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Overview of Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

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In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets

Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

1 out of 5
Guests rated this property 2.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCairns Esplanade4 min walk
  • Popular LocationCairns Marlin Marina7 min walk
  • Popular LocationReef Fleet Terminal7 min walk
  • AirportCairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.)8 min drive

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Double Room (Shared Bathroom Facilities)

No guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Shared Dormitory (2 bed with shared bathroom)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Shared Dormitory (6 bed with shared bathroom)

No guest room rating
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Twin Room (Shared bathroom)

No guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Shared Dormitory (6 bed with ensuite)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Shared Dormitory, Women only (6 bed with shared bathroom)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

About this area


Located in Cairns's Cairns Central Business District neighbourhood, Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel is near a train station. Cairns Marlin Marina and Reef Fleet Terminal are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Cairns Esplanade. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Cazaly's Stadium or Barlow Park.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Esplanade Lagoon - 4 min walk
  • Cairns Night Markets - 4 min walk
  • Cairns Esplanade - 4 min walk
  • Cairns Marlin Marina - 7 min walk
  • Reef Fleet Terminal - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Cairns Station - 13 min walk
  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 8 min drive


  • Perrotta's at the Gallery - 3 min walk
  • The Woolshed Chargrill & Saloon Bar - 5 min walk
  • Corea Corea - 7 min walk
  • Bang & Grind - 7 min walk
  • Prawn Star - 7 min walk

About this property

Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

Adults-only Cairns hostel in Cairns Central Business District, walk to Cairns Esplanade
This hostel features an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are on-site. All 20 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and microwaves, plus free WiFi and hobs. Safes and phones are also available to guests.
Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel offers 20 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and shared/communal kitchens. This Cairns hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
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
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel?
There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 5:30 AM.
What time is check-out at Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Does Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a shuttle from the airport to the hotel that runs 8:00 AM-8:00 PM on request. A fee of AUD 15 per person applies.
Where is Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel located?
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 Reef Fleet Terminal are also within 10 minutes. Cairns Station is 13 minutes by foot.