Travellers' Oasis


Travellers' Oasis

8 Scott Street, Cairns QLD 4870
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(07) 4052 1377 or 1800 621 353
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super friendly staff. courtesy pick up for airport. daily cleaning. Loads hot water
1 October 2009
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so freindly it hard to leave
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cleaniness, atmosphere . location. value for money
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Stayed a week, after 9 months backpackaging around oz i was surprised by friendly staff, excellent location 3 minute walk to city. very clean. kitchen well kitted out. hot water all day. nice clean pool area. havent meet anyone with anything negative to say . :D recommended to everybody.

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Great value, excellent stay!
15 August 2008
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Small room
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My husband and I stayed in a private room for 7 nights in July/August 2008. We loved Travellers Oasis! The hostel had a great tropical feeling, a perfect location, great amenities, and was extremely clean. The prices were great and I

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Great location in Cairns, but that's about it
4 March 2007
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Smelly sheets, paying for extras
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Location, friendly staff
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First the good: great location and very friendly staff. The bad: sheets and towels smelled like dirty washcloths (both times I stayed there!). Everything costs extra: air conditioning? Extra. Washing? $7/load (ridiculous!). Internet? SLOW, and yes you have to pay extra even with other hostels giving it away free. Overall, I wouldn't stay here again.

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lovely clean hostel
10 August 2006
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I stayed here for one night in a twin room with a friend on July 28 2006; I booked at the last minute by phone so didn't know what to expect, but it turned out to be a very nice place. The room was quite big, very clean and tidy and near the bathrooms. The staff were all friendly and helpful. It's only 5 minutes away from the centre of town, but it's very nice not to be right next to all the restaurants and bars when you're trying to sleep. Very good value for money, I've stayed in several hotels which weren't as good.

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The best hostel I have stayed at in Australia
5 July 2006
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Not a thing
Pros
Atmosphere, the owners & staff are so friendly and helpful.
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This is, by far, the best hostel I have ever stayed in. The rooms are spacious and clean and the staff and owners friendly, welcoming and helpful. When we checked in there were five of us but only four beds - Gabe and Kathy agreed to put an extra mattress in the room and adjust the price too! Extremely accommodatiing. All of us who stayed have nothing but good things to say about this hostel - you MUST stay here if you come to Cairns - its the best!

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had the best time here!!!
19 June 2006
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no cons
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it's just THE best of the best!
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June 19 2006, Rotterdam Dear BUG Australia, I wanted to suggest a very nice hostel, actually 2 hostels. The first 1 is called

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very helpful , clean , calm, open, ....
4 June 2006
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non !!!!!
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owners are helpful , very clain , good atmosphere...
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we stayd here for 3 nights en this was the best hostel we haved stayd in in australia , the owners where there every day to help whit information , very personal , you are not a room number here ! the room itself was sparkling clean , the schared facilities also ..., in the kitchen was everything tho cook a decent meal ! comparising with other hostels we haved stayd in ! this is a very good hostel in cairns just 5 minutes away from the center en behind the central plaza ! good luck whit your hostal , you are a example for the rest ! praet bart en griet van beveren gent belgium may 2006 :grin:

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Would highly recommend
8 May 2006
Cons
sharing toilet
Pros
pretty rooms, pool and staff
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We unfortunately only stayed here for one night, but I would have stayed longer. The staff, Gabe and Kathy were outstanding (even managing to get my phone to me after I left it there!) and were a great help with arranging the necessary diving trips. The rooms were absolutely lovely, newly decorated and spotlessly clean, and the toilets are checked every few hours. The atmosphere was relaxing and nice, it is not a big hostel so it felt nice and intimate and easy to speak with people. There were also lovely areas for chilling out by the pool. The only whinge I have is that there were no en-suites available but this was really not a problem as there are plenty of toilets and showers - and most importantly they are close by!

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Great place to chill and relax
18 March 2006
Cons
Quiet (this can be a pro too though)
Pros
Gabe and Cathy, the pool
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Gabe and Cathy (and chilli pepper!) are doing a great job, having just taken over this hostel. The kitchens and dorm rooms are very clean, and each bedroom has air-conditioning. There is also a pool in the centre of the hostel. The mall is only a 5 minute walk, and the esplanade is a 15 minute walk. The hostel was pretty quiet when we stayed, but its great just to chill out and relax.

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The best place to stay
16 March 2006
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NOthing
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So clean and new
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This place was one of the best place we stayed in.Really central, so you can walk every where.Good stay and great rooms.Loved the polish floors.we stayed at their other hostel Tropic Days but it was full when we got back from the reef.I was sad but this place is just as good.check them both out :cool:

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Best place te be.
16 March 2006
Cons
Don't consider, just come here.
Pros
The new ownership by Gabriel and Kathy.
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Guido Wielinga from Holland: The time I've spend there was the best ever. It is under new ownership, and these owners know how to do it the right way. Absolutely the place to be for backpackers. If you consider going to upper Queensland, contact "Traveller's Oasis" or "Tropic Days" and have a nice stay near the rainforrest and the Great barrier reef. There are lot's of things to do in Cairns, Gabriel and Kathy can organise everything you want. Looking for "tree kangaro's" up in the Table Lands..., is a must. Come get lost with Gabe ! :p Also there's plenty of midnight playground, like "The Woolshed" , "Samuels" , a foam party.... and lot's more. One day I'll come back to Cairns, and return to this backbackers for sure! :)

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Friendly and conveniently situated hostel
8 March 2006
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Nothing to think of
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Conveniently situated, Clean, Friendly & helpful staff...
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I stayed at the Travellers Oasis's on its first day under new ownership and had a great 3 day stay. The hostel is conveniently located for shopping, having a beer, transport or anything else you would wish for. There was a warm welcome from the new owners Gabriel and Cathy (who also run the Tropic Days), and even on their first day, the hostel and rooms were clean and well maintained, the swimming pool inviting and plenty of space to relax at the end of the day. I went on two excursions including a trip to the great Barrier reef as recommended by the gabrial, and couldn't fault either. If i return to Cairns this is where i will be staying again.

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milljeff
highly recommended!!!
2 January 2005
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Despite both a cyclone and a less-than-honest dive company (avoid Down-Under-Dive!), my trip to Cairns in April 04 was great, with many thanks to Mark and Renae at the Travellers Oasis. I ended up stayingwith them for the better part of two weeks. I had the intention of changing hostels, but ended up coming back to the Oasis because of the location, accomodation, price, and, most of all, the hospitality shown to me by Mark and Renae. Whether it was a free ride to the airport, frank advice on anything and everything local, or a discounted room, these two definately helped save my trip. If I am ever back in Cairns, I will for sure stay with them. Awesome place and people!!!!

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Michelle Morris
This is the place to be!!!
6 May 2004
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I can not begin to try and put in to words how amazing my 9 weeks at the Travellers Oasis was - but i'll try.... Mark is an absolute dimond, helpfull, friendly, kind, generous, laid back, willing to bend over backwards for you and try and help you in anyway possible. Renae is also a gem, funny, friendly and willing to help. The hostel itself is great, beautifully decorated with murals, clean and in a great location to the mall and main centre. As a female travelling intially on my own, this hostel with the help of Mark made me feel safe, secure and truely did become my home away from home! THANKYOU!!

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junglejao
A home away from home!
20 April 2004
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I have just returned from a trip to Oz, and can definitely say that Travellers Oasis was the very best place I stayed. It is clean and REALLY comfortable, but most of all, Mark makes you feel at home there. He is super friendly & helpful, and shows genuine interest in his guests. It was fun to come in to the office and share the day's events with someone who would listen and laugh with me, especially since I was travelling on my own. I would HIGHLY recommend this place, particularly if you're looking for an accommodation that is fun, but not loud or full of young partiers. Mark & Traveller's Oasis will always be among my very favorite memories of Australia.

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Amy & Brian
Fantastic Place & People
13 February 2004
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This was THE best place we stayed at in Australia. You can book anything you want through Mark and get good advice and local tips.The hostel is extremely clean and comfortable. There are a couple kitchens if things get crowded, although they never seemed to. The patio and pool are relaxing, the location is close to city/trains/groceries, and, as everyone else has said, Mark makes it a really welcoming, friendly place. This hostel got one bad review and I can only think they got it mixed up with another place. We loved it here! Thanks for everything!

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ellen
best place ever
13 February 2004
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I was going to stay for only a couple of nights, I ended up staying for 6 weeks. mark the onwer knows your name straight away and helps you with all the activities you want to do and gets you the best price in town. the hostel is clean and very relaxed, no more than 4 beds in a room and no bunks!!! close to town if you want a night out and a nice pool where you can jump in when you get back!!! great friendly hostel, I'll defenately come back!

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Johan
Best in Cairns!
22 January 2004
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This is a fantastic place to stay! Spotless rooms and lovely pool. It´s very close to the trainstation and the big mall. Renae and Mark helped us with everything (booking trips, buses and hostels) and always with a smile on their face. Best hostel in cairns and probably Australia!

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Michele
Home away from home
24 November 2003
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This hostel was the best hostel I have stayed at. The atmosphere was wonderful. The hostel is layed out so you meet people, which is a nice change from the larger hostels. The staff was very helpful. Mark and Renae are always willing to help out when planning a trip or offering you a ride. They make you feel at home. The facilities were also very clean, especially the kitchens and bathrooms. The rooms were spacious and all had fans. It was also in a prime location, being only a few minute walk into town and right behind Cairns Central. I would suggest this hostel to anyone looking for a good time and good company. Thanks Mark and Renae for such a wonderful time:)

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Trish
Do yourself a favor and stay here!!!
24 November 2003
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Traveller's Oasis is an absolute dream come true!! The hostel itself is clean, comfortable, and extremely relaxing. The staff- both Mark and Renae- are extremely helpful and informative. They also make it a point to not only know your name, but to actually take the time to get to know you. How nice is that when you're thousands of miles from family and friends?!! I actually lived at the hostel for just under three months and could not have thought of a better place to call home while I was in Cairns. Trust me, you'll be glad that you decided to stay at Traveller's Oasis!

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