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Geckos Backpackers

Hostel | 187 Bunda Street, Cairns, Australia -

76.1% Overall Rating

13 out of 19 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/04/2014)

kenneth Fallas thinks…

"Geckos is for those that would like a relaxed quite night after a long day out exploring, there is a NO drinking in the common areas, the place is super clean and John the owner is very helpful, he…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Communal kitchen
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 15:30
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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Excellent friendly service in a very quiet and safe location; we have a vast knowledge for organizing all activities in the area and for a good discounted price available from our travel center. Here is not allowed for alcohol. The perfect spot for resting travelers. Read more

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About Geckos Backpackers

Gecko's Backpackers is a Cairns City Council heritage listed building with big rooms and high ceilings offering free 24 hrs WiFi, free tea and coffee, free evening meal at the Gilligan's and all linen and towels for free. Gecko's is a very quiet and relaxing resort for backpackers, great for planning tours with a great discount guaranteed when booked at our travel center.

We have spacious indoor and outdoor areas, BBQ, nice tropical gardens and no bunk beds; all city attractions are within walking distance - 1km (kilometer) to Cairns city center- Cole’s supermarket and Cairns Central Shopping Center next door.Large clean kitchen and laundry facilities. We have an excellent backpackers’ atmosphere, but this is not a party hostel so you'll be able to have a good and safe rest; that's why Gecko's Backpackers has been recognized to be a quiet relaxing resort for resting travelers. Welcome to your home away from home.

Located in a quiet area, our guests can relax in our big deep swimming pool, or lie back in our inside garden and chill out reading a good book in an adequate environment. So with the promise of a relaxing and quiet night we have different kinds of rooms available.

Our Air conditioning is free of charge and no coins are needed. We also offer Free Wifi 24hours a day. Free safety deposit box & free Luggage storage. All night happy hour prices for our guests on Mondays and Fridays at the Gilligan's and free book exchange

Our Travel centre has excellent local knowledge, so for any activity, transport needs, walks to do or local parks to see, you can just pop in and ask for advice at reception

Accommodation Information

Doubles with air conditioning and a big bar fridge.
Twins with air conditioning.
Singles with air conditioning and a small bar fridge.
4 Bed Dorms (No Bunk Beds!)

Location Information

Gecko's Backpackers is located behind the Cairns Central Shopping centre, and just a 15 minute walk from the Esplanade.

187 Bunda St. (and Terminus St.)
Cairns, Queensland
Post Code: 4870

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