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Why Not Backpackers

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Overview of Why Not Backpackers

Why Not Backpackers

2 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland3 min walk
  • Popular LocationCairns Base Hospital9 min walk
  • Popular LocationCairns Esplanade19 min walk
  • AirportCairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.)6 min drive

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About this area

Cairns

Why Not Backpackers is located in Cairns. Cairns Marlin Marina and Reef Fleet Terminal are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Cairns Central Shopping Centre. Sugarworld Waterpark and Muddy's Playground are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland - 3 min walk
  • Cairns Base Hospital - 9 min walk
  • St Monica's Cathedral - 14 min walk
  • Cairns Esplanade - 19 min walk
  • Cairns Night Markets - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns Station - 5 min drive
  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 6 min drive

Restaurants

  • Little Ricardo's - 5 min walk
  • Bayleaf - 5 min walk
  • Dunwoody's Tavern - 11 min walk
  • Muddy's Cafe - 12 min walk
  • Bagus indonesian traditional cuisine - 13 min walk

About this property

Why Not Backpackers

Adults-only Cairns hostel in Cairns North, near Cairns Esplanade
This smoke-free hostel features an outdoor pool, coffee/tea in a common area and a microwave in a common area. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a fridge in a common area, laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance are on-site. Rooms offer free WiFi and showers.
Why Not Backpackers offers 30 forms of accommodation with air conditioning. This Cairns hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge) from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–10 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area

More

  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 20.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 15 per person (one-way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Parties and events are allowed on site
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property

Property is also known as

Calypso Backpackers Cairns North
Calypso Backpackers Hostel
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Calypso Backpackers
Why Not Backpackers Cairns
Why Not Backpackers Cairns North
Why Not Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Why Not Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cairns North

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4.4
Excellent
Rating 5 - Excellent. 15 out of 28 reviews
5 - Excellent 54%
Rating 4 - Good. 9 out of 28 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 28 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 28 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 28 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved this hostel...swimming pool is great as it's super hot and humid up north! There's a bar and burger place in the hostel as well as a kitchen which is handy if you're arriving late!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
To easy!
Cheap and cheerful. The location is a bit out of town which means you get less beds in your dorm for the same price as places in the centre. They provide a shuttle bus that gets you to the reef in the morning and two and from the night market every hour till 11pm
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Helpful staff very clean rooms and great bar and food on site Very homely atmosphere
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019