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Featured Hostels in Cairns

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
2 out of 5
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$99 per night from 18 Apr. to 19 Apr.

Located in Cairns Central Business District, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of The Cultural Place, Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Reef Fleet Terminal. ...

3.9/5Good! (313 reviews)

"The best set up you will ever find. Not only is there a great pool and bar; the layout is amazing, and every day has a different themed party. The atmosphere is sensational, and you also have the option of staying in a hotel room which is spacious and on par with non-backpacker options. So you can ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Dec. 2020

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Freedom Cairns
2 out of 5
1/7 Shields St, Cairns, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$45 per night from 16 Apr. to 17 Apr.

Located in Cairns Central Business District, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Marlin Marina. Cairns ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (40 reviews)

"The hotel was good, convenient location"…"

Reviewed on 4 Apr. 2021

Freedom Cairns
Global Backpackers Cairns
2 out of 5
67 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$44 per night from 16 Apr. to 17 Apr.

Located in Cairns Central Business District, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Cairns Regional Gallery and Cairns Esplanade. Cairns Marlin Marina and ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Great hostel in Cairns, Australia

"I had a short one night stay due to busy travel home to Denmark (Corona) and limited flights. Excellent location and nice people. Fine kitchen area and roof terrace. Room could need a little better floor cleaning. I was in a 4 bed with no bathroom but fine terrace with ocean view."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

Global Backpackers Cairns
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Bounce Cairns
2 out of 5
117 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$68 per night from 28 Apr. to 29 Apr.

Located in Cairns Central Business District, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of The Cultural Place and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. Cairns Esplanade ...

4.2/5Excellent! (45 reviews)
Great private rooms

"Private room was lovely - modern and spacious with a great TV. However, the communal kitchen was cramped and dirty."…"

Reviewed on 2 Apr. 2020

Bounce Cairns
Koala Beach Resort
2.5 out of 5
137 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$91 per night from 18 Apr. to 19 Apr.

Located in Cairns Central Business District, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Cairns Central Shopping Centre, Cairns Marlin Marina and Cairns Convention ...

3.1/5 (137 reviews)

"Fantastic staff members, so accommodating. It was so quick and easy to check in after hours. Nice self contained room. We’ll be back."…"

Reviewed on 30 Dec. 2020

Koala Beach Resort
Tropic Days Backpackers
2 out of 5
26-28 Bunting Street, Bungalow, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$30 per night from 16 Apr. to 17 Apr.

Located in Bungalow, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cazaly's Stadium and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Convention Centre ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (10 reviews)
One night stay

"Had a great time on a one night stay. Did the job for one night."…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov. 2020

Tropic Days Backpackers
Cairns Central YHA - Hostel
3 out of 5
20-26 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$58 per night from 16 Apr. to 17 Apr.

Located in Cairns Central Business District, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Cairns Central Shopping Centre, Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Convention ...

4.1/5Very Good! (119 reviews)

"The room was fresh and clean. And the location perfect."…"

Reviewed on 24 Aug. 2020

Cairns Central YHA - Hostel
Summer House Backpackers Cairns
2 out of 5
341 Lake St, Cairns North, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$55 per night from 16 Apr. to 17 Apr.

Located in Cairns North, this hostel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland, Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Marlin Marina. Cairns ...

4.1/5Very Good! (17 reviews)

"The room is very hot, I could not stop sweating. You hardly feel any cool breeze from the air-condition."…"

Reviewed on 25 Dec. 2020

Summer House Backpackers Cairns
Mad Monkey Central
2 out of 5
100 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$46 per night from 26 Apr. to 27 Apr.

Located in Cairns Central Business District, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Cairns Performing Arts Centre and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. Cairns ...

4/5Very Good! (33 reviews)
Nice

"Good vibes nice place"…"

Reviewed on 12 Dec. 2020

Mad Monkey Central
Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
2 out of 5
141 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$52 per night from 6 May to 7 May

Situated in Cairns, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. Cairns Convention ...

4.3/5Excellent! (43 reviews)

"Thanks Dan and the crew. We are new to back (flash) packers and really enjoyed our stay. Mad Monkey really understands the little things that make a stay - hair straightener and pancakes for breakfast - awesome start to the day."…"

Reviewed on 21 Dec. 2020

Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
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Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

5 out of 5
Pierpoint Road, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$225 per night from 16 May to 17 May
4.4/5Excellent! (973 reviews)

"Excellent location close to the marina and so many of Cairns great restaurants only steps away Our room was large and comfortable with great amenities the walk in shower was huge Breakfast was good with lots of choices the staff have adapted to the COVID-19 restrictions well with still being able ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Apr. 2021

Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

4 out of 5
209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD
The price is AU$152 per night from 18 Apr. to 19 Apr.
4.1/5Very Good! (959 reviews)

"Close walking distance to everything, rooms are quiet"…"

Reviewed on 14 Apr. 2021

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

4.5 out of 5
122 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$189 per night from 22 Apr. to 23 Apr.
4.3/5Excellent! (131 reviews)

"The staff was Awesome and very welcoming. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. I will stay again soon. Loved the pool."…"

Reviewed on 9 Apr. 2021

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
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