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Cairns Waterfront Backpackers

Hostel | 83 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland Cairns, Australia 4870

67.1% Overall Rating

26 out of 40 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/07/2013)

Peter Mowat thinks…

"I loved the friendly staff and the cleanliness of the hostel. I would wholeheartedly recommend this hostel to anyone who asked about it! Well played guys!!!"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 10.53
  • Towel USD 2.11

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 13:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Cairns?

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Best Location Best Location..... Cairns Waterfront Backpackers is a small and friendly Hostel. We Have Free WiFi for all guests and the best 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. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

12 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Twin (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Double (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Cairns Waterfront Backpackers

Only metres from the beautiful City swimming lagoon and Sunbathing Park and within walking distance of 24hr eateries, supermarkets, Reef Terminal and many funky night clubs, Cairns Waterfront backpacker is ideally located.

We cater to the active traveler looking for a convenient location and we offer our guests very competitive tour discounts on a number of activities as well as clean, comfortable accommodation and a friendly customer service.

Facilities provided:
* Free WiFi
* Free evening meal every night(with drink purchase)
* Free luggage storage
* Free airport pick up (between 8am-8pm)
* Free linen / blanket
* 24hr check out (24Hr check in by arrangement)
* Very competitive tour discounts

You will love the time you spend with us.

Accommodation Information

We have several room types from dorms to private rooms, all rooms have A/C and some have en-suite facility's.

Location Information

We are located in the perfect position on the Cairns Esplanade which is only 2 mins walk from the Greyhound and 5 min from Premier Bus Terminals and approx 15 mins from the Train Station.

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