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Waterfront Backpackers Cairns Reviews

83 Esplanade, Cairns, Australia

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36 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 58%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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Very Nice chilled hostel. Not too big, which I really liked. Gives a nice atmosphere. Very friendly people. Recommend it definitely.


Great place to stay in cairns, friendly people and very clean.

  • 21st Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Ants. Upstairs in the kitchen. So many you can not Cook anything. Which is propably the meaning of the kitchen since there is not enough equipment to even have a CUP of coffe. Ok if you don't use the kitchen. Great wi-fi, and computers to borrow for free.

  • 21st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This place is quite run down. The shower in my room couldn't be turned off so ran continuously. Communal bathrooms weren't very nice either. One didn't have a head, one didn't have a light. Kitchen was very poor. No microwave or working oven, just kettles and stove top. The wifi is probably the best thing about the place.

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