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Mad Monkey Waterfront

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8.9
Fabulous
808 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

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 across the street, you can pop down for a dip or spend the afternoon sunbathing anytime you fancy! At Mad Monkey Waterfront you will have no problem staying active as we offer a Free Access to a local gym. Thanks to our ultra-fast Free Wi-Fi throughout the property, you will not miss out on anything. Enjoy our fully equipped kitchen to cook your own meals. Unwind in our common room after a great day out, exploring all-natural wonders that Cairns and its surroundings have to offer. Get to know other guests over board games, a PlayStation tournament or by watching a film together on Netflix provided! Have your own car to explore Cairns? We now have CCTV covered parking available at our sister hostel only 5 minutes walk away from Mad Monkey Waterfront. The cost is just $5 per day and the spots are subject to availability.

Rooms
We offer all types of accommodation, from Mixed Dorms Ensuite to Female Dorms Ensuite to Private Double Rooms. We have high-quality mattresses, pillows and linen which is included for a comfortable night sleep. All our dorms have a private en-suite bathroom and all our private rooms come with personal towels, otherwise our reception team are more than happy to assist you with a towel hire in case you forgot one. All our rooms are Air-Conditioned & All our bunk beds are equipped with personal USB ports & power sockets to make sure you can comfortably scroll through your new travel pictures from bed. **Please note if staying in one of our shared dorms, we do have an age restriction of maximum 35 years old.

Become a part of our Mad Monkey Family & enjoy your stay!

Reception hours are from 8AM - 8PM. Please note: Contact reception before 7.30PM to organise a late check in. We would highly recommend to download the GOKI app before check in and to complete the pre check in link which is emailed to you upon booking.

Check out before 10am and check in after 2pm
NOTE: 18 to 35 year old travellers only so a valid passport is needed upon check in.

Reviews & Ratings

8.9
Fabulous
808 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.3
  • Location
    10
  • Staff
    9.7
  • Atmosphere
    7.7
  • Cleanliness
    8.6
  • Value for Money
    9
  • Facilities
    8.2

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Latest Reviews

9.7
Superb
Oct 23, 2022
Great location. Respectable backpackers. Clean room comfy bed.
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Couple, 31-40
9.7
Superb
Oct 05, 2022
Loved mad monkey waterfront! It’s a chilled hostel on the esplanade that has everything you need. The kitchen is really nice and I also liked the bathroom. If you want a party hostel you should look somewhere else tho. I’m staying here again next week!
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Female, 18-24
8.9
Fabulous
Sep 20, 2022
We stayed in a private room here, which was decent but a little bit damp / no airflow! The staff were fantastic, really kind and helpful. Location is perfect. The kitchen / living facilities were really clean and comfortable. The only downside were the bathrooms - clean but there aren’t enough, so you are sharing with a lot of people!
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Couple, 18-24

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Fitness Centre
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • PlayStation
    • Wi-Fi