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    Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar

    341 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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    • Excellent35%
    • Very good23%
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    Free Parking
    Breakfast Available
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Airport Transportation
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Room was alright for what was paid, simple yet sufficient, but felt somewhat deceived that the advertised free shuttle to and from airport wasn't free and had limited hours of operation. Staff were good and helpful to deal with however. Was glad there was some...More

    Thank Daniel T
    Response from Elsa G, Reception at Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent BarResponded 2 days ago

    Hi Daniel ! Thank you for sharing your feelings ! Regarding the airport, it is only the pick up from there that is free between 8am and 8pm. The shuttle to go there is $15 for one person. About the air con, we control it...More

    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Good room , bed was comfy enough, the shower was real nice, the only downside was the water spilled out onto the bathroom floor. Staff were always nice and the pool was nice to be around , clean kitchen area but it seems a bit...More

    Thank dublinTravel2017
    Response from Elsa G, Receptionist at Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent BarResponded 2 days ago

    Hi ! Thank you very much for this nice review ! About the water spilling out onto the bathroom floor, next time let us know so we can clean it ! All the Nomads team wishes you best and good travels ! Elsa

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Recently stayed for three days over the weekend and had a wonderful stay. We ran into a bit of an issue with our room and the staff was so quick to help us take care of it. The general manager was absolutely incredible. She was...More

    Thank melissanolan_94
    Response from Elsa G, Receptionist at Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent BarResponded 2 days ago

    Hi ! Thank you so much for this very nice review ! I'll let our general manager know about it, I'm sure she will be very happy ! All the Nomads' team join me to wish you the best and good travels ! Elsa

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    No hot water, can not bring alcohol on to the premises and the bar is very expensive for crap alcohol. Staff were very friendly and nice, but generally incompetent. The other guests were PIGS. seriously. No cutlery (lucky we had our own in the car)...More

    Thank Zippoah
    Response from Elsa G, Receptionist at Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent BarResponded 2 days ago

    Hi ! We are so sad to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay with us ! The reason why you can't bring your own alcohol in the hostel is because we have a licenced bar and it is against Queensland's law to bring alcohol...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Not the best hostel I stayed at. Overall not really clean, with random wet spots on the floors of the hallways, and poor service. the kitchen was kinda gross and closed earlier than convenient. The buses into/out of town were nice, but inconvenient, so I...More

    Thank ShimShaminInTheRain
    Response from Elsa G, Receptionist at Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent BarResponded 2 days ago

    Hi ! We are really sad to know that you didn't enjoy your stay with us ! Regarding the kitchen, we now have a member from the staff to clean it regularly. It is supposed to close at 9pm but if it closed before the...More

    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Breakfast Available
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • US$27 - US$49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 20
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    22 June 2016|
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    Response from Elsa G | Property representative |
    Hiya! Yes we offer a free airport pickup service 24 hours a day!
    Room Tips
    "Try to get a room that doesn't face the pool area."
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    "Get a room in the high floors and facing the parking at the front. If you are lucky not to have noisy guests."
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    "4 shares are quiet and still cheap"
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    "Private rooms are worth the extra expense"
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