Cairns Backpackers Celebrate Top Oceania Ranking 2nd Year Running

Cairns, QLD, Australia – ( February 17, 2012

Cairns Backpackers Celebrate Top Oceania Ranking 2nd Year Running

Cairns Backpackers Celebrate Top Oceania Ranking 2nd Year Running

Travellers Oasis backpacker hostel has reason to celebrate with news today it has again secured a coveted place in HostelBookers Awards for Excellence 2012 Top Property for Oceania.

This award follows the same accolade last year.

From its Scott Street location behind Cairns Central, Travellers Oasis offers budget accommodation in a variety of configurations to a maximum of 50 guests.

Now in its third year, HostelBookers’ Awards for Excellence awards recognise the world’s top hostels according to guest reviews and ranking.

The prestigious Top Three Properties award for each continent is based on the highest overall customer rating in 2011.

With an overall score of 94.3 per cent gauged from 221 guest reviews, Travellers Oasis’ tops the list of three that includes Sydney Harbour YHA 92.9 per cent  and Blue Parrot Backpackers in Sydney 91.8 per cent.

Manager John Whelan is delighted to receive this endorsement which he says is welcome news for Cairns tourism industry and testament to the hard work of their dedicated team.

As well as Travellers Oasis, Gabriel and Kathy Thallon also own and operate Tropic Days backpackers in Bunting Street, Westcourt; that was also celebrating this week when their manager, Helen Du-Cros won the Cairns Region Tourism Association inc Hospitality Awards for Excellence in Customer Service.

“While cleanliness and customer service is key to success, we are firm believers in making our experience ‘good fun’.

Backpackers just want to see as much as they can and have fun.

Our Monday night barbecue at Tropic Days is the perfect example.

What we do is give our guests – who not only come from our hostels, but hostels all over Cairns – a taste of our great Aussie tradition in a light hearted, social setting.

Be it tucking into a kangaroo steak or crocodile sausage or competing in a didjeridoo play-off – they all love getting into the spirit,” said Gabriel.

HostelBookers is the only independent hostel booking site that has no booking fees.

It aims to be the number one website in the world for backpackers, student and budget travel.

It currently features accommodation in over 3,500 destinations that are all rated and reviewed by guests.

Online information,

For further information, contact,
Gabriel and Kathy Thallon on
tel: 0740 521377  mob:  0415 099 380 /  0411 123 060
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