Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • 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.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • 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 ???? 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.

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

At Why Not Backpackers we offer an affordable and clean accommodation with a Great Atmosphere! Being located in Cairns North, about a 20 min walk to the city, you will appreciate a Free Shuttle Bus to take you to/from town every hour and every day between 9.30am-11pm.Treat yourselves to a daily Free Hot Breakfast in the mornings & budget priced drinks at our outdoor bar with a large common area in the evenings! Chill-out and sunbathe by our Tropical swimming pool oasis after a great day out, exploring all-natural wonders that Cairns and its surroundings have to offer.

Hungry? Hey, we’ve got it all! Order food from our Lush Burger restaurant on site! Mouth-watering menu featuring house-made burgers & loaded fries that will tease and tickle your taste buds! Still have some energy left to use? All our guests can enjoy a Daily Free access to a local gym that is just around a corner!

And just when you thought it cannot get much better than that, we drop in a TV room with Netflix & PlayStation, Super fast Free Wi-Fi throughout the property.

We offer all types of accommodation, from mixed dorms to female dorms and private double or private twin rooms. We have high-quality mattresses, pillows and linen is included for a comfortable nights sleep. Our private double rooms come with personal towels, otherwise our reception team is more than happy to assist you with a towel hire. All our rooms are Air-Conditioned and daily serviced by our housekeeping team.

Why Not is not just a hostel, it’s a lifestyle. Join the fun!

ATTN: Occasional DJ pool parties occur at this hostel

From Sunday to Monday reception is open from 07:00 - 20:00. On Friday and Saturday reception is open from 07:00 - 23:00.
Check out is before 10:00 and check in anytime after 14:00.
NOTE: 18-35 year old travellers only. Valid passport required upon check-in
No BYO alcohol. We are a licensed venue only.. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Oct 2020
    We loved this hostel we came back and stayed again for a week . The beds are comfortable and rooms are of a good size! The bathroom facilities are cleaned twice a day and always nice! The showers are good with running hot water. The kitchen and bar is all open planned . There is a burger restaurant on site and a bar serving alcohol. The staff are always friendly and make check in so easy. I want to say thankyou to Will & Sarah for being so friendly & helpful too!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Jul 2020
    Stayed here for about 3 weeks. Met loads of cool people and really helpful and friendly staff. Deffo recommend and will stay again if I’m ever in cairns!
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Mar 2020
    Really clean and nice hostel. Staff always willing to help you. Amazing breakfast and shuttle every hour to the city. Also an amazing atmosphere Vicente
    Chile, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    12 Mar 2020
    Great hostel, great value for money, great staff (especially Will and Sarah they were really helpful), free shuttle service to and from the airport and a shuttle service to town throughout the day. Brilliant
    Wales, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    09 Mar 2020
    Amazing value for money and great hostel to stay in! Staff are very friendly and welcoming, especially Stacey who goes above and beyond for you. Lots of different activities during the week in the evenings to get involved with. Free breakfast also available and shuttle bus to and from town, although its only 15 minutes to walk anyway. Comfy beds too. All rooms need key access so good for security and also have bedside plugs! Would definitely stay again, no doubt.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    06 Nov 2020
    Good hostel. Nice couples room with air con. The free breakfast with pancakes was amazing! Cheap bar. Free shuttle to night market and back every hour. Super cheap. Great!!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    25 Mar 2020
    Stayed there twice in a week, before and after a campervan trip. Shared dorms are a bit small and dark but what can you expect for $20. Private double room was lovely! Great atmosphere and really nice staff. Would definitely recommend to others :)
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    09 Feb 2020
    Nice modern dorm rooms. AC is running all day. Breakfast with pancakes is awesome. Downside: There are no security locker. And it‘s bit too large area to get in contact with fellow traveller but it was off-season (not too bad)
    Switzerland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    18 Mar 2020
    It was off season, the few people there where friendly and staff was amazing. In no other hostel, was I showed around and she even offered to help me with my luggage. Very sweet. I would totally recommend.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 2.0


    10 Aug 2020
    Horrible place, rude staff, dirty, uncomfortable bed, no natural light in the dorm, noisy all night, stinks, rooms look like a prison. Don't stay here!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Airport Transfer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fitness Centre
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi