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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed at waterfront backpackers for 2 nights and felt very comfortable and welcome! The staff were all very friendly and accommodating! A staff member had asked me why I was up so early and I made a comment saying it was too hot in my room, later on that day, they had brought two fans into the room for...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for a week and the location was great, but that was pretty much it. Extremely dirty kitchen and bathrooms. The bedsheets were stained and the rooms were super small. The staff doesn't seem to care about anything. This was by far the worst hostels we stayed at in Australia.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the most chilled hostel we have stayed in, there is no strict rules and the staff are all so chilled and friendly! We stayed in a 6 bed dorm, we literally turned up at the hostel and they were very helpful and accommodating which is why we chose to stay here! Our room had aircon, it's only on...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go to this venue with caution. We were in a private room and after a couple of days noticed water coming up through the floor between the tiles. After close inspection and a good sniff, we noticed that was in fact sewerage. We told reception who were extremely helpful in moving us to a different hostel, as they were full....

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

Hi Benjamin The water was not Sewerage at all it was caused from a crack in a pipe in our neighbors cold room refrigeration water drain. The water had soaked into the concrete causing it to pop up the tile. The issue was fixed quite quickly from a plumber the day after we moved you to a different hotel. It...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just arrived here to find that is definitely no think like what is advertised , I booked a double room & a rate of $50 Australia, not really a double room actually a double bunk bed , there is know on suite which to be fair I was aware off but the shared bathroom is quite traumatic Awful in fAct...

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed January 21, 2017

Great location right in the center. Good fast WIFI. Lockers In refrigerator. Clean. Horrible Air conditioning. Good people. Stayed for a week and a half, and was suitable for my needs. has a possibility to work for accommodation.

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Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Let's start off on a positive, the wifi was good. Don't get me wrong, I know what to expect from hostels, however, I still expected a basic level of living standards.... Kitchen area, well this looked like it hadn't been cleaned in about 4 weeks. Imagine about 30 teenage kids without their mothers to clean up after them, get the...

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Reviewed November 3, 2016

Checked in to waterfront in January 2016, good first impression with friendly Benny (the owner) on reception. warm happy welcome to the hostel. !! got settled in the room quickly and got along with the girls in the room which i now call my best friends, room was bigger enough with comfy beds and clean bathrooms! :) the people i...

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Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Free wifi is a big bonus for me, it winds me up when hostels charge 3 bucks a day for it. This hostel was free an fast an you could get in the comfort of your own bed. Room was 12 bed dorm but spit off into one room with 4 bed which was nice. Beds pretty comfy staff very...

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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...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Cairns Waterfront Backpackers

Address: 83 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $16 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairns Waterfront Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Room 43 is great”
 of 5 bubbles marcmU2339FC, Aug 3, 2016 | Read review
“Room 61 supposedly is the best 4 bed room and 52\53\54 have the best views”
 of 5 bubbles benjeffcairns, Oct 18, 2015 | Read review
“We were in a room at the end opposite the Pool area, and slept soundly with no disturbances.”
 of 5 bubbles DancesWithGoats, Sep 7, 2015 | Read review
“Stay away from the stairwell and you could possibly have a good night rest.”
 of 5 bubbles Leeuw605, Jul 11, 2015 | Read review
“all the rooms are perfect”
 of 5 bubbles OLIVL2015, Mar 21, 2015 | Read review
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