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Top Rated Hostels in Cairns, Australia

94.3%
384 reviews Book Now 
1

Travellers Oasis

Hostel
8 Scott Street, Cairns, Australia 4870

378 out of 384 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Travellers Oasis

Atmosphere - 95% Staff - 98% Facilities - 92% Safety - 97%
Location - 87% Cleanliness - 95% Value - 93%
Customer review
Alone
Beach / sunbathing, City break, Sightseeing & culture
74.3%
Customer would recommend this property 24 June 2015

I like that it had a friendly atmosphere, free tea and coffee, and best of all free wifi.

Customer review
With friends / other travellers
Beach / sunbathing, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
94.3%
Customer would recommend this property 01 June 2015

Nice location and friendly staff, although a bit curt at times. Clean enough and good air conditioning/fans in the private rooms. Lots of good activities

92.6%
171 reviews Book Now 
2

The Northern Greenhouse

Hostel
117 Grafton Street, Cairns, Australia 4000

162 out of 171 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend The Northern Greenhouse

Atmosphere - 88% Staff - 90% Facilities - 93% Safety - 94%
Location - 95% Cleanliness - 92% Value - 94%
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.

92.6%
128 reviews Book Now 
3

Tropic Days Hostel

Hostel
28 Bunting Street, Cairns, Australia 4870

125 out of 128 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Tropic Days Hostel

Atmosphere - 96% Staff - 99% Facilities - 93% Safety - 97%
Location - 69% Cleanliness - 95% Value - 96%
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.

Graham Hogan
Alone
Beach / sunbathing, Relaxation/spa, Sightseeing & culture
97.1%
Graham would recommend this property 12 April 2014

welcoming and friendly staff , clean and a good place to chillax in the hammocks

90.6%
274 reviews Book Now 
4

JJ's Backpackers Hostel

Hostel
11-13 Charles Street, Cairns, Australia 4870

243 out of 274 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend JJ's Backpackers Hostel

Atmosphere - 92% Staff - 98% Facilities - 90% Safety - 88%
Location - 77% Cleanliness - 95% Value - 92%
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

90.4%
41 reviews Book Now 
5

Cairns Girls Hostel

Hostel
147 Lake Street, Cairns, Australia 4870

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

Atmosphere - 84% Staff - 94% Facilities - 88% Safety - 88%
Location - 90% Cleanliness - 91% Value - 94%
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).

Nadine Barthel
Alone
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture
100.0%
Nadine would recommend this property 20 December 2012

Very nice hostel! Good location and the staff is very friendly and helpful! ( thanks for everythning Mario!! :-) )

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.

88.1%
182 reviews Book Now 
7

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort Cairns

Hostel
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, Australia 4870

155 out of 182 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort Cairns

Atmosphere - 84% Staff - 81% 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.

86.7%
9 reviews Book Now 
9

Cairns City Motel

3 star Hotel
169 Lake St, Cairns, Australia 4870

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

Atmosphere - 82% Staff - 91% Facilities - 77% Safety - 91%
Location - 93% Cleanliness - 82% Value - 88%
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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