Hostels in Cairns, Australia

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Cairns, QLD, Australia
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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.

Tips for booking hostels in Cairns

Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:January
Average price in Cairns:R12 693/night
Cheapest price found:R195/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Thursday
R248 - R1 375
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
R629 - R1 174
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top Rated Cairns hostels

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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 

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.

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Caravella Backpackers
9,3 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.

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Bounce Cairns
7,9 Good
117 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0,2 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

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.

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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
8,1 Excellent
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0,4 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

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.

Hostel prices in Cairns

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Facts about staying in Cairns

  • What is the cost of a hostel in Cairns?

    Cairns hostels are R784/night, on average. However, you may find that prices fluctuate depending on the time of year. In March is often the cheapest month to book, and in October is the most expensive month to book a hostel in Cairns. Our users recently found hostels for R199/night - which is currently the lowest price. Keep in mind that we would consider anything in Cairns for R578/night or less a good deal.

  • What’s the best hostel in Cairns?

    Caravella Backpackers is the best Cairns hostel according to HotelsCombined users. Caravella Backpackers has a rating of 9,3/10 from 5 reviews.

  • What hostel is closest to Cairns Airport?

    Globetrotters International is 3,6 km away from Cairns Airport, making it the closest Cairns hostel to the city’s most popular airport.

  • Should I stay in a Cairns hostel?

    Staying in a Cairns hostel has many benefits, including cost savings, proximity to the centre of the city, a social and laid-back atmosphere, and similar amenities to hotels (such as Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, or 24/7 check-in). Hostels in Cairns tend to attract younger, solo travellers, but they can be great for couples and families as well.

  • Does Cairns have hostels with “ac” listed as an amenity?

    Yes, 5 Cairns hostels list “ac” as an amenity. If you’re looking for a particular hostel in Cairns with this feature, then consider staying at the popular Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort.