Backpacker Hostels

Cairns Central YHA

Cairns Central YHA

Cairns is a backpackers' mecca and Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel has all a backpacker needs for a comfortable stay. Cairns hostel is opposite Cairns Central Shopping Centre and is a short walk from the Cairns Esplanade. Here, you will find lots of pubs, shops and cafes, plus Trinity Wharf,...

Kuranda Rainforest Retreat

Kuranda Resort

The Kuranda Rainforest Retreat is within walking distance to the famous Kuranda Village, with all it’s cozy cafes, extensive markets, butterfly house, zoo, Kuranda Railway, Kuranda Skyrail and other attractions. Being situated in the cooler mountainous Hinterland of Cairns, makes Kuranda the ideal...

Cairns City Backpackers

Cairns City Backpackers

Cairns City Backpackers Hostel is the ideal Cairns hostel; small, quiet and friendly, and best of all it is ideally located in a quiet backstreet just a short walk from the heart of Cairns and a 5 minute walk to Cairns Central Shopping Centre.

Cairns Girls Hostel

Cairns Girls Hostel

The Cairns Girls Hostel is a comfortable Women`s only Hostel is located in the Central Business District - only 2 minutes walk to main shopping and tourist outlets. Easy access to main Cinema`s, Night Clubs, Waterfront and the Lagoon.

Asylum Cairns Backpackers Hostel

Asylum Cairns... A small family-operated hostel minutes away from the heart of the city of Cairns, we believe that you don't have to spend too much money to have a good time. Well known (and sometimes notorious) for its atmosphere, the crew here at Asylum offer award-winning service within a party o...

Corona Backpackers Cairns

Corona Backpackers Cairns

Corona Backpackers Hostel is without doubt one of Cairns' most iconic backpacker hostels. By offering cheap accommodation managed in a very easy going manner, we provide the perfect solution for adventurous travellers looking to explore and experience the Australian tropics. Corona Backpackers is lo...

Global Backpackers Central

Global Backpackers Central

Global Backpackers Central was originally a cinema that was built in the early 1900's. The designers took great care to design a functional purpose built hoastel without sacrificing any of the comforts of home. At Global Central enjoy the ultimate experience in inner city living at it’s best.This...

Bohemia Resort

Bohemia Resort

Bohemia Resort Cairns is one of regions most popular & diverse leisure properties, offering a myriad of price busting accommodation types with a total of 72 rooms and suites available. With over 15 different room types on offer Bohemia Resort is sure to easily accommodate any type of single, lei...

Caravella Backpackers 149

Caravella Backpackers 149

Caravella Backpackers is without a doubt, one of Cairns' most popular Backpacker Resorts!! Located on the Esplanade, our Caravella locations are opposite the famous Lagoon and at the heart of Cairns City. Enjoy the laid back atmosphere and spectacular views of the waterfront Esplanade - a bustli...

Cairns BatPackers Tourist Hostel

Embrace The Fruit Bat Spectacled Flying Fox of Tropical North Queenslands Herritage Rainforrest Region

Fruit Bat inspired and themed Backpackers and Tourist CBD Accommodation. A premium backpacker venue, modern and Diverse with a theme that is ecologically and culturally aimed at The Worlds Vulnerable and tropical yet invaluable "Fruit Bat" or the (spectacled Flying Fox)

The Bellview

The Bellview

Located on the waterfront of the Cairns Esplanade, The Bellview is the ideal affordable accommodation for travellers looking for a 5-star location. You will find yourself positioned on the iconic esplanade with city shops, restaurants and the Reef Fleet Marina for departures to the Great Barrier Ree...

Global Backpackers Cairns Waterfront

Global Backpackers is one of the original and favourite backpacker hostels in Cairns, offering a range of affordable accommodation options all year round. At Global Cairns Waterfront, the Esplanade Lagoon is directly opposite you so you can cook a BBQ, swim, enjoy free fitness classes or simply chi...

