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Top Rated Hostels in Cairns, Australia

94.9%
391 reviews Book Now 
1

Travellers Oasis

Hostel
8 Scott Street, Cairns, Australia 4870

385 out of 391 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Travellers Oasis

Atmosphere - 96% Staff - 98% Facilities - 94% Safety - 96%
Location - 88% Cleanliness - 96% Value - 94%
Customer review
Alone
Business / conference
100.0%
Customer would recommend this property 16 August 2015

Lovely hostel, would definitely stay again. Clean, friendly & secure & great value for money! Each bed has a little locker underneath where you can store travel documents, etc. Nice and peaceful on an evening, about 2 minutes from the shopping mall & central Cairns, great staff.

Customer review
Alone
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, City break
100.0%
Customer would recommend this property 14 August 2015

Great stuff, great guests, had a lot of fun there,super clean and nice buildings, best hostel in OZ

92.2%
131 reviews Book Now 
2

Tropic Days Hostel

Hostel
28 Bunting Street, Cairns, Australia 4870

127 out of 131 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Tropic Days Hostel

Atmosphere - 96% Staff - 99% Facilities - 93% Safety - 96%
Location - 70% Cleanliness - 94% Value - 94%
josh cochrane
With my spouse / partner
Work / volunteering
94.3%
josh would recommend this property 06 August 2015

The staff were very helpful and accommodating, we ended up extending our stay at the hostel by a further 3 days. Location is out of the way but is only a short walk to city centre. Is very quite location that strictly imposes 10pm silence from guests. Very clean and pleasant setting.

Erica Lederman
Alone
Backpacking / gap year
91.4%
Erica would recommend this property 20 August 2014

Really nice garden area, comfy beds, super secure safes for each bed, dorms were not overcrowded.

91.9%
172 reviews Book Now 
3

The Northern Greenhouse

Hostel
117 Grafton Street, Cairns, Australia 4000

163 out of 172 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend The Northern Greenhouse

Atmosphere - 88% Staff - 89% Facilities - 92% Safety - 93%
Location - 94% Cleanliness - 92% Value - 93%
Ali O'Shea
Alone
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
88.6%
Ali would recommend this property 11 June 2015

It was clean and pretty quiet! If I had a room away from the common area it probably would've been much quieter... If you are looking for a quiet place request a room away from the common area! The hostel is very centrally located which is nice. The entire area of cains is pretty small and so walking around is very easy!!

Carina RUGGIERO
With friends / other travellers
Backpacking / gap year, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
94.3%
Carina would recommend this property 25 March 2015

Very good facilities, good location, nice people, friendly staff, breakfast included.

90.6%
275 reviews Book Now 
4

JJ's Backpackers Hostel

Hostel
11-13 Charles Street, Cairns, Australia 4870

244 out of 275 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend JJ's Backpackers Hostel

Atmosphere - 92% Staff - 99% Facilities - 89% Safety - 88%
Location - 79% Cleanliness - 95% Value - 90%
JUAN YRUELA CASTILLO
Alone
Backpacking / gap year
97.1%
JUAN would recommend this property 12 May 2015

Absolutely everything Nice staff, good location, convenient shuttle service... Good value!

Customer review
With my spouse / partner
Beach / sunbathing, City break, Sightseeing & culture
85.7%
Customer would recommend this property 08 January 2015

Handy shuttle to and from town, able to book tours in advance, always helpful with information over email and over the phone when planning our stay/ trip in advance, clear and easy instructions for late check in

90.3%
42 reviews Book Now 
5

Cairns Girls Hostel

Hostel
147 Lake Street, Cairns, Australia 4870

41 out of 42 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Cairns Girls Hostel

Atmosphere - 85% Staff - 93% Facilities - 87% Safety - 90%
Location - 90% Cleanliness - 90% Value - 94%
Customer review
Alone
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture
85.7%
Customer would recommend this property 19 August 2015

Good hostel if you want to sleep well in Cairns. People staying there and staff are friendly. It definitely has a relaxed atmosphere and home-stay feel. Only 5 mins to Esplanade. Would definitely recommend!

