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Cairns hostels

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  • The 10 Best Hostels in Cairns, Australia

Budget travellers know that there is no better way to make the most of their trip than by staying at a hostel: save money for exploring during the day, and swap stories with fellow backpackers in the shared kitchen or bar in the evening. Dorm-style bedrooms with shared bathrooms are standard hostel fare, but private rooms are also available for those willing to pay a bit more.

Hostels that guests love in Cairns
  • I loved this hostel. I wish every hostel was like this. The price is right for what you get. Love the staff and backpackers alike. Highly recommend.

  • I loved this hostel. It has a wonderful community feel. It is incredibly safe. The rooms were clean, as were the sheets. The kitchens were fully stocked. Staff is amazing and helpful. All this, on top of the fact that it’s incredibly cheap. I HIGHLY recommend this hostel to backpackers.

  • Friendly staff, good backpacker hostel! Pool parties, lively bar. We stayed in a private room which was basic but clean and had air con. Close to the airport. Frequent shuttle into town.

  • I might got a bot excited with all the excellent reviews here...in the end its “just“ another backpacker, but one of the better ones. The cleanliness of the room deepens - as always - a lot on your roomies, but the staff is doing their best to keep the common areas clean. The breakfast is for a hostel excellent!

  • It wasn't a party backpackers. Free breakky & free BBQ nights. The staff. Clean. Fridge lockers. Exceptionally well-run hostel. Value for money.

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