"Haven lives up to its name, very quiet but in the centre of all the action. It had everything I needed for a quick stay, including air con, a pool & a huge kitchen! Other visitors were friendly and it’s a little quirky too - very good value 👍"
The price is AU$63 per night from 24 Jul. to 25 Jul.AU$63
24 Jul. - 25 Jul.
3.9/5 Very Good! (34 reviews)
"The details indicated on the Internet that parking was included and that a hot breakfast was also included. No parking was available associated with the property and the hot breakfast consisted of a few pancakes cooked earlier and placed in a dish. I think the Internet description is misleading."
The price is AU$117 per night from 20 Jul. to 21 Jul.AU$117
20 Jul. - 21 Jul.
4.1/5 Very Good! (127 reviews)
Cruizy YHA HOSTEL CAIRNS
"Fantastic 2 weeks stay @ YHA. I rate 10/10. Very clean the room and shared toilets and bathroom. Large showerheads in bathroom, nice and clean, and convienant. Awesome to stay, closer to facilities - shopping centres and sunbus transport, so close by to access. Staff are professional, friendly and ..."
The price is AU$126 per night from 17 Jul. to 18 Jul.AU$126
17 Jul. - 18 Jul.
4.1/5 Very Good! (21 reviews)
Good place to stay
"Lovely swimming pool and bar, room was clean, big kitchen but no cutlery or plates - you had to hire them. As I was only there one night and had a teaspoon with me I had to eat my food out of the pot !!! Very large and busy but very friendly place"
The price is AU$149 per night from 26 Jul. to 27 Jul.AU$149
26 Jul. - 27 Jul.
4.2/5 Excellent! (48 reviews)
"I stayed 3 nights in a private room. The room was spacious and comfortable. The location was great- in walking distance to everything. The main negative of my stay was the noise - music played very loud every night, with people partying / being rowdy through to the early morning. Even with noise ..."
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Frequently asked questions
By staying at a hostel, you can spend less on lodging and set aside more of your budget for exploring during your holiday. We’ve heard good things about this destination’s natural setting, including its coral reefs and rainforests.
These dorm-style accommodations come in many shapes and sizes, but all of them have a few qualities in common, including budget-friendly prices, a social atmosphere and shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too).
Based on reviews from our guests, these hostels in Cairns have the best ratings: Freedom Cairns - Located within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Esplanade. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with towels, showers and free toiletries. Global Backpackers Cairns - Located within a 5-minute walk of Cairns Esplanade. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a rooftop terrace, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with showers and linens. Gilligan’s Backpackers Hotel & Resort - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Station. Property features include free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Rooms come with towels, showers and TVs. Cairns Waterfront Haven - Located within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Esplanade. You can take advantage of free WiFi and an outdoor pool, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with towels and linens. Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront - Located steps from Cairns Esplanade. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free bike hire, as well as tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find towels, TVs and lockers in all rooms.
If you’re in the market for somewhere affordable to stay in Cairns, one of Expedia’s 26 hostels could be a great option for you.
Good weather’s always better when you’re discovering new places, so here are some stats about the seasons: The hottest months are usually January and December, with an average temperature of 27°C, while the coldest months are July and August, with an average of 22°C. Average annual precipitation for Cairns is 92 mm.
In general, Cairns is known for its coral reefs, rainforest and local tours. Top attractions include Cairns Esplanade and Palm Cove Beach. Get out into nature with places such as Esplanade Lagoon, Muddy’s Playground and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Cultural attractions include Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Jute Theatre and Australian Armour and Artillery Museum.
Keep this information about transit options in Cairns on hand to make the most of your stay: You can fly into the nearest airport, which is Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.), located 3.5 mi (5.6 km) away from the city centre. Once you’re on the ground, you might want to use public transport during your trip. To check out more of the area, take a train from Cairns Station, Freshwater Station or Redlynch Station.
expedia verified reviews
"Good for the price"
A verified traveller stayed at Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside, an IHG Hotel