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Hostels in Cairns, Australia

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Cairns, QLD, Australia
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Popular hostels in Cairns

Discover well-known properties in Cairns that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 561 hotels in Cairns and price data was last updated on 22 February 2024. The average price for a hotel in Cairns is €51/night.
The following hostels are among the most sought after in the Cairns area. Users can utilize the filters available to narrow down their search.
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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
7.4
Good
37 reviews
Location
1.1 km from city centre

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 22 February 2024.
Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:January
Average price in Cairns:€51/night
Cheapest price found:€17/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Friday
€30 - €70
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
€22 - €66
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top-rated Cairns hostels

Browse through properties in Cairns that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 561 properties in Cairns and data was last updated on 22 February 2024.
Our users rated these Cairns hostels among the best places to stay. Skim through hostel descriptions and user reviews to find the right one for you.
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149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.8 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
€69
Avg. per night
149 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
Air conditioning
€49
Avg. per night

Cheapest hostels in Cairns, Australia

Discover affordable stays in Cairns that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Cairns can be found for as low as €18 per night. There is currently one property in Cairns that can be booked for this price. Cairns City Backpackers Hostel is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Cairns. Price data was last updated on 22 February 2024
Out of the hostels in Cairns we've come across, these properties are priced the lowest. Prices can differ depending on the dates selected, so use the search form to browse more options if you have flexibility.
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274 Draper Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Airport shuttle
€18
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341 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
2.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€19
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67 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
€22
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20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
€24
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57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€25
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8 Scott St, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€30
Avg. per night

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 22 February 2024.
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20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia

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Other accommodations in Cairns

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122 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€128
Avg. per night
34 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.8 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€117
Avg. per night
49-61 Little Pease Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
3.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€33
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57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€25
Avg. per night
341 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
2.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€19
Avg. per night
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
€24
Avg. per night
231 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
1.9 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€38
Avg. per night
6-8 Frond Close, Cairns, QLD, Australia
9.4 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€224
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 22 February 2024.
Utilize the map to find properties close to the Cairns area(s) or attractions you plan on visiting. More information on a given hostel can be accessed by clicking the hostel's name within the map.

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 22 February 2024.
  • What is the cost of a hostel in Cairns?

    €51/night is an average price for a hostel in Cairns throughout the year. Hostel prices do vary, and you’ll find that in March is the most expensive month to book, and in February is the cheapest month to book. Our users recently found Cairns hostels for as low as €18/night. In general, Cairns hostels for €48 or less are a good deal.

  • What’s the best hostel in Cairns?

    Based on our data, Caravella Backpackers is the best Cairns hostel, with a rating of 8.8/10 from 3 reviews.

  • What hostel is closest to Cairns Airport?

    Caravella Backpackers is the nearest hostel in Cairns to Cairns Airport, at a distance of 3.7 km.

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

    The most popular neighbourhood is Cairns CBD, with 18% of our users looking to stay in Cairns searching for hostels in this area over the last 12 months. The Jack Backpackers is a popular hostel in Cairns CBD that might be available for your travel dates, though there are other great properties in the area as well.

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

    The most popular hostel in Cairns that’s close to Cairns Esplanade is Caravella Backpackers. Just 0.4 km separate Caravella Backpackers from Cairns Esplanade, the city’s most popular attraction. 3 HotelsCombined reviewers gave the Caravella Backpackers a score of 8.8/10.

  • 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.

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