There is an abundance of hostels in Cairns that are all within walking distance to the town and each other, and all within a reasonable budget. However, one thing that makes the Cairns Girls Hostel stand out from the others is the fact that this is an all-girls hostel. If you're used to staying in hostels you would know that most hostels are noisy and often full of late-night young party people, which is something that you would not have to face here in the Cairns Girls Hostel.
Getting there is simple enough - just book a ride at the Sun Palm Public Shuttle Bus counter at the Cairns airport for AUD$10 one way (or AUD$10 return ticket) and they'll send you right to the hostel doorstep.
The environment is safe and clean, with three kitchens to cook from; where most tenants would do their own cooking. Kitchens are fully equipped with basic amenities, microwave and oven, plates, cutlery etc. Toilets and showers are separate and clean. One thing that you must keep in mind, though, is that most of the rooms are with ceiling fans, and with the heat in Cairns, the rooms are quite hot. The common room is nice and cool though, only you're not allowed to bring food/drink there.
Rooms are relatively okay and clean by hostel standards. Beds were not exactly comfortable with thin mattresses, but this is the case with most hostels. Sheets are provided.
One complaint that I would have about my stay though, is that I had to wait two hours before I could be assigned to a room, as I made my booking via e-mail communication to Jenny, the owner, who wasn't present at the time I arrived, and I hadn't been assigned a room. You'd best book through Hostelbookers.com or any other online site to be safe. Mario, the co-owner at the time, was quite apologetic about it though, so I wouldn't take it to heart.
The location is quite good, and there is a launderette right next to the hostel entrance. Cairns business district is within walking distance.
Overall, I'd recommend this hostel to females travelling alone, or those looking for a basic place to stay and not for partying, and for its convenient location.
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- Also Known As:
- Girls Hotel
- Girls Hostel