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PKs Jungle Village - Hostel places you steps from Bat House Cape Tribulation and within a short 5-minute stroll of Dubuji Boardwalk. Highlights at this beach hostel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool and free self parking.

You can enjoy ceiling fans and safes, featured in all 44 rooms. Housekeeping is available on request.

The hostel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Additionally, you'll find a coffee shop/café, coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 10 AM.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this 3-star Cape Tribulation hostel include Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation.

Shared Dormitory (5 Share Dorm)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Room (3 - Double & Single)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Ensuite Room (2 - King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Shared Dormitory (7 Share Dorm)

Bed Count 7 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Ensuite Room (4 - Double & Bunks)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Ensuite Room (3 - Double & Single)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

PKs Jungle Village - Hostel ratings based on 29 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 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for PKs Jungle Village - Hostel

Everyone (15) Couples (6) Family (8)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Sep. 2019

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3 out of 5

Great location, needs improvement

We stayed there 5 days. Location was beautiful. Staff was not very helpful as we have just arrived that day and were 10 minutes late for dinner, not realising the cut off time. They did not want to do anything to help us out to get something to eat, even though the kitchen staff were still there. Mattress was fairly hard, room had no basic amenities like kettle or any storage for our clothes. The owner on the other hand was great and very accommodating. Our reservation clerk on the day or arrival was great and moved us to a room where aircon worked properly. One of the staff was very helpful with information on local walks and tracks. Overall, mixed feelings about our stay. In the end we improvised and had great time. Would definitely be back to visit the area.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 17 Jan. 2018

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23 Jan. 2018 by Management

Thank-You Olja for your response!

3 out of 5

Pretty good as far as hostels go

Pros: The bar/restaurant was a great spot. Love the pool tables too, they were fun.
Cons: We stayed in a private room (Rm 15). Things that would have been great to have: a lamp, hooks (for towels etc.) and additional pillows.
We enjoyed our stay at PKs Jungle Village. The facilities were pretty good and clean as far as hostels go and staff were friendly. Considering that you are in the middle of the forest, the food at the restaurant was good and reasonably priced.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 30 Oct. 2017

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28 Dec. 2017 by cristie

HI Sylvia, thankyou for your kind words. We have taken on board your suggestions.

2 out of 5
Shabby venue with very poor service. Overpriced. Very basic 'pub' food (poorly made burgers, fish and chips etc). Had to pay extra for wi-fi that didn't reach my room. No option to adjust air-con. Thin walls so kept awake by neighbours' kids. No chair, table or storage in room. For $150 :-(

Posted by , from cairns on 16 Apr. 2017

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30 Apr. 2018 by Nat

Hello Nick, We're very sad to hear you did not enjoy your stay. We have improved our food but the menu remains the same with burgers, fish and chips, thai curry, thai soup, chili con carne, etc so theres a wide variety of traditional Australian eats with a couple Thai and TexMex options. Our food is extraordinary as we're so lucky to have 3 amazing chefs from Europe with previous experience in two hat fine-dining restaurants. Because of our location in the Daintree rainforest, we must supply our own energy so it is very costly but we are lucky to have wifi to supply to guests for a very small fee. Sadly we do not have the ability to have routers for wifi all over the premises but the wifi reaches the bistro, reception, and cabins around that area. We do have adjustable air-con as well as sturdy walls and storage room. We hope you can give us another try as we'd love to have you see how much we've improved our whole hotel from our service to our comfort. Kindly, Management

4 out of 5

Close to the beach, great atmosphere, lovely food

We spent an enjoyable day exploring the region, walking on the beach nearby, a great place to relax and unwind

Posted by on 10 Jan. 2017

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21 Jan. 2017 by The Team at PK's

Thank you for the review - lovely to hear you enjoyed Cape Trib so much : ) Hope to see you again at PK's!

3 out of 5

It's been 19 years since I last stayed here

Pros: Location
Cons: Every thing needs to be improved. Better bathroom, better beds something to hang clothes on. Need to improve the food at the restaurant.
Location: Location is very central to activates and beach.
It's been 19 years since I last stayed here so I know it's budget accommodation. I paid for one of there best rooms, so you would think you would get a decent bed and bathroom. The bathroom looks and feels like it has been taken out of a old caravan, the taps dripped and when they got the maintenance man in he managed to break the hot water tap on the sink. The bed was as hard as nails. There are no hooks or anything to hang clothes on, there is no tea or coffee provide. The baby in the room next door woke me up at 2:30am, then the rats in the roof woke me up at 5:30am.

Posted by , from Perth on 31 Jul. 2016

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30 Apr. 2018 by Nat

Hello there, We are so sad to hear you did not enjoy your stay. I hope you give us another try as we have improved our beds to very comfortable soft beds with lovely soft sheets. We do our best to spread booked rooms away for less noise complaints, and while we do not have rats..we do have birds that sometimes land on the roof or tree branches that make loud noises depending on the wind and rain. There are hangers to hang items in our rooms and we have amazing food thats expanded to include some lovely Thai dishes cooked by highly qualified chefs from Europe with past experience in fine-dining and two hat restaurants. Kindly, Management

1 out of 5

Dismal !!!!

Pros: The happy hour was nice, brought a few people to the bar but the early close of the bar especially when there were punters still drinking was bizarre.
Cons: Everything, bring it back to a backpacker/tourist spot rather a family site.
Location: The beach was beautiful.
This would have to be the worst experience I have encountered in my life. Treated like a 3rd class citizen from the beginning. This trip was for a 30th birthday. Told my personal alcohol wasn't permitted in my room and I had to leave it behind, on arrival no mention from either party to this rule. The room was backed on to another room which on night one had small children, whom then vacated and night two the staff put another group with small children. This was a Friday/Saturday night I add. The Friday night we were told by management we were not to make any noise at all from 10pm and on Saturday this was the case from 9pm. We were told no music was permitted in our room even though across the road some 10 meters campers were allowed music. This irked me as I have brought my own system up for the occasion which was rendered pointless. The food was embarrassing, paper thin attempted T-bone missing the T, simply became a piece of meat with a bone on the end. Ordered sauce, none arrived when questioned the waitress didn't charge for it and it would have been a 5 minute wait so no point...

Posted by , from Cairns on 31 Aug. 2015

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1 May 2018 by Nat

Hi Stuart, We are shocked to read you review. We would love to have you come back during our peak season (May to October) and see how lively and fun this place is. We must be honest and explain if you have a budget room there is not guarantee of who will be rooming with you but we have plenty of private rooms where you can enjoy your music at a reasonable level. We also pride ourselves in our food with our amazing chefs from Europe with previous fine-dining and two hat experience. We recommend you give our curry a try or the schnitzel that seem to be staff favorites. We hope you can come back and improve our review. We look forward to the opportunity. Kindly, Management

3 out of 5

Potentially a great place in a beautiful location

We enjoyed our stay in such a beautiful part of the world. The room was large and comfortable. The hotel facilities for cooking are poor though and not really clean. The shared bathrooms could use a good clean too. Staff was generally friendly but maybe a tad more interested in traveling then working. The restaurant and bar area is good though.

Posted by , from perth on 5 Aug. 2015

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1 May 2018 by Nat

Hi Jen, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We have daily cleaning on the kitchen and showers and we would love for you to come back and see how much we've improved. We also have lovely hard working staff. We hope to see you again so we can receive a deserving review score. Kindly, Management

4 out of 5

2 adult and 3 children in a 7 person dorm

Pros: Staff.... Cost... great value for a family of five (5) looking for simple accommodation for the night and a hot shower.
Cons: Mossie screens on windows....
Location: PRICELESS...... what to do???..... LOOKUP!!!!!.... no wifi... no mobile reception so make the most of it... LOOKUP!!!!
We booked the entire dorm for $95. Dorm was acceptable, basic top and bottom sheet + pillow.... but no mossie screens on lift up wooden window screens..... short walk to pretty beach. Shared showers and kitchen acceptable. :-) Staff surprised me...We were disappointed as we missed out of a Reef Trip but Tash from reception was so professional and surprisingly she called me the next day to tell me places had become available. Pity I was back in Cairns by then... but BZ Tash and PK's.... even got to see a cassowary and a 4m croc in the wild... AUSTRALIA THE LUCKY COUNTRY.... loving the ART OF TRAVEL

Posted by , from Cape Tribulation on 2 Aug. 2015

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1 May 2018 by Nat

Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you back again with the family! Kindly, Management

3 out of 5


Pros: surroundings appeared tidy and well kept
Cons: new bed mattresses
Location: water holes, beach, walks, bike rides, treetop swing, rest and relaxation
Short overnight stay Room was clean - no jug for boiling up a cuppa! Kitchen facilities closed at 9pm- disappointing

Posted by , from Cairns on 21 Apr. 2015

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1 May 2018 by The Team at PK's

Hi Sesh, We are glad you had a great time but sorry you did not sleep well. We hope you can improve your review when you return and find that our beds are now very comfortable. Kindly, Managment

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. An outdoor pool, a library, and a terrace are also featured at PKs Jungle Village - Hostel. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Cape Tribulation hostel.

  • 44 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Games room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Library
  • Corner/local shop
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

PKs Jungle Village - Hostel offers 44 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and a ceiling fan. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.

PKs Jungle Village - Hostel has a restaurant on site.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 7 PM.
If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: The Jungle Bar & Bistro
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 7 PM.
Guests arriving after hours will need to go to the following location to check in: The Jungle Bar & Bistro
Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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 are 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 rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No lifts


Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 6 and AUD 20 per person (approximately)

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

Hotel Names

  • PKs Jungle Village Hostel Cape Tribulation
  • PKs Jungle Village Hostel
  • PKs Jungle Village Cape Tribulation
  • PKs Jungle Village
  • PKs Jungle Village - Hostel Cape Tribulation
  • PKs Jungle Village - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

You should know

  • Alcohol isn't allowed at PKs Jungle Village - Hostel.
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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.