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Cairns, QLD, Australia
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Globetrotters International
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
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 1,402 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.

Bounce Cairns
Bounce Cairns
8.4 Excellent
117 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 792 reviews
8.4

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.

Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel
Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel
8.2 Excellent
83 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 6 reviews
8.2

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.

Caravella Backpackers
Caravella Backpackers
8.1 Excellent
149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 908 reviews
8.1

Conveniently situated, Caravella Backpackers allows for easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, a coffee bar and an outdoor pool.

Cairns Central Yha
Cairns Central Yha
8.3 Excellent
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.3 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 596 reviews
8.3

Centrally situated, Cairns Central YHA offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also provides an outdoor pool, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Tips for booking a hostel in Cairns

Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:April
Average price in Cairns:₹ 2,694/night
Absolute cheapest price found:₹ 445/night
Cheapest day:Saturday
Most expensive day:Sunday
₹ 928 - ₹ 4,163
Average price per night. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
₹ 1,791 - ₹ 3,620
Average price per night. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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Cairns Central Yha
Cairns Central Yha
8.3 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, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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Caravella Backpackers
Caravella Backpackers
8.1 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, a coffee bar and an outdoor pool.

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Bounce Cairns
Bounce Cairns
8.4 Excellent
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
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 

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.

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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
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 

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.

₹ 816
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Bounce Cairns
Bounce Cairns
8.4 Excellent
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.

₹ 890
Avg. per night
Cairns Central Yha
Cairns Central Yha
8.3 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, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

₹ 1,186
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Caravella Backpackers
Caravella Backpackers
8.1 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, a coffee bar and an outdoor pool.

₹ 1,335
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Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel
Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel
8.2 Excellent
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.

₹ 2,744
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Globetrotters International
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.

₹ 3,263
Avg. per night

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Cairns hostel FAQs

  • What is the cost of a hostel in Cairns?

    Hostels in Cairns will cost ₹ 2,695 per night on average. However some users found hostels for as low as ₹ 501 per night. A good deal on a Cairns hostel would be ₹ 2,054 per night or less. Keep in mind that booking in November may be more expensive, whereas booking in October is the cheapest month of the year.

  • What’s the best hostel in Cairns?

    While there may be other highly-rated hostels in Cairns, Bounce Cairns is currently the best, based on 792 HotelsCombined reviews and an average rating of 8.4/10.

  • 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?

    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.