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Asylum Cairns

149 Grafton Street, Cairns, Australia


  • 90%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

Property Information:

Asylum Cairns provides free airport pickups, free high-speed wifi, and allows you to BYOB! We’re one of those rare places in Cairns where you're more than welcome to bring your own drinks! We even have a large fridge dedicated in reception dedicated to your booze! We’re the home of the infamous Pants Down Party (formerly Mad Monday!) - $15 gets you a singlet which you can personally design (photos, cartoons, ANYTHING!), three free “gifts,” and 10% off up to 13 days of accommodation, and a chance to win in $500 worth of prizes! There’s an all-you-can-eat BBQ (with salads, chicken wings, steak and lamb chops) every Sunday for just $4!
Asylum Cairns welcomes you with open arms. We make an effort to know each and every guest by name and ensure that you get to know your fellow-inmates. If you want to make friends, have fun and laugh lots, this is the hostel for you. Asylum Cairns is an old spacious hostel with a true backpackers feel. Go elsewhere if you want an impersonal hotel style hostel! Asylum Cairns is not for the unsocial, clinical, sterile and those with way too much money. You will have loads of fun at the Asylum and save as much you can. It is a good place to make many friends. Do not come here if you are not social and wish to be left alone. The atmosphere is far from sterile and definitely suitable for first-time travellers who may find it hard to make that first move in making new friends. We are focused on including everyone in our activities so that you leave here with making at least 1 new friendship along the way!

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    This is a party hostel with dirty people. The staff was friendly. It's the farthest hostel from the reef terminal. They have free WiFi which is always a plus. It's a cheap hostel.
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  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Fax Service
  • Free Airport Transfer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Postal Service
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine


  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Asylum Cairns Located at 149 Grafton Street, , Cairns.
Asylum Cairns
Cairns Queensland 4870 149 Grafton Street
82% 682
-16.9178030 145.7698523
Asylum Cairns
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