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83 The Esplanade, 4870 Cairns – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9/10! (score from 52 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Cairns Waterfront Backpackers.
|Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with En suite Bathroom|
|Double Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Twin Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with En suite Bathroom|
|Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with En suite Bathroom|
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Outdoor Pool, Terrace
Internet via modem is available in public areas and charges apply.
No parking available.
Airport Shuttle, Shuttle Service (free), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Fax/Photocopying
Non-smoking Rooms, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
7:30 AM - 11:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
Cairns Waterfront Backpackers accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
Based on 52 reviews
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In the heart of Cairns, Hides Hotel has affordable accommodations just a 5-minute walk from The Esplanade. It features a swimming pool and a large porch overlooking City Place.
Score from 226 reviews Good
This award-winning backpacker resort provides unlimited free Wi-Fi, daily continental breakfast and a swimming pool.
Score from 155 reviews Excellent
On the Esplanade in the center of Cairns, the Caravella149 Backpackers provides free pick-ups from Cairns Airport and an evening meal deal at a nearby licensed venue each night.
Score from 894 reviews Very good
Centrally located in the centre of Cairns, Reef Backpackers is a 3-minute drive from Cairns Railway Station. It offers a shared kitchen, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi access in public areas.
Score from 17 reviews Review score
Unorganised, unfriendly, rude, dirty, no toilet roll in any bathroom. We didn't even stay the night it was that bad
I thought the location was good.
The fact the rooms were so dirty, the mattress covered in dirt and the bedroom floors dirty, bathrooms also filthy. I actually thought I walked into a crack den and this was the workers room I stayed in.Checked out a night early too.
The place is really dirty and smells bad. The room has never been cleaned during the week we stayed. Dirty sheets with strange brown stains. Only one functional tap in the shower (two needed to adjust temperature obliviously!) I have never seen a shower that dirty. They picked us up for free at the airport to go to the backpack BUT to go back to the airport when we left, they asked us to pay $70 for two. And of course at the front desk they told us that it's the best deal and that there is no public bus. We just went to the next door and a nice lady told us that there is a public bus that is only $12. Just a bunch of swindler ! AVOID THIS PLACE. We met other persons staying in better/cleaner backpacker for the same price or cheaper!
Location Free dinner voucher for Gilligan's
Dirty shower Gross pool
- Excellent location, right by the waterfront and restaurants - Good rates, value for money accommodation - Staff (Saskia) was prompt and helpful in organising return trip to airport
- Pick-up from airport could have been better organised (airport shuttle scammed me for $5 per person when it was meant to be free)
Staff wa friendly, good location.
Very, veru dirty. Manager turned off airconditioning from 9am-5pm. There was no window in the room which made it unlivable while the airconditioning was off. Everything was dusty, and so incredibly dirty. Been in many hostels and this was the grossest I´ve ever seen.
Location is excellent! Many restaurants, shops and travel agency nearby!
Not very clean but it's cheap so...
environment inside is uncomfortable
Good location (even if the entrance is hard to find) The small pool at the first floor Air conditioning
The rooms weren't clean since a long time, rules non respected (smoking inside, people watching TV at 2am very loud, including a member of the staff !)
The bathroom facilities are oke and the location is perfect.
Staff was helpfull but didn't make us feel welcome, I think he goodn't haved any cared less. The room was small and depressing with a window into the dark hallway which was covered with a sheet. Glad we didn't stay here more than one night.
Free wi everywhere, very good position in front of the lagoon, friendly staff
Very dark room, poor facilities
male staff were creepy
free wi-fi, kind reception, acceptable for prize
dirty kitchen, no door for shower, everwhere was rubbish, fridge was stinking
Centre of town
Very loud of night time
Leaving!!!!! however we were able to check in early
Everything, the prison cell of a room, the kitchen with no equipment, shower floor always sodden with brown water. No kettle after office hours?? barbed wire was a nice touch.
Everything , dirty , no windows in the room
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