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About Koala Beach Resort
check-in 2 PM | check-out 10 AM
Property Location Koala Beach Resort is centrally located in Cairns, a 3-minute walk from Cairns Aquarium and 11 minutes by foot
Property Location Koala Beach Resort is centrally located in Cairns, a 3-minute walk from Cairns Aquarium and 11 minutes by foot from Cairns Marlin Marina. This hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Cairns Central Shopping Centre and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Cairns Convention Centre.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 29 air-conditioned guestrooms. Prepare your meals in the shared/communal kitchen. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and hair dryers.
Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
Check in/out Hotel Check-in Time is 2 PM, Check-out Time is 10 AM.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the Fare policy associated with your room.
Extra Bed The inclusion of extra bed with a booking is facilitated with a folding cot or a mattress as an extra bed.
Payment Mode You can pay now or you can pay at the hotel if your selected room type has this option.
User rating & reviews
Read about experiences of fellow travellers who have stayed at this hotel.
EXCELLENT 19 reviews
VERY GOOD 29 reviews
AVERAGE 29 reviews
POOR 17 reviews
TERRIBLE 30 reviews
Friends getaway Traveller
05 Apr 2018
Great value for money
This hostel is great for what you pay for. We only stayed one night but there is nothing I could fault about the stay. The receptionist was so helpful and friendly, she even let us check in early. The room was clean, beds were comfortable and the shower was powerful. It’s very cheap so we weren’t expecting much but were pleasantly surprised.
Solo travel Traveller
28 May 2018
Awesome hostel, great location....
The rooms are very basic but clean (they have daily housekeeping). The best thing is probably the private bathroom that each room has. Staff was great and even helped me choose and book a tour to the Great Barrier Reef. If you are traveling on a budget and do not need much except a bed and cooking facilities, then this is the hostel for you.
Solo travel Traveller
07 Dec 2017
Dirty, depressing place with b....
The first hostel ever that I have to complain about.
When I arrived and got into my dorm there was a terrible, weird smell in the room and bugs running on the dirty floor. There was a bin full of rubbish on the table. The fridge was disgusting and had bugs in it. The bathroom floor was full of scrap. There was nobody else staying in the dorm, and it looked like it hadn't been cleaned in weeks. After checking out the beds and noticing hair and stains on the sheets, I decided I'm never gonna sleep there. I went to the reception and told what's wrong with my room, but I didn't get an apology. The receptionist just asked if I wanted to leave or get another room, and didn't seem to be at all surprised of the condition of my dorm.
I got another dorm, which was better but still very bad. Only the rubbish on the floors and the weird smell were missing compared to the previous one. Couldn't keep the old air-con on at night cause it was so freaking loud, and the light in the room was so dim that I couldn't even read a book at night.
The "kitchen" was also so disgusting that I didn't even consider cooking there.
The reception opening times are very limited. I tried to arrange an early check-out well in time with them by sending an email two days before leaving because I could never make it to the reception when it was open (that's 8am-7pm, I was on a full day tour, and the next morning had to leave at 7.30am). I got NO REPLY. I sent another message the evening before leaving telling them that apparently I have to arrange my own check-out. I asked them to reply and confirm that they have read my message. NO REPLY. I sent them a third email on the day I left the hostel and asked to confirm they have read the message and received my dorm key. I also asked them to return the 10aud deposit on my bank account. NO REPLY. I even sent them a Facebook message asking for reply and could see that they had read it, but still received NO REPLY. Ridiculous and childish behaviour not to answer a customer who tries to explain the situation and asks for confirmation. A week later I called them, no apologies for not answering the emails. And I couldn't get my deposit back unless I went to the hostel to get it. Impossible since I hadn't been in Cairns for a week. Worst customer service ever.
Solo travel Traveller
11 Jun 2018
Dated but clean
Outdated rooms and decor, but clean and tidy. Needed to steal pillows from bed to get comfy on couch. Bathroom a bit squeezy and dated like room.Stayed two nights and was very quiet after dark, no wifi in rooms but available in common areas.
15 Jan 2018
Unhygienic and run down.
I've never needed to complain or write a bad review for a hotel until now. This place was depressing and very rundown. The air condition was old and made a loud noise when in use. The kitchen and lounge area was bland and the entire room had no life. Advertised for free wifi but only had a specific area to access it. My family and I had to leave and book another hotel within an hour of staying here. I went to have a shower which had old mouldy tiles and afterwards went to use one of the towels that was rolled neatly on my bed to find black mouldy stains and rust stains on it. The towel smelt and looked like it was years old and should have been thrown at that stage. After demanding for a refund and rude customer service we ended up getting our money back that day which luckily helped us book a new hotel last minute. Wont stay at this place again and do not recommend.