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Bounce Cairns

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0.4km from city centre - Show on Map
8.9
Fabulous 1242
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Our resort style hostel, Bounce Cairns, has been newly renovated in 2018. Many free amenities are offered, including hot breakfast, ultra fast WiFi, airport shuttle*, and access to local gyms.... 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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Mad Monkey Backpackers Village

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1.1km from city centre - Show on Map
8.7
Fabulous 967
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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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The Jack Backpackers

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0km from city centre - Show on Map
8.3
Fabulous 943
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
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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Mad Monkey Backpackers Cairns

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0.4km from city centre - Show on Map
8.3
Fabulous 1064
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
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 accepting travellers aged 18-35***... 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
  • Excellent 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 ***travellers aged 18-35***... 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

Need a QUIET hostel? Book Globetrotters International city, no bar BYO, great sleep, inc WI-FI, A/C BREAKFAST & LOCKERS Safe friendly and clean.Tours, night outs. 700 MTRS to city... More...

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Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns

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0.1km from city centre - Show on Map
8.5
Fabulous 3092
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

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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Summer House Cairns

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2.8km from city centre - Show on Map
  • 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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Tropic Days Backpackers

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

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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Dreamtime Travellers Rest

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0.6km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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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Calypso Backpackers

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1.7km from city centre - Show on Map
8.5
Fabulous 1141
  • Marvellous 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 - Age 18-35 ONLY... More...

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Waterfront Backpackers Cairns

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

Free WiFi! The best location!... 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
Free Breakfast

Global Backpackers Cairns, a brand new, world-class hostel located right across from the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, within 5 minutes walk of everything you need in Cairns.... More...

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Asylum Cairns

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1km from city centre - Show on Map
8.7
Fabulous 1073
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Asylum Cairns offers Free airport pick-up (8am-8pm). No Bunks! A/C & Fan rooms; Quiet rooms. Fresh linen. Hi-speed fibre WiFi! Free Tea & Coffee! No Alcohol ban (BYO! ) Weekly $3 all-you-can-e... More...

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Cairns Central YHA

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0.8km from city centre - Show on Map
8.8
Fabulous 334
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Explore Cairns from our central hostel! With a pool, two spas, free, fast Wi-Fi all throughout the property, and more!... More...

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Freedom Hostels Cairns

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0.4km from city centre - Show on Map
9.6
Superb 12
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Cairns’ newest flashpackers. Newly renovated and in a great central location. FREE breakfast, FREE ultra fast WiFi, Aircon and security lockers!... More...

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Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront

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1.2km from city centre - Show on Map
8.1
Fabulous 2055
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous 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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Castaways Backpackers Cairns

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1.6km from city centre - Show on Map
8.9
Fabulous 420
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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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Caravella Central

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0.2km from city centre - Show on Map
7.8
Very good 1001
  • Perfect 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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Koala Beach Resort Cairns

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0.6km from city centre - Show on Map
7.5
Very good 197
  • Marvellous Staff
Free WiFi

Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest.... More...

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Cairns City Backpackers

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0.9km from city centre - Show on Map
7.4
Very good 535

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

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JJ's Backpackers

Hostel
1.9km from city centre - Show on Map
8.6
Fabulous 363
  • Wonderful Location
  • 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

Hostel
0.5km from city centre - Show on Map
8.5
Fabulous 41
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

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

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Hides Hotel

Hotel
0.3km from city centre - Show on Map
8.4
Fabulous 4
  • 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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Bohemia Resort Cairns

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2.4km from city centre - Show on Map
9.1
Superb 78
  • Wonderful 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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Aspect Central

Hotel
1.7km from city centre - Show on Map
8.7
Fabulous 9
  • Marvellous 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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Golden Sands Beach Front Resort

Hotel
13.7km from city centre - Show on Map
2.0
Rating 1
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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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 28 hostels in Cairns with an average rating of 8.4 based on 21,686 reviews 28 of 28 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.