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About Dreamtime Travellers Rest Backpackers


Well-placed in the sightseeing, beaches, restaurants area of Cairns city, Dreamtime Travellers Rest Backpackers provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. The excitement of the city center is only 1. Km away. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Cairns Medical Centre, Cairns Museum, Cairns Historical Society Museum.

Dreamtime Travellers Rest Backpackers offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas can be enjoyed at the hotel.

The hotel features 24 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include internet access – wireless, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, desk, telephone. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include golf course (within 3 km), outdoor pool, billiards, garden, games room are designed for escape and relaxation. Whatever your purpose of visit, Dreamtime Travellers Rest Backpackers is an excellent choice for your stay in Cairns.
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Hotel Facilities

  • airport transfer
  • bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • car hire
  • express check-in/check-out
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • laundry service
  • library
  • luggage storage
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shared kitchen
  • shuttle service
  • smoking area
  • tours
  • vending machine

Sports and Recreation

  • billiards
  • games room
  • garden
  • golf course (within 3 km)
  • outdoor pool


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • English
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Children and extra beds
Infant 0-3 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 4-5 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 5 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 5 AUD
Check-In From: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 1. Km
Distance to Airport: 4. Km
Internet Usage Fee: 2 AUD
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Rooms : 24
Time to Airport (Minutes): 20
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Recent customer comments

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9.6 Ching C.
Hong Kong
April 20, 2016
Everything is nice
Same as title

9.2 Kevin S.
March 09, 2016
Nice place to meet other people
Very relaxed, lots of travellers, had quite a good time there

9.3 Sara A.
United States of America
November 10, 2015
First backpacker stay
The environment, cleanliness, and staff were amazing and set the bar high for backpackers to come on my trip!

Hong Kong
September 12, 2015
Wifi didn't work at all
the wifi did not work at any time any places the room is simple

8.7 Holly V.
United Kingdom
September 14, 2015
Best hostel I have stayed at
Staff (mostly delt with Shae), Ambiance in the courtyard, continuous good music
Very good! Homely feel to the place, relaxed, chilled vibes, free tea/coffee. Would always go back if in Cairns

7.7 Stephanie L.
Hong Kong
September 10, 2015
Nice place
Nice place, Nice staff & converience
It is near "Cairns Central" shopping mall. There is a supermarket, you can buy many things what you needed. The staff is nice & there are some activities, such as movie night, pizza night, bbq night..... You can meet many Backpackers who come from different counties.

8.7 Claudia L.
August 28, 2015
Dreamtime - the Name really fits
Great atmosphere, good value for money, next to shopping center
We had a great time at the dreamtime. The place has a really good vibe, is clean and the staff is really friendly. We can definitely recommend this hostel to other backpackers!

9 kymberly Y.
United States of America
July 24, 2015
Worth the money!!!
It was quiet. Clean and friendly atmosphere.
It was very nice and relaxing. I would stay again and would recommend it to others.

3 Ben H.
July 11, 2015
Location, double rooms in back (quiet area) of hostel
If you love smoking or just love second hand cigarette smoke then this is the place for you. Don't believe their literature that states "Our communal areas are all non-smoking", unless of course your definition of "communal area" means "inside buildings". The truth of the matter is that smoking is everywhere in every outdoor area in this hotel. If you're a non-smoker, steer clear of this place. Kitchen facilities are sorely lacking in this hostel with only one that had any cooking facilities at all (the other two only contained a fridge and a kettle). Clean tea towels (actually any tea towels at all for that matter) were also an issue. Hot water (in the showers, kitchens, etc) was tepid at best.

7.7 Jessica S.
December 24, 2014
Location not bad, just too hot
location, staff performance, cleanliness
good. Just that the room is hot so that we need to insert $2 coin to use the air-conditioner.