Hostels in Cairns, Australia

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Cairns, QLD, Australia
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Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:January
Average price in Cairns:₱149,185/night
Cheapest price found:₱667/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Thursday
₱849 - ₱4,712
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
₱2,155 - ₱4,023
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top Rated Cairns hostels

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Cairns Central Yha
8.2 Excellent
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.3 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Centrally situated, Cairns Central YHA offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also provides an outdoor pool, meeting rooms and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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Caravella Backpackers
9.3 Excellent
149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Conveniently situated, Caravella Backpackers allows for easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, an express check-in and check-out feature and an outdoor pool.

3
Bounce Cairns
7.9 Good
117 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Cairns hostel is located just a short walk from Cairns Central and The Reef Hotel Casino. It also provides an outdoor pool, a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.

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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
8.1 Excellent
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort is situated in the heart of Cairns and is within an easy walk of Cairns Central. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool, and is within walking distance of The Reef Hotel Casino.

Cheapest hostels in Cairns, Australia

Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel
83 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Only two minutes from Esplanade Lagoon, Cairns Waterfront Backpackers is located in the heart of Cairns. It also offers a swimming pool and an outdoor pool.

₱3,556
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Hostel prices in Cairns

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Cairns travel FAQs

  • What is the cost of a hostel in Cairns?

    ₱2,686 per night is how much hostels in Cairns cost, on average. ₱681 per night was the lowest price recently found by HotelsCombined users - but anything for ₱1,983 per night or less is a good deal. Cairns hostel prices fluctuate throughout the year, with October being the most expensive month to book, and in March being the cheapest.

  • What’s the best hostel in Cairns?

    Based on our data, Caravella Backpackers is the best Cairns hostel, with a rating of 9.3/10 from 5 reviews.

  • What hostel is closest to Cairns Airport?

    Globetrotters International is 3.6 km away from Cairns Airport, making it the closest Cairns hostel to the city’s most popular airport.

  • What area of Cairns is most popular to stay in?

    Cairns CBD is the best part of Cairns to stay in based on our user data. Out of all our users who looked at Cairns hostels, 25% of them searched within the Cairns CBD neighborhood in the last year. The Jack Backpackers happens to be the most popular hostel in the Cairns CBD neighborhood of Cairns.

  • Should I stay in a Cairns hostel?

    Hostels in Cairns tend to have a more active social scene than hotels, so they’re perfect for outgoing travelers looking to meet other people. Cairns hostels are, on average, cheaper than other stays in the city due to their dorm-style sleeping quarters. However, this means you can spend your money elsewhere such as on local tours and events.

  • Does Cairns have hostels with “24hfrontdesk” listed as an amenity?

    Yes, 5 Cairns hostels list “24hfrontdesk” as an amenity. If you’re looking for a particular hostel in Cairns with this feature, then consider staying at the popular Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort.