Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

At Asylum Cairns, you're free to chill out by the pool and our front gardens. We provide free airport pickups, free high-speed WiFi, USB power to every bed (in selected dorms) and we are the one of the only hostels that allows you to BYOB! At Asylum you're more than welcome to bring your own drinks! We even have a large fridge in the lounge area dedicated to your booze! Join us for an all-you-can-eat BBQ (with salads, chicken wings, steak and lamb chops) every Monday for just $5 and win goodies with our Trivia/Quiz on Sundays. Join the '''Party in Cairns'' (formerly Mad Monday or Pants Down Party!) during the week for $20 which gets you pizza, games at the hostel and then a pub crawl to four locations with 4 free “gifts'' and a good opportunity to party with new people!

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! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 6.7

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Feb 2019
    Nice chilled hostel, really friendly atmosphere.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Nov 2018
    Staff are very friendly and actively work to get everyone involved. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely stay here again when I’m in Cairns.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    29 Jul 2018
    Lovely welcoming vibe with great staff! All you can eat BBQs and plenty of information available for all local activities, tours, adventures and night life. Lovely outdoor hammock area to chill out and meet new people as well as a cosy tv room with computers, bean bags and free tea and coffee! Initially booked for 2 nights but two weeks later I still find myself here! Best hostel in cairns without a doubt.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    01 Apr 2019
    I'm always in asylum when I'm in Cairns ( I checked in at least 4 times and stayed there all together about 3 month) it's not the fanciest hostel but perfectly fine for the price. You can cure your hangover in the common area or sit outside and have some drinks ( thanks to byo you don't get broke😅) clean and spacious kitchen and bathrooms. Walking distance to center for shopping, bars or whatever.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    28 Sep 2018
    The staff were incredibly lovely and helpful during my stay. The location is great (very walkable to town). The only drawback was the building & facilities were very old and could do with an upgrade - although everything was very clean. The hot water took a while to come through as well, but overall a nice stay & I would recommend.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    27 Jul 2018
    Overall a lovely place to stay. You will definitely feel safe & at home here. The staff are welcoming & the people are cool. Definitely not a party hostel & wouldn't recommend if you're looking to party. The kitchen closes at 9 & they lock you completely out which was a bother. There is a bit of an ant problem as well so you absolutely can not keep food in your room either. Ample space in the kitchen for your food and cutlery is free. Lots of space to relax! Very peaceful ambiance
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    14 Dec 2018
    Had a really good time at Asylum Cairns! Staff were super friendly and helped out with anything you asked if they could. Whole place was clean, rooms had air con which is a big plus. It’s a 15minute walk or so from main town which wasn’t the end of the world but it’s not at the centre of everything. When I stayed it wasn’t overly busy so atmosphere wasn’t great however the people who were there were all cool and still had a great time.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    24 Jun 2018
    Good social vibe and cleanest hostel bedsheets I've ever had. Free shuttle from airport appreciated (but keep in mind it's not free from the hostel TO the airport). However, the $50 security deposit is ridiculous, and it's annoying it can only be paid in cash. The hostel was a little dingy and the room wasn't very clean, but wasn't too disgusting, definitely survivable. The shower doors were too short so tall people walking by could see into the shower while you were in it. Okay stay overall.
    Spain, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    23 Nov 2018
    The owner lives in the hostel, so not much partying here. The kitchen had maggots. Would not recommend. We moved to a hostel around the corner. They have free shuttle service, parties every night and much more friendly atmosphere.
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 4.3


    05 Apr 2019
    Asylum looks endearing from the outside, but the inside is a true den. It’s dark and musty in the common area with bugs everywhere. The beds are rock hard and the window sills were covered in dust and dead bugs so that when the find blows in- all that dirt is blown onto your bed. The bathrooms and kitchen are both clean. Staffs was nice and helpful but seemed to be carrying the weight of looking after the entire hostel on their back.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
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  • Free Airport Transfer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Airport Transfers
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi