Bohemia Resort Cairns, Cairns

Cairns North
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Bohemia Cairns Resort is more like a budget hotel/motel than a hostel, though it does offer dorms/room shares and has a kitchen/rec area/laundry facility, like any proper hostel. It's clean; quiet; and has a beautiful, tropical setting.

The Location

Bohemia Resort is approximately one-and-a-half kilometers from downtown Cairns, which can be quite a trek (especially with luggage). It is however, only one off a major road, Sheridan street and less than twelve blocks from the transit center at Cairns Central. The airport is a ways away. It's best to splurge and get the cab to town if you're carrying big bags.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The private rooms are beautiful and offer a mini-fridge, coffee making station, and terraces large enough for you to sit and have a meal outside. The room shares are also clean and fairly deserted, which works out great for the low cost. The bathroom is lovely with clean, hot water and great water pressure. Each room has a TV (albeit small) and several channels for your viewing pleasure. Bed is comfy and fresh sheets and towels are supplied daily.

Common Spaces

The pool is much larger than the other hostels we've seen and has a private bar, nice lounge chairs, picnic tables, pool tables, and a large screen TV featuring rugby matches. Internet is supplied onsite via global gossip or you can splurge for incredibly fast broadband connection.


For such a low cost, this is one of the most lovely places we've stayed in during our time in Australia. It's well worth trekking a bit out of town for a clean, beautiful, budget resort, though it's best to not walk there alone after dark (we did not have any problems but heard of a few).

Nikki Felker

Nice Hostel but in a bad location. The hourly Bus service is great but the buses do not have enough seats so have to make several trips. The Staff are extremely rude. I got the feeling the staff didn't want to work there. When you order their expensive food at the bar you then are told abruptly that you have to cook it yourself on the BBQ. Only food bought at the bar can be cooked on the BBQ so they charge extortionately for the food.


A beautifully presented hostel... far from your expectations.... saying that so are the staff! Rude Rude Rude. had to leave after 2 days as created such a horrible atmosphere... like being back at school! Would vist agian if staff could be trained in customer service!


I had a really bad experience with this hostel. First it took them 1hr45min for them to pick me up from the airport. Once i was picked up the driver said he had never received notification from the office to pick me up the first time (i called twice after waiting tooo long!) Then as soon as i did get there and settled in i found out about the charge for utencels/kitchen only open till 9, but they made an exception and let me hire the dishes and into the kitchen.

MY BED HAD BED BUGS!! EWWW....this REALLY bothered me!

As soon as my prepaid voucher nights (From peterpans...also a bad experience) were done i was out of there, and on to Gilligans which was much nicer!.

This place is also REALLY far out of town, I couldn't go meet up with friends i made on day tours in town cuz it was dark and the free shuttle does not go past was it 9 or 10?...early, and not late enough to go out partying at all.

I would not recomend this place to the next traveler.


Definitely the most gorgeous hostel we stayed in on the East Coast, was more hotel-like than hostel. Really nice surroundings, very "tropical" feeling, gorgeous swimming pool and bar area. The room (4 bed, no bunks, yay!) was spacious, had patio doors out to a garden area, sink, tiled floor (no carpet, yay again!). Also had air con and a fan. There were plenty of showers (individual ones, not those nasty ones you get in some hostels that are like the minging swimming pool style ones) close to the room which was marv. The hostel was a bit out of town ($8 in a taxi? Also courtesy bus every hour until about 8pm), but there was a corner shop next door and a BP garage at the end of the road. Bottleshop only a 5 min walk as well. The only downside was the staff, they were realy quite rude and had little patience. Also there wasn't enough of them, there was always a huge queue in reception, just to get on the internet you had to wait about 10 minutes. But hey, still a great hostel!

Irish Boys and English Girl

This place is ok if you can make your way through the red tape. The rooms are clean and pool area is nice but the staff are incredibly rude and the booking system is so bad that we ended up having to leave early. (If you want to extend your stay basically you can't unless you pay up front and arrange it days ahead so very, very inflexible.)

The staff do treat people like idiots and do not want to do anything to help you with a problem and are very slow at dealing with anything at all. The "restaurant" is a self-cook barbecue that you are only allowed to use if you buy the food from the bar, so you can't cook your own stuff on it (umm, very useful, thanks, guys!). Also you have to rent cutlery and have to carry the huge plastic boxes around.

This place would have been lovely if things ran smoother and the staff were friendlier.


I stayed 6 nights at this place and I have both good and bad experiences. I'll start with the good.

1. The rooms and sheets were clean. Generally the resort was very clean.

2. They actually provide towels and fridges in the double rooms (don't know about the dorms because I didn't stay there).

3. The pool and bar area is nice and they have a friendly bartender named Jay.

4. The clientele is generally slightly older (about mid 20s to older) which is good because it means a bit more peace at nights.

5. They have security gates at night where you need a code to get in.

6. They have a free shuttle service to the city and back.

7. They have a nice BBQ area or dinner.

Now the bad:

1. The manager (Rachel) is extremely rude and actually walked away from me when I was speaking to her because she didn't want to have to deal with a problem they created (and so is one other girl who works at the reception (who actually looks a little like Rachel's sister).

