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Featured Hostels in Cairns

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Bounce Cairns
Bounce Cairns
2 out of 5
117 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$71 per night

Bounce Cairns: Hostel with free breakfast and free WiFi. Guests give the location a thumbs up.

4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Bounce Cairns
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
2 out of 5
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort: Hostel with free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Located near a train station.

4.1/5Very Good! (42 reviews)
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Freedom Cairns
Freedom Cairns
2 out of 5
1/7 Shields St, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$56 per night

Freedom Cairns: Hostel with free breakfast and free WiFi. Located near the boardwalk.

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Freedom Cairns
Koala Beach Resort
Koala Beach Resort
2.5 out of 5
137 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$88 per night

Koala Beach Resort: Hostel with free WiFi and airport drop-off service. Located by the sea.

3.1/5 (67 reviews)
Koala Beach Resort
Cairns Central YHA - Hostel
Cairns Central YHA - Hostel
3 out of 5
20-26 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$40 per night

Cairns Central YHA - Hostel: Hostel with free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Located near a train station.

4.5/5Wonderful! (38 reviews)
Cairns Central YHA - Hostel
Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
2 out of 5
141 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$55 per night

Mad Monkey Backpackers Village: Hostel with free breakfast and free WiFi. Guests love the helpful staff!

No reviews
Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
Caravella Backpackers
Caravella Backpackers
2 out of 5
149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$49 per night

Caravella Backpackers: Hostel with free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Guests love the helpful staff!

4.7/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Caravella Backpackers
Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront
Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront
2 out of 5
93A Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$50 per night

Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront: Hostel with free breakfast and free WiFi. Guests give the location a thumbs up.

No reviews
Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront
Global Backpackers Cairns
Global Backpackers Cairns
2 out of 5
67 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$45 per night

Global Backpackers Cairns: Hostel with free breakfast and free WiFi. Located by the sea.

4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Global Backpackers Cairns
Cairns Girls Hostel
Cairns Girls Hostel
1 out of 5
147 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD

Cairns Girls Hostel: Hostel with free WiFi and free parking. Guests give the bed quality a thumbs up.

No reviews
Cairns Girls Hostel
The Jack Backpackers
The Jack Backpackers
2 out of 5
Cnr Spence & Sheridan Sts, Cairns, QLD

The Jack Backpackers: Hostel with free WiFi and free parking. Guests give the location a thumbs up.

2.4/5 (7 reviews)
The Jack Backpackers
Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel
Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel
3 out of 5
83 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel: Hostel with free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Located near a train station.

2.5/5 (4 reviews)
Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

Other Cheap Accommodation in Cairns

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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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