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Cairns Waterfront Backpackers

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked a twin room, barely enough room for our cases and the bed. Bed sheets were stained and there was a foot long hole in the roof. Unless you want smokers passive cigarette smoke in your lungs you can't sit on the terrace or cook your food in the kitchen. The pool looked dirtier than the local river. Very noisy,... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far the best hostel i've stayed at while traveling. Stayed here for 3months while in Cairns and this hostel definetly played a huge part in making my time there as good as it was. The lads that run the hostel are great and help with what ever your needing. Everyone i met at the hostel was friendly, easy to... More 

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Thank Andrew H
Surfers Paradise, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed near here & it was so noisey people up till 6am,talking very loudly,been rowdy & fighting had no sleep all night & wouldn't recommend this place at all & definitly will not stay here in the near future. You can stay up & have fun but there has to be a time where it needs to come to a... More 

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4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for two weeks! Originally booked for one but extended it more out of laziness and the fact the first week wasn't too bad! Firstly our room flooded we woke up to find our floor covered in water all of my boyfriends stuff was soaked and we didn't even get an apology off the staff or even a word... More 

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Thank jhar1993
Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I Stayed at waterfront backpackers for 1 week probably one of the most happiest and friendliest hostels I've been to. Everyone was so happy to help when I had a problem or a question. It was very clean and the owners were extremely pleasant to talk to! I would 100 % recommend this hostel to anyone that passes through cairns.

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Thank naomilouiseharlett
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night in May and following that went back and stayed for sometime after, out of all the hostels that I have stayed in (ridiculously fussy and really easily disgusted) found this superior in terms of location,cleanliness and staff. The rooms were cleaned daily, free BBQ for guests once a week, free wifi and the staff were... More 

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Thank Meganmc91
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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40 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Just stayed at this property with a group of older Gentlemen for a 4 day weekend ~ the accomodation is double to 4 6 and 10 berth rooms, you get 2 sheets and a pillow case,one pillow.. NO towels , soap, or any other extras,the rooms are basic, and i do mean basic, apart from the bed, there is a... More 

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Thank Bernard G
Leigh D, Manager at Cairns Waterfront Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Benard, At Cairns Waterfront we do target a more younger group who enjoy partying. Therefore, our hostel wont please everyone. But in saying that we try our best to keep any and all customers happy. At the end of the day we are a hostel not a hotel, you'll find not many hostels that provide soaps etc. and we... More 

Hobart, Australia
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Good place if ALL you want is somewhere to crash. CHEAP. I had a double room (double with single above) and that is all that is in the room. Nothing else - but it's a hostel. I wanted to print out some info but the bank of computers were not linked to a printer. On the UPSIDE - Thursday night... More 

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Thank craighgraham
Newmarket, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I arrived at Waterfront Backpackers with a couple of friends and at the time we were all looking for work and wanted somewhere in the centre of Cairns close to everything. This hostel's location is absolutely ideal for any backpacker looking for leisure or work, there are multiple businesses within walking distance that are always looking to hire people especially... More 

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Thank Khan S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

I first arrived with 2 friends. At the time we all worked in cairns so we needed a place to stay for long. Benny and Leigh made sure we got the room we wanted with our own bathroom. I ended up staying 6 months. The hostel is really great if you want to stay long. But if your there for... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Cairns Waterfront Backpackers

Address: 83 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $16 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairns Waterfront Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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