Backpacking couple from the UK who wanted to meet new people without being stuffed in a dorm in a hostel. Cairns Sharehouse was everything we were looking for. We originally came in December 2013 for 2weeks and stayed at 22 Scott Street. Not expecting to end up back in Cairns, we returned to the sharehouse and ended up staying 3months. We stayed in a double room costing $240pw, works out about $34pn. This is cheaper then a double room in a hostel or even two single beds in a dorm. The rooms are really decent size, very clean and come with a hamper kit of plates, cutlery etc. there is a shared living area, kitchen and 2bathrooms. Cleaners come once a week to clean the communal areas. All you have to do is wash your dishes and take the bin out once a week. The sharehouse team are awesome, really laid back, friendly and helpful. I ended up cleaning for the sharehouse to help reduce the rent of our room. There are a range of houses some cheaper, just depends if you want a party house or a quiet house. 22 Scott street is 1min walk to Cairns shopping centre and 15min max walk to the lagoon.
We loved it there, made life long friends and would definitely go back.