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15 Best Cairns Backpacker Hostels

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#2 of 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
6 travelers mentioned "backpacker hostels" and "backpacker" when describing this hotel.
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#7 of 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
3 travelers mentioned "backpacker resort" and "backpacker hostel" when describing this hotel.
  • "free which is great! I highly recommend this backpacker resort to anyone who values quiet and safe accommodation at a very reasonable price...."
  • "This is my first time to Cairns with my working holiday. I google to find a backpacker hostel. and google show me this hotel - Gecko's Backpackers It is a beautiful and..."
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#14 of 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
2 travelers mentioned "backpacker" and "backpacker accommodation" when describing this hotel.
  • "Lived in Cairns for nearly 5 months working as a backpacker travel agent, so i know most of the hostels in town, and have had reviews from nearly all of them from customers or being..."
  • "In fact, I was pleasantly surprised about how quiet the place was given it is primarily backpacker accommodation. I would certainly recommend to both singles, couples and familes..."
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#3 of 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
2 travelers mentioned "backpacker" when describing this hotel.
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#4 of 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
5 travelers mentioned "backpacker place" and "backpacker places" when describing this hotel.
  • "Hello Freinds, This hostel, backpacker place is the best accomadation that we had in AUS. Lacated in the center, but not in the main streets, so the noise doesnt get to you. You..."
  • "I found Cairns to be flooded with hotels, motels and backpacker places of all kinds and prices, but I chose Dreamtime because of its high rating. I did check out the nearby Cairns..."
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#28 of 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
4 travelers mentioned "backpacker accommodation" and "backpacker hostel" when describing this hotel.
  • "when visiting Cairns. This comes highly reccomended from two senior ladies who have never stayed in "backpacker" accommodation...."
  • "This place is a fine backpacker hostel. A bit dated but otherwise fairly clean. Very cheap, it has a pool, air con and all of the other facilities. There's a tour desk and the..."
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#54 of 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
4 travelers mentioned "backpacker" and "backpacker hostel" when describing this hotel.
  • "Nomads is professionally run hostel and has all the bells and whistles that a top end backpacker accommodation. I think it's the cheapest accommodation in cairns, and because this..."
  • "(This review is based on this being a backpacker hostel. If you can't deal with communal showers and twin beds, this may not be for you. For those who can deal with backpacker..."
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#10 of 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
2 travelers mentioned "backpacker places" and "backpacker" when describing this hotel.
  • "and although i very much liked the place after a few days in mediocre backpacker places and expensive hotels i was pretty much ready to leave By good fortune as i was exploring..."
  • "people. We couldnt reccommend the sharehouse enough and have told every backpacker on our travels that if heading to cairns they HAVE to stay with the Cairns Sharehouse..."
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#68 of 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
2 travelers mentioned "backpacker" and "backpacker hostel" when describing this hotel.
  • "I am a backpacker myself, travelled mainly the West coast of Australia where you pay at least $24 (with an YHA Card) a day and the hostels weren't offering ANY of the free things..."
  • "You get what you pay for here with this being a backpacker hostel. Rooms are cheap from $18 a night. Dorm rooms are either 8 or 10 bed with this sometimes being separated over a..."
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#24 of 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
4 travelers mentioned "backpacker hostel" and "backpacker" when describing this hotel.
  • "Gilligans is a partying backpacker hostel. The room we were in was near the bar, could here music until around 5am but with earplugs i managed to get a sleep. Some of the dorms have..."
  • "All in all this is a great hostel to stay in if you're a backpacker in a group, couple or by yourself. Bad reviews are only there because people are innexperienced at backpacking..."
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#74 of 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
3 travelers mentioned "backpacker location" and "backpacker hostel" when describing this hotel.
  • "Global Waterfront is a cool backpacker location right in the heart of the Esplanade. You have a myriad of eateries and pubs very nearby on the Esplande. The staff are very..."
  • "the rooms are their HOMES, and for someone who has chosen to live in a backpacker hostel - he really cannot tolerate noise and he WILL shout at you!..."
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#35 of 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
One traveler mentioned "backpacker" when describing this hotel.
  • "If your a sociable backpacker or just a traveller looking for a place to mingle while enjoying affordable accommodations, Njoy is the place for you...."
  • "I have spent my last two weeks in australia in this hostel and i couldn't have made a better decision. Nice and helpful staff, clean rooms, nice and big kitchen and a free pool table! Also they have g..."
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#26 of 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
One traveler mentioned "backpacker place" when describing this hotel.
  • "But all in all for the price it's a gud backpacker place, it has a nice pool area and communal areas, staff are helpful with tours etc, and the provide entertainment at ngt. When we..."
  • "After staying in some hell holes in Australia I wasnt expecting much from Calypso. However the staff were very friendly from the start- picking us up from our campervan rental place. The hostel has a ..."
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#25 of 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
One traveler mentioned "backpacker" when describing this hotel.
  • "to the nightclub strip & casino. Rooms and facilities are basic, but for a backpacker they are perfect and the price reflects. Our room was cleaned daily. Angelo at the..."
  • "This hostel is located right across the street of the big party hostel, Gilligans, but is 7 AUD cheaper a night. Nice, spacious and clean rooms. OK kitchen, and easy access to all parts of town. Highl..."
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#71 of 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
4 travelers mentioned "backpacker" when describing this hotel.
  • "25min walk from the centre of town but unless you need to be in the middle of backpacker madness this is no trouble. Rooms are reasonable size, clean and well fitted out..."
  • "shop around the corner. And also an bakery. The pool is clean, even the kitchen. For a backpacker, a nice place to stay. Cheap, and good...."
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#49 of 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
One traveler mentioned "backpacker hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "Hard to beat this one for a family/backpacker hotel. 5 mins walk from the heart of town and an amazingly delightful base to get out and have whatever sort of holiday you're after..."
  • "This hostel was awesome and I'm glad I chose it. The staff were super friendly and helpful, it was clean, and the whole hostel just had a really friendly and relaxed feel to it. It's located just 10 m..."
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#44 of 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
One traveler mentioned "backpacker" when describing this hotel.
  • "There are a lot of long term backpacker at the Monkey, it creates a family type feel to the place. Everybody is nice and open minded, the staff threats you like friends, it's a very..."
  • "Good location, opposite lagoon. Kitchen pretty big. We paid 25 dollars each for a twin room which was pretty good price. However, the sheets were not clean and we were not really given the intro you ..."
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