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

Overview of Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

1.0 star property
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
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Map
83 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, 4870

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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About this area

Cairns

Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel is located in Cairns Central Business District, a neighbourhood in Cairns, and is near a train station. Cairns Regional Gallery and Tjapukai Cultural Park are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at The Cultural Place and Reef Fleet Terminal. Muddy's Playground and Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome are also worth visiting.

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

Restaurants

  • Coast Roast Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Spicy Bite - 2 min walk
  • Dolce & Caffe - 3 min walk
  • Vivaldis Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Perrotta's at the Gallery - 3 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.
Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel offers 20 air-conditioned accommodations 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.

Languages spoken

English

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
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

  • Free off-site 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

  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

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

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets

Bathroom

  • Towels

Food and drink

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

More

  • Phone
  • Safe

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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 checkout

Special check-in instructions

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 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
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

Access methods

Staffed front desk, lockbox

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and 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 50.00 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

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
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; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit

We should mention

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

Overall score and ratings

2.7
Rating 5 - Excellent. 2 out of 42 reviews
5 - Excellent 5%
Rating 4 - Good. 9 out of 42 reviews
4 - Good 21%
Rating 3 - Okay. 14 out of 42 reviews
3 - Okay 33%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 42 reviews
2 - Poor 19%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 9 out of 42 reviews
1 - Terrible 21%

2.7/5

Cleanliness

3.2/5

Staff & service

1.7/5

Amenities

2.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: 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

Disliked: 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

Liked: 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

Liked: 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

Liked: 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

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2019

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Shady place wouldn’t stay again
This place had a funky smell very small. No towels. Shared washroom was very hot a not clean. The toilet paper was the cheapest kind. This is my first and last time in this hostel.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
I asked to leave small suitcase before chack in, but there was no stuff and everytime when I require assistance, he wasnt really friendly. But tour desk stuffs were always friendly and nice.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2018

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great location but pretty shoddy conditions
It was a hostel so was never going to be amazing. The staff were friendly but the hygiene was poor. Pretty dirty.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2018

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The hostel is right next to a major construction site. It is dark and drab.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2018