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Cairns Waterfront Backpackers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Been in Cairns for a few weeks now and i love this place. Would recommend this to anyone who is staying in Cairns or even just for the night ! The staff and everyone in the hostel is so friendly and i was made to feel so welcome. my room had its own bathroom with shower also aircon which you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Originally I was only supposed to stay a week but I actually ended up staying for 3 months and the only reason I left was to do my farm work, I'm actually planning on returning to waterfront when I've completed my farm work. The hostel is great the atmosphere is amazing! Shout out to all the staff and owners safe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

The hostel is on a perfect location. You cross the road and you are in the lagoon!! Also the bars and clubs are around the corner. The atmosphere in the hostel is great. I came in alone and the staff werr so friendly to me. I extended my stay in total for 3 weeks. If you're ever in cairms def.... More 

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Thank Maurice v
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

I have lived here now for over 2 months and started to feel at home very quickly. Its a very clean hostel and everyone including staff are friendly. The location is great as you are on the doorstep of the esplanade so are very close to bars and restaurants. The weekly bbq is really nice and a great way to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

I've been staying in waterfront for two months now and it really feels like home. It's a really clean hostel and a great place to meet new people. Every Thursday there's a free barbecue in the common area outside, which is great. The hostel gets cleaned everyday and the staff is really friendly. The location is perfect, right on the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 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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Cairns, Australia
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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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Amenities

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

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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