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not the best but it was bearable
25 June 2006
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I stayed here in June so it was pretty cold and the rooms got FREEZING at night. You could get blankets but you needed like 3. And you have to pay a deposit for everything (blankets, cutlery, key). Also, you have to go outside to get anywhere so that sucks when it's raining or when you have to pee in the middle of the night and have to walk outside to go to the bathroom. Bathrooms were pretty clean though and alright. Best thing was that it's right across from Cheeky Monkeys and you can get stamps to get in free every night. Plus they have cheap meals, although I never had one. It's also nice and close to the shops. Common area is pretty crap. Just a TV room with a few couches. And everything closes at 10:30 so you don't get much of an atmosphere after that. Makes it kind of tough to meet people. Overall, I wasn't a big fan of this hostel, but I've seen worse.

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best hostel I've stayed in!
25 June 2006
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I absolutely LOVED this hostel; it was definitely the best one I've every stayed in. Everything is new so it's super clean. Reception is open 24 hours. Bathrooms are segregated so no communal showers, plus they're very clean. Bar area downstairs with tvs and pool table. And they've got free champagne on Friday nights for the ladies! The market is just half a block out the back door. It's also very close to the CBD and shopping there. I walked everywhere I went. Oh and you get free dinner every night. Only bad thing was that my room was pretty small, but I heard most of the others were bigger. If you go to Melbourne, seriously stay here! It is an awesome hostel!

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the atmosphere made it great!
25 June 2006
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Well, I'll admit I was very disappointed with this hostel when we first got there. You've got to walk outside to get to most of the different buildings. The reception area is pretty shitty. The only common areas are a small tv there and then a couple picnic tables outside and then there's a larger tv room. Our room was okay. I was in a 3 share and it was nice that the beds were all singles and not bunked. There weren't enough showers and the bathrooms were pretty dirty. So if you're looking for a high class hostel, this isn't for you. However, they've got some good hostel activities. On Mondays they have a party night where everyone goes out on a pub crawl and you get a tshirt, a meal, and like 5 free drinks for just $10. I had THE BEST time on this! You meet sooo many people and it's way fun. That's what made me love this place and sad to leave it. No doubt there are better hostels in Cairns, but this was fun.

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