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Discover well-known properties in Cairns that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 581 hotels in Cairns and price data was last updated on 23 April 2024. The average price for a hotel in Cairns is .
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341 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Boasting a swimming pool, an outdoor pool and a private beach, Summer House Backpackers Cairns is situated in Cairns and offers comfortable accommodation. It is located a 10-minute car ride from Cairns Airport and an airport transfer is provided for guests.
Free Wi-Fi
7.6
Good
1494 reviews
Location
2.3 km from city centre
C$ 33
274 Draper Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Situated in Cairns, the hostel is a short walk from Cairns Central and offers a swimming pool and an outdoor pool. It is set amongst a range of restaurants and cafés and is minutes on foot from Cairns Railway Station.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Airport shuttle
7.2
Good
340 reviews
Location
0.6 km from city centre
C$ 30
67 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Centrally situated, Global Backpackers Waterfront offers easy access to Cairns's main tourist attractions. Just a short stroll from Esplanade Lagoon, it provides comfortable rooms equipped with a ceiling fan and free wireless internet access.
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
8.4
Excellent
1857 reviews
Location
0.6 km from city centre
C$ 37
8 Scott St, Cairns, QLD, Australia
This cosy hostel is situated close to Cairns Central in Cairns. It also offers an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and luggage storage.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
9.0
Excellent
1330 reviews
Location
0.5 km from city centre
C$ 98
4 Pemboke Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
MiHaven Student Living - Student Accommodation is situated in Cairns and is close to the area's popular attractions. It offers free Wi-Fi, luggage storage and laundry facilities.
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
7.5
Good
39 reviews
Location
1.1 km from city centre
C$ 73
207 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Conveniently situated, Castaways Backpackers Cairns offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also provides free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a free shuttle service.
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
4.8
Okay
30 reviews
Location
1.2 km from city centre
C$ 82

Tips for booking hostels in Cairns

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Cairns. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 23 April 2024.
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Thursday
C$ 23 - C$ 116
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Top-rated Cairns hostels

Browse through properties in Cairns that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 581 properties in Cairns and data was last updated on 23 April 2024.
According to our users, these are some of the best hostels to stay at in Cairns. Skim through hostel descriptions and user reviews to find the right one for you.
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20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
C$ 36
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149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.8 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Airport shuttle
C$ 106
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149 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
Air Conditioning
C$ 73
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57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 36
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Hostel prices in Cairns

Get a sense of the average price and most popular properties to stay in Cairns to help you budget for your trip accordingly. Hotels that are booked the most in each class receive the “Most popular” badge. Hotels with the “Best value” badge are the most popular hotels in Cairns at attractive prices. Price data was last updated on 23 April 2024.
We've come across the following hostels in Cairns with different price and hostel class options. As an added layer, we've also marked the most popular and best value properties in each hostel class.
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2 stars and under
67 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
C$ 37
274 Draper Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
C$ 30
3 stars
3 stars
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
C$ 36

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Other accommodations in Cairns

Find the perfect theme hotel, hostel or vacation rental for your stay in Cairns. There are 581 properties in Cairns and price data was last updated on 23 April 2024. The average price for a hotel in Cairns is .
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167-173 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.8 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 84
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Cairns, QLD, Australia
3.6 km from city centre
Air Conditioning
C$ 81
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125-129 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.7 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 236
Avg. per night
6 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 150
Avg. per night
294-298 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
2.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Spa
C$ 173
Avg. per night
Cairns, QLD, Australia
7.1 km from city centre
Air Conditioning
C$ 109
Avg. per night
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
C$ 36
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Cairns

Explore different neighbourhoods and areas within Cairns to find the perfect location for your stay. Map data was last updated on 23 April 2024.
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Facts about staying in Cairns

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Cairns to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 23 April 2024.
  • What is the cost of a hostel in Cairns?

    On average, it’s C$ 77/night for a hostel in Cairns, though C$ 75/night or less would be considered a good deal. The least expensive hostel our users have found recently was for C$ 28/night in Cairns. Try to avoid booking your hostel in June (the most expensive month). Booking in February (the cheapest month) could save you money.

  • What’s the best hostel in Cairns?

    Yha Cairns Central boasts a 8.1/10 review rating from 1,707 users, making it the best hostel in Cairns.

  • What hostel is closest to Cairns Airport?

    It is 3.3 km to get from Cairns Airport to Castaways Backpackers (the nearest Cairns hostel to the airport).

  • What area of Cairns is most popular to stay in?

    The most popular neighbourhood to stay in Cairns is Cairns CBD, according to our data. 20% of users who searched for hostels in Cairns looked for properties in Cairns CBD. If you’re interested in staying in Cairns CBD, consider the The Jack Backpackers - the neighbourhood’s most popular hostel.

  • What is the most popular hostel in Cairns closest to Cairns Convention Centre?

    The Jack Backpackers is the most popular hostel in Cairns that’s close to Cairns Convention Centre (the city’s most popular landmark). There are 0.4 km from The Jack Backpackers to Cairns Convention Centre. While there may be other hostels near Cairns Convention Centre, The Jack Backpackers is highly rated (7.3/10) by 1,417 users.

  • Should I stay in a Cairns hostel?

    Aside from the fact that Cairns hostels tend to be more affordable than other stay types, they also have a more lively social scene. This social environment is perfect for individuals, couples, and even families who are looking to meet fellow travellers in Cairns.

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