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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.
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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.


Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront

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

Mad Monkey Waterfront, fully refurbished in Sept 2017, offers affordable upmarket hostel accommodation in the heart of Cairns City. Set right on the Esplanade, guests get to enjoy this prime location, which is within arms reach of all the popular attractions, best bars & restaurants; and of course the famous Lagoon is just across the road.

As part of the Mad Monkey Backpacker Group, all guests can enjoy FREE ultra fast Wifi, FREE hot breakfast, FREE large security lockers (BYO padlock), FREE bicycle hire & brand new top quality mattresses/pillows/linen all new in 2017.

Not only that, the Mad Monkey Family creates the perfect atmosphere with our outdoor BBQ area, FIFA gaming, famous family meals, & a top entertainments team; organising events every day & night, so you are bound to make new & lasting friendships.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Mad Monkey Family!

***International Backpackers aged 18 to 35 ONLY– must show international passport upon check in*** View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Mar 2019
    Pretty great place to be. It’s berg hot but they have good ac in all the rooms. Wifi works great too
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Mar 2019
    I really love this backpacker!! Near to lagoon and city, spacious room, private shower room, free breakfast, bar downstair, and the cheap price!!!!! I highly recommend!!!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 Apr 2019
    Had a lovely stay at Mad Monkey. Had to check in late and also ran into a little trouble with my lock. The staff was friendly and extra helpful!! Will definitely be back!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    04 Apr 2019
    This is an excellent hostel with great value. However, it is right next to bars, so don't stay here if you plan on going to bed early.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    12 Mar 2019
    Nice hostel for anyone less into the party scene. Rooms nice and spacious with nice bathrooms. Really liked the kitchen/eating area all being in one place. Would definitely stay there again !
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    11 Mar 2019
    Such a nice hostel with amazing air con in the rooms. Very clean except the kitchen fridge stunk so bad for our whole stay and no one sorted it out. Only a minor complaint because the rest of the hostel we loved with amazing happy hour drinks deals, the best we've seen in a month in oz
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    03 Apr 2019
    Location was perfect! Very close to the port where the Great Barrier Reef trip boats go from. Loads of shops and residents near as well as the swimming lagoon. Beds were comfortable and rooms were very clean. Would recommend.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    05 Apr 2019
    Clean, relatively new place right on the waterfront. Quiet when I was there, got a good nights rest.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    03 Mar 2019
    Great with free breakfast. (Although it was pretty simple) Rooms were good. Bathrooms in the room. Kitchen was really messy and the utensils didn't feel clean. It looks a lot newer and fresher in the pictures, but overall a nice place to stay.
    Norway, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    18 Mar 2019
    the staff in general were great, the dutch lad behind the bar was great, the cleaners, two british guys spent the day moping around not making you feel welcome, free breakfast was ideal and the free gym passes were amazing in the rainy weather
    England, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation