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Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns

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0.1km from city centre - Show on Map
8.6
Fabulous 2673
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • 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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Globetrotters International

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1.3km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

VALUE PACK BOUTIQUE HOSTEL Free WiFi, breakfast, lockers & tour bookings. Clean, safe, and friendly. 700 meters to the city centre, always open, have a break from the noise, & get a great nigh... More...

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Mad Monkey Backpackers Village

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1.1km from city centre - Show on Map
8.9
Fabulous 721
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Join the Mad Monkey Family for the perfect backpacking experience. Enjoy the flashpacker lifestyle with FREE Hot Breakfast, FREE Wifi, FREE Gym Access + much more!... More...

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Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront

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0.7km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Join the Mad Monkey Family on Cairns Esplanade for the perfect backpacking experience! With FREE HOT Breakfast, FREE WiFi etc ***International youth hostel-Only international travellers aged 18-35***... More...

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The Jack Backpackers

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0km from city centre - Show on Map
7.8
Very good 847
  • Perfect Location
Free WiFi

Join the BEST HOSTEL in Cairns - The Jack Backpackers. Includes FREE WiFi, FREE HOT dinner, new AIRCON and FRIDGES in every room!... More...

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Bounce Cairns

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

Situated in the heart of Cairns, Bounce Cairns is an ideal destination to experience the best of tropical North Queensland!... More...

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Mad Monkey Backpackers Cairns

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0.4km from city centre - Show on Map
8.7
Fabulous 884
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Join the Mad Monkey Family in Cairns for the perfect backpacking experience! With FREE HOT Breakfast, FREE WiFi etc ***International youth hostel only accepting international travellers aged 18-35***... 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

Our traveller's haven is centrally located with a tropical garden, large swimming pool & nice big sundeck for the all-important sun tan.... More...

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Calypso Backpackers

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1.7km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Join us at Calpso for the ultimate Cairns backpacking experience! With FREE Breakfast, FREE WiFi, FREE city shuttle etc ***International youth hostel-Only international travellers aged 18-35***... More...

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Tropic Days Backpackers

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

Home Sweet Home... Tropic Days is a charming little guest house offering free Internet, 24h unlimited free WiFi, free tea & coffee, all linen and towels provided, with extremely clean facilities.... More...

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Asylum Cairns

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

A/C bunk-less dorms available! We provide free airport pickups, free high-speed WiFi, tour discounts, swimming pool, a chilled/relaxed atmosphere, and allow you to BYOB!... More...

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Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront

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1.2km from city centre - Show on Map
8.3
Fabulous 2008
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
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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Cairns Central YHA

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0.8km from city centre - Show on Map
8.7
Fabulous 280
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Explore Cairns from our central hostel! With a pool, two spas, free WiFi hotspot and more.... More...

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Cairns City Backpackers

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0.9km from city centre - Show on Map
7.7
Very good 508
  • Marvellous Staff

Our hostel is small and peaceful, and is just a short walk from the city.... More...

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Koala Beach Resort Cairns

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0.6km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Wonderful Location
Free WiFi

Koala Beach Resort Cairns is in the heart of Cairns’ city centre, only 500 meters from the Cairns Esplanade and the Lagoon. We offer shared dorms as well as private budget rooms, a communal kitc... More...

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Dreamtime Travellers Rest

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0.6km from city centre - Show on Map
8.4
Fabulous 1590
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
Free WiFi

Dreamtime an award winning Independent hostel , with a unique homely atmosphere now offer free 24hr WiFi. Small clean and friendly with great personal service.... More...

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Waterfront Backpackers Cairns

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0.7km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
Free WiFi

Free WiFi, Free airport shuttle pickup available 8:00am - 8:00pm, and the best location!... More...

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Reef Backpackers

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0.6km from city centre - Show on Map
7.1
Very good 330
  • Wonderful Location
Free WiFi

In the heart of the town, you'll find a real hostel and not one of those Flashpackers that call themselves 'hostels'.... More...

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Caravella Central

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0.2km from city centre - Show on Map
7.2
Very good 963
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
Free WiFi

Caravella Centrals is situated in the heart of Cairns city, close to all amenities and attractions.... More...

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Lazy Duck Backpackers

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0.6km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Wonderful Location
Free WiFi

People come back, again and again or have heard of us through their friends. We're run by friendly, helpful and efficient staff who will make you feel right at home from the moment you walk in. We wil... More...

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Castaways Backpackers Cairns

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1.6km from city centre - Show on Map
8.6
Fabulous 411
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous 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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JJ's Backpackers

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1.9km from city centre - Show on Map
8.5
Fabulous 353
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Funky hostel conveniently located close to the Esplanade with a laid back atmosphere. Awarded 'Best staff 2012 & 2013', JJ's Backpackers is one of the few remaining small hostels in Cairns.... More...

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Geckos Backpackers Cairns Pty Ltd

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0.5km from city centre - Show on Map
8.0
Fabulous 15
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

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

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Cairns Beaches Flashpackers

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22.5km from city centre - Show on Map
9.3
Superb 34
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

The look and feel of a beach house in an unbeatable location, you will instantly feel relaxed and at home. We are a family owned and operated boutique hostel with only 5 rooms all on 1 level with easy... More...

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Cairns Girls Hostel

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0.7km from city centre - Show on Map
8.4
Fabulous 71
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Stay in an historic 'Queenslander' located in Cairns City Centre. A 1930's residence originally built for the founder of Cairns first Department store.... More...

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Hides Hotel

Hotel
0.3km from city centre - Show on Map
9.1
Superb 3
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

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

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Aspect Central

Hotel
1.7km from city centre - Show on Map
9.0
Superb 7
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness

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

Hostel
2.4km from city centre - Show on Map
9.6
Superb 78
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness

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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Golden Sands Beach Front Resort

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13.7km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Golden Sands Resort Cairns is right on the Yorkeys Knob beachfront with only open lawns and gardens separating your holiday apartment from the long stretch of golden sand that is Yorkeys Knob beach.
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Cairns City Motel

Hotel
0.9km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 43
Free WiFi

With our quiet and convenient location and our friendly and knowledgeable staff, we hope to make your time in Cairns pleasurable.

If you are looking for a relaxing, unpretentious and economical acc... More...

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We have 30 hostels in Cairns with an average rating of 8.4 based on 21,573 reviews

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 item 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) and 62% humidity, making it a great summer escape all year round!

Looking for a destination with cheap hostels? Cairn is your new BFF. Hostels in Cairns are relatively cheap for central locations. Most of these hostels have a pool, which with the humidity, I wouldn’t be surprised if you find yourself falling in love with by the end of your stay.

Most hostels in Cairns are centrally located, perfect for exploring the town, its beaches and beautiful coastal walks.

No matter what type of adventure you are after, you’ll be rather surprised with what this town offers. For those chasing an adrenaline rush, 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 it 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. 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.

Enough reading - book your hostel, get packing and #meettheworld!

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