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Featured Hostels in Cairns

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort $56
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD
     
    2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    A nightclub and a restaurant are featured at this hostel. Unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges and enjoy free perks like continental breakfast and WiFi in public areas. You'll appreciate the outdoor pool, poolside bar, and laundry facilities.

    Global Backpackers Cairns $15
    Global Backpackers Cairns

    Global Backpackers Cairns

    67 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
       
      2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      A rooftop terrace is featured at this hostel, along with free WiFi in public areas and a communal living room. Enjoy the free self-serve breakfast each morning. Luggage storage and a safe deposit box are also provided.

      Freedom Cairns $14
      Freedom Cairns

      Freedom Cairns

      1/7 Shields St, Cairns, QLD
         
        2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and luggage storage are available at this hostel. Enjoy the free self-serve breakfast each morning. Locker space, laundry facilities, and concierge services are also on offer.

        The Jack Backpackers $34
        The Jack Backpackers

        The Jack Backpackers

        Cnr Spence & Sheridan Sts, Cairns, QLD
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This hostel features a restaurant and 3 bars/lounges. WiFi in public areas is free. A terrace, a garden, and a communal living room are also on offer.

          Mad Monkey Backpackers Cairns $38
          Mad Monkey Backpackers Cairns

          Mad Monkey Backpackers Cairns

          100 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD
             
            2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This hostel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Guests will appreciate free perks like buffet breakfast and WiFi in public areas. A terrace, a garden, and a picnic area are also on offer.

            Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel $24
            Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

            Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

            83 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This hostel features an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. A terrace, a picnic area, and express check-out are also on offer.

              Caravella Backpackers $32
              Caravella Backpackers

              Caravella Backpackers

              149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
                 
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                A restaurant and an outdoor pool are featured at this hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. A coffee shop, a terrace, and a garden are also on offer.

                Bounce Cairns $58
                Bounce Cairns

                Bounce Cairns

                117 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD
                   
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This hostel features an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Guests will appreciate free perks like buffet breakfast and WiFi in public areas. A terrace, a garden, and a picnic area are also on offer.

                  Mad Monkey Backpackers Village $43
                  Mad Monkey Backpackers Village

                  Mad Monkey Backpackers Village

                  141 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD
                     
                    2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                    This hostel features an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. There's no skimping on freebies - guests receive free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. A terrace, a garden, and a picnic area are also on offer.

                    Cairns Central YHA - Hostel $46
                    Cairns Central YHA - Hostel

                    Cairns Central YHA - Hostel

                    20-26 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD
                       
                      4.0
                      of 5, from 1 reviews
                      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                      This hostel features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. WiFi in public areas is free. Self parking, a business center, and a garden are also offered.

                      Njoy! Travellers Resort - Hostel Get Rates
                      Njoy! Travellers Resort - Hostel

                      Njoy! Travellers Resort - Hostel

                      141 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD
                         
                        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                        An outdoor pool is featured at this hostel, along with free WiFi in public areas and luggage storage. The front desk is staffed around-the-clock and laundry facilities are on offer.

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                        Lazy Duck Hostel

                        Lazy Duck Hostel

                        136 Grafton St, Cairns, QLD
                           
                          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                          A seasonal outdoor pool is featured at this hostel, along with free WiFi in public areas and a terrace. A garden, a picnic area, and express check-out are also on offer.

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                          Hides Hotel Cairns $56
                          Hides Hotel Cairns

                          Hides Hotel Cairns

                          87 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD
                             
                            3.0
                            of 5, from 2 reviews
                            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                            An outdoor pool, self parking, and laundry facilities are featured at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. A terrace and luggage storage are also provided.

                            Comfort Inn Cairns City $56
                            Comfort Inn Cairns City

                            Comfort Inn Cairns City

                            183-185 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
                               
                              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                              This motel features a garden, laundry facilities, and free self parking. WiFi in public areas and luggage storage are also provided.

                              Cairns City Motel $42
                              Cairns City Motel

                              Cairns City Motel

                              169 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
                                 
                                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                An outdoor pool, free self parking, and laundry facilities are featured at this motel. WiFi in public areas is free. A terrace, express check-in, and express check-out are also on offer.

                                Caravella Backpackers $32
                                Caravella Backpackers

                                Caravella Backpackers

                                149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
                                   
                                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                  A restaurant and an outdoor pool are featured at this hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. A coffee shop, a terrace, and a garden are also on offer.

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                                  Best Hostels in Cairns

                                  The joy of travel is about the sights, the sounds, and most definitely about the food. It’s also about the people. Meeting fellow wise wanderers and hearing their tales, especially when it comes to local food recommendations, is half the fun of any trip. The best way to build an instant travel buddy group? It has to be staying in a hostel.

                                  Forget everything you think you know about hostels. These days, hostels come in all shapes and sizes. They also attract a diverse crowd, from students taking a gap year to middle-aged adults grabbing a sojourn between career shifts. Yes, you’ll still find plenty of the backpacker hostel accommodation that offers a simple bed, roof, and door. But you’ll also discover hostels that offer Wi-Fi and communal living spaces where you can play cards or swap travel stories.

                                  Whether you want a little taste of the high end or are looking to stretch your budget with cheap hostels, Travelocity can help you find the perfect place to crash in Cairns. Even the best hostels are still very budget friendly, which will help your dollars go as far as your feet can travel. Have you been dreaming of finally strapping a backpack to your body and trekking through unknown countryside? Hostels were practically made for fearless budget backpackers like you.

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                                  Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina $109
                                  Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

                                  Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

                                  Pierpoint Road, Cairns, QLD
                                     
                                    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                    This family-friendly Cairns hotel is located on the boardwalk, just steps from Reef Fleet Terminal and Cairns Marlin Marina. Esplanade Lagoon and Cairns Night Markets are also within 10 minutes. Cairns Station is 17 minutes by foot.

                                    Rydges Plaza Cairns $71
                                    Rydges Plaza Cairns

                                    Rydges Plaza Cairns

                                    Corner Grafton And Spence Streets, Cairns, QLD
                                       
                                      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                      Located in Cairns Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome, Cairns Night Markets, and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. Cairns Convention Centre and Cairns Performing Arts Centre are also within 10 minutes. Cairns Station is 9 minutes by foot.

                                      Pacific Hotel Cairns $84
                                      Pacific Hotel Cairns

                                      Pacific Hotel Cairns

                                      Corner Esplanade And Spence Street, Cairns, QLD
                                         
                                        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                        Located in Cairns Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Night Markets, Cairns Marlin Marina, and Cairns Esplanade. Cairns Convention Centre and Cairns Aquarium are also within 15 minutes. Cairns Station is 14 minutes by foot.

                                        Hilton Cairns $94
                                        Hilton Cairns

                                        Hilton Cairns

                                        34 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
                                           
                                          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                          Located in Cairns Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns Convention Centre, and Esplanade Lagoon. Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Night Markets are also within 15 minutes. Cairns Station is 18 minutes by foot.

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