8.6

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Housekeeping14
Breakfast4
Swimming Pool2
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9.2

Exceptional

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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
Night Markets 340 m
Cairns Aquarium 440 m
Esplanade Boardwalk 460 m
Michaelmas Cay 500 m
Cairns Esplanade Lagoon 580 m
The Reef Hotel Casino 590 m
Green Island 640 m
Muddy's Playground 800 m
Cairns Botanic Gardens 3.4 km
Gallo DairyLand 5.3 km
Nearby landmarks
City Place Disposals 60 m
Cairns Family Court 70 m
KickArts Contemporary Arts 160 m
Cairns Museum 170 m
PJ O'Briens 200 m
Bones and Jones 200 m
Rusty's Market 200 m
Bull Bar 210 m
Samurai Gallery Australia 250 m
Eggplant and Poppy 260 m
Bounce Cairns

"Had a fun time here, was great that they arranged a night out to socialise."

amy - December 14, 2020
6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed Bounce Cairns
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Bounce Cairns

117 Grafton Street, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870 - See map
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Hygiene Plus
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Close to Night Markets
Within 340 m of property
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First aid kit
  • 450 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Cairns

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

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Value for money8.8
Distance to city center0.1 Km
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportCairns Airport (CNS)
Distance to airport5.6 km

Rooms available at Bounce Cairns

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.5
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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Private Deluxe Room for 4 People
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Quadruple Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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Deluxe Double
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10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Bounce Cairns?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The hostel also offers 24-hour check-in.

    How do I get to Bounce Cairns?

    Bounce Cairns is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 17 AUD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Bounce Cairns also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Bounce Cairns has a car park that's close to the hostel.

    Is breakfast offered at Bounce Cairns?

    Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Bounce Cairns.

    What is the smoking policy at Bounce Cairns?

    Bounce Cairns does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

    What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Bounce Cairns?

    The closest train, metro, or bus station to Bounce Cairns is Cairns Railway Station, 440 m away.

    What restaurants are nearby Bounce Cairns?

    Restaurants including 12 Bar Blue, Cafe Fika and Sushi Paradise are popular in Bounce Cairns’s neighborhood which is known as Cairns City Center.

    What popular shopping places are close to Bounce Cairns?

    Shopping options in Bounce Cairns’s Cairns City Center neighborhood include Night Markets, Rusty's Market and DFO Cairns, Direct Factory Outlets.

    What are popular attractions near Bounce Cairns?

    Bounce Cairns’s location in the Cairns City Center neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Cairns Botanic Gardens, Green Island and Cairns Aquarium.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Bounce Cairns?

    Bounce Cairns’s nearby natural sights include Esplanade Boardwalk, Michaelmas Cay and Cairns Holiday Park located in the same Cairns City Center area.

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    What people love about Bounce Cairns

    • 9.6

      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Comfy beds and pillows too and friendly staff at check in :)"

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      January 10, 2021

    • 9.2

      Exceptional

      "Honestly, it is next to everything you need in Cairns city!"

      Jennifer

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      May 4, 2018

    • 9.2

      Exceptional

      "12. Highly recommended here for all the traveler."

      Terry

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      March 6, 2020

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    Overall rating:

    8.6

    Excellent
    334 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.3
    Facilities
    8.3
    Location
    9.2
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    Location is good, can walk to pier and night market for 10 m...
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    More about Bounce Cairns

    More about Bounce Cairns

    Offering a resort-styled hostel, Bounce Cairns is centrally located in the heart of Cairns and within walking distance of major attractions. The property provides fully air conditioned rooms and feature spacious en-suite bathrooms and your own private balconies or courtyard gardens. Guests can choose from shared mixed, male-only, and female-only dormitories or private rooms with additional features including a TV and kitchenette. Bounce Cairns provides in-house activities like a weekly BBQ, tours to a Hidden Rainforest Swimming Hole, a tour to Port Douglas, a Botanical Gardens tour, and cinema nights on the huge outdoor deck. Simpler activities would be to just chill out by the gorgeous pool, play some pool, or cook a meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Featuring a daily breakfast and unlimited Wi-Fi, and with a range of activities on offer, you are guaranteed to get the most out of your stay at Bounce Cairns.

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    What they offer

    10.0

    Exceptional

    "The hostel has a good and big kitchen with more refrigerator..."

