Above average 5.7
Based on 14 reviews

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About this property


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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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • BBQ facilities
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smoking area


  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • English
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Please note that the reception is open in the morning between 7.30am and 12 noon, and in the afternoon/ evening between 4.30pm and 8.00pm.

Child and extra bed policy
Children 6-12 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Minimum age of guests is: 6 year(s).
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 10 AUD
Check-In From: 11:00 AM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Internet Usage Fee: 3 AUD
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Rooms : 20
Time to Airport (Minutes): 15
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Above average

based on 14 reviews
  • Cleanliness 5.4
  • Facilities 4.0
  • Location 5.3
  • Room Comfort/Standard 6.3
  • Service 6.1
  • Value for money 6.1
  • Food/Dining 5.1
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aiyin from Taiwan
Solo travelers
Budget Twin
Stayed 5 nights in June 2015
Not recommend !!!!
When we saw photos on the websites , it looked ok . But when we arrive the hostel. The room was stinky with flies inside. And the bathroom's just terrible !
Reviewed June 28, 2015

Fonglee from Taiwan
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

Carmel from Australia
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

YAMADA from Japan
Double Room
Stayed one night in December 2011
ダブルで泊まったが部屋が狭い。どtらかというと長期滞在者向け。 近くにスーパーない。Wi-Fi、エアコン別途料金なので注意。
Reviewed December 15, 2011

YAMADA from Japan
Double Room
Stayed one night in December 2011
エアコンが別途請求される。一日4ドル。バックパッカーにとっては結構痛いかも。 近くにはマックとケンタッキーしかない。スーパーがないため本当に不便だった。 確かフロントの時間は7時半から12時と16時から20時。この時間内でないと対応してくれません。 ちなみにWi-Fiも別途料金かかります。1時間で2、3ドルだった気がする。
Reviewed December 14, 2011

Yat from Hong Kong
Business travelers
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016
Reviewed April 24, 2016

yi from Taiwan
Budget Twin
Stayed 3 nights in December 2012
公共設施太少,廚房太髒, 公共設備要再額外付費,冷氣也是,建議可以增加多點設施,更方便許多!廁所空間太狹小,希望可以大一點!!!
Reviewed January 04, 2013

CHENG from Taiwan
Solo travelers
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 5 nights in September 2012
離市區鬧區須走上段路 走路到shopping center約10分多 不算新的設備 推薦給預算不多的旅人
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Hoon from South Korea
Double Room
Stayed one night in May 2013
케언즈 최악의 위치
예쁜 정원, 싼 가격, 조용한 위치
케언즈 지리를 잘 몰라서, 하루 묶었었는데, 정말 주위에 할것도 업고 위치가 안 좋아요. 시내까지 걸어서 가려면 최소 30분은 걸어야 하고,,, 주변에 뭘 사먹을때도 없고... 방도 좁고, 공용 화장실도 정말 안 좋아요. 다른곳 찾아보시길 추천합니다.
Reviewed July 25, 2013

sisi from China
Solo travelers
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed one night in November 2014
Reviewed July 09, 2015


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