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In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
Guests rated this property 2.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

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

Explore the area

    Popular LocationEsplanade Lagoon4 min walk
    Popular LocationCairns Night Markets4 min walk
    Popular LocationCairns Esplanade4 min walk
    AirportCairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.)8 min drive

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  • Double Room (Shared Bathroom Facilities)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsDouble Room (Shared Bathroom Facilities)
  • Shared Dormitory (2 bed with shared bathroom)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory (2 bed with shared bathroom)
  • Shared Dormitory (6 bed with shared bathroom)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory (6 bed with shared bathroom)
  • Twin Room (Shared bathroom)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsTwin Room (Shared bathroom)
  • Shared Dormitory (6 bed with ensuite)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory (6 bed with ensuite)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (6 bed with shared bathroom)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Women only (6 bed with shared bathroom)

About this area

Cairns

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
  • AirportCairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 8 min drive

Restaurants

  • 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
Along with an outdoor pool, this hostel has a bar/lounge and dry cleaning. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk and a computer station 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.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and public transport

  • Free nearby parking
  • Pick-up airport shuttle (surcharge) from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request

Food and drink

  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Hob

More

  • Phone
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - 5:30 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; your host will greet you

Access methods

Staffed front desk, lockbox

Pets

Pets not allowed

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 50.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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

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 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
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards

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

Waterfront Backpackers Hostel Cairns
Waterfront Backpackers Hostel
Waterfront Backpackers Cairns
Waterfront Backpackers
Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel Cairns
Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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. 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.
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2.6/5

Cleanliness

3.1/5

Staff & service

1.7/5

Amenities

2.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Filthy. Bed had sand on it. Floors had weird stains. Air con locked out during peak heat times. Noisy. No lock on bathroom door leading directly from kitchen.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

2/5 Poor

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room doesn't have enough outlets. Unclean and old hotel.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Go for it
Great location. Chill spot to enjoy cairns.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2019

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The showers are crap. And the toilets aren’t really clean. But for a few nights only and for that price it’s completely alright to stay there and the nightmarket is underneath the hostel. It’s not noisy in there and the fridges have small lockers for every person, so no one can steal food from you. It’s not too bad, but nothing I would like to stay in for a month
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Solo backpacker
Quiet place. Thursday nights are the best time to come.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2019

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