Cairns Beach House


Cairns Beach House

239 Sheridan Street, Cairns
Tel
(07) 4041 4116 or 1800 229 228
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Gets the job done - but nothing more
7 December 2007
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No much of an atmosphere
Pros
The bar. Free all night shuttle service.
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Stayed in a twin room, which was placed inside of a dorm room - not really what you'd expect from a twin room. The hostel has kinda a dull atmosphere and the location is not that great either. It's not horrible or something like that - it's just....there's so many better hostels out there.

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Really friendly staff, great atmosphere, cool bar.
12 September 2006
Cons
The bar shuts too early!!!!
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All the staff are really helpful!
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I loved my stay at the Cairns Beach House, met some really good friends. The bar is wicked, free meal at night and the chance to pick from huge menu. The rooms were clean and beds were comfy. The best place to stay in Cairns!! :p

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hostel to avoid
27 August 2006
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dirty and no character
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staff very helpful
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The staff is nice, there is a courtesy bus to town and they pick you up at the airport BUT: - The ad said dorms with less than 3 beds and no bunk but I ended in a 9-bed dorm but bunks. - no curtains in the first dorm I stayed - bugs in the dorm and the kitchen - filthy kitchen, 1 toaster for everybody, 1 tea towel (always wet) - hole in the bathroom ceiling... I wrote a negative comment on their comment book and they simply took the page away!

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Dirty and rude
28 June 2006
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Very rude staff, bugs everywhere, filthy kitchen
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Very good atmosphere & opportunity to work for accomodation
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Overall had a wicked time here, as were some great people staying at the time. Though one of the receptionists/ managers - Joel - was extremely rude and nasty. DO NOT TRUST. Facilities are ok - sky tv and a pool area, though the bedrooms are cramped and swarming with cockroaches and ants. Kitchen is too small. Free bus shuttle into town at certain times.

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Anonymous
dirty
1 January 2006
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this hostel was dirty, little bugs where crawling on us when we woke up, needless to say we only stayed 1 night before getting a refund. no point saying anything else, just try somewhere else.

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Anonymous
smelly dirty hostel
25 September 2005
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smelly dirty hostel - watch out

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christellefv
Dirty, dirty, but friendly people staying there though
30 December 2004
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The room was dirty. Filthy. There were little insects everywhere. Like tiny ants crawling all over the walls. The smell was awful. There was water on the floor in the room. The bathroom was full with mould and the floor was crusty with old hair and dust that had not been cleaned for years it seems. There were old things from past guests on the window ledge (peanut butter, cigarette butts in old camera thing, etc). The room was not airconditioned and only had ceiling fans. The 6 people room (3 on one side, a door to separate, 3 on the other side and the bathroom separated with another door) so quite spacious and no bunk beds. I saw bugs in the kitchen also crawling near the dry food storage area. The kitchen was alright, many ranges and also ovens and a big island to prepare food on. The TV room is in an old garage and was spacious (and while I was there they got new couches so was comfy). The pool area was nice and the water of the salted water pool was hotter than the air outside though! Like a bath almost! Maybe it was because it was the end of the day. The staff was friendly but not at the reception desk so I had to wait often for someone to help me (they hung out in the office behind reception). The bus shuttle in the city and pick-up from bus station was right on schedule. A taxi to the airport cost me 12$. A bit out of the town centre, 20 minutes walk at least, but there is a supermarket (IGA) right near the hostel. I would not stay here again although I met a lot of friendly backpackers the hostel was just too dirty for me.

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melissa
Wow, what a welcome to Oz, like a resort
1 April 2004
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Great place, very clean, friendly atmosphere. The lounge/bar has games/events every night, good way to mingle with others.

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Danni
Fantastic value for money
11 July 2003
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I received 2 free nights at the Beach House after booking a package at Wicked Travel, Byron Bay, so I was very apprehensive about what I would get. However, I was very pleasantly surprised. The 6-bed dorms are split into two connected 3-person dorms with an ensuite and basic kitchen. I stayed extra nights in the twin rooms which were fairly large. My only complaint was the courtesy bus, which is very unreliable, but the walk is only 25 mins. Accommodation includes a free meal which wasn't great, but the meal ugrade was much better. There is also a large kitchen and an added bonus of free bag storage. Although it is a bit further out of town, for the price it's definitely worth staying here.

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Anonymous
Just great, even for mature aged people and clean!
1 August 2002
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Been there for about 2 weeks with wife using $40 single room with 2 beds (we are 60), great beer garden, kitchen, laundry and quiet! In-house food ($8.50-$9.50) to fill any one. Neat super market next door for all needs, also bus stop and nice rips at pedros pizza. Eazy walk to town centre (25 min), never used the bus. Free pick up and return from railway/airport. Best priced offers of trips to join with great diversity. Beware of cairn's car rental companies and their contracts!

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