Gecko's


Gecko's

187 Bunda Street, Cairns QLD 4870
Tel
(07) 4031 1344 or 1800 011 344
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Reception open
7am–noon & 4pm–8pm
Price
Dorm bed $28
Single room $55
Double room $64–68
Prices include breakfast & an evening meal
Prices are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of all taxes.
Credit cards accepted at this hostel

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The worst hostel experience in my life
28 August 2012
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Gecko's Backpackers is advertised to be

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wonderful place to stay
25 March 2008
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none
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friendly staff,helpful,clean place
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Thank goodness we stumbled on this place! Home from Home,friendly fun people and nice quite rooms. Next time we are in Cairns we'll definately be back for more!

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I LOVED staying at Geckos!!!
28 September 2007
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Great atmosphere, comfy beds....and LOVELY staff!!
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I had a great stay here.....its such a welcoming place. Its about a 5 minute stagger to all the bars so close enough to the centre of town, but is in quite a quiet location. All the staff are so friendly.....they picked me up from the hostel I'd originally booked into, booked all my trips, gave me loads of tips about where to go and what to do, and even drove me around town looking for a bridesmaid's dress!! The hostel is spotlessly clean, the beds are comfy, there's a nice area to sit out and because people feel so welcome there, there is a great atmosphere - people get on, hang out.... They are pretty strict about keeping the noise down at night....which is good because the place is fairly open plan.....but it doesn't stop anyone having a good time it seems... If you're planning a stay in Cairns I really recommend you to book yourself into Gecko's...I liked it so much that I didn't want to leave. But I had to in the end :-(

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heleng
good laid back hostel near centre
9 July 2004
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Gecko's is one of several hostels behind the train station/Cairns Central shopping centre, a peaceful and safe area. Gecko's is friendly but not party central, they ask for quiet after 1030pm. Kitchen small but ok (with the food courts you don't really need to cook in Cairns), pleasant garden and pool. Doubles in the rear house are best and room 17 is also good and quiet. Owner v helpful (although as ever, tours may not be the cheapest way to go) and look out for Ruby the friendly dog - just don't feed her!

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Anonymous
wonderful
4 December 2003
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I stayed at Geckos for about 10 days in the only affordable single I encountered during my 6 month trek around Australia. The charm of the old raised Queenslander house, light breezes and the sound of windchimes put me to sleep every night. Not too loud and not too quiet, not too close and not too far from restaurants and shopping centers, Geckos was the perfect place to relax in patches of sunlight, watch tv, read novels from the collection of books kept around the common areas, swim in the pool, and meet people in a casual, clean, helpful, and friendly setting.

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Anonymous
Lovely
30 September 2002
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Lovely, clean hostel. Was a bit quiet, but that was the only downside. Great place to stay if you want to relax for a few days. Staff were really friendly. I really enjoyed the week I spent there

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