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Flying Monkey Backpackers

89 The Esplanade, Cairns, Cairns, Australia


  • 40%Value For Money
  • 50%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 35%Staff
  • 35%Atmosphere
  • 25%Cleanliness
  • 30%Facilities

Property Information:

Recently under new management, the Flying Monkey Backpackers is located right in the centre of Cairns and opposite the famous Esplanade Lagoon where you can throw down a towel and enjoy the sun or go for a refreshing swim.

Room for two... couples, lovers and friends... we are a small, well located hostel with a variety of rooms for your comfort.

With a free airport pick-up, free light breakfast (Bread, cereal, fresh fruits, tea and coffee!!!), free WiFi plus being only a few minutes walk from the Reef Terminal for Great Barrier Reef tours, we're the perfect place to stay while exploring the Far North.

Our in-house tour booking service charges no booking fees and has great deals for our guests.

Also we have some great activities every day like Free Pizza Tuesday, BBQ Sundays at the lagoon, and chances to win awesome prizes including trips and tours!!!!

You will also be staying at the safest hostel in Cairns. Our hostel has only one entry, and is locked to outsiders once reception is closed. We also have a night manager on call to deal with any issues that arise, as well as nightly security who patrol the property during the night.

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  • Latest Review

    WORST EVER!!! I had dried-only god knows what on my "clean sheets" when I arrived. no real blanket-only empty duvet cover. Fine of $20 for turning on the aircon in winter. When I arrived the guy at the front desk was in his boxer-briefs and wasn't every helpful. The bathroom was disgusting. Dirt and mould all over. The bottom on one of the doors was literally falling out. Sink was nearly rusted off the wall. I stayed one night out of my four booked and went and stayed in a hotel. Don't do it!!!
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  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free Airport Transfer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • PlayStation
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

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).

Things to Note

All guests must provide a valid credit card for $20 key deposit and photo ID. Minimum age of 18 applies. Check-in time is 2pm onwards and check-out is strictly 10am, further charges may be incurred by checking out late. Reception hours are 8am to 7pm, after hours check-ins can be arranged, please contact us after making your booking so we can give you the details.

Flying Monkey Backpackers Located at 89 The Esplanade, Cairns, Cairns.
Flying Monkey Backpackers
Cairns Queensland 4870 89 The Esplanade, Cairns
42% 61
-16.9195258 145.7767658
Flying Monkey Backpackers
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