Very good 7.9
Based on 76 reviews

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About this property


Conveniently located in Cairns, Dreamtime Travellers Rest Backpackers is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. With its location just 1. Km from the city center and 4. Km from the airport, this 3-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Cairns Central Medical Centre, Cairns Medical Centre, Bones and Jones give to this hotel a special charm.

At Dreamtime Travellers Rest Backpackers, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include internet access – wireless, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, desk, telephone, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including golf course (within 3 km), outdoor pool, billiards, garden, games room. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Dreamtime Travellers Rest Backpackers hits the spot in many ways.
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Internet access

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

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area


  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • English
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Child and extra bed policy
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 capacity 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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Very good

based on 76 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 8.0
  • Room comfort and quality 8.0
  • Service 8.5
  • Value for money 8.3
  • Food and dining 6.6
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Andrea from Australia
Families with young children
Stayed one night in September 2016
Good basic accommodation
Everything we needed for a one night stop over.
Reviewed September 11, 2016
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Ching from Hong Kong
Solo travelers
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016
Everything is nice
Same as title
Reviewed April 20, 2016
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Kevin from France
Double Budget
Stayed 6 nights in February 2016
Nice place to meet other people
Very relaxed, lots of travellers, had quite a good time there
Reviewed March 09, 2016
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Sara from United States
Solo travelers
Double Deluxe
Stayed 5 nights in October 2015
First backpacker stay
The environment, cleanliness, and staff were amazing and set the bar high for backpackers to come on my trip!
Reviewed November 10, 2015
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Holly from United Kingdom
Stayed 2 nights in September 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
Reviewed September 14, 2015
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CHAN from Hong Kong
Stayed 2 nights in September 2015
Wifi didn't work at all
the wifi did not work at any time any places the room is simple
Reviewed September 12, 2015
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Stephanie from Hong Kong
Solo travelers
Stayed 4 nights in August 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.
Reviewed September 10, 2015
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Claudia from Germany
Double Deluxe
Stayed one night in August 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!
Reviewed August 28, 2015
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kymberly from United States
Solo travelers
3 Bed Dormitory
Stayed 7 nights in July 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.
Reviewed July 24, 2015
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Ben from Australia
Double Deluxe
Stayed 2 nights in July 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.
Reviewed July 11, 2015
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