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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.


Summer House Cairns

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Summer House Cairns is a resort-style backpacker accommodation located in tropical Cairns, the gateway to the Barrier Reef, and minutes from the Cairns Esplanade.
Here are some updates!

********** Due to Queensland's Public Health restrictions, we have made some changes to our common areas to avoid any kinds of risks. Our facilities are open for guests to use but we ask all our guests to follow COVID safe hygiene practices and social distancing. If you wish to change your dates or cancel your booking, please call us to (07) 4221 3411 and we can help you out. Please note that all guests are required to check-in with a valid passport **********

Fully refurbished in 2019, the property boasts stunning facilities including an enormous lagoon style pool, volleyball court, onsite bar, restaurant, secure parking, numerous common areas, lounges, gardens and a travel desk. All rooms are air-conditioned with free lightning-fast WiFi available throughout the entire property.
Free breakfast is provided daily as well as free coffee and tea, while guests can benefit from heavily discounted food and drinks every day.

The property is located close to Cairns Airport at the start of the Esplanade. A pleasant stroll along the waterfront esplanade will have you arriving in the centre of town in 25 minutes where you will also find Cairns Central Shopping Centre, Cairns Night Markets and the famous Esplanade Lagoon. A free return shuttle bus is also available to drop guests off in town and back.
We are a genuine international backpackers hostel best suited for foreign travellers aged between 18-35.

Property Policies and Conditions:

- 24 hour cancellation policy.
- Check In: 2pm
- Check out: 10am
- Payment upon arrival by cash, debit and credit cards. This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.
- Breakfast included in price.


- 24 hour reception
- No curfew.

We only accept guests over 18 years presenting a valid photo ID View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 7.2

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Jun 2020
    Oasis in cairns
    Chile, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    07 Mar 2020
    Everything was perfect Amazing vibes Super clean toilets and rooms Only problem was that kitchen wasn’t big enough for everyone but made it trough anyway I would definitely come back after the virus is gone that put almost all of us out Vicente
    Chile, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    17 Nov 2020
    Probably the best hostel i have ever been to. Cheap accommodation, good people, and free breakfast. Would definitely go here again next time
    Indonesia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    05 Mar 2020
    Summer House was a home for me for 3,5 months during COVID time. It wasn't easy time for anyone, but Summer House was determined to stay open and functional, giving a roof over many backpacker's heads and offering work for accommodation. Amazing atmosphere, supportive people, great outdoor areas. Thank you to Chris and Gabi for everything you did to me and all backpacker community. Thank you for understanding our youthful energy, all events, and keeping it together during that time. Miss you!
    Poland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    15 Feb 2020
    Lovely really well priced hostel really close to airport. Kitchen got a bit hot when lots of people cooking but can’t be avoided. Pool and bar area really nice and bean bag zone nice to chill out on. A little far from the centre - about a half hour walk along the esplanade but it’s a nice walk. Wasn’t always the cleanest but with a lot of it being outside that was quite understandable. Good constant air con in bedrooms!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    14 Mar 2020
    Located a bit outside of city centre, I loved the half hour walk but the free shuttle bus was great from time to time. Crowded kitchen and clean bathrooms. Staff were friendly but seemed a bit passive. Lockers in room, not a lot of outlets but there was a extension chord which was helpful. Overall I would be happy to stay here again! :)
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    23 Feb 2020
    Nice hostel, restaurant was good, but too far away from the centre of Cairns.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    20 Feb 2020
    The hostel was nice and alot of nice people and great pool area but the kitchen was the dirtyest one I have seen in my life it was disgusting, our room was nice and clean but the smell in it was sooo bad 😷 like skinky socks, but my friend was in the room next to mine and there was no smell there
    Iceland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    17 Sep 2020
    Most of the hostel was closed due to covid so it was not the best time to enjoy a place that looked otherwise beautiful (common areas) The room felt a bit like a cell and people left leftovers in the hallway with no one worrying about it. Bathrooms were not the cleanest and having the toilet and shower in the same space was not great, since there are only 2. We had free pizza, which was nice but don't expect much of breakfast.
    France, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    22 Mar 2020
    Nice place to look at. Never got a hot shower in 3 days, ladies bathroom I don’t think was ever cleaned
    Australia, Female, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Nightclub
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi