Hostels in Cairns, Australia

Search and compare Cairns, Australia hostels from hundreds of travel sites and save

Cairns, QLD, Australia
1 Jul — 2 Jul2
Cairns, QLD, Australia
Fri 1/7
Sat 2/7
...and more

Tips for booking hostels in Cairns

Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Cairns:₹ 302,984/night
Cheapest price found:₹ 709/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Monday
₹ 2,061 - ₹ 6,827
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
₹ 1,057 - ₹ 3,875
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Cheapest hostels in Cairns, Australia

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
8.2 Excellent
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Show on map
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.

₹ 1,024
Avg. per night
Bounce Cairns
8.2 Excellent
117 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Show on map
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.

₹ 1,339
Avg. per night
Caravella Backpackers
8.0 Excellent
149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Show on map
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.

₹ 1,339
Avg. per night
Cairns Central Yha
8.3 Excellent
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Show on map
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.

₹ 1,496
Avg. per night
Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel
83 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Show on map
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.

₹ 4,175
Avg. per night
Globetrotters International
154-156 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Show on map
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.

₹ 74,486
Avg. per night

Hostel prices in Cairns

2 stars and under
3 stars

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

Where to stay in Cairns

Facts about staying in Cairns

  • What is the cost of a hostel in Cairns?

    Hostels in Cairns will cost ₹ 3,849 per night on average. However some users found hostels for as low as ₹ 787 per night. A good deal on a Cairns hostel would be ₹ 3,139 per night or less. Keep in mind that booking in July may be more expensive, whereas booking in June is the cheapest month of the year.

  • What’s the best hostel in Cairns?

    While there may be other highly-rated hostels in Cairns, Cairns Central Yha is currently the best, based on 569 HotelsCombined reviews and an average rating of 8.3/10.

  • 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.

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

    The most popular neighbourhood to stay in Cairns is Cairns CBD, according to our data. 5% of users who searched for hostels in Cairns looked for properties in Cairns CBD. If you’re interested in staying in Cairns CBD, consider the Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront - the neighbourhood’s most popular hostel.

  • 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.