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Hotel Description

At Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Marlin Marina. Highlights at this hostel include an outdoor swimming pool and in-room free WiFi.

All 20 rooms feature safes and phones. Refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops make in-room dining convenient.

For a drink, you can stop by the hostel's own bar/lounge. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a snack bar/deli, and laundry facilities. There's also free parking nearby, along with the convenience of airport pick-up service.

Attractions within a 15-minute walk of this Cairns Central Business District hostel include Reef Fleet Terminal and Cairns Central Shopping Centre.

Shared Dormitory (6 bed with shared bathroom)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory (2 bed with shared bathroom)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room (Shared Bathroom Facilities)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Twin Room (Shared bathroom)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Shared Dormitory, Women only (6 bed with shared bathroom)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory (6 bed with ensuite)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.5 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

Everyone (4)
1 out of 5
Filthy. Bed had sand on it. Floors had weird stains. Air con locked out during peak heat times. Noisy. No lock on bathroom door leading directly from kitchen.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 9 Mar. 2020

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2 out of 5
The hostel is right next to a major construction site. It is dark and drab.

Posted by on 29 Jul. 2018

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3 out of 5
No air conditionings shared toilet didn't have toilet paper

Posted by on 21 Jan. 2018

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4 out of 5

All you can expect for backpacker accommodation

Handy to all cbd needs Clean sheets, mattress not so clean Reasonable noise levels from other guests Air con between 5pm and 9am Staff good Kitchen was a mess and bathrooms need more cleaning but not totally unusable

Posted by , from coffs harbour on 26 Dec. 2015

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About the Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

Location 83 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD 4870

Property Features

There's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available on request) is available for a fee. An outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Cairns hostel.

  • 1 building
  • 20 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Computer for guest use
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Train station: Cairns Station (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport pick-up

Room Amenities

Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel offers 20 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and shared/communal kitchens. This Cairns hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Kitchenware
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information. The host will greet guests on arrival.

Guests arriving after 8:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information. The host will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

A credit 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.

No onsite parking is available. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only
  • Host will greet you
  • Staffed front desk

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 50.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 15 per person

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

Hotel Names

  • Waterfront Backpackers Hostel Cairns
  • Waterfront Backpackers Hostel
  • Waterfront Backpackers Cairns
  • Waterfront Backpackers
  • Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel Cairns
  • Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

You should know

  • Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel 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.
  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
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