Hostels in Cairns, Australia

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Cairns, QLD, Australia
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Cairns Central Yha
8.2 Excellent
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.3 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 577 reviews
8.2

Centrally situated, Cairns Central YHA offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also provides an outdoor pool, meeting rooms and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel
83 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Only two minutes from Esplanade Lagoon, Cairns Waterfront Backpackers is located in the heart of Cairns. It also offers a swimming pool and an outdoor pool.

Freedom Cairns
8.2 Excellent
1/7 Shields Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 620 reviews
8.2

Conveniently located, Freedom Hostels Cairns offers easy access to Cairns's popular hot spots. Those staying at the property can also make use of complimentary wireless internet during their stay.

Bounce Cairns
8.1 Excellent
117 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 636 reviews
8.1

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Cairns hostel is located just a short walk from Cairns Central and The Reef Hotel Casino. It also provides an outdoor pool, a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.

Globetrotters International
154-156 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.9 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Situated a short drive from Cairns Convention Centre, Globetrotters International offers cosy accommodation in Cairns. It also provides an outdoor pool, luggage storage and a tour desk.

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
8.2 Excellent
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 1,397 reviews
8.2

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort is situated in the heart of Cairns and is within an easy walk of Cairns Central. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool, and is within walking distance of The Reef Hotel Casino.

Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront
8.5 Excellent
93A Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 510 reviews
8.5

Conveniently situated, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront allows for easy access to Cairns's popular hot spots. It also provides a tour desk, a designated smoking area and free Wi-Fi.

Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort
5-9 Digger Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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1.3 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort is located in Cairns and features a free shuttle service. It also offers a sun deck, a coffee bar and an outdoor pool.

Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
8.4 Excellent
141 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 981 reviews
8.4

Centrally located, Mad Monkey Backpackers Village allows for easy access to Cairns's main tourist attractions. It also offers an outdoor pool, a 24-hour reception and a free shuttle service.

Cairns City Backpackers Hostel
7.2 Good
274 Draper Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 177 reviews
7.2

The hostel is located in Cairns and is a short walk from Cairns Railway Station. It also features an outdoor pool and a swimming pool.

Tips for booking hostels in Cairns

Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Cairns:C$ 80/night
Cheapest price found:C$ 12/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Monday
C$ 34 - C$ 112
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C$ 17 - C$ 63
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Cheapest hostels in Cairns, Australia

The Jack Backpackers
7.4 Good
Cnr Spence & Sheridan Sts, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Conveniently situated, The Jack Backpackers offers easy access to Cairns's best tourist attractions. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi throughout their stay.

C$ 13
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Caravella Backpackers
8.0 Excellent
149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Conveniently situated, Caravella Backpackers allows for easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, an express check-in and check-out feature and an outdoor pool.

C$ 22
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Travellers Oasis - Hostel
9.1 Excellent
8 Scott St, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 km from city centre, 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.

C$ 27
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Castaways Backpackers
8.0 Excellent
207 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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1.2 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Conveniently situated, Castaways Backpackers Cairns offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also provides a free shuttle service, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

C$ 37
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Reef Backpackers
140 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Centrally located, Reef Backpackers offers easy access to Cairns's best sightseeing areas. It also provides free Wi-Fi, an express check-in and check-out feature and an outdoor pool.

C$ 40
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Geckos Backpackers Cairns
187 Bunda Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Conveniently situated, Geckos Backpackers offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature.

C$ 76
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Facts about staying in Cairns

  • What is the cost of a hostel in Cairns?

    On average, it’s C$ 63/night for a hostel in Cairns, though C$ 51/night or less would be considered a good deal. The least expensive hostel our users have found recently was for C$ 13/night in Cairns. Try to avoid booking your hostel in July (the most expensive month). Booking in June (the cheapest month) could save you money.

  • What’s the best hostel in Cairns?

    Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront boasts a 8.5/10 review rating from 510 users, making it the best hostel in Cairns.

  • What hostel is closest to Cairns Airport?

    It is 3.1 km to get from Cairns Airport to Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort (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. 38% 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 Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort - the neighbourhood’s most popular hostel.

  • 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.