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Reviews of Waterfront Backpackers Cairns Cairns Hostel

83 Esplanade, Cairns, Australia

Atmosphere 53%

Cleanliness 55%

Facilities 59%

Location 96%

Safety 63%

Staff 75%

Value 66%

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar APM-96
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine

Important Information

Prices not valid or available for existing or past guests. Our rates are for new guests only.

Cash is not an acceptable form of payment at this property.

Please note that the hostel only accommodates guest between the ages of 18 - 35 a valid passport is required upon check in.

BOOKINGS ON THIS WEBSITE NOT VALID FOR EXISTING GUESTS
(If you are an existing guest and you book online, your booking will be honoured but you will be charged the full nightly rate)

NO Check In's / Check Out's on Christmas Day or New Years Day

Check in and check out available 24 hours.

Late Check In's please contact the hostel directly to arrange

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

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Atmosphere 53%

Cleanliness 55%

Facilities 59%

Location 96%

Safety 63%

Staff 75%

Value 66%

Showing 1-10 of 20 reviews

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Social atmosphere. Very close to bars and nightlife. Friendly staff.

Disliked: 1 stove with 4 pits for 60 people. Was not able to cook food properly. Needs a new kitchen. Mattresses are old, yellow and you can feel the springwires in your back. No hand soaps in toilets.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The localisation. Pretty clean.

Disliked: Room next to the tv, so the noise. No internet in room but that usual in this poor Australia. Air con only beetween 5h pm and 9h am only.

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The location

Disliked: The kitchen

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Work / volunteering

Liked: Good location, kind receptionist, reasonable price

Disliked: not too clean, not too tidy (I saw many cleaners clean up though..), dryers were out of order

51% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
51% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Very close to the esplanade and lagoon

Disliked: Wasn't very clean and was run down, lack of space to cook and store your food in the fridge. Fridge also smelt bad and needs a really good clean!

49% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 20%
49% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Moderately close to scenic places.

Disliked: Poor facilities, including showers and bathrooms, awful beds with springs poking in your back, general unhygienic place to stay.

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Good price, awesome location - right next to the lagoon :)

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Good location, super cheap, friendly staff

Disliked: No character, dark and not many facilities, however who cares when it's this cheap!

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture, Work / volunteering

Liked: 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!!!

Disliked: Nothing!

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Location was excellent. Friendly staff. Free dinner and free wifi.

Customer would recommend this property

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