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    Reviews of Bounce Cairns from real guests

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    8.6
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    Cleanliness8.3
    Facilities8.3
    Location9.2
    Room comfort and quality8.5
    Service8.7
    Value for money8.8
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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Mariska from Netherlands
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

    Great hostel, definitely the best in Cairns”

    Clean and big rooms, nice atmosphere, good location

    I booked this hostel based on the good reviews and I totally agree with them. In fact, basically the whole of Cairns seem to agree, because luckily I booked in advance but a lot of people were disappointed to find out it was fully booked, and not just around the eclipse. So the good points about the hostel: clean and big rooms with ensuite bathroom, the atmosphere was great as there is a mix of people travelling alone, couples and families, younger and older backpackers etc. The deck is great to hang out and socialize and they have movie nights and bbq nights there etc. The location is good, about 10 mins walk to the Esplanade and supermarkets and restaurants around the corner. The kitchen is large and clean and has plenty of cooking space and the free breakfast is a nice bonus. The staff was overall very friendly and helpful. A negative point for some people may be that the dorms come in 6 beds only, but I liked it and the nights were quiet. Although the apartments offer other types of accomodation, but don't know anything about them. All in all, a great hostel. Even though it may be a bit more expensive than other hostels in Cairns, it is definitely worth its price!

    Reviewed November 25, 2012

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jennifer from United States
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 7 nights in April 2018

    Best hostel for groups & long termers!”

    The rooms are quite nice, large, and clean equipped with a closet, lockers, kitchen, balcony, and own bathroom! It’s on the same street as Gilligan’s and is only a 6-8 minute walk to the esplanade and lagoon! Honestly, it is next to everything you need in Cairns city! It’s def not a party hostel, but it’s great if you are already traveling with a group then just head over to gilligan’s. For long termers, it provides a very clean and quiet place to stay. However, i don’t think many ppl know about it so there isn’t as many long termers here. Note that WiFi doesn’t work well with phones but better with computers. They give you a password that expires in 7 days, but you can always request a new password from reception. Def recommend this hostel!

    Reviewed May 04, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent
    JINHYUK from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Good”

    It’s good location to go anywhere such as Woolworth, Central shopping center and Gilligans club. It’s a bit far from Lagoon but not much. Room condition is good. There is private light and power point at all single bed. Air conditioner work well. You can buy any drink at the bar and breakfast menu is also good. It’s best budget hostel in Cairns city.

    Reviewed January 03, 2019

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    Hi Jinhyuk, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review! We really appreciate your feedback and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Safe travels, Bounce Team

    Responded October 28, 2019
    Bounce Cairns
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Ben from Australia
    Business traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in July 2014

    Comfortable, well-priced and centrally located ”

    Excellent location, spacious rooms and helpful staff

    This backpackers is located in an excellent position with regard to accessing the main sights of Cairns. It is convenient and close to the main attractions and amenities. The room in which I stayed was clean and spacious. Noise pollution was kept to a minimum thanks to the maintenance of strict rules regarding silence after 11pm. The staff were friendly and amenable if help was requested. My stay at the Northern Guesthouse was enjoyable. The location alone makes this place great value for money. Everything worthwhile visiting is only a short walk from the front door.

    Reviewed August 06, 2014

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Aya from Japan
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 5 nights in September 2014

    Good!!”

    International , staff friendly , clean

    I actually I stay first time back packer hotel , I usually stay single room , but this time I chose back packer , it was very fun, cos meet many people many country so, cos if stay single room no one talk, but back packer is talking with people so, really nice , and good location , I would stay again if I come cairns then.

    Reviewed September 27, 2014

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Ben from Australia
    Business traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in July 2014

    Clean, friendly and centrally located hostel”

    Great location, helpful staff and affordable price

    The third time I stayed at this retreat was great. After shopping around for a cheaper, equally as central location, I drew a blank. The value for money with reference to the location of this hostel is brilliant. It is a short walk from the main attractions, the staff and helpful, the generous breakfast is included and the rooms are spacious. I would stay here again if in Cairns.

    Reviewed August 06, 2014

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    8.7
    Excellent
    Jenny from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

    Go Greenhouse!”

    Location, layout, atmosphere

    I loved my stay. Clean, friendly. Great set up. Helpful staff. Felt safe and location was fantastic. Will stay again if I'm in Cairns again!

    Reviewed August 28, 2014

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Liu from China
    Group
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2012

    Nice location, comfortable bed, fridge in room”

    Nice location, good atmosphere

    Cairns is a fascinating place for diving, the Great Barrier Reef is amazing! The town is small, everywhere downtown is walkable. The hostel located at a good place, not too central but very very near. Staff are helpful and friendly!

    Reviewed December 12, 2012

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    6.8
    Good
    Hwa from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    Good stay”

    The first day, i arrived in the early morning at 6:30am in cairns airport and already requested free pickup service online, but the bus didn't show up. Hotel location is good to walk around in the city. I used 6people dorm, the room has a bathroom and kitcken stuffs with a fridge which is also convinenet. On Sunday night, the hotel organised BBQ party which was also impressive. Overrall, i was satisfied with the hotel in a low budget.

