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29 Total Reviews
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Property Description

Welcome to Wanna Stay!

FREE stuff included in EVERY booking: Pasta, rice, cereal, 8 herbs & spices, soy sauce, cooking oil, hot chocolate, tea, sugar, tin foil, cling film and drying racks for your convenience!

We also have a Nespresso coffee machine, air fryer, PS4, Netflix, Disney+ & your very own plate and cutlery set to enjoy for your stay!!

At Wanna Stay, we are more than just a place to rest your head. We're a team of passionate adventurers, just like you, who understand the essence of travel and the desire for something extraordinary. Our story began with backpackers, for backpackers, and we carry that spirit with us every step of the way.

Prepare to be amazed as you step into our vibrant sanctuary, strategically located at the heart of the action. Explore our selection of shared dorm and private room options designed to offer you tranquillity amidst the buzzing energy of the city.

Cleanliness is the heartbeat of Wanna Stay, and we take it to the next level. Our meticulous housekeeping team works tirelessly to create an immaculate space for you to call home during your adventure.

Prepare to be taken care of by our outstanding team, whose sole mission is to make your stay unforgettable. Our team goes above and beyond to cater to your needs, weaving a tapestry of personalised experiences that will leave you with cherished memories.

Immerse yourself in the exciting activities we have woven into our full entertainment calendar. From excursions to thrilling adventures, you'll have the opportunity to explore the very essence of Far North Queenslands’ spirit.

When it's time to unwind, our spacious chill-out zones invite you to connect with fellow travellers, share stories, and create lifelong friendships. Within these walls, you'll find a sense of belonging, a true home away from home.

So, why wait? Your ultimate accommodation experience awaits! Embrace the spirit of wanderlust and embark on a journey like no other.

Your adventure of a lifetime awaits, and we can't wait to be a part of it!

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Terms and Conditions for Wanna Stay Backpacker Hostel in Cairns, QLD, Australia.

Booking Duration:
Guests are required to book their stay for a minimum duration of 3+ nights. Extensions to the weekly bookings may be permitted, subject to availability and the discretion of the hostel management.

Security Bond:
Security Bond: 1.1. A security bond of $50 shall be collected from each guest prior to the commencement of their stay. This bond will serve to ensure proper care of the property, any borrowed items.
1.2. The security bond shall be refundable at the end of the residency period, subject to deductions for any outstanding rent, damages to the property, or violation of the hostel's rules and regulations.

Hostel Residential Document:
2.1. Before check-in, all guests will be provided with a Hostel Residential Document that outlines the terms and conditions of residency, including the house rules. It is mandatory for guests to thoroughly read and sign this document before checking in.
2.2. By signing the Hostel Residential Document, guests acknowledge their understanding and acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth by the hostel.

Rent Payment:
3.1. The weekly rent shall be paid in advance on the move-in day and subsequently on or before the same day of each week.
3.2. Failure to pay rent on time may result in deductions from the security bond or possible eviction, as per the discretion of the hostel management.

Conduct and Respect:
4.1. All guests agree to conduct themselves in a respectful manner and maintain cleanliness in all shared spaces within the hostel premises.
4.2. Bullying, harassment, racism, or any other forms of disruptive behavior towards other guests, staff, or property will not be tolerated.
4.3. Guests shall respect the hostel's property, facilities, and fellow residents at all times.

Rent Arrears and Deductions:
5.1. In the event of missed rent payments, the outstanding amount shall be deducted from the security bond.
5.2. Should the security bond be insufficient to cover the rent arrears, the guest may be liable for further payment or eviction.

Visitation Policy:
6.1. No visitors are allowed inside the hostel premises after 6:00 PM.
6.2. Guests are responsible for informing their visitors about this policy and ensuring their compliance.

Age Limitation:
7.1. The hostel is exclusively open to guests within the age range of 18 to 35 years.

Parking Policy:
8.1. Onsite parking facilities are not available for guests. Under no circumstances should guests park in the private car park at the back of the hostel.

Hostel Events:
9.1. The hostel may organise both free and paid events during weekdays, and guests are welcome to participate at their discretion.

10.1. The hostel premises are not wheelchair accessible, as it is located on level one and level two of the building without an elevator or wheelchair ramps.

Force Majeure:
11.1. In the event of unforeseen circumstances or force majeure events, such as acts of God or events beyond anyone's control, resulting in the hostel's inability to fulfil its obligations, guests shall not be liable for any cancellation fees.

Reporting and Feedback:
12.1. The hostel encourages guests to promptly notify the management of any necessary replacements, repairs, or improvements required within the hostel premises.
12.2. Guest feedback is valuable to the continuous improvement and maintenance of the hostel's quality for all residents.

No Pets Policy:
13.1. Pets are not permitted inside the hostel premises. Guests found with pets may be subject to eviction and additional cleaning fees.

Check-in and Check-out:
14.1. Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM. For guests arriving after office hours, self-check-in options may be available. Guests must arrange self-check-in directly with hostel management prior to their arrival.
14.2. Check-out time is at 10:00 AM on the departure date.

Reception Hours:
15.1. Reception is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Guests requiring assistance outside these hours should contact the hostel management in advance to make necessary arrangements.

Cancellation Policy:
16.1. Guests can cancel their bookings for free up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date.
16.2. Cancellations made after the 24-hour time period will be subject to a charge equivalent the first night's booking price.

By proceeding with the reservation, guests acknowledge that they have read, understood, and agreed to abide by the above Terms and Conditions for their stay at Wanna Stay backpacker hostel in Cairns, QLD, Australia.

Reviews & Ratings

29 Total Reviews
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Jun 29, 2024
Not a nice place compared to the ones in Canada and Europe. There are many people stay there for long. Always noisy even in midnight. Staffs are only around from 10 am to 4 pm. They will send you an email for self-check-in out of their short reception hours, but it can end up in your spam so you don't even know how to get inside the hostel...
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Female, 25-30
Very Good
Mar 30, 2024
Nice place if you’re out and about. We found a lot of people weren’t there to socialize, but to work mostly.
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Female, 25-30
Mar 26, 2024
a bit disappointed, not really social and only two showers and toilets for the whole hostel, however the location was nice
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Female, 18-24


  • Free

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

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Hot Showers
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Cable TV
    • Ceiling fan
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • PlayStation
    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Wi-Fi

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