Customer review
Alone
Beach / sunbathing, Sightseeing & culture
97.1%
Customer would recommend this property 15 June 2014

It was very clean. Jenny and Mario were very friendly and helpful with tour bookings. It was relaxing and quiet at night. It's close to the esplanade (which offers free wi-fi).

90.2%
458 reviews Book Now 
6

Dreamtime Travellers Rest

Hostel
189 Bunda street, Cairns, Australia 4870

445 out of 458 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Dreamtime Travellers Rest

Atmosphere - 96% Staff - 96% Facilities - 88% Safety - 89%
Location - 81% Cleanliness - 89% Value - 89%
Stefanie van den Broek
Alone
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
97.1%
Stefanie would recommend this property 26 March 2015

Nice athmosphere which made it very easy to make friends! There is entertainment in the evenings, like movies and bbq!

Customer review
Alone
Backpacking / gap year
94.3%
Customer would recommend this property 11 March 2015

Very Clean, friendly staff and free wifi. Swimmingpool! Its like 2 minutes walk to Coles and the big shoppingcentre! 10 minutes walk to lagoon, its a nice walk when al the bars and shops are open. Very good vibe in the hostel, nice people.

88.5%
184 reviews Book Now 
7

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort Cairns

Hostel
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, Australia 4870

157 out of 184 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort Cairns

Atmosphere - 88% Staff - 80% Facilities - 92% Safety - 87%
Location - 95% Cleanliness - 91% Value - 84%
Customer review
With friends / other travellers
Backpacking / gap year
91.4%
Customer would recommend this property 08 June 2015

It caters for everything a backpacker could want/need. The cleaning staff never complain about the mess of a room and they always do a good job

Jocelyn pritchard
With friends / other travellers
Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife, Shopping
71.4%
Jocelyn would recommend this property 01 June 2015

Great bar/drink prices. private rooms are large and clean, good location. Rooms over rusty's market (particularly on the 4th floor) are super quiet, no noise at all from the club, sound proofing could be a bit better though cause you can hear people in the kitchen all.night.long.

88.0%
595 reviews Book Now 
8

Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront

Hostel
149 The Esplanade, Cairns, Australia 4870

553 out of 595 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront

Atmosphere - 85% Staff - 95% Facilities - 83% Safety - 87%
Location - 89% Cleanliness - 87% Value - 88%
Jinglin Zhang
Alone
Sightseeing & culture
97.1%
Jinglin would recommend this property 08 October 2014

Great place to stay! Great location and very clean beds. The staff are also very friendly and I have a great time stay in Caravella.

Customer review
Alone
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Sightseeing & culture
85.7%
Customer would recommend this property 07 July 2014

The staff is very friendly and the rooms are quite big and bright. Moreover airconditioning and a fridge are available in each room.

87.7%
10 reviews Book Now 
9

Cairns City Motel

3 star Hotel
169 Lake St, Cairns, Australia 4870

9 out of 10 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Cairns City Motel

Atmosphere - 84% Staff - 92% Facilities - 80% Safety - 92%
Location - 92% Cleanliness - 84% Value - 90%
Customer review
With friends / other travellers
Sightseeing & culture
80.0%
Customer would recommend this property 11 January 2014

Nice big apartment with kitchen, fridge, free WiFi, AirCon. Little pool and Carparking. All you need. Aircon broke and staff fixed it within 5 minutes (minor issue)

David potter
With my spouse / partner
Backpacking / gap year
100.0%
David would recommend this property 07 May 2013

The accommodations were clean and the location is good, for the price this was a great place to stay. we loved the TV and the free tea and coffee

86.1%
20 reviews Book Now 
10

Cairns Central YHA

Hostel
20-26 McLeod Street, Cairns, Australia 4870

17 out of 20 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Cairns Central YHA

Atmosphere - 83% Staff - 92% Facilities - 83% Safety - 87%
Location - 89% Cleanliness - 88% Value - 81%
Customer review
With friends / other travellers
Events / festivals, Family Holiday
68.6%
Customer would recommend this property 07 July 2014

nice pool area, seating outside kitchen, good kitchen etc nice staff, close to town

Gail Pollitt
Alone
Beach / sunbathing, Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife
94.3%
Gail would recommend this property 05 February 2014

All the staff where very helpful, Able to answer all questions regarding the Local Area and all trips. A very large and well equipped kithen.

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