8.0
Excellent
/10
(149 reviews)See what guests said
Housekeeping3
Shops1
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7.3

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Cairns Aquarium 390 m
Muddy's Playground 390 m
Michaelmas Cay 730 m
Night Markets 740 m
Esplanade Boardwalk 770 m
Cairns Esplanade Lagoon 870 m
Green Island 1.14 km
The Reef Hotel Casino 1.19 km
Cairns Botanic Gardens 2.76 km
Gallo DairyLand 4.79 km
Nearby landmarks
Munro Martin Parklands 200 m
Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic 220 m
Cairns Central Shopping Center 230 m
Cairns Private Hospital 250 m
St Monica's Cathedral 260 m
Cairns Electorate Office 330 m
Cairns Aquarium 390 m
Muddy's Playground 390 m
Cairns Tennis Centre 460 m
JUTE Theatre Company 480 m
Asylum Cairns Backpackers Hostel
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Asylum Cairns Backpackers Hostel

149 Grafton Street, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870 - See map
  • 940 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Cairns

  • Garden

  • Laundry service

Value for money8.6
Distance to city center1.0 km
Location rating7.3
Nearest airportCairns Airport (CNS)
Distance to airport4.9 km

Rooms available at Asylum Cairns Backpackers Hostel

Bed in 3-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Double Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Female
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Twin with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Property ranking|Compared to 533 Cairns properties
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Value for money score
8.6/10
Service score
8.5/10
Room comfort score
6.4/10
Location score
7.3/10
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79
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77
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Overall rating:
8.0
Excellent
149 reviews
Cleanliness
7.0
Facilities
7.3
Location
7.3
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More about Asylum Cairns Backpackers Hostel

More about Asylum Cairns Backpackers Hostel

Designed for both business and leisure travel, Asylum Cairns Backpackers Hostel is ideally situated in Cairns City Center; one of the city's most popular locales. Situated only 37.3 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

The facilities and services provided by Asylum Cairns Backpackers Hostel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, airport transfer, BBQ facilities.

Step into one of 50 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as internet access – wireless, air conditioning, telephone, fan, internet access – LAN which can be found in some rooms. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include outdoor pool, garden are designed for escape and relaxation. Asylum Cairns Backpackers Hostel is a smart choice for travelers to Cairns, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.

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Reviews of Asylum Cairns Backpackers Hostel from real guests

Overall rating
8.0
Excellent
From 149 reviews
8.9Service
8.6Value for money
7.9Location
Agoda Reviews (44)Booking.com Reviews (105)
Rating via Booking.com8.2
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10
Excellent
Cleanliness7.8
Facilities7.7
Location8.2
Room comfort and quality7.8
Service9.2
Value for money8.6
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9+ Exceptional (51)
8-9 Excellent (40)
7-8 Very Good (54)
6-7 Good (11)
<6 Below Expectation (39)
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10.0
Exceptional
Samuel
Business traveler

Sane Asylum”

The friendly staff and residents.
Reviewed December 13, 2020
7.0
Very good
Matthew
Solo traveler

Would have stayed longer if...”

Excellent staff
Reviewed September 10, 2020
7.0
Very good
Sascha
Solo traveler

Good”

spacious property reasonably good location
I imagine it could get loud there
Reviewed August 07, 2020
9.0
Exceptional
Betty
Solo traveler

Superb”

Everyone was really welcoming and friendly. Staff were amazing.
It&#39;s a bit old and a few facilities were broken.
Reviewed August 06, 2020
6.0
Anonymous
Solo traveler

Pleasant”

Close to beach, good information and recommendations about tours available
Noisy AC, old and dirty, WI-Fi only at common area
Reviewed March 15, 2020
8.3
Excellent
Diana
Couple

Very good”

The location was perfect
Reviewed December 13, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Jimmy
Solo traveler

Exceptional”

The host Annie who will make sure you have the best stay at her hostel!
Everything was perfect!
Reviewed November 10, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Baldrick
Solo traveler

Comfortable !!”

Perfect place a cheap sleep. It&#39;s got a very pleasant vibe to it. Laid back culture. Number 1 value for money backpackers in Cairns.
Limo transit to the Airport
Reviewed October 28, 2019
7.9
Very good
Christopher
Business traveler

Really good stay. I felt...”

Host was great and guests friendly. Also activities with guests&#47;host (bbq etc)
Hanging stand in the room (no where to hang&#47;place any clothes) and door knobs on the chest of drawers. Internet only available near reception. It would be better if it was available in the room (...
Reviewed September 08, 2019
2.5
Russ
Solo traveler

Very poor”

Free tea
A man pissed in the garden and was allowed to stay .... ??? Yullinga
Reviewed September 06, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Tatsawan
Group

Hostel is clean and have...”

Totally of environment is clean and clear. Room was managed as private for women. Toilet is near the room so it’s comfortable to live. Host is very kind and friendly.
The location is quite a bit far walking to middle city.
Reviewed September 04, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Andrew
Solo traveler

Amazing host, great location, comfy...”

Great private rooms, comfy beds, many outdoor areas to chill and relax only a short stroll to town! Annie from Asylum was amazing from the get go, she helped me organise all my tours, she even waited ...
Reviewed August 28, 2019
6.3
Good
Anonymous
Family with young children

Pleasant”

Uncomfortable beds, no internet access in room.
Reviewed August 24, 2019
7.9
Very good
Anonymous
Couple

Good”

The staff was very very helpful and kind. Annie you are great! 😊 Coffee and tea all day. Thank you!
No WiFi in the room.
Reviewed August 19, 2019
6.7
Good
Anonymous
Solo traveler

Asylum cheap backpacker”

Friendly staff and location
The bed and the room. Theres sign that says asbestos in the room.
Reviewed August 14, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Kenneth
Solo traveler

Great crew, great value, great...”

Great staff, so helpful with everything. Great location near the Esplanade, clean rooms, friendly atmosphere.
My room got very chilly during the night and I could have used a heavier blanket, but other than that, it&#39;s a great deal with a great crew.
Reviewed August 13, 2019
7.5
Very good
Hannah
Couple

Fab hostess ”

Everything you need in a hostel and very clean! Felt spacious. The hostess was very welcoming, went over and above.
Shower was cold but I imagine in summer this wouldn’t be a problem
Reviewed August 11, 2019
8.3
Excellent
George
Couple

Very good”

Cheap, can drink your own alcohol, decent location. Atmosphere relaxed but social and the hostel put on good activities like cheap BBQs and Pizza nights
Rooms not the most up to date but great for price
Reviewed August 09, 2019
7.9
Very good
Manja
Solo traveler

Very cool place to stay ”

Very nice staff, always eager to help. A lot of bungalows, interesting multinational guests and every few days there are cheap pizza or barbeque evenings with music and much fun. I highly recommend ...
Reviewed July 26, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Paul
Solo traveler

Exceptional”

Great staff (Janet in particular) Good atmosphere Lovely property and common areas
No wifi in rooms
Reviewed July 24, 2019
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