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Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns

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0.2km from city centre - Show on Map
8.6
Fabulous 3426
  • Perfect Location
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Gilligan's resort is located in the Cairns city centre. Gilligan's is Cairns' newest and most up-market budget accommodation, offering both tradtional backpacker facilities... More...

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Mad Monkey Central

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0.4km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

At Mad Monkey Central we offer comfortable and clean facilities for backpackers in a great central location in Cairns! Treat yourselves to a daily Free Hot Breakfast in the mornings & budget price... More...

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Travellers Oasis

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0.6km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Travellers Oasis is Open and welcoming new arrivals to come and stay with us during the Covid 19, our staff have completed an Australian Health Infection Control Training-COVID-19, We are able to offe... More...

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Global Backpackers Cairns

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0.6km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Brand new ... World Class Hostel ... Located on the Cairns Esplanade Waterfront.

Global Backpackers Cairns has everything on your doorstep, the lagoon, boardwalk, marina, restaurants, shops, and ni... More...

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Summer House Cairns

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2.8km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Our stunning resort-style backpackers haven, Summer House Cairns, is your perfect place to relax, and your gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.... More...

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Freedom Hostels Cairns

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0.4km from city centre - Show on Map
8.4
Fabulous 118
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
Free WiFi

Our luxe hostel has been freshly refurbished (June 2019) and offers traditional dorm style accommodation and modern hotel rooms. free ultra fast WiFi and friendly local advice.

Freedom Hostel is l... More...

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Dreamtime Travellers Rest

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0.6km from city centre - Show on Map
8.3
Fabulous 1668
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Dreamtime Traveller's Rest was rated #1 in Australia and #2 in Oceania at the 2011 Hoscars and it's not difficult to see why. This hostel has a cosy, relaxed and home-like atmosphere with a pool and B... More...

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Mad Monkey Village

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1.1km from city centre - Show on Map
8.9
Fabulous 1154
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

At Mad Monkey Village we offer an affordable, Flashpacker style accommodation in a newly renovated hostel in Cairns. Treat yourselves to a daily Free Breakfast in the mornings! Our fully equipped desi... More...

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Mumma's Hostel Cairns

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0.6km from city centre - Show on Map
7.4
Very good 81
  • Wonderful Location
Free WiFi

Mumma's Hostel Cairns renovated in November 2018 and centrally located in the center of Cairns.... More...

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The Jack Backpackers

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0km from city centre - Show on Map
8.0
Fabulous 989
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Welcome to the BEST HOSTEL in Cairns!

As of the 10th of decemeber we have to mandate the laws obiding the QLD government in regards to the Covid-19 vaccine anybody who isnt double vaccinated or can... More...

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Bounce Cairns

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0.3km from city centre - Show on Map
8.7
Fabulous 1520
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Bounce Cairns is a resort style award winning hostel, newly renovated in 2019 featuring free breakfast, free ultra fast WiFi and free bicycle hire*

Centrally located in the heart of Cairns and is... More...

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Cairns City Backpackers

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0.8km from city centre - Show on Map
8.5
Fabulous 558
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

Check-in is from 11am to 8pm. Let us know in advance if you are going to arrive outside reception hours so we can organise your key (if you are arriving by flight after midnight make sure you book you... More...

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Tropic Days Boutique Hostel

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1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Tropic Days is your perfect home away from home.

Located in a quiet area, our guests can relax in our outdoor swimming pool or lie back in our garden hammocks and chill out to the music in the bea... More...

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Cairns Central YHA

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0.2km from city centre - Show on Map
7.7
Very good 380
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Cairns is a backpackers' mecca and Cairns Central YHA Hostel has everything a backpacker needs for a comfortable stay.

Located right in the centre of Cairns, our hostel has a large internal courty... More...

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Travellers Paradise

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0.5km from city centre - Show on Map
9.5
Superb 54
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Geckos Backpackers has a brilliant location in central Cairns... More...

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Mad Monkey Waterfront

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0.7km from city centre - Show on Map
8.3
Fabulous 761
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

At Mad Monkey Waterfront we offer an affordable and clean accommodation in the heart of Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Being located on the Cairns Esplanade with the Cairns Lagoon just... More...

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Queens Court Hotel

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1.3km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Queens Court Hotel is a privately owned and operated hotel, offering personalised service and catering for leisure or business travellers.... More...

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Nightcap at Edge Hill Tavern

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4km from city centre - Show on Map
10.0
Superb 2
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Offering great value, with FREE Wi-Fi, FREE Parking and a FREE Welcome Drink, look no further than Nightcap at Edge Hill Tavern.... More...

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Asylum Cairns

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1km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Covid-19 control practices adopted. Dorms for Solo travellers (entire dorm to one person).A/C & Fan;Free Hi-speed fibre WiFi,Tea & Coffee... More...

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Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront

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1.2km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
Free WiFi

Great location! Free airport pick up - nightly meal deal. - Free wifi, discounted tour bookings, free luggage storage, free air-conditioning, free safe, large swimming pool, refrigerators in rooms, AT... More...

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Castaways Backpackers Cairns

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1.6km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Hostelworld, August 2010 - No. 2 Hostel in Australia!

Small, clean, and friendly, and just minutes from the city is Castaway's Backpackers!... More...

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Aspect Central

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1.7km from city centre - Show on Map
4.0
Rating 10

Welcome to one of the City's most exciting contemporary designed boutique motels. Aspect Central is ideally located on the corner of Sheridan and Grove Streets Cairns... More...

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Bohemia Resort Cairns

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2.3km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 78

Bohemia Resort is Cairns premium resort hostel. Set on half a hectare of landscaped tropical gardens in the heart of Cairns, the Bohemia Resort offers stunning accommodation. Choose from an ensuite,... More...

