least help me with my luggage and they told me to ask another guest because they were 'busy'. I understand that the service can't be the same as in a 5* resort, but it doesn't cost anything to be friendly, does it?

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Anonymous
Could Be Very Nice
23 January 2004
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this hostel could be so nice. Its like a resort you'd pay 100's for. But, When i stayed it was discustingly dirty. The cookers where buried under other peoples mess. There was a smell of what i can only describe as shit whilst by the pool. The staff were extremly rude and had no respect for their guests. And Bev behind the reception was a battle axe if ever i new one. The walls on the rooms are made of paper and i could hear next door watching tv all night. hence got no sleep. All in All ,,, Crap

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chad_warren@hotmail.com
BE SMART, STAY HERE!
21 January 2004
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The Bohemia Resort is fabulous! Try to get a room on the 3rd floor, very nice! I don't know what the others are whining about, I had a great experience while staying here! If I was to come back to Cairns, I would definatly stay here! Even my mum and dad and sister would love it!

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amy
awful don't stay here!
15 December 2003
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This place was awful, the staff were the rudest people I have ever met and made your stay very unpleasent. They were also really anal and they took money for everything, 20 dollars for cutlery, 20 for your key, they even charged you a dollar just to call you a taxi!! many better places in cairns.

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Anonymous
Nice Stay
12 September 2003
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We had a nice stay at Bohemia after 6 and half weeks touring Queensland. Very nice staff !! We wish you good business.

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david james crowhurst esq.
hell and high waters
10 September 2003
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upon arrival at the bohemia resort you would think that you had just checked into a top quality establishment. however when you are given a cutlery set (deposit ten dollars) to then find that it smells to high heaven and is in fact covered in a substance most likely to have originated on mars, its a little of putting. then when your room floods twice in the same day because the sewage and drainage is from the 16th century you kind of begin to think is this really worth the 140 dollars a week they have the audacity to charge a poor backpacker on a limited budget like myself. add to that the staff are about as friendly as a fart in a lift. if you think that i didnt enjoy my stay at bohemia then you're right i wouldnt send my mother in law there (well maybe!!!)

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Grace + Larreune
Friendly and Clean
6 September 2003
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Friendly people, clean + well equipped rooms. Never expected the rooms to be this big and we got fantastic value for our money.

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Bex
Wet feet!
30 August 2003
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This place was a joke! The staff were rude and unhelful especially when our room flooded twice in 24hrs!! We had to move rooms at 12.30 at night after wading through inches of water...given no refund or apology!! The owner was rude and abusive...i'd rather spend the night in a rat infested sewer than stay there! RUBBISH!!!!

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