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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.


Lazy Duck Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Helpful Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

People come back, again and again or have heard of us through their friends. We're run by friendly, helpful and efficient staff who will make you feel right at home from the moment you walk in. We will share our local knowledge with you to make your stay in the tropics an unforgettable experience.

Located in the heart of Cairns you can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool with garden,
Airport pick up available from 8:00am - 8:00pm
Fast FREE WiFi in all areas.
Free Cinema room.
24 Hour Check in and Check out

On the Tour Desk we offer great deals for all the different activities you can do around Cairns.

All dormitory style accommodation features air conditioning 24 Hours per day, garden views and linen supplied. It has access to shared bathroom facilities. We have no lock out and you can access your room 24 hours per day.

Come and meet great people when joining our events. We have our famous BBQs on Thursday, Trivia Nights, Movie Nights and much more. We now offer free breakfast!
In the shared lounge area you can socialise, have a game at the X Box, watch a movie or exchange a book.

Because we are the 'Lazy' Duck our check out is at 10:00am

Lazy Duck Backpackers is only a 5 Minute walk to shops, bars and restaurant and 10 minutes to our famous lagoon. We offer free airport pick-ups between 8 am and 8 pm.

Feel safe with our night manager that deals with all issues through the night and can also check you in any time of the night. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.5

  • Security 7.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 6.5

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Apr 2019
    Everything great just as it was advertised
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    03 May 2018
    Nice to stay. Quite close to the town centre.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    22 Jun 2018
    The other travelers really make the place
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    25 Feb 2019
    If you're really really flexible for checking-in or checking-out and you're looking for a the cheapest hostel you can go on Lazy duck. If not, don't go to this hostel, the reception is never opened, the check-in difficult and the staff strange. But thanks Lazy duck for this cheap stay.
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 5.7


    23 Jul 2018
    Manager doesn’t really care about the costumers. It’s difficult to cook properly because you get not enough equipment for it. The facility’s are broken or dirty. But the vibes in hostel are good. I stayed over there for while and the people made the place!
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 5.4


    24 Feb 2018
    Really cheap hostel with obvious and implied consequences. Staff careless,smelly rooms and no commons bathrooms except for a small toilet next the kitchen. Nice swimming pool and nice atmosphere.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 4.3


    04 Apr 2019
    Check-in counter was opened at 13:00. The toilet window was broken. Reggae music was played at the loud speaker and felt noisy.
    Japan, Male, 41+
  • 3.1


    15 Mar 2018
    The dirtiest hostel, we went there for three days and they never cleaned. The staff was drunk, the air condition didn’t work, our door didn’t work! The kitchen was gross af! Are you a normal backpacker, don’t waste your money on this horrible hostel!
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 2.9


    27 Oct 2017
    Never left a bad review before but this place deserves it. The staff were impolite, unwelcoming and unhelpful. The whole place was a complete mess. The toilets smelt better than the bedrooms. I had to go hunting for toilet paper. There was an ominous feeling that you might get robbed or stabbed. Most of the people staying were friendly enough but the dorm door didn't shut properly and the handle came off. There was no security preventing people who don't stay there coming onto the property.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 2.6


    18 May 2018
    Check-in is completely wrong. Photos arent honest of what it looks like. We were only given one key between the three of us, but then we were charged for loosing two. They double booked our room both nights, which apparently isn’t their fault, they gave us a new room as a privilege. Apparently they didnt HAVE to give the new room. The manager is never there, driving around on his motor bike so we had to wait over an hour at night to get bedding, but there wasnt any, we slept under towels.
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi