We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lazy Duck Hostel

136 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Woodduck Backpackers)
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Lazy Duck Hostel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Lazy Duck Hostel
Add Photo Write a Review

59 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    23
    10
    4
    9
    13
See reviews for
Families
0
3
25
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (59)
  • Mar-May only
    (14)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (10)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (13)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (22)
All months
Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in this place 2 weeks ago and the new management did its homework. a lot of changes in this 2 weeks. best atmosphere I have experienced by far, everybody goes out together at night.many motto nights e.g. Toga night or ladies night. would book this place again really good free and unlimited wifi!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lyon, France
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You never expect much when you're going to a cheap hostel, but sometimes you can be positively surprised... Not at the Lazy Duck Hostel. I arrived very early in the morning but there is no one at the reception before 9am so I had to wait with my luggages. Then the room was OK but the bathroom was completely filthy,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers are raving about these Cairns hotels

2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Okay so u get what ya pay for but this is a good example of why you dint believe everything u see the rooms were dirty I think I saw someone mop the one toilet and one shower once in my visit of four nights! Had to go ask for clean bedding and the beds not comfy! There is a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

For $16 a night i guess its what you expect. It has everything you would need for a budget backpacker and seemed like an alright atmosphere. However, our particular stay meant that although we booked together we were in seperate rooms. Our stay was short so we sucked it up and thought it wouldnt be too bad. My room was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cairns, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It's a really nice place to stay. Nice garden and pool area to relax. Free Breakfast from 7 to 11 is great! First hostel I actually ate the free breakfast, because its not to early haha + pancakes on Sundays are pretty cool. Also the free WiFi is really good! The people are all nice and everyone fits in straight... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Very good hostel, enjoyed my time here immensely. The atmosphere and surroundings are great, very social environment. Free brekky is a massive bonus, dressing up as a woman on my first night was an experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Great place full of great people! Free wifi and breakfasts every morning is just an added bonus! Events on near enough every day of the week. Such a 'family' type atmosphere and everyone just fits in almost straight away! Good place to really feel comfortable. Highly recommend!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

I only meant to stay for a few days and that turned into a few weeks. Great atmosphere, awesome people and perfect location. Once u stay at the lazy duck, it's hard to leave, quack quack!!! Free brekkie, good wifi, pool, hang out in the garage and chill ;)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cairns Region, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Free Breakfast, Free strong wifi everywhere in the hostel... Great Location, close to bus stop, friendly stuff... What else you asking for ? I have stayed for close to a month and it's surely worth your stay in Cairns~ Ohhh, don't forget there is pool in the hostel and also air con in the room ! Come stay here and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

I've been staying at the Lazy Duck for a pretty long time and have not been dissapointed. It's one of the best value for money places you can stay at in Cairns. The main benefit is the free breakfast that you can enjoy every morning and it's the perfect spot to get to either the esplanade or Cairns central in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

16 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (13)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay