Hostels in Cairns, Australia

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Cairns, QLD, Australia
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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 786 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.

Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns
7.8 Good
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 1,555 reviews
7.8

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort is situated in Cairns and is close to nearby attractions, such as The Reef Hotel Casino and Cairns Central. It is close to the area's tourist hot spots and is minutes on foot from Reef Fleet Terminal.

Bounce Cairns
7.3 Good
117 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 660 reviews
7.3

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
83 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Centrally situated, Cairns Waterfront Backpackers allows for easy access to Cairns's main hot spots. Guests have access to a swimming pool and an outdoor pool.

Caravella Backpackers
9.4 Excellent
149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 6 reviews
9.4

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:July
Most expensive month:October
Average price in Cairns:₹ 3,813/night
Cheapest price found:₹ 1,152/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Saturday
₹ 1,421 - ₹ 7,901
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
₹ 1,769 - ₹ 3,365
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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Facts about staying in Cairns

  • What is the cost of a hostel in Cairns?

    Hostels in Cairns will cost ₹ 3,814 per night on average. However some users found hostels for as low as ₹ 1,217 per night. A good deal on a Cairns hostel would be ₹ 2,836 per night or less. Keep in mind that booking in April may be more expensive, whereas booking in March is the cheapest month of the year.

  • What’s the best hostel in Cairns?

    While there may be other highly-rated hostels in Cairns, Caravella Backpackers is currently the best, based on 6 HotelsCombined reviews and an average rating of 9.4/10.

  • 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.

  • 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. 2% 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.

  • Does Cairns have hostels with “pool” listed as an amenity?

    Yes, there are 5 hostels in Cairns with “pool” listed as an amenity, the most popular being Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns (based on user data).