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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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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. 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: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports 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.


Waterfront Backpackers Cairns

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

Free WiFi

Free Basic Continental Breakfast.

Only meters from the beautiful City Swimming Lagoon and Sun-baking Park, and walking distance to 24hr eateries, supermarkets, Reef Terminal, banks, post office and many funky Night Clubs.

We cater to the active traveller looking for a convenient location and we offer our guests very competitive tour discounts on many tours and activities.

Cairns Waterfront Backpackers is a small and friendly hostel who will get to know you by your name and our happy staff will welcome you with a smile every time.

Reception & Tour Desk Hours - 9am to 8pm Daily.
24 Hour Check in and Check out is available.

We look forward to meeting you at
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 7.9

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 6.9

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Mar 2019
    A really great hostel it had a lovely vibe and great staff
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Jan 2019
    Great location. Feels so homely. Air conditioned room!!! Loved it
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 Jan 2019
    Fun, easy going atmosphere and friendly staff. Overall great place to stay.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    25 Feb 2019
    Laughed at the review that said it looks like a prison, upon arrival I could completely understand why. (It does look like a prison) but it’s pretty clean and tidy. Fairly social but not too noisy. Lights were out and everyone asleep in my dorm by 10pm all 3 night I stayed, which was a relief as this was a stop over to catch up on sleep. Staff are friendly and helpful, breakfasts is simple (toast and cereal) but enough to keep you going. Overall would stay again.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    07 Apr 2019
    Well equipped kitchen. Clean beds. Helpful staff. Very well priced when I stayed. Would stay again.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    12 Jan 2019
    Great location. A bit rundown. Looks a bit like a prison inside. Had to buy our own cups. Would stay there again as it is interestingly different to a conventional hotel.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 6.3


    02 Mar 2019
    You get what you pay for. Let’s remember if you are staying at a hostel you are not expecting luxury, however I do believe cleanliness is important regardless of the price. The rooms were cleaned once a week, which unfortunately was not enough because I was in a room with 4 other guys who did not believe in personal space or cleanliness. I realize that is not a hostels issue but coming in to check the standards of the room more often then once a week might be a good idea.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    18 Oct 2018
    After removing the bed sheets on check out, found the bed was disgusting. PowerPoint above the bed was badly damaged and unsafe for use.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 4.6


    19 Aug 2018
    It smelt really bad, was not clean, super small rooms, it felt like a prison.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 2.0


    09 Apr 2019
    Waited an hour until we got into our room as no keys were left for the guy on night shift at 8pm! Then got a room with only 1 bed when there was 2 of us and then got moved again and then got charged twice on my account
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Nightclub