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3.9 out of 5

"A room i needed for a couple of niights. Served its purpose. Staff were friendly and helpful which made staying there enjoyable. Only problem were t ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 30 Aug 2017

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Hotel Description

At Summer House Backpackers Cairns you'll be 2.2 km (1.4 mi) from Cairns Esplanade and 2.8 km (1.8 mi) from Cairns Marlin Marina. Highlights at this beachfront hostel include a private beach, a restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool.

You can enjoy WiFi, featured in all 85 rooms.

At the hostel's own poolside bar or bar/lounge, you can enjoy a drink. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. Each morning free self-serve breakfast is offered between 6:30 AM and 8 AM. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of a free area shuttle.

With a stay at this Cairns North hostel, you'll be 3 km (1.9 mi) from Reef Fleet Terminal and 3 km (1.9 mi) from Cairns Central Shopping Centre.

Double Room (Shared Bathroom)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

King Room (Ensuite)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (4 Bed)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Women only (4 Bed)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Ensuite

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Summer House Backpackers Cairns ratings based on 50 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Summer House Backpackers Cairns

Everyone (37) Couples (8) Students (1) Family (4)
2 out of 5
It’s a backpackers so it will always be fairly basic. Nomads is at the Northern end of Lake street, so nowhere near the lagoon or main CBD. We booked a private room with separate bathroom. The first room had a portable air conditioning unit that wasn’t properly vented. Basically the fumes stayed in the room instead of the exiting the window. The second room had no air conditioning which made it stifling hot. Given that weather for the day was 32.c, with a feels like temp of 41.c, the room maintained an unhealthy heat. Pros: Clean, and accessible check in till 8pm. Laundry services cheaper than external laundromat. Cons: Wotif advertised a room with breakfast. No breakfast was provided. Staff unclear on room payment so am currently following up with my bank to see if I have paid twice. The overall low rating is based on staff knowledge and climate control in the room.

Posted by on 4 Apr. 2018

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4 out of 5

Good hotel close to airport

A room i needed for a couple of niights. Served its purpose. Staff were friendly and helpful which made staying there enjoyable. Only problem were the guests made a lot of noise till early in the morning. Room was clean and tidy and bathroom could have needed more attention.

Posted by , from Perth Australia on 30 Aug. 2017

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3 out of 5

Great for backbackers

Pros: Price and facilities
Cons: Room and noise control in corridors
Location: Bit of a walk into town, and to Marina, but Esplanade is beautiful at any time of night or day, with several public pools along the way, free to use.
Excellent for backpackers with everything available at reasonable prices. Room was very, very basic.

Posted by , from Sydney on 27 Jul. 2017

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4 out of 5

Welcoming atmosphere & fun staff & clean

Although technically in north Cairns Shuttle is excellent. Its all good, very good service very clean premises and cleaned daily including ablutions. Comforting at home feeling. Great place to meet people. Cheap and includes shuttle to and from town hourly. Cool

Posted by , from cairns QLD on 16 May 2017

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3 out of 5

Good shuttle service into town!

Dylan at the travel desk was super helpful and chill, it was raining for our 3 day stay and he helped us not only book the next part of our trip but find something cool to do (Kuranda sky and railway) The room itself, well it's a hostel so probably do go if you expect Hilton service, but it's got a good vibe and it's pretty clean. The sheets were a bit damp for our first night and the room was freezing cold (only due to the weather at the time) Overall I'd stay again if travelling Oz

Posted by , from London on 18 Aug. 2016

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3 out of 5
Staff at the front desk were really helpful, the only problem I had was trying to lug 2 heavy suitcases up all the stairs, but that is no fault of the staff.

Posted by on 8 Aug. 2016

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3 out of 5

Reasonable with all facilities and friendly staff

Courtesy bus in and out to night market .Bit noisy when bus returned later in night with party animals returning but ok and close to everything

Posted by on 11 Jul. 2016

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4 out of 5

we had a good experience at Nomads

The staff picked up us from the airport at middle night. Very good service :)

Posted by on 15 Jul. 2015

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3 out of 5

Cheap rates, nice facilities

Excellent cost to stay 2 nights. Lots of international visitors staying as guests. Good central kitchen, great pool, limited shared spaces.

Posted by , from Melbourne AU on 2 Jun. 2015

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4 out of 5
Pros: Good price
Cons: 3 levels but no lift

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Townsville on 3 Jan. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Jan. 2015 by

Thanks for the review - we are glad you enjoyed your stay - we do have rooms available on the ground floor for anyone who cannot manage the stairs. Hope to see you again soon!

About the Summer House Backpackers Cairns

Location 341 Lake Street,, Cairns, QLD 4870

Property Features

A private beach is featured. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are available in public spaces for a fee. An outdoor pool, a library, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at Summer House Backpackers Cairns. A cruise ship terminal shuttle and a train station pick-up service are free. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Cairns hostel.

  • 85 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Library
  • Convenience store
  • Garden
  • Computer for guest use
  • ATM
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • On private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free area shuttle
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access - surcharge

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Cairns Station (3.4 km / 2.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle, train station pick-up, cruise terminal shuttle, and shopping center shuttle; airport shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Summer House Backpackers Cairns offers 85 accommodations with air conditioning. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

Guests are served free self-serve breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 8 AM.

Summer House Backpackers Cairns has a restaurant serving dinner only.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3 AM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after check-in hours will be required to leave their passport or driver’s license in the resort safe overnight and be checked in the next morning (when the passport/license will be returned). A passport number or license number is required for check-in.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.
Guests arriving after 10:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome for a fee

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Staffed front desk

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 4 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 4 per day (rates may vary)
  • A pet fee will be charged
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Cairns Nomads
  • Nomads Cairns
  • Nomads Hotel Cairns
  • Nomads Cairns Hostel
  • Nomads Cairns
  • Summer House Backpackers Cairns Cairns
  • Summer House Backpackers Cairns Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

You should know

  • Summer House Backpackers Cairns offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.