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I loved this hostel! After staying one night in a horrible hostel down the road we were delighted to be greeted by Gabby the amazing friendly receptionist and immediately felt at ease – this place is brilliant! The vibe was very relaxed and friendly and staff were always willing to give you advice on tours and travel or just have chat!
The hostel is small enough for you to get to know everyone, the communal areas are very social (highlight being the cosy camper!) and the hostel host events which encourage mingling such as pizza nights,
Great location. Clean and tidy. Staff were helpful and the hostel was quiet at night!
Zoe from UK Booking.com November 2017
If you’re looking for a relaxed and friendly atmosphere while in Cairns this is the place for you! There is a massive open communal area with a kitted out hippee van which is great to relax in. The staff are all lovely. Gabby at the front desk is brilliant! She’s hilarious and great to chat to. She seems to know everyone in the hostel and knows loads about all the local trips you can book. We booked two recommended by Gabby and they were both brilliant. We were so sad to leave this hostel as it truly was a home from home. I’ve stayed in a fair few hostels and this is the best yet! Would come back to this hostel 100%.
“I stayed at Dreamtime Travellers Rest for 4 nights and had an absolutely marvellous time. Great relaxing atmosphere, very laid back with totally easy going other travellers. I’d highly recommend the place, it’s right in the heart of Cairns and easy walk to everything the town has to offer. The security is great with a keypad touch entry system so staying out late and getting back in is a piece of cake. The place is super clean, very comfortable and very funky with great pieces of art all over the place. The staff were super friendly and very hard working. An absolute winner for me.”
“Friendly Knowledgeable Staff, Great Location!
Dreamtime is a little oasis in the city. It’s the sort of funky little hostel you expect to find on a beach in Mexico rather than in central Cairns. The whole vibe was peaceful and relaxing and staff were genuinely kind and easy to deal with (Gabby in particular). Very close to the bus and train terminal and a short walk to the esplanade with clean rooms.”
“Time to dream away.. ?
Some places just feel like you are home..friendly people and host, clean rooms, bathrooms and toilets (enough for everybody) + tourinfo available when needed. We stayed for 2 days and are sad we couldn’t stay any longer.”
“Great place to relax!
After 2 days of solid travelling this place was exactly what we needed, it is very quiet and relaxed with a bit of quirky charm. Our private double room was a good size and had everything we needed including an essential ceiling fan and the bonus of a private fridge. The kitchens were well equipped and the bathrooms were aways clean. It’s a little bit out of the backpacker centre of town but still a very easy walking distance which suited us perfectly. The supermarket is also just across the road so very convenient. The staff were great and really friendly. They also host a lot of nights, BBQs and movies etc. which is a nice addition!”
“This hostel has a really relaxed vibe and is perfect for chilling out in. The movie nights are a great idea and the BBQ is good value. Location is good to, right beside a massive shopping centre with a coles and it only 15 minute walk into the marina.
We had double room which had it’s own fan and fridge. Great stay here.”
FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1990
Dreamtime Travellers Rest is an award-winning, small and friendly backpackers accommodation. We are renowned for our unique, relaxed and homely atmosphere set within a lush tropical oasis.
Our team pride ourselves on our local knowledge, providing you with good honest advice on the best places to eat, top pubs and clubs, or the many natural attractions in and around Cairns area.
Passionate about our business and sustaining our local environment we understand our responsibilities to help preserve and protect the planet from any harm. Committed to making a difference and being a green leader.