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Featured Hostels in Cairns

Bounce Cairns
Bounce Cairns
2 out of 5
117 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$71 per night

Located in Cairns (Cairns Central Business District), Bounce Cairns is within a 15-minute walk of Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Central Shopping Centre.

Bounce Cairns
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
2 out of 5
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD
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A stay at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort places you in the heart of Cairns, within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Reef Fleet ...

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Freedom Cairns
Freedom Cairns
2 out of 5
1/7 Shields St, Cairns, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$56 per night

Located in Cairns (Cairns Central Business District), Freedom Cairns is within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Marlin Marina.

Freedom Cairns
Koala Beach Resort
Koala Beach Resort
2.5 out of 5
137 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$90 per night

Koala Beach Resort is centrally located in Cairns, a 3-minute walk from Cairns Aquarium and 10 minutes by foot from Cairns Central Shopping Centre.

Koala Beach Resort
Cairns Central YHA - Hostel
Cairns Central YHA - Hostel
3 out of 5
20-26 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$40 per night

With a stay at Cairns Central YHA - Hostel in Cairns (Cairns Central Business District), you'll be steps from Cairns Central Shopping Centre and 14 minutes by ...

Cairns Central YHA - Hostel
Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
2 out of 5
141 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$55 per night

With a stay at Mad Monkey Backpackers Village in Cairns, you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Central Shopping Centre.

Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
Caravella Backpackers
Caravella Backpackers
2 out of 5
149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$49 per night

When you stay at Caravella Backpackers in Cairns, you'll be near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Marlin Marina.

Caravella Backpackers
Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront
Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront
2 out of 5
93A Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$50 per night

Located in Cairns (Cairns Central Business District), Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront is within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Marlin ...

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

With a stay at Global Backpackers Cairns, you'll be centrally located in Cairns, just a 4-minute walk from Cairns Esplanade and 6 minutes by foot from Cairns ...

Global Backpackers Cairns
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Cairns Student & Backpacker Accommodation

For you, life is a journey, not a destination. If not for the whole needing a job thing, you’d be a world traveller, and all your friends would be #sojelly. But instead you’ve saved up your time off (or maybe even scored a sweet freelance gig), and you’ve been thinking about all the places you could go. In fact, maybe you’ve been thinking a little too hard—it’s holiday time, and you need a place to stay. You also know you don’t have to be flush with heaps of moolah to find your perfect spot. You just need a place to crash after all your adventures, anyway. We’ve got Cairns budget backpackers accommodation to save the day.

Hostels were literally made for last minute travel. They’re cheap, they’re fun, and they’re always around. Kinda like your bestie, hostels are the sort of friend who’s always there for you in a pinch, with a pitcher of margaritas and an epic playlist, ready to party. They’re youth accommodation at its finest. You’ll be out exploring Cairns all day, then coming back just to get ready for the nightlife. You’ll probably meet loads of newfound friends, and the next morning—or more likely, afternoon—it all starts again.

When it comes to holidaying on the cheap, backpackers know where it’s at: Cairns hostel bookings from lastminute.com.au. They’ve got everything you need, and nothing you don’t. So throw a few things in your backpack and get travelling—Cairns isn’t going to wait forever!

Top Trending Hotels in Cairns

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
4 out of 5
209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$130 per night

With a stay at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, you'll be centrally located in Cairns, within a 5-minute drive of Cairns Esplanade and Reef Fleet Terminal.

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Pacific Hotel Cairns
Pacific Hotel Cairns
4.5 out of 5
Corner Esplanade And Spence Street, Cairns, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$129 per night

With a stay at Pacific Hotel Cairns, you'll be centrally located in Cairns, within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Night Markets and Cairns Marlin Marina.

Pacific Hotel Cairns
Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove
Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove
5 out of 5
123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, QLD
The price is AU$223 per night

With a stay at Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove in Cairns (Palm Cove), you'll be a 1-minute drive from Palm Cove Beach and 6 minutes from Clifton ...

Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
5 out of 5
Pierpoint Road, Cairns, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$215 per night

Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina is in the heart of Cairns, within a 5-minute walk of Cairns Marlin Marina and Esplanade Lagoon.

Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
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