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New Hostel, nicer places in cairns town though
28 December 2006
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Nice new hostel, far from town though (you get the hostel bus at certain times each day). We had a double room and it was a bit basic - just a window, bed and a locker. The room was clean and it had air con (its free but you had to ask for it to be turned on each day). There is a pool,sunloungers and one t.v in the outside lounge/dining area. Its got internet/payphones and a big tour desk. The Kitchen is new- no ovens just hobs and toaster/Kettle. There are drinks machines/snack machines near the Laundry room (got about 3 machines and 3 dryers. The communal bathrooms are clean with hot showers and big mirrors for the ladies - they are well kept. Nice place but we saw some more exciting hostels in the Town. Cairns does not have a beach : (

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Beach is across the road-literally
28 December 2006
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if you like laid back this is the place to go! Nice friendly staff - pick you up if your getting the greyhound bus. We had a double room with on-suite which was newly painted but still a bit dated. The bathroom is well kept and we also had a fridge and a kettle in our room(they give you free tea,coffee,milk and sugar. We were a bit sad we didnt have a t.v in our room but we soon realised we didnt need one in Mission beach! Outside each room is a verander - nice to sit out morning and night. The pool is in the middle of the beach houses so its very communal and welcoming. The beach is just across the road from the hostel and i mean literally - its gorgeous! You can walk to the shops from the hostel (where the greyhound drops you off- takes about 10-15 minutes). The kitchen is fairly big and new (clean) - the utensils are quite old but they work! They have internet/payphones and a t.v room. There is a tour desk too and a little shop in the reception of the hostel (milk/ice creams/crisps - u name it they have it). Behind the hostel is a bar and grill, (it not noisy). I would go back tomorrow if i could !

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Bit shabby but room clean
28 December 2006
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Airlie Beach is nice but the Koala isnt that great. We had a double with on-suite, it was in a two storey chalet which was quite big -you got a bed/ t.v with a kitchenette (kettle/toaster/plates/knifes/forks and cups) also sink and a fridge. No hobs in the room. Its like your own apartment, the overall style was very dated but it was clean - the bathroom had a shower and toilet with sink. There was some blood on the ceiling of the shower (weird) but the Koala was in a good location so we didnt mind 2 much. The communal kitchen is near the reception and its not very nice at all, because its outside there were loads of ants trailing through and mozzies etc. Not nice when your trying to cook your dinner! The laundry was out of order when we were there so we had to smell for a bit - only joking we went to a laundry down the road We didnt go in the pool but the lagoon across the road was very very nice. We ended up booking our own trips as the reception gets very busy.Internet access is in the reception but there is only 5 Computers. Also you have to hire pots and pans from reception but i wouldnt use the kitchen if you can help it !!

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