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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."

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Mad Monkey Backpackers Cairns

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

Mad Monkey Cairns offers affordable upmarket hostel accommodation right in the centre of Cairns City. We are often referred to as the “Flash Packers” of Cairns due to our designer kitchen/bathrooms, modern décor & brand new air-conditioners in every room (Fully renovated 2017).

Guests can enjoy FREE ultra fast Wifi, FREE gym access, FREE hot breakfast, FREE large security lockers (BYO padlock) & brand new top quality mattresses/pillows/linen all new in 2017. We offer a free airport shuttle from the airport to the hostel*.

The Mad Monkey Family create the perfect atmosphere with our outdoor pool oasis, cool sunbathing cabanas, outdoor bar with super cheap drinks, & a gourmet pizza restaurant located on site (Opening 28th March 2017). Our entertainments team organize events in the hostel every day & night before showing our guests to the top backpacker bars offering cheap eats & drinks in this iconic area.

***Backpackers aged 18 to 35 – must show valid passport or valid photo ID upon check in***

*Free airport shuttle from the airport to the hostel only and operates between 8am and 8pm. View House Rules


Our designer kitchens and bathrooms mean some people call Mad Monkey Backpackers Cairns the 'Flash Packers' of Cairns! We also spoil you with a free hot breakfast every day and cheap drinks in our outdoor bar. Did we mention the pool and sunbathing cabanas next to the bar? Settle down there for the day after you've visited our gourmet pizza restaurant, with discounted rates for our guests. Meet new friends in our common rooms, where you'll find a FIFA gaming area that doubles as an outdoor cinema.


If you're coming from the airport, it's about a 10-minute drive. Get a taxi or jump on a backpacker shuttle bus, which will take you to our hostel. We're also just a 9-minute walk from Cairns Station. Thanks to our central location, you can be in a bar like the Three Wolves, drinking cocktails or artisan beer, within 9 minutes' walk. Want to see the Great Barrier Reef? Walk for 15 minutes and you'll reach Reef Fleet Terminal, where you can start a tour.

Rooms and Dorms

Choose from mixed dorms, male or female-only dorms and private rooms. We have high-quality mattresses, pillows and free linen for a comfy night's sleep – plus, you can hire a towel. Bringing all your devices? We have power points with USB ports for each bed. To help you stay cool on hot nights there's air con in all dorms. Remember to bring a padlock for the large security lockers.

Extras and activities

As one of our guests, you'll get free bike hire and free local gym access – so it's easy to keep up with your fitness goals. And there's loads of laid-back fun on offer here, too. When evening falls, our entertainment team puts on free events, like karaoke. We'll also show you the best hotspots nearby, like the top backpacker bars and places to grab some yummy cheap eats. Upload those selfies using our free Wi-Fi when you get back.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Nov 2019
    Loved it! Beds are cozy and staff is lovely. What you get for your money is amazing :) Really made a slightly less impressive city worth while
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    11 Nov 2019
    Very clean and nice hostel. Stayed for 4 nights and had some chillout time at the hostel. Love the beanbag area; huge kitchen. Very friendly staff. 15 minute walk to Lagoon.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    05 Dec 2019
    Had a great time here, a good social hostel. Great for groups or solo. Not the best place if you’re wanting an early peaceful night, being more of a party hostel with a good bar. Spent a couple nights here and had no issues except maybe not quite enough showers or toilets for the amount of dorm rooms. Would definitely stay again
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    02 Dec 2019
    Stayed for 2 nights before going on a scuba diving tour. Decided to extend and return after for another 2 nights. Didn’t really use the free breakfast. Nightly events with lots of people. Great luggage storage and helpful staff
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    30 Dec 2019
    Great deluxe rooms, free breakfast was great as well! No complaints, I’d stay here again.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    25 Dec 2019
    This hostel was a great place to socialize when travelling solo. Had everything you need for facilities. Bunk rooms were quite cramped and crowded (I stayed in 6-bed). Toilets and showers were around but sometimes it took some wandering to find an available one. Note that you can’t bring your own alcohol in but the bar is cheap and has a good selection!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    14 Nov 2019
    Great place for solo or group travellers. Many facilities and staff very helpful.
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    05 Jan 2020
    Nice place with nice people. The music goes until 12pm and there is NO soundproofing so say bye bye to sleep
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    02 Dec 2019
    Nice but pretty noisy
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3


    08 Nov 2019
    After being here for three days I realised my room had slowly been flooding! All of my clothes and belongings were soaked in what smelt like dog pee. The staff weren’t overly surprised as apparently other rooms have been closed off for the same reasons. They wouldn’t let let me check into a new room until 2 meaning my stuff just stayed in that room soaking wet - they weren’t too sympathetic. Did pay for my laundry though but only after I asked them to.
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation