Hostels in Cairns, Australia

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Cairns, QLD, Australia
8 Jul — 9 Jul2
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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 579 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.

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 633 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 1,399 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.

Caravella Backpackers
9.7 Excellent
149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 4 reviews
9.7

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.

Tips for booking hostels in Cairns

Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:October
Average price in Cairns:€41/night
Cheapest price found:€9/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
€12 - €70
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
€31 - €50
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Facts about staying in Cairns

  • What is the cost of a hostel in Cairns?

    €43/night is an average price for a hostel in Cairns throughout the year. Hostel prices do vary, and you’ll find that in July is the most expensive month to book, and in August is the cheapest month to book. Our users recently found Cairns hostels for as low as €9/night. In general, Cairns hostels for €33 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 9.7/10 from 4 reviews.

  • What hostel is closest to Cairns Airport?

    Globetrotters International is the nearest hostel in Cairns to Cairns Airport, at a distance of 3.6 km.

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

    The most popular neighbourhood is Cairns CBD, with 30% of our users looking to stay in Cairns searching for hostels in this area over the last 12 months. Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort 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.

  • 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.