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What are the best Cairns youth hostels?

  • Cairns Central YHA: Make new friends at the outdoor pool, hot tub, or game room—you’ll want company as you explore the top-notch dining along Sheridan Street. Restaurants in this area offer up pizza, seafood, and more, so you can feast while you’re out and bring home leftovers to share in the communal kitchen later.
  • Dreamtime Travellers Rest Hostel: You’ll feel right at home at this cosy, colourful hostel, where each room has a separate sitting area, ceiling fans, and free WiFi. Outside your room, you can hang out by the pool, meet other travellers at hostel-hosted social nights, or book a tour to see more of the city.

What are the best Cairns backpacker hostels?

  • Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront: This hostel is right on Cairns Esplanade, a 2-minute walk from ocean-view dining options and the Night Markets. Go for a spin on a complimentary bicycle or chill at the outdoor pool for even more fresh ocean air.
  • Travellers Oasis: Expect special touches at this tropical-themed Cairns hostel, like espresso makers and flat-screen TVs in each shared room. Plus, it’s right across from Cairns Railway Station, all the better for backpackers just passing through.

Are there party hostels in Cairns?

  • Bounce Cairns: Party by the pool by day and the on-site bar by night at this adults-only hostel located on Grafton Street in the CBD. You’re right in the centre of the action, so you can hit the local bars and clubs, too. Don’t worry about recovering the morning after—breakfast is free and delicious.
  • Summer House Backpackers Cairns: Beach volleyball, a beer garden, and a massive outdoor pool are some of the perks you’ll enjoy at Summer House. Bonus: Soundproof rooms with blackout drapes mean you can sleep off your hangover undisturbed—and a free continental breakfast will complete your recovery.

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