Hostels in Cairns, Australia

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Cairns, QLD, Australia
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Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Cairns:$47/night
Cheapest price found:$14/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$21 - $75
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$17 - $64
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
9.4 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
7.3 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 Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns
7.8 Good
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 Cairns and is close to nearby attractions, such as The Reef Hotel Casino and Cairns Central. It is close to the area's tourist hot spots and is minutes on foot from Reef Fleet Terminal.

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 

Centrally situated, Cairns Waterfront Backpackers allows for easy access to Cairns's main hot spots. Guests have access to a swimming pool and an outdoor pool.

$54
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Hostel prices in Cairns

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Facts about staying in Cairns

  • What is the cost of a hostel in Cairns?

    $48 per night is how much hostels in Cairns cost, on average. $15 per night was the lowest price recently found by HotelsCombined users - but anything for $40 per night or less is a good deal. Cairns hostel prices fluctuate throughout the year, with July being the most expensive month to book, and in January being the cheapest.

  • What’s the best hostel in Cairns?

    Caravella Backpackers is the best Cairns hostel according to HotelsCombined users. Caravella Backpackers has a rating of 9.4/10 from 6 reviews.

  • What hostel is closest to Cairns Airport?

    The closest Cairns hostel to Cairns Airport is Globetrotters International, which is 3.6 km away.

  • Should I stay in a Cairns hostel?

    Staying at a hostel is beneficial if you’re looking to travel to Cairns on a budget. Spending less on accommodations means you can spend more on activities, food, and souvenirs. You may find that some hostels in Cairns offer amenities similar to those that hotels provide, such as continental breakfasts, 24/7 check-in, an on-site bar, and free Wi-Fi - so there’s often no need to forego any travel comforts.

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