Cairns City Backpackers

274 Draper Street, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870 - See map
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Cairns City Backpackers

"Had a great stay at Cairns City Backpackers!"

Jenny - April 16, 2018
 Cairns City Backpackers
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Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Cairns Aquarium
Within 960 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Cairns Central Medical Centre 420 m
Kuranda Scenic Railway 450 m
Cairns Railway Station 490 m
Cairns Central Shopping Centre 500 m
Fujii Store 600 m
Cairns Ashtanga Yoga 620 m
Bones and Jones 680 m
Munro Martin Parklands 720 m
Coles Supermarket - Cairns 770 m
Rusty's Market 780 m
Nearby landmarks
Cairns Aquarium 960 m
Night Markets 1.08 km
Esplanade Boardwalk 1.19 km
Michaelmas Cay 1.21 km
Muddy's Playground 1.21 km
Cairns Esplanade Lagoon 1.31 km
The Reef Hotel Casino 1.31 km
Green Island 1.39 km
Cairns Botanic Gardens 3.06 km
Gallo DairyLand 4.72 km
6.4

Good

Location rating score

  • 510 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Garden

  • Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Cairns every 13 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.3
Distance to city center0.7 Km
Location rating6.4
Nearest airportCairns Airport (CNS)
Distance to airport5.5 km

Rooms available at Cairns City Backpackers

Double Room with Shower
Double Room with Shower
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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4 Share Mixed Dormitory
4 Share Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Budget Twin
Budget Twin
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Triple Room
Triple Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 4 m²/43 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 3 m²/32 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Budget Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Budget Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 3 m²/32 ft²
  • 2 single beds or 2 bunk bed...
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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 5 m²/54 ft²
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room
Double Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Budget Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Budget Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 3 m²/32 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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What people love about Cairns City Backpackers

  • 7.6
    Very good

    "appreciated the aircon."

    Natalie

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    February 16, 2018

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Clean and great value"

    Kyle

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    July 5, 2018

  • 9.2
    Exceptional

    "Amazing facilities."

    Raquel

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    August 31, 2018

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Review score - United States
8.0/10
Room comfort score
6.3/10
Room size
21 sqm.
Value for money score
7.1/10
Better than
90
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of Cairns properties
Better than
79
%
of Cairns properties
Bigger than
75
%
of Cairns properties
Better than
74
%
of Cairns properties
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Overall rating:
6.8
Good
369 reviews
Cleanliness
6.2
Facilities
6.5
Location
6.4
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What travelers say they love:
Arrived late and found our room easy.
Kyle from United Kingdom
Couple
More about Cairns City Backpackers

More about Cairns City Backpackers

This backpacker hostel enjoys a quiet location away from the noisy crowds while being just a short distance from the excitement of central Cairns. Cairns City Backpackers is a great options for travelers looking for comfort and convenience at a decent price, while exploring the rest of this region and getting a chance to meet other travelers in the area. The property consists of two fully renovated Queensland-style houses, a tropical landscaped garden planted with numerous old palm trees, a swimming pool and lots of hammocks and sun lounges. Guests may also relax in the sofa area and have a friendly match with the billiard table. Additional facilities such as laundry services, a kitchen, and Wi-Fi access are also available. With such accommodations and services, it's no surprise that Cairns City Backpackers is a popular choice among travelers to Queensland.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
8 mentions
Swimming Pool
1 mention
Internet
1 mention

What they offer

8.8
Excellent

"Would 100% stay here again"

Vanessa

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March 29, 2019

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Reviews of Cairns City Backpackers from real guests

Overall rating
6.8
Good
From 369 reviews
8.0Service
7.4Value for money
7.0Location
Agoda Reviews (81)Booking.com Reviews (288)
Rating via Agoda6.7
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10
Cleanliness6.2
Facilities6.5
Location6.4
Room comfort and quality6.3
Service7.5
Value for money7.3
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8-9 Excellent (7)
7-8 Very Good (8)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (21)
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Jun - Aug (12)
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9.2
Exceptional
johan from Netherlands
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

Good Value Accomodation ”

We needed simple accommodation close to town and Cairns City Backpackers was just what we needed. It is a no-frills place with basic rooms and has a nice ambience with friendly staff. There are 3 kitchens to prepare your own meals if you not wish to eat in town and a small pool in the backyard if you want to have a quick dip. The location is within walking distance to the main centre of town and the Esplanade. Great to have found this place in Cairns!

Reviewed June 10, 2018
9.7
Exceptional
Fonglee from Taiwan
Couple
Budget Twin
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

Cairns nice twin room”

have kitchen for cooking free

I travel to cairnswith limit budget. This twin room is clean and cheap. They provide kitchen that I can cook that is very nice. Because the meal price is very high in cairns. This hotel is very near the Cairns central mall with supermarket inside. I buy meat, vegetables, and fruits and cook for ourself. We live there for two days with nice meals. Many peoples are very nice and smile. Ther are also free TV and movies provided. The internet are also available with low price. This hotel is what I need, I strongly recommend This hotel to you, if you are also a limited budget person. Thank you!!

Reviewed February 18, 2013
8.8
Excellent
Jenny from Australia
Couple
Double Room with Shower
Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

Fantastic budget hostel”

Had a great stay at Cairns City Backpackers! You get what you pay for - walking distance to the CBD, clean bathrooms and everything you need in the kitchen.

Reviewed April 16, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Georgia from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

Awesome Budget Hostel - Loved it”

I loved my stay at this hostel. It was really cheap and clean which worked well with my limited budget! There were quite a few kitchens and bathrooms to choose from on the different levels and finally I found a place with fast, free wifi. I extended a week, got a free night and the reception staff were excellent with booking my tours and giving me a discount. A really nice, little tropical hideaway. Right near the shopping center for some cheap food. And a really nice crowd there too. Thank you for a great stay.

Reviewed March 03, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Vanessa from Australia
Couple
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Perfect little retreat”

This place is awesome. We just csme back fron five months in Thailand and decided tk gi for a four atar hotek first before we came here and hibestly this okave which was half the price was far more enjoyable, welcoming and better equipped than the four star place. I LOVE the chill out areas. They are oerfect and make it difficult to leave. Kitchens are perfectly equipped, some guests are gross and dont clean up after themselves but other than that the facilities are well maintained and clean. Pool is cute and the undercover sections and the tv provides a great retreat from the tropical rains. Would 100% stay here again

Reviewed March 29, 2019
8.0
Excellent
David from United States
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Very good”

In a quiet neighborhood behind the city center. Lots of French guests 😀

Reviewed October 28, 2018
8.0
Excellent
YIAN from China
Solo traveler
4 Share Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 4 nights in March 2018

good value”

The cat in the hostel is so so so cute that playing with her was my favorite thing when I stayed in there. Very cheap,good money saving place for backpackers.

Reviewed August 22, 2018
4.4
Kaylene from Australia
Couple
Double Room with Shower
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Mediocre at best”

We only stayed the one night and that was enough. Nothing horrific just a series of things that could have been better. The shower in our room dripped all night which nearly drove me mad (I reported it as we left, the guy didn’t seem to think it was an issue). The shower wasn’t very clean. The location isn’t great. Not terrible but there are a lot better backpackers in Cairns.

Reviewed September 04, 2018
8.7
Excellent
Carmel from Australia
Group
Budget Twin
Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

Friendly service & great extras”

Convenient to station & shopping centre & food extras good for budget travellers

Our first back-packer experience and we would return. Friendly and quiet although room was hot even with fan. The facilities were good - bathroom, kitchen with crockery and utensils, laundry facilities and clothes line. Included was a voucher for a free simple meal at Woolshed Bar if you buy one drink or a cheap upgrade to the full menu. Comment re food irrelevant as not provided but you can cook your own.

Reviewed December 12, 2012
7.6
Very good
Saskia from Australia
Couple
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Very good”

Nice people, nearby city, nice staff, just not that clean (mold in bathroom) but still fine!

Reviewed July 31, 2019
6.4
Good
Wonseop from South Korea
Group
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 5 nights in January 2019

Good for a cheap hostel, but I would not recommend.”

I stayed with my friend in double room. We were two, but there was only one plug. There was another, but I had to pay for it because it was air conditioner plug. Also, location is not so close from the city, whatever kind of pick up you want, they come earliest to pick you up and latest to get you back.

Reviewed January 19, 2019
7.6
Very good
Natalie from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room with Shower
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Cheap, does the job. Excellent guy on reception”

Price of the hostel and the dude on reception was awesome.. fast efficient and friendly . Room was stuffy but clean- but got what i asked for which was room spray. .. massively helped. Also appreciated the aircon. Got bitten heaps by mossies in garden.. beware.

Reviewed February 16, 2018
5.6
Yi-Ting from Taiwan
Couple
Double Room with Shower
Stayed 4 nights in September 2016

Not too bad”

The shower in the room is pretty small and because it only use a curtain to cover so the room is really humid and smells humid as well. It takes 20 minutes walk to town, but theres a bus staion which takes 5 minutes walk so doesn't take long get to the city centre. Wifi is working well and they have free internet, the staff are nice so if you don't care much about the room and just looking for a bed to crush, this is the place for you!

Reviewed September 25, 2016
8.4
Excellent
Monika from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
4 Share Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

Cheapest place I’ve been”

Hostel close to the shops, about 30 minutes walk from centre and port. Rooms with fan and air con. Could be cleaner, especially fan which was full of dust. Late check in, everything ready prior to arrival. Great people around, tiny pool to chill. Old style hostel but comfy :)

Reviewed January 31, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Raquel from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Best hostel ”

I finished by staying in this hostel one month, and when I left, it was the same as leaving home. It is generally clean, staff is fantastic and friendly, Marco at the reception is top top, the courtyard is extremely comfy and homely. This place is home, thanks for everything

Reviewed November 07, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Mark from Australia
Solo traveler
Double Room with Shower
Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

Excellent Value for money”

I only needed a bed and a shower, and I got both. Very happy with the stay, when I come back next year, I will stay here again

Reviewed August 27, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Kyle from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room with Shower
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Nice and easy”

Arrived late and found our room easy. Clean and great value

Reviewed July 05, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Yupei from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Very nice place and friendly staff ”

Very cute accommodation, nice and friendly staff, the only thing was not really convenient is the wifi couldn't connect very well.

Reviewed July 16, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Raquel from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
4 Share Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

I am going to come back ”

Staff lovely. Generally clean. Quiet. Location not too far from centre. Amazing facilities. Recommend it

Reviewed August 31, 2018
2.0
Bethany from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Awful”

Would never stay here again. Worst hostel we have ever stayed in (and we have backpacked through South East Asia and stayed at some questionable places). It was dirty, the blinds in the room were broken and there was security camera outside pointing right through the window. It was SO loud. We got barely any sleep both nights from people screaming, singing and playing instruments and getting drunk. First night I got a pizza and left a few slices and put it in the fridge, when I went to get it the next day I thought a slice was missing but couldn’t be sure. The next night I got a Dominoes pizza again for my lunch the next day and left it in the fridge. I went back to retrieve it in the morning and it was gone. There were security cameras in the kitchen but when we went to the front desk to complain they said there was nothing they could do and there was no security cameras, yet there were signs all over saying security cameras in operation. Hated this place, avoid at all costs.

Reviewed July 30, 2018
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