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Mad Monkey Backpackers Village

141 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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#14 of 101 Speciality lodging in Cairns
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At Mad Monkey Village we offer an affordable, Flashpacker style accommodation in a newly renovated hostel in Cairns. Treat yourselves to a daily Free Hot Breakfast in the mornings & budget priced drinks at our outdoor bar in the evenings! Our fully equipped designer’s kitchen allows you to cook whatever you fancy. Relax and sunbath by our swimming pool oasis after a great day out, exploring all-natural wonders that Cairns and its surroundings have to offer. Meet new travel buddies or just chill at our TV room with Netflix and Playstation! Thanks to our ultra-fast Free Wi-Fi throughout the property, you won’t miss out on anything. And if you still have some energy left, you can enjoy a Daily Free access to a local gym! Become a part of our Mad Monkey Family & enjoy your stay! Location Mad Monkey Village is located on Sheridan Street, about 10 minute walk to the City centre. The central shopping centre is only 5 minute walk and the Cairns Esplanade with its beautiful Lagoon, views and restaurants is just a 15 minute walk away. Plane: Our FREE airport shuttle is currently unavailable. We highly recommend you book a taxi or and Uber. We’re only a fifteen-minute drive away from the airport. Bus/Train: If you arriving by Bus or Train, just make your way to the Night Market Entrance on Abbott St and wait for our hostel shuttle leaving every half past. Don’t forget to tell the driver to drop you off at Mad Monkey Village! Car: Limited parking spots are available in front of the hostel. Rooms We offer all types of accommodation, from mixed dorms to female dorms and private double rooms as well as private twin rooms. We have high-quality mattresses, pillows and linen which is included for a comfortable night’s sleep. You can choose between a standard room with a shared bathroom or ensuite. All our private double rooms come with personal towels, otherwise our reception team is more than happy to assist you with a towel hire in case you forgot one. All our rooms are Air-Conditioned with a sink and a mirror. All our bunk beds are equipped with personal USB ports & power sockets to make sure you can comfortably scroll through your new travel pictures from your bed. Oh, and don’t forget to bring a padlock for our security lockers in the dorms.
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G2Kpauly wrote a review 4 Jun
Melbourne, Australia1287 contributions235 helpful votes
I stayed here for my first 2 nights in Cairns and wish I hadn't..It was a very basic room with nowhere to hang towels or clothes. Very smelly next to the dorm toilets. No eating or drinking in my own room allowed??!! The staff were mainly ok except Dan who was pretty rude to me when I asked what was going on with breakfast as I had no idea what to do. He tried to ignore me saying he couldn't hear me with his earphones in at first.. then he snapped at me which was a shock a staff member would act like that to a customer. Breakfast was very basic. My dishes given to me were not actually sanitised like they were meant to be. The public areas pretty dirty and outdated. Abit far out of City centre. Definitely do not recommend. Way better places to stay in Cairns.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
1 Helpful vote
Aline Felton wrote a review Aug 2020
Brisbane, Australia791 contributions166 helpful votes
Stayed there for two days with my husband. We were looking for a cheap accommodation with enough higiene and great service. We found it. The room was very clean, 4 pillows, huge double bed and a sink in the bedroom. Shared bathroom with plenty of showers (needed a bit of cleaning after peak hour, I found lots of hair on the walls and conditioner on the floor - 10am and 8pm) Reception staff was very friendly, as well as the breakfast staff. Someone always make pancakes, which are great. And they're always smiling and happy to help you. I was able to store my luggage before my check-in and use the hostel before my room wsd ready. The other hostel stuff like busy breakfast, busy kitchen, etc happens, but happily everyone does the dishes and put them away, that was great. Besides the bathroom, everything was spot on clean. I would recommend this hostel to everyone.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Mad Monkey Village, General Manager at Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
Responded 21 Aug 2020
Hey Aline, thank you so much for your lovely review! We're so glad to hear you found the staff welcoming and enjoyed the use of the amenities. It's so great you enjoyed your time with us; we hope to see you again if you return to Cairns! Safe travels! Mad Monkey Team
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patricio ayusa wrote a review Mar 2020
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I stayed here for a few months , after traveling all the east coast of Australia I can say this is the best hostel I’ve stayed in. The social vibes are chill , nice pool and free gym . Shoutout to giordy from staff and to Dan the manager for making my stay comfortable and fun.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Mad Monkey Village, General Manager at Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
Responded 20 Mar 2020
Hey there, thanks so much for your awesome review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we're able to take advantage of the available amenities. I'll be sure to pass on your message to Giordy and Dan! Safe travels!
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Liam wrote a review Mar 2020
Killarney, Ireland4 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here after driving the east coast of Australia and we were delighted by the quality of this hostel and everything it had to offer. The facilities and staff were amazing and was the free breakfast. Our room was very large and the bed was extremely comfortable. Our visit was made uncomfortable by a certain couple of our roommates who were very disrespectful and rude to us. They were talking when everybody was sleeping making noise and also sleeping in the same bed which I know in the majority of hostels is not allowed. If you want to sleep in the same bed then book a private room. On our first night after a 7 hour drive we were kept awake by them and had a bit of confrontation which the girl replied by saying “I’ve been here for a week” meaning she can do what she wants. Everything about the hostel was perfect apart from this. I feel sorry for anyone who has to share a room with them they somewhat ruined our stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Mad Monkey Village, General Manager at Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
Responded 7 Mar 2020
Hey there, thanks so much for you lovely comments! We're glad to hear you liked our hostel and found the staff friendly and welcoming! We're sorry to hear that your stay was bothered by some other guests, we would have happily helped had we known about the situation. We hope it didn't too negatively impact the rest of your time in Cairns and hope we will see you again to give you the 5-star stay you deserve! Safe travels!
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Sarah wrote a review Feb 2020
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Stayed in the hostel for quite a while and absolutely loved it! Everything is clean and there are a lot of free facilities available. Shoutout to Pat from reception, he always helped me out and was very friendly.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Mad Monkey Village, General Manager at Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Hey Sarah! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your stay. We're glad to hear you found everything clean! I'll be sure to pass on your lovely message to Pat! Safe travels!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
Which popular attractions are close to Mad Monkey Backpackers Village?
Nearby attractions include St Monica's Cathedral (0.4 km), Munro Martin Parklands (0.3 km), and Cairns Performing Arts Centre (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mad Monkey Backpackers Village?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Mad Monkey Backpackers Village?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mad Monkey Backpackers Village?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mad Monkey Backpackers Village?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mi Piace Espresso Bar, Little Ricardo's, and Dumpling Studio.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mad Monkey Backpackers Village?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mad Monkey Backpackers Village have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mad Monkey Backpackers Village offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Mad Monkey Backpackers Village located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Cairns.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mad Monkey Backpackers Village?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.