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Popular hostels in Cairns

Discover well-known properties in Cairns that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 574 hotels in Cairns and price data was last updated on 29 May 2024. The average price for a hotel in Cairns is $44/night.
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274 Draper Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Situated in Cairns, the hostel is a short walk from Cairns Central and offers a swimming pool and an outdoor pool. It is set amongst a range of restaurants and cafés and is minutes on foot from Cairns Railway Station.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Airport shuttle
7.2
Good
364 reviews
Location
0.6 km from city centre
341 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Boasting a swimming pool, an outdoor pool and a private beach, Summer House Backpackers Cairns is situated in Cairns and offers comfortable accommodation. It is located a 10-minute car ride from Cairns Airport and an airport transfer is provided for guests.
Free Wi-Fi
7.5
Good
1525 reviews
Location
2.3 km from city centre
67 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Centrally situated, Global Backpackers Waterfront offers easy access to Cairns's main tourist attractions. Just a short stroll from Esplanade Lagoon, it provides comfortable rooms equipped with a ceiling fan and free wireless internet access.
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
8.4
Excellent
1881 reviews
Location
0.6 km from city centre
8 Scott St, Cairns, QLD, Australia
This cosy hostel is situated close to Cairns Central in Cairns. It also offers an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and luggage storage.
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9.0
Excellent
1377 reviews
Location
0.5 km from city centre
4 Pemboke Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
MiHaven Student Living - Student Accommodation is situated in Cairns and is close to the area's popular attractions. It offers free Wi-Fi, luggage storage and laundry facilities.
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
7.5
Good
39 reviews
Location
1.1 km from city centre
207 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Conveniently situated, Castaways Backpackers Cairns offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also provides free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a free shuttle service.
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4.7
Okay
29 reviews
Location
1.2 km from city centre

Tips for booking hostels in Cairns

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Cairns. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 29 May 2024.
Cheapest month:October
Most expensive month:September
Average price in Cairns:$44/night
Cheapest price found:$19/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$23 - $81
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$32 - $63
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Top-rated Cairns hostels

Browse through properties in Cairns that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 574 properties in Cairns and data was last updated on 29 May 2024.
Our users rated these hostels as some of the best places to stay in Cairns. Make sure to read hostel descriptions and reviews to find the right property right for you.
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20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$27
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149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.8 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
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Airport shuttle
$79
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149 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
Air conditioning
$53
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57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$27
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Hostel prices in Cairns

Get a sense of the average price and most popular properties to stay in Cairns to help you budget for your trip accordingly. Hotels that are booked the most in each class receive the “Most popular” badge. Hotels with the “Best value” badge are the most popular hotels in Cairns at attractive prices. Price data was last updated on 29 May 2024.
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20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia

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Other accommodations in Cairns

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167-173 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.8 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$68
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122 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$144
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287 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
1.8 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$80
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69 Abbott St, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$119
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Cairns, QLD, Australia
1.6 km from city centre
Air conditioning
$136
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Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Air conditioning
$107
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Cairns, QLD, Australia
1.9 km from city centre
$152
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Where to stay in Cairns

Explore different neighbourhoods and areas within Cairns to find the perfect location for your stay. Map data was last updated on 29 May 2024.
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Facts about staying in Cairns

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Cairns to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 29 May 2024.
  • What is the cost of a hostel in Cairns?

    $45 per night is how much hostels in Cairns cost, on average. $19 per night was the lowest price recently found by HotelsCombined users - but anything for $37 per night or less is a good deal. Cairns hostel prices fluctuate throughout the year, with June being the most expensive month to book, and in July being the cheapest.

  • What’s the best hostel in Cairns?

    Yha Cairns Central is the best Cairns hostel according to HotelsCombined users. Yha Cairns Central has a rating of 8.1/10 from 1,804 reviews.

  • What hostel is closest to Cairns Airport?

    The closest Cairns hostel to Cairns Airport is Caravella Backpackers, which is 3.7 km away.

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

    While there are other neighbourhoods throughout Cairns, 33% of HotelsCombined users searched for hostels in Cairns CBD in the past 12 months, making it a popular choice. Global Backpackers Cairns is our most popular hostel in this area.

  • 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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