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The Jack Backpackers
Hostel | 0.0 km
85%
Rating

The Jack - The only Pub Style Backpackers right in the heart of Cairns City. FREE WIFI & good quality FREE EVENING MEALS included in your roomRead more price!

from 19.22 USD
Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns
Hostel | 0.1 km
90%
Rating

** HostelBookers Awards for Excellence 2010 - Ranked top 3 for 'Best Location' in Oceania ** Welcome to Gilligan’s Backpackers Hotel and ResortRead more Cairns - the ultimate experience in backpackers hotel accommodation and leisure that will forever change your view of budget travel! Sip cocktails in the pool, browse over market stalls or just experience total fun and relaxation in the resort.

from 21.62 USD
Reef Backpackers
Hostel | 0.6 km
80%
Rating

Reef Backpackers is a unique central Cairns hostel with Free Linen, Free fast Wifi, Free breakfast, nightly activities, 24hr access, laundryRead more and drying facilities, TV lounge, all housed in a fantastic Queenslander style building with a pool and a great backyard. We now also have a Free airport pick up service. Please note free airport pickup between 8am and 8pm, all other times it is $15 depending on when you arrive

from 13.61 USD
Castaways Backpackers Cairns
Hostel | 1.4 km
84%
Rating

We are a small family owned hostel that has been operating in Cairns for 20 years. We are clean and very friendly providing travelers with aRead more real "home away from home" atmosphere. Castaways backpackers cairns has the Tripadvisor Certificate for excellence three years in a row 2012-2014 and top choice award 2014 from lianorg.com Enjoy free WiFi and access to a swimming pool and a communal kitchen at Castaways Backpackers Cairns. It is located 10 minutes walk from the popular Esplanade.

from 19.22 USD
Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort
Hostel | 1.7 km
86%
Rating

WINNER HostelBookers Awards for Excellence 2011 & 2010 (Ranked top 3 for 'Best Atmosphere' in Oceania). Now with FREE WIFI!!(public areas) It’sRead more a tropical paradise mon! Come soak up the chilled global vibe at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, Cairns’ coolest crashpad. Any more relaxed we’d be horizontal!

from 20.02 USD
Nomads Cairns Hostel & Serpent Bar
Hostel | 2.7 km
79%
Rating

Nomads Cairns Backpackers Hostel and Serpent Bar & Bistro is the ultimate tropical backpackers located just minutes from major transportationRead more and attractions like the Esplanade Lagoon. Your daily rate includes a FREE light breakfast of toast, spreads, tea and coffee each day of your stay!

from 13.61 USD
Njoy! Travellers Resort
Hostel | 1.1 km
82%
Rating

Your Njoy!ment is our mission! Central location, sensational service and a chilled atmosphere. Free Airport Pick ups (7.30am-9.30pm),Free WiFi.Read more

from 19.22 USD
Waterfront Backpackers Cairns
Hostel | 0.7 km
67%
Rating

Best Location Best Location..... Cairns Waterfront Backpackers is a small and friendly Hostel. We Have Free WiFi for all guests and the bestRead more staff in Cairns to help you with your every need. Come and stay in the best located hostel directly across from the lagoon. Our happy staff will welcome you with a smile every time.

from 16.02 USD
Cairns Central YHA
Hostel | 1.4 km
86%
Rating

2014 winner of the Queensland Tourism Awards for best backpacker hostel, Cairns YHA backpackers hostel is the perfect base to explore tropicalRead more north Queenslad. Here you'll fiind the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest at your doorstep, with the outback just around the corner!

from 19.22 USD
Globetrotters International
Hostel | 1.3 km
85%
Rating

Rated Excellent by in house guests , Award winning, FREE NBN WI-FI 24/7, FREE BREAKFAST, QUIET, family run, safe, cool and clean. ...See YouRead more Soon. Camper Van Friendly : )

from 21.62 USD
Cairns City Backpackers
Hostel | 0.9 km
73%
Rating

Cairns City Backpackers is small and peaceful and is just a short walk to the city. We offer cheap weekly rates, vouchers for discounted eveningRead more meals in inner city bars and 10% discount on all tours booked through our website

from 12.81 USD
Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront
Hostel | 1.2 km
87%
Rating

Caravella Backpackers is centrally located hostel in cairns with a high standard of cleanliness and helpful friendly staff. Free unlimited AirRead more conditioning We offer Free WiFi We also offer great evening meal deal's

from 16.02 USD
Tropic Days Backpackers
Hostel | 1.4 km
93%
Rating

Tropic Days has been recognized as "Cairns best Hostel" by the Lonely Planet in their Latest edition of East Coast Australia Guide Book 4th edition.Read more We offer FREE INTERNET and 24 hour FREE WiFi in all bedrooms and throughout the gardens. We have plenty of great discount deals on local tours. We're set in beautiful, relaxing tropical gardens with hammocks and a crystal clear swimming pool. We are friendly, clean and very cosy, making it an ideal base to explore around the amazing city of Cairns.

from 21.62 USD
Dreamtime Travellers Rest
Hostel | 0.6 km
90%
Rating

Dreamtime Travellers Rest - an independent Award winning Hostel. Small, clean, friendly, relaxed backpacker accommodation. now with free internetRead more WiFi , Voted by HostelBookers.com Awards for Best Atmosphere 2014 Renowned for its unique, relaxed, and homely atmosphere set within a lush tropical oasis.

from 22.42 USD
JJ's Backpackers
Hostel | 1.9 km
90%
Rating

Awarded Best staff 2012 & 2013 JJ's Backpackers one of the few remaining small hostels in Cairns. This owner/operated hostel is famous for itsRead more friendly, helpful staff and relaxed chilled atmosphere. Bright, clean and all you should need for a safe and comfortable stay. FREE WIFI

from 20.02 USD
Koala Beach Resort Cairns
Hostel | 0.6 km
72%
Rating

Come see us at Koala’s Backpacker Resort Cairns! Location, Location, Location. Our cozy backpacker hostel offers twin-bedded, 4-share andRead more 5-share accommodation right in the heart of the Cairns City Centre! We’re located just a few quick steps from the center of Cairns’ nightlife, restaurants, cinema, shopping, and of course the Lagoon and Marina!

from 15.21 USD
The Northern Greenhouse
Hostel | 0.4 km
92%
Rating

The Northern Greenhouse is a resort style hostel, centrally located in the heart of Cairns and is only a short walk to all the major attractions.Read more Featuring FREE daily breakfast and FREE unlimited WIFI 24/7 and with a range of activities on offer you are guaranteed to get the most out of your stay and get a great night’s sleep.

from 22.42 USD
Asylum Cairns
Hostel | 1.0 km
75%
Rating

WE'RE LOOKING FOR WORKERS - Free internet! Free airport pickup! BYO Drinks allowed! Don't waste your money in overpriced bars and nightclubs!Read more We even have a large fridge dedicated to your booze!

from 11.21 USD
Travellers Oasis
Hostel | 0.6 km
92%
Rating

HOSTELBOOKERS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2011 & 2012 - TOP HOSTEL OCEANIA Welcome to Travelers Oasis Backpackers in Cairns. NOW with FREE WIFIRead more 24 hrs We offer comfortable and clean facilities to budget-conscious travelers in a relaxed and friendly environment.

from 18.42 USD
Bellview Motel and Guest House
Hostel | 0.7 km
82%
Rating

The Bellview offers clean, secure and quiet accommodation on The Esplanade in Cairns. Air conditioned dorms – 4, 5 or 6 beds. Check in is availableRead more 24 hours. Located across the road from the Lagoon, The Bellview is within easy walking distance of the Reef Terminal, shops, cafes, and bus and train stations.

