Nomads Cairns Hostel & Serpent Bar
Real reviews from fellow travellers
These are trusted reviews from guests who have actually stayed here. We hope you find them helpful.
Note: we only give a property a rating once it has received a minimum of 3 reviews.
- “ The staff was very friendly. The rooms were air-conditioned upon demand, since it was hot in Cairns. The bar area was clean and the travelers were helpful. ”
- 28 Oct 2013 Anonymous USA
“ The price is really cheap but something they didn't mention on the website. 1. 2 Slices bread for breakfast, not enough Utensils. 2. Dinner is 100g pasta with 1 spoon sauce. 3.you should wait for long time to get pick up. 4.The place is really far from city. You can get cheaper hotel in city and they have really good free meal. 5. Staff unfriendly and they will make noisy in the night except reception. ”
Hello - thanks for your comments. Since you have stayed we have completely re-vamped our menu and the free meals are new and different every day - from curries, pasta and mexican nights! We do not hide the fact that the free breakfast is tea, coffee, toast and spreads - it's a light start to the day that we offer complementary to our guests. We are only a 5 minute drive to the centre of town - our location means that we have loads of room for parking and campervans, it's beautiful and quiet for sleeping, we have room for a massive pool and beach volleyball court and we can run activities to the botanical gardens (we do a free guided tour to the Cairns rainforest every week as it is just a couple of minutes walk away) and we also have soccer Saturdays on the fields opposite the hostel! We love our location and have loads of benefits from it - there are smaller more central hostels but we do provide resort style backpacking and a regular free bus into town and back until 3am! We hope that you enjoy the rest of your travels.
- 23 May 2011 Cheng-chieh
- “ The location is a bit out of the way but they have a great shuttle service so it's worth the cheaper price to not stay on the Esplanade. Fun contests with super prizes each night and decent rooms. There was an issue with some strange drunk guy who came in and started shooting off a fire extinguisher so security could be enhanced and the staff were "ok"...some kinda not helpful but wouldn't say that about everyone. Would def stay again. ”
- 28 Mar 2011 Anonymous
- “ I expected higher of nomads. It wasn't very clean, the staff were unhelpful, it's in the middle of nowhere, and there are hidden charges like the airport pickup is free but the dropoff is $10. I preferred cairns beach house- book there everyone is happy and helpful and the rooms are better and it has free wifi ”
- 24 Feb 2011 James