    Reviewed November 05, 2016

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    7.0
    Very good
    GEOKYENG from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 7 nights in July 2012

    Great hotel”

    Upper Deck with sofa

    Indeed the most comfortable and relaxing hotel in cairns. I enjoy the free movie nite at the upper deck. hotel is within few minutes walk to the shopping mall and lagoon. The only hiccup is that they could not find record of my reservation upon my arrival which I booked and paid through Agoda. But still they gave me a room and I ended up paying for the room again. Went back to the reception again the next day to check and got back my refund after I gave them copy of my agoda reservation and payment.

    Reviewed August 06, 2012

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    7.0
    Very good
    Tang from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2013

    Convenient location clean room”

    Close to all happenings with 15mins walk access to waterfront

    Relatively clean & tidy bedroom / bathroom for a hostel. Get lots of free activities daily but not easy to fit in your own schedule if you intended for a short stay in Cairns with some day tour activities already in mind. E.g. Free Sun BBQ available only by 5pm, free sat pancake available only by 11am.

    Reviewed February 23, 2013

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Hyojeong from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 5 nights in March 2016

    so nice !”

    The location was close to city center and the room was big and clean. The big kitchen was comfortable to make a food.

    Reviewed March 14, 2016

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Stephanie from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in August 2016

    Okay for solo female”

    Wifi only available in lounge, not ideal for those who are exhausted returning end of day and don't want to listen to drunken party shrieks. Good standard breakfast, big clean rooms, comfy beds, booked me with all dudes the first night in a six bed dorm which was kinda weird but I'm 30, it's no big deal, maybe would be if I were younger.

    Reviewed August 12, 2016

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    8.7
    Excellent
    Albert from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

    Cheap but great place”

    Cheap, Clean, Friendly Staff

    Stayed in Northern Greenhouse for 2 nights in the 6-share room. Really enjoyed my stay here. Was very clean and did not find any issues with the accommodation. Front staff was really friendly, making sure that I was briefed of everything I needed to know before moving into my room. Also, special kudos to Jazmine (travel consultant) for suggesting that I do the white water rafting. Had a great time! Overall, you're definitely paying less than the service you're getting. Good place to stay, but may be slightly noisy at night depending on what days you're there.

    Reviewed August 05, 2014

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    toby from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe Double
    Stayed 1 night in January 2021

    Home away from home!”

    We've been travelling the world for around 3 years now and stayed in alot of hostels. This one was a big surprise and by far the best we've stayed in during our time in Australia. Warm and cosy, a chilled playlist playing on the TV in our room, bed lamps on, diffuser plugged in. It was perfect! We feel like a traveller may be the owner as it was all just right and what a backpacker needs every now and then!! Comfy beds and pillows too and friendly staff at check in :)

    Reviewed January 10, 2021

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    Hi Toby, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such an amazing review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us because of the comfortable and homey private rooms. We hope the rest of your travels are as fantastic as you are! Best wishes, Bounce team

    Responded February 04, 2021
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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Lam from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in January 2013

    lovely hotel and service”

    clean, great location, very near city, free breakfast

    6 girls share an bathroom clean kitchen, free breakfast near city free wifi have a lovely swimming pool travel information centre

    Reviewed January 16, 2013

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Chun from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

    good location”

    very nice location within city center zone.

    Reviewed August 21, 2016

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Jolie from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 7 nights in August 2012

    Great hostel, friendly staff, very clean!”

    Bathrooms in each room, communal areas.

    This was the first hostel i stayed in of my travels around Australia, the staff were all very friendly, the rooms were clean and spacious. Enough plugs to charge phones etc, communal areas were great to meet people, good sized kitchen and free BBQ on a Sunday night. The hostel also provided free trips which were great.

    Reviewed October 03, 2012

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    HEEDOO from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

    Cheap but clean and nice stay for backpackers”

    Convenient location, clean rooms, reasonable price

    A refund loud Gilligans next block is a place to make a reservation immediately. The Gilligans is the place to play in clubs, noisy places difficult to sleep at night. This is a quiet, clean and nice rooms. The swimming pool is also clean, albeit small breakfast ~!

    Reviewed October 12, 2014

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Kin from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in November 2012

    lovely hostel with friendly service provider”

    10 mins walk to the pier

    location is extremely good. mixed shared dorm is comfortable 5 mins walk to the city centre 10 mins walk to the pier staff is nice with smile i love this hostel very much

    Reviewed November 17, 2012

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