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39 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Esplanade Lagoon
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Cairns Night Markets
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Cairns Esplanade
    4 min walk
  • Airport
    Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.)
    8 min drive

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020 3564 4853
  • Double Room (Shared Bathroom Facilities)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
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  • Shared Dormitory (6 bed with ensuite)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (6 bed with shared bathroom)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Shared Dormitory (6 bed with shared bathroom)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Twin Room (Shared bathroom)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Shared Dormitory (2 bed with shared bathroom)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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About this area

Cairns

Located in Cairns's Cairns Central Business District neighbourhood, Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel is near a train station. Cairns Marlin Marina and Reef Fleet Terminal are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Cairns Night Markets and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Cazaly's Stadium or Barlow Park.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Esplanade Lagoon - 4 min walk
  • Cairns Night Markets - 4 min walk
  • Cairns Esplanade - 4 min walk
  • Cairns Aquarium - 7 min walk
  • Cairns Marlin Marina - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Cairns Station - 13 min walk
  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 8 min drive

About this property

Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

Adults-only Cairns hostel in Cairns Central Business District, walk to Cairns Esplanade
This hostel features a bar/lounge, a 24-hour front desk and a computer station. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a TV in a common area and a front desk safe are on-site. All 20 rooms offer hobs, safes and phones.
Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel offers 20 forms of accommodation with a safe. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free nearby parking
Pick-up airport shuttle (surcharge) from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request

Food and drink

1 bar

Family friendly

Free supervised childcare/activities

Conveniences

Front-desk safe

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

Computer station

Outdoors

Terrace

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

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TV in reception

Room amenities

Food and drink

Cookware/dishes/utensils
Shared kitchen
Hob

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Phone
Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2:00 PM - 5:30 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning on arriving outside normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information.
  • Airport shuttle service is available on request from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Access methods

Host will greet you, lockbox

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Payment types at the property

JCB International
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 50.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 15 per person

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property.

Property is also known as

  • Waterfront Backpackers Hostel Cairns
  • Waterfront Backpackers Hostel
  • Waterfront Backpackers Cairns
  • Waterfront Backpackers
  • Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel Cairns
  • Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
2.7

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
2
4 - Good
8
3 - Okay
12
2 - Mediocre
9
1 - Poor
8
2.6
Cleanliness
3.1
Service and Staff
2.0
Amenities
2.4
Property condition

2/5

  • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The room doesn't have enough outlets. Unclean and old hotel.

Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Go for it

Great location. Chill spot to enjoy cairns.

Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

The showers are crap. And the toilets aren’t really clean. But for a few nights only and for that price it’s completely alright to stay there and the nightmarket is underneath the hostel. It’s not noisy in there and the fridges have small lockers for every person, so no one can steal food from you. It’s not too bad, but nothing I would like to stay in for a month

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Solo backpacker

Quiet place. Thursday nights are the best time to come.

Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2019

3/5

  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2019

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