Cairns City Backpackers
Our hostel is small and quiet, and is just a short walk from the city.
We offer clean and comfortable single, double, twin, 4 and 6 bed dorms. The dorms all include air conditioning except for the cooler months from April to September For private rooms air conditioning is an extra $4 per room.
We have an internet lounge and Wi-Fi access.
Every night we have free stuff, such as free tea and coffee, free tour info and advice, a free book exchange and our free restaurant meal for guests aged 18 and over.
Please note that the minimum age of guests in a dormitory is 18 years old and the minimum age of children in a private room is five years old.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Air Conditioning
- Bicycle parking
- Breakfast not included
- Common Room
- Free City Maps
- Free Parking
- Internet Access
- Jobs Board
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pool Table
- Swimming Pool
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Vending Machines
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
We have a 48hr cancellation policy. By making a reservation with your credit / debit card you authorise Cairns City Backpackers to charge one night's room charge to your card without further reference to you, in the event that you cancel your reservation less than 48 hours from your agreed check-in time or in the event that you fail to arrive. Non-arrival will result in the cancellation of your entire reservation. Any changes to your reservation must be notified to and agreed with the accommodation provider directly, and are at the discretion of the accommodation provider.
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We provide a 24 hour check-in service but you need to let us know in advance if you're going to arrive outside reception hours so we can organise your key. This is pretty important.
If you're arriving on a 2am tiger flight make sure you book your first night for the same date as your flight DEPARTURE). Our reception is open from 7.30am till noon and between 4.30pm and 8pm.
By shuttle from the airport:
We don't have our own bus but there's a shuttle bus from the airport which costs $5 per person from the airport. This is a special discounted price given to guests of our hostel. To get this price you need to pre-book the shuttle bus on the Cairns Airport Shuttle Bus Website. Select 'Cairns City Backpackers' as your hotel destination and you will be given the special price. The shuttle bus runs during the arrival time of all flights. For domestic arrivals, please exit the airport building and go to bus parking zone (Bus Bay 6) for the FNQ Airport Shuttle Bus. For the international terminal, there will be someone waiting for you in the arrivals lounge; please wait until they come.If you have booked the shuttle bus and it is more than 15 minutes late, please call Don from Cairns Airport Shuttle on 0432-488783.
A taxi will cost you about $22 from the airport and $10 from the bus terminals.
If you wish to walk from the bus terminals we are a 15-minute walk to the premier bus terminal and a 30-minute walk to the greyhound terminal (walk straight down Spence street and right into Draper Street and follow until you find us).
If you're coming by your own vehicle we're on Draper Street, directly behind Cairns Central Shopping Centre.
We're just five minutes walk from the Cairns Central Train Station and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. We are also a 15 minute walk from the heart of the city. From the premier bus stop we are 15-20 mins walk.