2. Never rely on their free shuttle service as it was late 90% of the time I took it. Because their shuttle service was late, I missed my coach to the airport, which the manager (Rachel) refused to give me a refund for.

3. Someone stole my key one night when I was having a drink at the bar. On this occasion though, Rachel gave me a spare key to my room...well she had to didn't she? She didn't seem quite happy that she had to go through the trouble of doing it though.

4. The spa that they have is not heated and neither is the pool. In fact the water in the spa is really cold, so I never saw anyone in it. I tried to get into it myself once and got as far as my feet.

5. Even though they have a kitchen, you have to pay $10 to "rent" plates and utensils.

6. They have a big screen TV which ruins the whole atmosphere at the pool when they play the same movies every night.

7. The showers in the toilets are right above your head so you have to get your hair wet every time you shower.

8. Their en suite showers flood water into the toilet area.

9. Their floors are quite sticky (too much soap when mopping) so it can get quite slippery.

10. Their balconies are of no use as you can't see anything from the ground floor due to the huge bush growing just around it.

11. You have to buy the meat for BBQing from the bar, and the grill was really too hot so the meat got burnt.

12. It's a long walk to the city...about 40 minutes.

So generally, there were more bad things than good. If you asked me, I definitely would not be staying there again.


We have recently stayed here and while the staff were pleasant and the rooms were clean and tidy we found them to be too small to enjoy a 10-day stay. We had a Queen/Double en suite room. To use the toilet your feet were actually in the shower. There are no phones in any of the rooms. The only phone available is in the e-mail room and the office shuts at 9 p.m. so there is nothing available in case of emergency. It is too far to walk into town and takes 8 to 10 minutes by the shuttle service available. We would not stay there again.

Bill & Delle

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Bohemia Resort Cairns Reviews from the Web

Liked: Very nice environment Didn't like: None


Liked: nothing rudd staff - who gave us wrong info and with held our money go els where Didn't like: everything its a long story but they basicly robbed us of $160 dollor


Liked: We stayed in a double room and it was very spacious with its own fridge and sink within the room. Each room shared a bathroom and toilet with minimal rooms so we never had to wait to shower or anything. The staff were very friendly and helpful with any questions we had to ask. Didn't like: the location isnt the best but it is easy enough to walk to the town centre or catch a bus. Other than that i would totally recommend this property to anyone staying in Cairns


Liked: You get what you pay. If you are only interested in a cheap place to sleep far from the city center (40 min walk): perfect spot (free breakfast when booking with hostelbookers). Didn't like: You get what you pay. If you want more than a cheap place to sleep far from the city center, search for a more expensive place closer to the city center.


Liked: Le calme et le dcor Didn't like: Trop loin du CBD et pas d'ambiance!


Liked: Cheap accommodation. Didn't like: Property was very worn, but what can you expect to a low price :)


Liked: Lovely and clean with fresh towels everyday. Staff friendly and helpful.Nice touch to have light breakfast included. Didn't like: 30min walk from town but keeps you fit!


Liked: I enjoyed the rooms location with the sweetest balcony overlooking the resorts facility. The staff are lovely, helpful, friendly.and happily as you can imagine busy.Know they will have a great season.The price in share rooms is wow where elese could you accommodate four travelers for 56 dollars a night inclusive. Didn't like: Unfortunately my days of the soft, comfy, warm mattresses of foam are over. I am not quite used to the earthiness of the conveniences. It doesn't jump of the wall at me! so I it doesn't really matter me.I would like to see an some alternative fun lower cost menu chooses to compliment the free breakfast nicely appointed.


Liked: very clean room, helpful staff and very good facilities, kitchen you can use, big TV screen and swimming pool. buffet breakfast included.good value for money! Didn't like: A bit far from the CBD, about 20minutes walking.


Liked: Good breakfast, good pool, spacious room Didn't like: Kitchen facilities could be a little bit better



The Bohemia Resort located in Cairns, North Queensland, is first class hostel accommodation. Setting the standard for Cairns and North Queensland in budget and hostel accommodation, this hostel is ideal for every type of traveller. Set in lush, tropical, landscaped gardens on the edge of Cairns CBD, the Bohemia Hostel Resort offers stunning, modern accommodation for an affordable, budget price.

Choose your affordable Cairns accommodation from a double en-suite room, a share facility, or a hostel style room with 3 or 4 beds, all air-conditioned and with private balconies.

Location and Contact


• Set within the CBD area of Cairns, the Resort is located on Ms Leod Street off the corner of James Street.
• 5 mininutes drive from the Center of Town in our courtesy bus & 10 mininutes from the International Airport.
• Free pickup is available 7 days between 6am to 9pm, from Plane, Bus & Train.



Address: 231 McLeod Street, Cairns North, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Bohemia Resort Cairns is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Bohemia Resort Cairns Cairns
Phone Number: +61 (7) 4041-7290, 1-800-155-353
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Facilities and Amenities


Family-Friendly Hostel




Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

City Tours

Luggage Storage


Air Conditioning


Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hot Showers

Hot tub/Jacuzzi



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table

Swimming Pool


Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 6am to 10pm daily, checkin 24 hours on request

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)


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