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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."

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Summer House Cairns

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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.

Fully refurbished in 2019, the property boasts stunning facilities including an enormous lagoon style pool, volleyball court, onsite bar, restaurant, convenience store, 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.

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.
- No age restriction, however please note that we are a genuine international backpackers hostel best suited for foreign travellers aged between 18-35.
- Maximum stay is 14 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Sep 2019
    Great hostel, very clean and well looked after by the friendly and helpful staff! Literally a few minutes from the esplanade which you can follow for about 20 minutes to the lagoon and the main centre. The only thing that I would mention is that there was never enough bikes to hire even though we got down around 8am one morning, It would have been nice to have a few more!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Aug 2019
    What a great place ! As a 34 year old, it's difficult to find a great hostel to get comfortable in. The location, the people, the rooms and facilities are top class.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    06 Aug 2019
    This hostel is the best hostel I've ever stayed at. There are always fun activites at the hostel, I really liked playing pickup volleyball often. And doing things outside is easy with the shuttles or if you want rent a bike and go green!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    10 Aug 2019
    Such a sick gaff This place has so much going on!! If you wanna party or chill out there’s something for everyone ☺️ Staff are so lovely & helpful, couldn’t recommend this place more enough 🧡!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    09 Jul 2019
    Summerhouse is a great place to stay. There are always a lot going on and lots of friendly people. I would stay there again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    12 Aug 2019
    This hostel was very good value for the price, we really enjoyed our stay. Other reviews about the kitchen size are accurate, the fridges are crammed full and it can be very hard to find space. We planned to use the bikes to go into town a few times but often they were all being rented out. However, most of these were minor issues. The common areas/pool are nice and the food/drinks at the bar are very good deals!
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    18 Jul 2019
    Great hostel with great staff. Location is very convenient, just a short drive from Cairns Marina and city. Rooms and toilets were very clean. Kitchen was, however, very small for the size of the hostel, it was often overcrowded and difficult to move around. It was also difficult to sleep at night as many other guests were being loud just outside our window (given this was the common area so not much we could do about that).
    United Arab Emirates, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    15 Aug 2019
    Wonderful place to hangout and relax. The amenities like the pool, bikes, and shuttle were fantastic. The room itself was so unpleasant though. We had a private room. The bed hurt my back so bad every night. It was so hard. The room got pretty hot at times and the air conditioning didn’t work. We had to leave the windows open at all times to try and cool it down. The noise of the planes and people being loud outside was rough. No sleep here. Mold was growing in the bathroom and on the AC unit.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    25 Jul 2019
    Staff was very friendly. Plenty of activities and cheap food. We were upgraded from a dorm to a private room which was nice. Bathroom was disgusting with no shower curtain or mat so everything was always wet. No fan in bathroom so thick black mold on the ceiling.
    USA, All Female Group, 41+
  • 6.9


    08 Sep 2019
    Overall it was a pretty decent stay, there were good drink and food specials and a lot of activities going on if that’s your thing. The kitchen was crowded and the breakfast was disappointing (tiny table crammed with bread cereal and spreads) I would have preferred a less expensive hostel without that breakfast. The private room was decent and clean, on a quiet side of the hostel which was nice. The shower was awful though. Anytime you used it the whole bathroom floor flooded. Solid 7/10
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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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
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Nightclub