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Waterfront Backpackers Cairns

83 Esplanade, Cairns, Australia


  • 58%Value For Money
  • 62%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 66%Staff
  • 57%Atmosphere
  • 50%Cleanliness
  • 54%Facilities

Property Information:

Free WiFi, Free airport shuttle available 8:00am - 8:00pm, and the best location!

Only metres from the beautiful City Swimming Lagoon and Sun-baking Park, and walking distance to 24hr eateries, supermarkets, Reef Terminal, banks, post office and many funky Night Clubs.

We cater to the active traveller looking for a convenient location and we offer our guests very competitive tour discounts on many tours and activities.

Cairns Waterfront Backpackers is a small and friendly hostel who will get to know you by your name and our happy staff will welcome you with a smile every time.

Reception & Tour Desk Hours - 9am to 5pm Daily.
Please Note: Guest Arrivals / Departures out of Office Hours are catered for daily by prearrangement.

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  • Latest Review

    We found our stay at the Waterfront to be comfortable, quiet and easy. It's right in the centre of where you want to be, next to th lagoon and shops. Wifi was really good here too, kitchen facilities were fine although a bit dirty at times! Pool isn't really used as its a bit grubby, but was used here and there. Quiet at night which is really nice and beds were comfortable too. We found one staff member really helpful, we think his name was Benny. There was generally a friendly atmosphere too
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      Anonymous, England, Female, 18-24
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • 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

BOOKINGS ON THIS WEBSITE NOT VALID FOR EXISTING GUESTS (If you are an existing guest and you book online, your booking will be honoured but you will be charged the full nightly rate) NO Check In's / Check Out's on Christmas Day or New Years Day Check In Time 1pm - 6pm Late Check In's please contact the hostel directly to arrange Prices not valid or available for existing or past guests. Our rates are for new guests only.

Waterfront Backpackers Cairns Located at 83 Esplanade, , Cairns.
Waterfront Backpackers Cairns
Cairns Queensland 4870 83 Esplanade
62% 64
-16.9195430 145.7767940
Waterfront Backpackers Cairns
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