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Reef BackPackers

Hostel | 140 Grafton St, Cairns, Australia 4870

72.3% Overall Rating

49 out of 68 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/11/2014)

H Y Ng thinks…

"Free pickup from airport was a nice gesture. The location was very good. 5 mins walk to the CBD. The staff were helpful and friendly. All of them were backpackers working for free accommodations. The…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Airport Pickup
  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 15:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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Reef Backpackers is a unique central Cairns hostel with Free Linen, Free fast Wifi, Free breakfast, nightly activities, 24hr access, laundry 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 $6 or $10 depending on when you arrive 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)

Breakfast included, Dinner included

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Dinner included

6 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Dinner included

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Dinner included

9 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Dinner included

9 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Dinner 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.

2 person (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Dinner included

About Reef BackPackers

In the heart of the town, you'll find a great hostel containing fun and friendly people and great staff.

Meet real people that enjoy travelling and having fun. Here all things are considered and there are no surprises- our prices include everything.

We provide fresh linen to all guests and tea and coffee are served all day. Breakfast is provided daily!

The only rules we have are: to not make any noise after 11 p.m. so we can let our guests relax in peace, to have fun and enjoy your time here.

We are close to everything and its all walking distance. The lagoon the bars and the shopping centre.
PLEASE NOTE: booking via this site is for new guests only. Existing guests booking on this site will still be charged the normal nightly rate and the deposit paid will not be applied.

Cheap accommodation in Cairns shouldn't compromise on comfort. The city is a busy and hectic place so it's important for us at Reef Backpackers Cairns to do as much as possible to ensure our guests can get a comfortable night sleep.

You will find the Reef Backpackers amazingly quiet for being located in the centre of Cairns but at the same time, for the ones who want to enjoy Cairns nightlife, you will find restaurants, bars, clubs and the best spots in town within a few minutes walking distance.

Accommodation Information

The Reef Backpackers is a rather small Hostel and can welcome 80 guests. Our well-maintained dormitory rooms with just 2 to 9 beds makes a very familiar and friendly environment. All rooms are air conditioned and some have lockers for your valuables. All bed linen is provided free of charge. Here you will find a comfortable lounge area with a TV for the ones that want a little relaxation and to meet people from all over the world.

Location Information

We have a great location and are close to everything (walking distance), however we are far enough away for guests to be able to enjoy a good nights sleep.

We are located in Grafton Street in the heart of the city center, between Aplin and Florence Street , three blocks down from the esplanade and 5 minutes walk from all the restaurants pubs, bars, shops etc.

Why stay out of town when you can stay with us?

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