Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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.

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

All reservations are subject to Pre-Check-in Covid-19 Assessment.
Only those who have been in Queensland for 14 days prior to check-in at this Hostel will be considered. You will still be subject to isolation for 14 days on arrival at the Hostel. Updated: 09/06/3030
We offer 3 to 8-bed dormitories. We are one of very few, if not the only hostel in Cairns, that offers “No Bunks”. Fresh bed-linen is provided. For not very much more, our private rooms are Singles, Doubles (one bed) or Twins (2 single beds) which are made-up. All our rooms have at least one window, offering some rooms Garden or Pool views at no extra charge. All rooms are equipped with fans. Air-conditioned dorms cost no more – we cater to either preference. All accommodation is housed in a separate complex, so you can be assured of a peaceful night's sleep. On-site, live-in Managers ensure that your ESSENTIAL needs are met.

Your room rate includes arrival airport transfers between 8am & 8pm only. However, this service does not operate on Christmas Day. As a guide, Taxi will cost A$25 while Uber Rides range between $14 & $28, depending on availability of drivers.

We don’t have a bar. This allows you to bring in your own alcoholic beverages which can be stored in the designated fridge in our indoor Recreation room where you enjoy Movie Viewing on Fetch, or sporting events, depending on availability of telecast. Or simply “chillax” on the comfy sofas & throw cushions as you take advantage of the all-day complimentary coffee & tea and keep up-to-date with friends & family through our hi-speed fiber Internet. If you prefer outdoors, Hammock Central is our outdoor chill-out area and, as the name suggests, has hammocks to lie in, to while your day away.
Start your week with our Monday-$3-all-you-can-eat Sausage Sizzle which offers a chance to meet the other Guests. Occasionally, Guests come together and go out to a local bar or two after filling up on this scrumptious meal; Arrive as strangers and depart as friends.
Asylum beckons…. come and relax in lush our tropical oasis……

Families with children are welcome only if the children are supervised by their parents.

If cancellations are made within 24 hours of your arrival, a cancellation fee equivalent to the first night's stay will be charged to your credit card.

Cancellations or changes made on the day of arrival will not be accepted and the full duration of the booking will be charged. No refunds will be entertained once you commence your stay

We require valid Photo ID on check-in.

AU$50 cash refundable security deposit payable on check-in.

Card facilities are available for a service charge up to 3%. Payments for groups made in full (not separate) are greatly appreciated and will help a faster check-in! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Sep 2019
    Amazing hostel, feels like a home. I only booked two night and I still find myself here. Thanks guys!!
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 Aug 2019
    This hostel is incredible, stayed for a week and the owner Annie made it one of the best places I have stayed in Australia. The location is fantastic about 10 minutes to the lagoon swimming pool and main shopping area. Plenty of spaces to hang out and meet other guests and it's BYO with a dedicated beer fridge. All you can eat sausage sizzler on Mondays and pizza night on Fridays. I cannot overstate how welcoming this place is and I highly recommend it to any backpacker or traveller.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Aug 2019
    Loved my stay here! Great clean hostel and super friendly/helpful staff. Real good location in Cairns close to everything you need and one of the best atmospheres at any hostel I’ve been too. Couldn’t recommend enough
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    23 Aug 2019
    Very cool and relaxed hostel, definitely one of my favourites during my stay in Australia. Facilities were always kept tidy, kitchen was well equipped. Common areas were nice and cozy, especially the outdoors area where you could enjoy your own drinks while hanging out with other people. The manager Annie is awesome, always there for you and making sure you feel welcomed. Thank you so much for a lovely stay!
    Finland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    27 Nov 2019
    Annie was absolutely the best host of all; kind, smiley, friendly - you will not find another staff member like this anywhere else. The hostel itself is friendly, has a great chill out area and also a nice pool! The kitchen is large and equipped with all the amenities. It is a short walk to town and within distance of the train station also which is super handy! Overall would definitely recommend !
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    15 Nov 2019
    Annie is an absolute legend who can’t do enough for you. We had a bus at 1am and despite being checked out she kept the lounge open past closing time just for us to chill. Kitchen big and clean. Bathrooms really clean too. Everything we wanted in walking distance. To call a spade a spade, the hostel was largely occupied by long term older residents which was not what we were expecting as ‘backpackers’ is in the hostel name. The guys were friendly, but not the best place to meet other travellers.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    30 Nov 2019
    Had a great stay here. Annie was incredible and made my stay even better. It's a little walk into the true downtown of Cairns, which was great for me who was looking for something a little laid back. The hostel compound is cute and don't miss Monday BBQ!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    06 Oct 2019
    Very basic and clean with good rules in place. Quiet, no party hostel to my relief.
    Germany, Female, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    24 Aug 2019
    Staff is lovely but the hostel needs some renovation. Otherwise nice stay, no lockers in the room..
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    18 Sep 2019
    Only stayed for one night, but I get the impression most people are long-term residents. Facilities are basic but fine. Mattress very thin. Receptionist was really welcoming and lovely, happy to help with whatever.
    England, Female, 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