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Dreamtime Travellers Rest

Hostel | 189 Bunda street, Cairns, Australia 4870

90.3% Overall Rating

447 out of 460 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (23/09/2015)

"This hostel is fantastic, the rooms are cosy, the whole place is an oasis and the staff are super helpful and nice. Both Chris and Shay know everything around trips, transport etc. and help everyone book their trips if…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 3.60

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Dreamtime is a small hostel, for groups of 8+ please first contact Dreamtime for seasonal suitability before attempting to make a booking

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: 10:30
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Cairns?

Contact us directly

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Dreamtime Travellers Rest - an independent Award winning Hostel. Small, clean, friendly, relaxed backpacker accommodation. now with free internet WiFi ,
Voted by HostelBookers.com Awards for Best Atmosphere 2014
Renowned for its unique, relaxed, and homely atmosphere set within a lush tropical oasis. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

3 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)


4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)


7 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Twin (Shared bathroom)


Budget Double (Shared bathroom)


Deluxe Double (Shared bathroom)


About Dreamtime Travellers Rest

Dreamtime Hostel was established in 1991 by an Irish ,English backpacking couple with the idea of creating a meeting place for like-minded travellers. Made up of 3 brightly painted Queenslander homes located in a Heritage precinct just minutes walk from the centre of Cairns.

Relax by our sparkling hostel pool and chill out in the tropical garden, listen to world music or join one of our weekly barbecues or pizza nights while meeting new friends. We have 3 well equipped kitchens and laundry for all your holiday needs. We offer you clean and comfortable Private double, twin, single, triple, 4 and 6 shared rooms provided with fresh linen, duvets, and towels. Free WiFi.

We are here to help you with information, advice, questions and bookings. Get the best advice and prices from our passionate experienced team - we are here to help you with all travel ideas and plans! We can store your bags whilst away on adventures.

Great location, close enough to party and walk to the city yet quiet enough to sleep!

Accommodation Information

What Facilities you’ll find in this Award Winning small clean and friendly Cairns hostel:

Clean, comfortable, double, twin, single, triple, quad and dorm rooms. All rooms are fan cooled with air/con optional cost $1 for 3 hours.

Other facilities and services include:
Discount meal vouchers
Free greyhound/premier pickups until 8pm
Reef and Bus Drop offs
Free tour booking and information service
Weekly social nights including, Pizza, Aussie BBQ's, Movie nights,
Free Pool Table
Modern kitchen and laundry.
free WiFi plus internet desktops
A relaxed environment with opportunities to meet like-minded travellers.

Location Information

Dreamtime has a great location directly behind Cairns Central Shopping Centre and opposite the train station. We are within a 5 minute walk of the city centre and are 10 minutes from the Esplanade Swimming Lagoon. call for a free city bus pick up.

Close enough to party and walk to the city yet quiet enough to sleep

Directly opposite the hostel with 180 stores together with Post Office. Banks , Myer, Target, Coles, BI-LO and Five Cinemas

Less than a 1 minute walk is The Green Ant Cantina
This funky venue boasts a wide range of boutique beers, great wines and cocktails and awesome Mexican fusion cuisine.
There is a Special $5-10 Menu for Dreamtime Hostel Guests.

The Woolshed is the Ultimate Backpacker Bar & Club.
Every evening it offers fantastic food followed on by lots of Fun & Games with some super Prizes.
Dreamtime Hostel Guests receive vouchers allowing FREE Entry & Awesome Meal Deals.

Pro Dive is Cairns' premier Dive School and Outer Reef liveaboard dive operator. Their 5-Star School is located less than a 5-minute walk from Dreamtime Hostel
We offer some great rates through Our Tour Booking Desk.

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