This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Providing free WiFi and barbecue facilities, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront offers accommodations in Cairns, 2,300 feet from Cairns Convention Center. The property is located a 3-minute walk from The Center of Contemporary Arts and 650 feet from Cairns Regional Gallery. Local points of interest like The Cairns Civic Theater and Cairns Rainforest Dome are both reachable within a 9-minute walk.

All dorm rooms are fitted with an ensuite.

Cairns Base Hospital is 0.7 mi from the hostel. Cairns Airport is 3.1 mi away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Cairns, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Oct 1, 2017

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Cairns, this property has an excellent location score of 9.6!

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Private parking available


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4 reasons to choose Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speaks English
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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Cairns Night Markets
    0.1 miles
  • Cairns City Library
    0.1 miles
  • Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
    0.1 miles
  • Cairns Esplanade
    0.1 miles
  • The Center of Contemporary Arts
    0.1 miles
  • Cairns Regional Gallery
    0.1 miles
  • The Cairns Museum
    0.2 miles
  • Reef and Rainforest Research Centre
    0.2 miles
  • Cairns Family Court
    0.2 miles
  • Cairns Marlin Marina
    0.3 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant La Pizza
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Courtyard
    0 miles
Top attractions
  • Rusty's Markets
    0.3 miles
  • The Cairns Civic Theater
    0.4 miles
  • Cairns Electorate Office
    0.4 miles
  • Cairns Rainforest Dome
    0.5 miles
  • Cairns Station
    0.6 miles
  • Cairns Base Hospital
    0.7 miles
  • Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens
    2.3 miles
  • Skyway Rainforest Cableway
    7.3 miles
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
    7.5 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Holloways Beach
    6 miles
Closest Airports
  • Cairns Airport
    3.2 miles
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Amenities of Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs AUD 5 per day.
  • Street parking
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
General
  • Adults only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking rooms
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
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House rules Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

Check-in is only possible for guests between 18 and 35 years old

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Guests are required to show valid photo ID (passport or driver's license) upon check-in.

The property cannot accept guests under the age of 18 years.

All guests must sign the property's Terms of Stay.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has temporarily suspended its shuttle services.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront

  • Check-in at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The nearest beach is 350 feet from Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront.

  • Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront is 1,650 feet from the center of Cairns.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront by:

    • Taxi 15min
    • Airport shuttle (public) 20min

  • Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center