Lake Tinaroo Terraces

Lake Tinaroo Terraces

Lake Tinaroo Terraces offers absolute lakefront lodges on the shores of Lake Tinaroo. Only one and a half hours west of Cairns.Located at Tinaroo Falls township, next door to Tinaroo Dam Lookout, Pensini's Restaurant and the Cathedral Lodge Restaurant, we have 15 terrace-style lodges and 5 ensuite r...

Cairns Holiday Park

Cairns Holiday Park

Cairns Holiday Park is the closest caravan park to the city centre. Visitors can walk along the Esplanade to the Lagoon and city centre. The park offers 2 diffeerent styles of cabins, powered, unpowered and ensuited camping and caravan sites and RV-friendly drive through sites. Facilities include a...

Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

Calypso takes you back to the roots of backpacking, a true travellers rest. Built on years of experience, and a great reputation, Calypso is very different to your average hostel, it's simply excellent! With atmosphere served chilled and relaxed.

Bohemia Central Backpackers Hostel (BHA Central)

Bohemia Central Backpackers Hostel (BHA Central)

Bohemia Central Backpacker Hostel is an oasis in the centre of Cairns City. Housed in an "Old Queenslander" style heritage hotel with wide verandahs, Bohemia Central Backpacker Hostel is a maze of 54 bright, scrupulously clean, airconditioned rooms. You can choose from Single, Double or Queen Rooms...

Castaway's Backpackers

Castaway's Backpackers

Castaway's Backpackers is a small, clean, family-owned hostel that has been operating in Cairns for 26 years. We have friendly staff providing travellers with a real "home away from home" atmosphere. Our staff have expert knowledge of all the local tours and are happy to help you book trips to ma...

Nomads Cairns Backpackers

Nomads Cairns backpackers resort is a 4.5 star AAA rated budget accommodation with resort style facilities and onsite Serpent Bar. Our Cairns hostel (previously known as Serpent Hostel Cairns) has been designed to provide you with a great night's sleep, as well as providing you with plenty to do a...

Northern Greenhouse

Northern Greenhouse

Situated in the heart of Cairns, The Northern Greenhouse is an ideal destination to experience the best of tropical North Queensland! A purpose built property designed for the 5-star backpacker, the Northern Greenhouse features resort style accommodation plus all the standard features you've come to...

Njoy! Travellers Resort

Njoy! Travellers Resort

Njoy! offers Cairns Backpacker & Budget Accommodation with a difference! We serve up a chilled & funky atmosphere in a safe, secure and clean environment. Our friendly, experienced, cool & groovy staff will bathe you in our unique brand of Ultimate Hospitality! To ensure that your visit to Cairns is...

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel and Resort Cairns

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel and Resort Cairns

Gilligan's is the ultimate experience in accommodation and entertainment set in the heart of Cairns. Offering guests 5* backpacker accommodation, nightly entertainment and a relaxed atmosphere whilst soaking up the sun, why choose to stay anywhere else?

Travellers Oasis Backpackers

Travellers Oasis

Travellers Oasis Cairns Backpackers is a charming little guest house offering cosy and clean facilities to a budget conscious travellers, in a friendly and relaxed environment. Centrally located in a quiet safe area, our guests can relax in our sparkling pool, with hammocks and chill out to the m...

JJ's Backpackers Hostel

JJ's Backpackers Hostel

An award winning hostel, JJ's Backpackers is one of the few smaller hostels in Cairns offering excellent service, clean rooms and fun times! Breakfast and WIFI included, swimming pool and travel service. Ample free parking, kitchen, laundry facilities with a choice of dorms (only 3,4 or 5 share), do...

Tropic Days Backpackers

Tropic Days

Tropic Days is a charming little guest house offering , FREE Internet, 24h unlimited FREE WIFI, FREE tea & coffee, All linen and towels with extremely clean facilities to the budget conscious traveller, set in tropical landscaped gardens and a relaxed environment. This Cairns backpackers’ accommodat...

Dreamtime Travellers Rest

Dreamtime Travellers Rest

Dreamtime Hostel is a small, clean and friendly backpackers in the center of Cairns. Dreamtime Backpackers Cairns is renowned for our unique, relaxed and homely atmosphere set within a lush tropical oasis. Our team at Dreamtime hostel pride ourselves on our local knowledge, providing you with...

