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Cairns Hostels, Australia

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Asylum Cairns
Hostel | 1.0 km
76%
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We provide free airport pickups, free high-speed WiFi, tour discounts, swimming pool, a chilled/relaxed atmosphere, and allow you to BYOB! AtRead more Asylum you're more than welcome to bring your own drinks!

from 12.97 USD
The Jack Backpackers
Hostel | 0.0 km
86%
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Join the BEST HOSTEL in Cairns - The Jack Backpackers. Includes FREE WiFi, FREE HOT dinner, new AIRCON and FRIDGES in every room!

from 13.69 USD
Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns
Hostel | 0.1 km
91%
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** HostelBookers Awards for Excellence 2010 - Ranked top 3 for 'Best Location' in Oceania ** Welcome to Gilligan’s Backpackers Hotel and ResortRead more Cairns - the ultimate experience in backpackers hotel accommodation and leisure that will forever change your view of budget travel! Sip cocktails in the pool, browse over market stalls or just experience total fun and relaxation in the resort.

from 12.97 USD
Castaways Backpackers Cairns
Hostel | 1.6 km
84%
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We are a small family owned hostel that has been operating in Cairns for 20 years. We are clean and very friendly providing travelers with aRead more real "home away from home" atmosphere. Castaways backpackers cairns has the Tripadvisor Certificate for excellence three years in a row 2012-2014 and top choice award 2014 from lianorg.com Enjoy free WiFi and access to a swimming pool and a communal kitchen at Castaways Backpackers Cairns. It is located 10 minutes walk from the popular Esplanade.

from 17.30 USD
Globetrotters International
Hostel | 1.3 km
84%
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VALUE PACK BOUTIQUE HOSTEL NON PARTY Free Unlimited WiFi, Free Breakfast, Free lockers, clean, safe, and friendly. 700 meters to the city centre,Read more always open, have a break from the noise, get a great nights sleep and tour bookings are our specialty. See you soon

from 15.85 USD
Mad Monkey Backpackers Cairns
Hostel | 0.4 km
90%
Rating

Join the Mad Monkey Family in Cairns for the perfect backpacking experience! With FREE HOT Breakfast, FREE WiFi etc ***International youth hostelRead more only accepting international travellers aged 18-35***

from 15.13 USD
Calypso Backpackers
Hostel | 1.7 km
89%
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WINNER HostelBookers Awards for Excellence 2011 & 2010 (Ranked top 3 for 'Best Atmosphere' in Oceania). Now with FREE WIFI!!(public areas) It’sRead more a tropical paradise mon! Come soak up the chilled global vibe at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, Cairns’ coolest crashpad. Any more relaxed we’d be horizontal!

from 12.25 USD
Travellers Oasis
Hostel | 0.6 km
92%
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HOSTELBOOKERS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2011 & 2012 - TOP HOSTEL OCEANIA Welcome to Travelers Oasis Backpackers in Cairns. NOW with FREE WIFIRead more 24 hrs We offer comfortable and clean facilities to budget-conscious travelers in a relaxed and friendly environment.

from 16.57 USD
Dreamtime Travellers Rest
Hostel | 0.6 km
90%
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Dreamtime Travellers Rest - an independent Award winning Hostel. Small, clean, friendly, relaxed backpacker accommodation. now with free internetRead more WiFi , Voted by HostelBookers.com Awards for Best Atmosphere 2014 Renowned for its unique, relaxed, and homely atmosphere set within a lush tropical oasis.

from 16.69 USD
Lazy Duck Backpackers
Hostel | 0.6 km
80%
Rating

Great Location small and friendly with helpful staff. We are a short walk to all Cairns has to offer. We offer a free pickup from the airportRead more between 8am and 8pm. A large backyard and swimming pool makes the Lazy Duck the perfect place to enjoy your time in Cairns

from 9.37 USD
Cairns Central YHA
Hostel | 0.8 km
87%
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2014 winner of the Queensland Tourism Awards for best backpacker hostel, Cairns YHA backpackers hostel is the perfect base to explore tropicalRead more north Queenslad. Here you'll fiind the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest at your doorstep, with the outback just around the corner!

from 14.41 USD
Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront
Hostel | 1.2 km
86%
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Caravella Backpackers is centrally located hostel in cairns with a high standard of cleanliness and helpful friendly staff. Free unlimited AirRead more conditioning We offer Free WiFi We also offer great evening meal deal's

from 12.97 USD
Tropic Days Backpackers
Hostel | 1.4 km
93%
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Tropic Days has been recognized as "Cairns best Hostel" by the Lonely Planet in their Latest edition of East Coast Australia Guide Book 4th edition.Read more We offer FREE INTERNET and 24 hour FREE WiFi in all bedrooms and throughout the gardens. We have plenty of great discount deals on local tours. We're set in beautiful, relaxing tropical gardens with hammocks and a crystal clear swimming pool. We are friendly, clean and very cosy, making it an ideal base to explore around the amazing city of Cairns.

from 10.81 USD
Waterfront Backpackers Cairns
Hostel | 0.7 km
67%
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Free WiFi, Free airport shuttle pickup available 8:00am - 8:00pm, and the best location!

from 10.81 USD
Reef Backpackers
Hostel | 0.6 km
78%
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Reef Backpackers is a unique central Cairns hostel with Free Linen, Free fast Wifi, nightly activities, 24hr access, laundry and drying facilities,Read more TV lounge, all housed in a fantastic Queenslander style building with a pool and a great backyard.

from 10.09 USD
Caravella Central
Hostel | 0.2 km
77%
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Welcome to Corona backpackers , We are a small, clean, cheerful, friendly hostel based right in the city center of Cairns. Close to EVERYTHING.Read more If your looking for a great little base to organise your travels, work or parties in Cairns look no further. Whether your just wanting to tan and socialize by the lagoon we are a hop and a jump away, or just wanting to save pennies work eat and sleep we can cater for you.

from 10.09 USD
Koala Beach Resort Cairns
Hostel | 0.6 km
70%
Rating

Come see us at Koala’s Backpacker Resort Cairns! Location, Location, Location. Our cozy backpacker hostel offers twin-bedded, 4-share andRead more 5-share accommodation right in the heart of the Cairns City Centre! We’re located just a few quick steps from the center of Cairns’ nightlife, restaurants, cinema, shopping, and of course the Lagoon and Marina!

from 10.81 USD
Cairns City Backpackers
Hostel | 0.9 km
74%
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Cairns City Backpackers is small and peaceful and is just a short walk to the city. We offer cheap weekly rates, vouchers for discounted eveningRead more meals in inner city bars and 10% discount on all tours booked through our website

from 10.09 USD
JJ's Backpackers
Hostel | 1.9 km
90%
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Awarded Best staff 2012 & 2013 JJ's Backpackers one of the few remaining small hostels in Cairns. This owner/operated hostel is famous for itsRead more friendly, helpful staff and relaxed chilled atmosphere. Bright, clean and all you should need for a safe and comfortable stay. FREE WIFI

from 15.85 USD
Hides Hotel
Hotel | 0.3 km
No Rating

The building dates back to 1885, and whilst it has seen additions and refurbishments over the years, there is no denying the character of theRead more building! Located in the heart of the Cairns CBD, Hides Hotel is proud to offer comfortable, affordable accommodation

from 23.60 USD
Cairns Beaches Flashpackers
Hostel | 22.5 km
No Rating

The look and feel of a beach house in an unbeatable location, you will instantly feel relaxed and at home

from 30.99 USD
Cairns City Motel
Hotel | 0.9 km
88%
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With our quiet and convenient location and our friendly and knowledgeable staff, we hope to make your time here in Cairns pleasurable. If youRead more are looking for a relaxing, unpretentious and economical accommodation for your stay, look no further!

from 18.92 USD
Aspect Central
Hotel | 1.7 km
No Rating

!!!!!! Position, Position, Position!!!!!! Welcome to one of the City’s most exciting contemporary designed boutique motels. Aspect CentralRead more is ideally located on the corner of Sheridan and Grove Streets Cairns.

from 19.94 USD
Cairns Girls Hostel
Hostel | 0.7 km
91%
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Cairns Girls Hostel is locally owned and operated business that provides budget accomodation exclusively for women. Australia's ONLY all girlsRead more hostel!

from 14.41 USD
Bohemia Resort Cairns
Hostel | 2.4 km
70%
Rating

The Bohemia Resort located in Cairns, North Queensland, is first class hostel accommodation with excellent facilities. Setting the standard forRead more Cairns and North Queensland in budget and hostel accommodation, amongst lush, tropical, landscaped gardens, this hostel is ideal for every type of traveller

from 25.94 USD
Golden Sands Beach Front Resort
Hotel | 13.7 km
No Rating

3.5 selfrated resort - Absolute beachfront - no roads to cross. Quiet and affordable. Yorkeys Knob Beach... Convenient To Everywhere! Only 15Read more minutes to Cairns International Airport and Cairns City

from 34.05 USD
Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront
Hostel | 0.7 km
No Rating

Mad Monkey Waterfront, fully refurbished in Sept 2017, offers affordable upmarket hostel accommodation in the heart of Cairns City.

from 15.13 USD
Geckos Backpackers Cairns Pty Ltd
Hostel | 0.5 km
No Rating

Geckos Backpackers boasts an excellent location with 200 shops across the road with all city attractions

from 12.25 USD

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80% Avg. city rating Rated by 941 customers

Activities / excursions 92%

Restaurants / eating out 80%

Shopping 76%

Chilling out / relaxing 88%

Getting around / public transport 72%

Sightseeing 81%

Culture 69%

Nightlife / partying 82%

Value for money 76%

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Top rated Cairns Hostels

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  • 1. Tropic Days Backpackers 93%
  • 2. Travellers Oasis 92%
  • 3. Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns 91%
  • 4. Cairns Girls Hostel 91%
  • 5. Mad Monkey Backpackers Cairns 90%

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