from 20.02 USD
Lazy Duck Backpackers
Hostel | 0.6 km
No Rating

Great Location small and friendly with helpful staff. We are a short walk to all Cairns has to offer. We offer a free pickup from the airportRead more between 8am and 8pm. A large backyard and swimming pool makes the Lazy Duck the perfect place to enjoy your time in Cairns

from 12.01 USD
Corona Backpackers
Hostel | 0.2 km
78%
Rating

Welcome to Corona backpackers , We are a small, clean, cheerful, friendly hostel based right in the city center of Cairns. Close to EVERYTHING.Read more If your looking for a great little base to organise your travels, work or parties in Cairns look no further. Whether your just wanting to tan and socialize by the lagoon we are a hop and a jump away, or just wanting to save pennies work eat and sleep we can cater for you.

from 12.81 USD
Cairns Girls Hostel
Hostel | 0.7 km
90%
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Cairns Girls Hostel is locally owned and operated business that provides budget accomodation exclusively for women. Australia's ONLY all girlsRead more hostel!

from 16.02 USD
Flying Monkey Backpackers
Hostel | 0.7 km
78%
Rating

Recently under new management, our new fun friendly hostel is waiting to greet you. With the best location in Cairns, Across from the famousRead more Esplanade lagoon swimming area and surrounding by cafe and bars. The Flying Monkey Backpackers hostel is the ultimate location for all your tropical backpacker needs!

from 1.60 USD
Cairns City Motel
Hotel | 0.9 km
88%
Rating

With our quiet and convenient location and our friendly and knowledgeable staff, we hope to make your time here in Cairns pleasurable. If youRead more are looking for a relaxing, unpretentious and economical accommodation for your stay, look no further!

from 18.02 USD
Jazz Cairns
Hostel | 0.7 km
No Rating

Jazz Cairns brings class and convenience to the budget accommodation scene in Cairns.

from 14.41 USD
Bohemia Resort Cairns
Hostel | 2.4 km
70%
Rating

The Bohemia Resort located in Cairns, North Queensland, is first class hostel accommodation with excellent facilities. Setting the standard forRead more Cairns and North Queensland in budget and hostel accommodation, amongst lush, tropical, landscaped gardens, this hostel is ideal for every type of traveller

from 24.82 USD
Global Central
Hostel | 0.4 km
64%
Rating

At Global Central enjoy the ultimate experience in inner city living at its best. This funky architecturally designed hostel is surrounded byRead more restaurants, cinemas, nightlife, supermarket, shopping mall, beauty salon - the list goes on.

from 12.01 USD
Aspect Central
Hotel | 1.7 km
No Rating

!!!!!! Position, Position, Position!!!!!! Welcome to one of the City’s most exciting contemporary designed boutique motels. Aspect CentralRead more is ideally located on the corner of Sheridan and Grove Streets Cairns.

from 27.76 USD
Cairns Beaches Flashpackers
Hostel | 22.5 km
No Rating

The look and feel of a beach house in an unbeatable location, you will instantly feel relaxed and at home

from 30.43 USD
Floriana Guest House
Guesthouse | 1.9 km
No Rating

Situated on the Cairns Esplanade, Floriana offers air-conditioned accommodation in a 1930s Art Deco guest house. It features outdoor seatingRead more and a BBQ in the garden by the swimming pool and Free Wi-Fi!

from 33.63 USD
Golden Sands Beach Front Resort
Hotel | 13.7 km
No Rating

3.5 selfrated resort - Absolute beachfront - no roads to cross. Quiet and affordable. Yorkeys Knob Beach... Convenient To Everywhere! Only 15Read more minutes to Cairns International Airport and Cairns City

from 37.03 USD

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80% Avg. city rating Rated by 925 customers

Activities / excursions 92%

Restaurants / eating out 80%

Shopping 76%

Chilling out / relaxing 88%

Getting around / public transport 72%

Sightseeing 81%

Culture 70%

Nightlife / partying 82%

Value for money 76%

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Top rated Cairns Hostels

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  • 1. Tropic Days Backpackers 93%
  • 2. Travellers Oasis 92%
  • 3. The Northern Greenhouse 92%
  • 4. Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns 90%
  • 5. Dreamtime Travellers Rest 90%

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