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Cairns Waterfront Backpackers

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83 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #45 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Great location as it's just a 1 minute walk to the lagoon and about a 5 minute walk to the shopping centre/ market. The pool is nice here and the own is very friendly. The double room we had the mattress was ruined so they just put a sponge mattress on top it where they should have just replaced the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Just got done staying at Waterfront Backpackers and it was excellent! The two new owners Ben and Leigh put a lot of attention into making this a great stay. First I have been all over OZ and by far they have the fastest wifi and it's FREE! They have brand new fridges with your own locker so your food/beverages don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

possibly the best hostel that i have ever stayed in! the new management are super cool! the place is clean and there is plenty of activities. the location is perfect. across from the lagoon and close to all restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

different from all the other hostels which makes it good. friendly staff. In the middle of city and clean rooms. laguna is near and the hostel has a nice pool. cheap and worth the money. :) definitely coming back

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Stayed for 2 weeks and was really impressed with the amount of work the new owners are putting into making the hostel a great place to live. The pool is clean and maintained, the fridges are brand new and the rooms are cleaned everyday. The staff gave me directions when I needed to find a specific place and they even... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

THEY ARE THIEVES!! You can easily get into any room through the window, so your belongings are not safe there. We had to put a locker in our door AND THEY BROKE IT. We asked them to pay it back (it was a very expensive locker) and they refused. Want more? They used our credit card to charge us money... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I have been staying at the waterfront backpackers for four weeks now and absolutely love it! The rooms are nice and spacious in the larger dorms with ensuite bathrooms that are kept nice and tidy. The common areas are an awesome place to meet fellow backpackers with a ping pong table and lounge area with a tv. The kitchen is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

me and my partner stayed here once and really enjoyed it felt we then went to work at sea then come back 2 more times as we just felt it was a nice place to be the owner was really friendly and happy all the time couldn't do enough for us :) he was nice enough to give us a... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A nice hostel, and good value for the money. nice staff, and I see that from this photos here that they have done some redecorating! Air-con and free Wi-Fi, what's not to love ! very central and close to everything! I would recommend this to everyone going to Cairns :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

love the hostel - one of the best I stayed in Australia - and the cheapest! Definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a cheapt hostel with great location. Rooms are clean, staff is friendly. You can also book all your reef tours & rainforest visits plus other action through reception, makes it super easy :)

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