Dreamtime


Dreamtime

4 Terminus Street, Cairns QLD 4870
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(07) 4031 6753 or 1800 058 440
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Cosy, Small and Pleasant
29 December 2006
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Mossies
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Chris & Amanda
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We were travelling for 9 months and this is by far the best hostel we stayed at. We had a double bed and a huge balcony at the back of their house we shared with another couple! The dorms were also clean and tidy! We came here twice and stayed a huge amount of time! Chris & Amanda are great with booking tours and there BBQs are the best! Miss it so much, Steph & Ben

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Good hostel but noisy guests ...
28 December 2006
Cons
Noisy guests, no aircon in rooms
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3-bed dorms, clean
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The hostel was clean and the 3-bed dorms were a welcome novelty, but unfortunately my dorm was right next to the common area, and the "quiet" period from 11PM wasn't enforced - quite possibly because one of the reception staff was partying with the other guests. Not that I was going to bed that early, but it was irritating that people were still making a lot of noise at 3AM. There was no aircon in the dorm and the fan's two speeds were either a snail's pace or so fast as to create a tornado of any paper in the room. The place was also a little too far from the city centre for easy access, though that was my own fault for not checking that beforehand. I would not stay here again

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Relaxing with a good atmosphere. Clean and tidy
25 August 2006
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mossies!
Pros
clean and really relaxing
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Stayed here for longer than expected. Would highly reccomendit on all aspects. Only the mossies let it down, but who cares! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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fantastic hostel.
20 August 2006
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nothing
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fantasic atmosphere
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this hostel is a fab place to stay. it is definetly worth your while. we booked in for only a few days but stayed for a few weeks!! the rooms were basic but very clean. bathrooms and toilets were very clean. kitchen was really good.everything that you needed was there already. met loads of really fab people.all the staff were really helpful. if you are going to cairns, go to this hostel!!!!

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A small hostel with a nice atmosphere
2 August 2006
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nothing
Pros
pool under palm trees
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The hostel is a good place to relax, in the hammock at the pool. The guys at the reception are very helpful concerning tour bookings. There is free luggage store as well. The double/twin are 50

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The best hostel ever!
22 April 2006
Cons
i had to leave!
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The location, the people
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i stayed at deamtime in nov with my boyfriend and we fell in love the place! we had a double room that shared a big balcony, fridge, microwave, tea and coffee facilities and bathroom with one other couple. the rooms are so clean and colourful! the owners are so friendly and helpful and nice!they were a great help to us when we were booking tours etc! because its quite small there is a great friendly atmosphere and theres loads of picnic tanles outside to meet and chat with the other backpackers! its in a great location - walk through a shopping centre and ur in the heart of things! i would recommend this place to anyone! :O

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My favorite hostel in Australia!
13 March 2006
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a little far away from the downtown area but well worth it!
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the staff, the space, the friday night BBQ, the guests
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Dreamtime was by far the best hostelling experience i had during my month-long backpacking trip through New Zealand and Australia. The managers Chris and Amanda were so friendly and helpful, and set a great tone for the space as a whole. The rooms were very clean and spacious (i stayed in a 3 person dorm room), and the overall feel of the hostel was warm and cozy. I almost felt like I was staying in a tropical bungalow with a super-cute bathing pool and a family of fellow travellers. The people that Dreamtime seems to attract as guests are cream of the crop. I was in disbelief as to the friendliness of everyone I met there. And the friday night barbecue served as a great opportunity for me to get to know everyone better and make plans with them to embark on other fun Cairns-based adventures. If I ever come to Cairns again, I'm definitely planning on staying at Dreamtime.

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Relaxed, Cosy , Vibrant and Friendly
6 February 2006
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Amazing Staff & Fantastic Friendly Ambience
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Where do I start this was my first hostel that I have ever stayed in and WOW what an expereince. These guys know how to run a fantastic hostel. The place ozzes charm and hospitality. From the pick up at the airport to arranging my travel plans these guys have it all. The place is clean, the rooms are fully linened even with fluffy towels. The pace has a great vibrance to it and is also close enough to all facilities required. Amanda & Chris who manage the hostel are friendly relaxed and can never do enough to make your stay more plesaurable. Thanks guys for welcoming me and making my australian trip awesome. Good luck with the new Cafe and internet lounge ( GREAT IDEA ) :D

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TracyMax
Great Place - Great Staff
11 December 2004
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Dreamtime is small and cozy and the opposite of the large downtown hostels with huge clubs. The staff were the best part and soooooo helpful with booking tours. Even though we only stayed two nights, they stored our luggage for our four day dive trip and a two night Cape Trib trip. Absolutely went out of their way to be helpful. It is a short walk to town and across the street from a nice mall, but far enough away from everything to have a quiet neighborhood feel. Lots of clotheslines and a nice pool area.

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Doro
The warmest welcome I could imagine
14 March 2004
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I spent a week at the Dreamtime and I loved it! Michelin at the desk is very nice and helpful, the rooms are really nice and the pool is fantastic. I felt like home there and I can highly recommend it , as well as the "On The Wallaby"- Tours. I fell in love with that hostel!!!

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Anonymous
Nice, calm, great staff
12 February 2004
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I loved it...nice, calm place with an awesome staff, well... I think I take the cleaner with me...hm. Well, thanks for everything and God, uhm, I ment Lorina...thanks for the tent, we'll keep it white! Thanks for everything and take care! Love, Sjors

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Anonymous
A very nice hostel
12 April 2003
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I found it a very nice hostel. I was in queensland for 8 days and it was my first hostel. I liked the possibility to have the air conditioning in the room. There were many possibilities of booking tours, rent cars etc. People were very very nice. I didn't like only two things: at first I'm not sure that towels were very clean, but the last day towels were new; at second I think there were too few bathrooms (only two, even if there was a third one that they shown us only the last day).

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catherine
Best hostel in Oz
4 April 2003
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This place was perfect. It is nicely painted, the furniture is great, the kitchens are really clean, the staff very helpful, the location convenient, internet, washer/dryer, bookcase what else could a traveller want? Make sure you book ahead this place is always full.

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Vicki
A home away from home
10 March 2003
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Whenever I think of Australia, I'll always think of this amazing hostel that was my home away from home. I ended up staying here for about a month altogether. I stayed in the three and four bed dorm rooms and was very comfortable. The staff is great and they go out of their way to help you. They knew which trips to recommend and which to pass on. There's a smallish but clean kitchen, a great pool and a fast internet connection. The location is perfect - far enough away from the town centre to be quiet but close enough to walk anywhere. There's free towels and all the beds have comfy duvets. Definitely the best hostel I've ever stayed in.

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kai stafford
no more trippin.... man!
22 January 2003
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the staff are great apart from they hassle you about the trips they offer. every conversation is about the trips and where your going next coz guess what.... yep they can book you a trip there too! the hostel walls are thin and sleep is very hard to get! apart from that, its great!

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Lena Gustafsson
Friendly and clean with a big personal touch!
30 July 2002
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First of all - the staff at Dreamtime is outstanding! They know the guests by first name and will do everything they can to help you. It's a small place, nicely decorated, clean and with a good kitchen. No party animals seem to go there, which I found very relaxing. Great place and highly recommended!

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verailey@hotmail.com
Clean, friendly, and away from the maddening crowds.
20 May 2002
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My husband and I stayed at Dreamtime in September of 1997 and I was researching Dreamtime on the net for another stay. We found it relaxing, a nice walk from Cairns centre which allowed us to explore the area and handy to shopping and the trains. Best of all were the many other travellers we met over the course of our three day stay.

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Sally
* * * A special place * * *
26 February 2002
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It's not only the little things that make this place special -like the fresh towels specially arranged at the end of your bed, the matching linen, the matching cups in the kitchen- the place itself is peaceful and welcoming and the staff are amazingly friendly and helpful, especially with itineraries and tours. Highly recommend it- it's the best hostel I've stayed in on my trip around Oz!

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Anonymous
The only hostel we can and will recommend!
17 January 2002
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After a year in Australia we had a fantastic ending at Dreamtime, the only hostel we can (and will) recommend! Hope you will keep Dreamtime as it is, both regarding the interior and staff quality!

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