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Hides Hotel

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0.3km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 4
Free WiFi

Hides Hotel Cairns offers affordable accommodation right in the heart of Cairns. It is surrounded by rest... More...

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Nightcap at Balaclava Hotel

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3.7km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Offering great value, with FREE Wi-Fi, FREE Parking and a FREE Welcome Drink, look no further than Nightcap at Balaclava Hotel.... More...

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If you’re looking for a tropical getaway, pack your bags and get ready to explore far north Queenstown. Cairns, known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, one of Australia’s gems and an area that should most definitely be on your backpacker’s bucket list. In terms of the weather, you can expect hot, humid summers and mild, dry winters. The average temperature is 29°C (84.2°F for our American friends), with 62% humidity making it a great summer escape year-round!

Looking for a destination with cheap hostels, Cairns is your new BFF. Hostels in Cairns are relatively cheap and most have their own pools. The party hostels here are stuff of legends on the backpacker trail, so book wisely if you’re after a more chill base. There’s a Cairns hostel for everyone, even those after a free hot dinner each night! Free Wi-Fi is available as is free breakfast and the social areas tend to attract sociable travelling crowds. There’s a hostel volleyball court and many on-site restaurants and bars. Cairns is the stepping stone to many traveller’s adventures, so pick a hostel that can give advice and book trips to the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. You can't go wrong with the best hostels in Cairns!

Most hostels in Cairns you will find centrally located, which is great if you plan on exploring the town, its beaches and beautiful coastal walks. If you’re keen to be as close as you can to the night action in Cairns, book a hostel on the Esplanade, where you’ll find many lively hangouts. Or shuffle back a little from the ocean edge and stay on one of the parallel streets a little closer to Parramatta Park and grab a hostel shuttle into town. You can also stay a little further up the coast, near Cairns Botanic Gardens and be close to the night markets.

No matter what types of adventures you are after, you’ll be rather surprised with what this town offers. For those chasing adventure try bungee jumping or skydiving. After some good old exploring? The oldest rainforest on the planet, the Daintree National Park is your playground. Why not take a day trip and explore some of the picturesque beaches, waterfalls and cascades such as Stoney Creek Falls and Crystal Cascades. Cairns Esplanade is where you’ll find bars, restaurant and a swimming lagoon! Last but not least, hop on a catamaran that cruises out to a pontoon where you can explore the Great Barrier Reef.

Owing to its size and flat landscape, Cairns city is fairly easy to get around by foot. However, if you’re chasing waterfalls (sorry TLC) or want to explore areas further out, you will need something stronger than foot power, like a four-wheel drive which you can hire in town. You can find Sunbuses that travel around the suburbs, beaches and city. There’s an airport, so if you’re not on a campervan road-trip, or a Greyhound Bus, you can land direct here. As mentioned before, if you’re keen for a Great Barrier Reef adventure than a boat from the Cairns Marlin Marina will serve you wonders.

We have 25 hostels in Cairns with an average rating of 8.5 based on 4,385 reviews 25 of 25 properties available in Cairns

About Cairns

If you’re looking for a tropical getaway, pack your bags and get ready to explore far north Queenstown. Cairns, known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, one of Australia’s gems and an area that should most definitely be on your backpacker’s bucket list. In terms of the weather, you can expect hot, humid summers and mild, dry winters. The average temperature is 29°C (84.2°F for our American friends), with 62% humidity making it a great summer escape year-round!

Looking for a destination with cheap hostels, Cairns is your new BFF. Hostels in Cairns are relatively cheap and most have their own pools. The party hostels here are stuff of legends on the backpacker trail, so book wisely if you’re after a more chill base. There’s a Cairns hostel for everyone, even those after a free hot dinner each night! Free Wi-Fi is available as is free breakfast and the social areas tend to attract sociable travelling crowds. There’s a hostel volleyball court and many on-site restaurants and bars. Cairns is the stepping stone to many traveller’s adventures, so pick a hostel that can give advice and book trips to the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. You can't go wrong with the best hostels in Cairns!

Most hostels in Cairns you will find centrally located, which is great if you plan on exploring the town, its beaches and beautiful coastal walks. If you’re keen to be as close as you can to the night action in Cairns, book a hostel on the Esplanade, where you’ll find many lively hangouts. Or shuffle back a little from the ocean edge and stay on one of the parallel streets a little closer to Parramatta Park and grab a hostel shuttle into town. You can also stay a little further up the coast, near Cairns Botanic Gardens and be close to the night markets.

No matter what types of adventures you are after, you’ll be rather surprised with what this town offers. For those chasing adventure try bungee jumping or skydiving. After some good old exploring? The oldest rainforest on the planet, the Daintree National Park is your playground. Why not take a day trip and explore some of the picturesque beaches, waterfalls and cascades such as Stoney Creek Falls and Crystal Cascades. Cairns Esplanade is where you’ll find bars, restaurant and a swimming lagoon! Last but not least, hop on a catamaran that cruises out to a pontoon where you can explore the Great Barrier Reef.

Owing to its size and flat landscape, Cairns city is fairly easy to get around by foot. However, if you’re chasing waterfalls (sorry TLC) or want to explore areas further out, you will need something stronger than foot power, like a four-wheel drive which you can hire in town. You can find Sunbuses that travel around the suburbs, beaches and city. There’s an airport, so if you’re not on a campervan road-trip, or a Greyhound Bus, you can land direct here. As mentioned before, if you’re keen for a Great Barrier Reef adventure than a boat from the Cairns Marlin Marina will serve you wonders.