Gecko's Backpackers

Gecko's Backpackers

Gecko's is a small, quiet and friendly hostel centrally located to all the important facilities of Cairns. Come and experience the laid-back North Queenland lifestyle - chill out by the pool, swing in a hammock, laze on the balconies while our friendly helpful staff make your stay a memorable one i...

Cairns Beaches Flashpackers

Cairns Beaches Flashpackers @ Palm Cove is the first flashpackers in Cairns it's a backpackers with style!

Cairns Beach House - Hostel

Cairns Beach House - Hostel

We've fantastic friendly staff and great Cairns hostel facilities to meet all your needs.If you are looking to meet great people and have the Cairns backpacker hostel experience of a lifetime then the Beach House is for you. Don't forget that we offer a Free meal daily, Free WiFi and Free bed lin...

Calypso Backpackers

Swaying palms, smooth tunes and swinging hammocks, that's the Calypso Backpackers way. Chill poolside with other backpackers in the Queensland sunshine by day then check out free nightly entertainment at Zanzibar Bar, our friendly hostel pub. When the taste buds bite, enjoy a hostel pool-side relaxa...

Koala Beach Resort

Koala Beach Resort

Koala Beach Resort Cairns offers quality accommodation situated in the heart of Cairns close to the Esplanade, shops, banks, restaurants and bars.

The Jack

The Jack - The Union Jack Hotel & Cairns Hostel

The Jack, situated right in the heart of Cairns CBD, includes a Bar, Function Rooms, Restaurant, Gaming Room, Backpacker Hostel Accommodation and a Tour Shop. The Jack is an 800 capacity venue, which includes an all-weather beer garden and is perfect for any type of function from Birthday parties...

THE HOMESTEAD : A PEACEFUL GETAWAY

The Rocks Homestead BnB

Escape & getaway is The Homestead. Family owned and managed: Featuring 2 Bedrooms among World Heritage listed rainforest and mountain tops with quick access to the whole of Far North Queensland. The Homestead is a comfortable space, on a 2-acre property, sitting amongst the open greenery of...

Cairns Sharehouse

Based in tropical Cairns we offer a huge variety of share accommodation options to suit all tastes, styles, and budgets. Private single rooms from $20.00 per night & twin-share from $18.00 per night / person. Choose from a selection of 32 modern share apartments all within walking distance of the ci...

About Backpacker Hostels For Cairns

Backpackers are a great place to meet people and make new friends. Nowadays the standard of backpackers has improved vastly with the quality of accommodation competing with nearby hotels. It is a great budget alternative for all ages and types of traveller. Rooms range from 4,6 and 8 bed dorm share, to twin and double rooms with shared bathroom facilities or twin or double rooms with ensuite bathrooms.

Facilities generally include a tour booking desk, self cook kitchen, swimming pool and tv lounge. Some hostels also feature a bar, cafe, internet lounge, games room, bike hire etc.

A great atmosphere can be found at backpacker hostels with social nights ranging from BBQs and movie nights to quiz nights and pub crawls. There is so much to do and see in the region and there is no better way to find the best recommended tours and activities than by speaking to fellow travellers.

For the young and the young at heart, the carefree mode of journeying known the world over as backpacking is a great way to travel. Not surprisingly, this region's natural attractions long ago gained a special status amongst these discerning, worldly travellers and the Tropical North has been catering for backpackers longer than any other regional Australian destination.

Accommodation around the area is both varied and good value for money, with traditional hostels, budget resorts, backpacker wilderness lodges and even tent villages on offer.

Cairns will offer you the best backpacking holiday adventure with pumping parties every night, the best backpackers hostels and backpacker accommodation in the southern hemisphere, plus two World Heritage listed beauties –Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest

Whether you’re keen to party, get your heart pumping to the tune of adventure, see wildlife, earn some cash or just have fun and hang out, Cairns and Great Barrier Reef has got you covered.