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Cairns, QLD, Australia
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Discover well-known properties in Cairns that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 585 hotels in Cairns and price data was last updated on 19 July 2024. The average price for a hotel in Cairns is S$ 63/night.
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4 Pemboke Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
MiHaven Shared Living - Pembroke St offers rooms in shared apartments with access to a shared kitchen and living area with a TV. Free WiFi is available. Each room has a private en suite bathroom with a shower. There is a desk and a wardrobe provided. The hostel have laundry facilities. Cairns Convention Centre is 1.9 km from the MiHaven Shared Living - Pembroke St, while The Cairns Civic Theater is 900 metres from the property. The nearest airport is Cairns Airport, 5 km from the property.
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
7.4
Good
38 reviews
Location
1.1 km from city centre
S$ 68
149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Ideally located in the scenic and quieter area of the Esplanade- away from the noise of the clubs, bars and traffic- but only an easy 10 minute walk to the main attractions, the Pier and Cairns City center. Caravella Backpackers offers free pick-ups from Cairns Airport and an evening meal deal at a nearby licensed venue each night. Guests enjoy free WiFi in public areas until 22:30, a large swimming pool, BBQ facilities, a self-service laundry and 2 fully equipped shared kitchens. Caravella Hostel offers a choice of private and dormitory rooms, each offering free air conditioning, a fan and a refrigerator. Rooms with private bathroom facilities are available. Free luggage storage and a free safety deposit box are provided at reception. The property offers tour discounts for all tours booked through the hostel. Guests can relax in the shared TV lounge room and a communal area with free WiFi throughout the day. The staff can assist with information on local tours and activities. Our onsite Bagus Cafe can cater for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cairns Airport is a 12-minute drive from Caravella Backpackers Cairns. Cairns Pier, the departure point for Great Barrier Reef cruises, is a 15-minute walk away. There are shops, bars and nightclubs within a 10-minute walk.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Airport shuttle
7.6
Good
127 reviews
Location
0.8 km from city centre
S$ 109
207 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 27 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Prepare your meals in the shared/communal kitchen. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include safes and ceiling fans, and housekeeping is provided on request. Amenities Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. Additional amenities at this hostel include complimentary wireless Internet access, a television in a common area, and tour/ticket assistance. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle. Property Location With a stay at Castaways Backpackers in Cairns (Cairns North), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland. This hostel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Cairns Central Shopping Centre and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Reef Hotel Casino. Mandatory Charges You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property: Deposit: AUD 10.00 per stay We have included all charges provided to us by the property. Optional Charges The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out. Air conditioning is available for an additional fee The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change. Check-In Checkin starts at 11:30 AM Checkin end at anytime Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed This property accepts cash Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. The front desk is closed between 1 PM and 3 PM. Check-Out Checkout is done at 9:30 AM Pets Pets not allowed Service animals are allowed Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions General instructions No rollaway/extra beds available No cribs (infant beds) available No elevators Cash deposit required Children not allowed Essential workers only - NO Property is cleaned with disinfectant Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
4.5
Okay
24 reviews
Location
1.2 km from city centre
S$ 80
149 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
A stay at Asylum Cairns Hostel places you in the heart of Cairns, within a 15-minute walk of Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Performing Arts Centre. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a library. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary during limited hours.
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
Air conditioning
4.0
Okay
1 reviews
Location
0.6 km from city centre
S$ 71

Tips for booking hostels in Cairns

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Cairns. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 19 July 2024.
Cheapest month:April
Most expensive month:January
Average price in Cairns:S$ 63/night
Cheapest price found:S$ 24/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Saturday
S$ 31 - S$ 113
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S$ 45 - S$ 103
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Cheapest hostels in Cairns, Australia

Discover affordable stays in Cairns that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Cairns can be found for as low as S$ 32 per night. There is currently one property in Cairns that can be booked for this price. Cairns City Backpackers Hostel is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Cairns. Price data was last updated on 19 July 2024
These are the lowest prices we've found on hostels in Cairns at the moment. If you have flexibility with arrival and departure, use the search form to compare prices for other dates.
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274 Draper Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Airport shuttle
S$ 32
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341 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
2.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
S$ 35
Avg. per night
67 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
S$ 36
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57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
S$ 36
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20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
S$ 38
Avg. per night
8 Scott St, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
S$ 44
Avg. per night

Hostel prices in Cairns

Get a sense of the average price and most popular properties to stay in Cairns to help you budget for your trip accordingly. Hotels that are booked the most in each class receive the “Most popular” badge. Hotels with the “Best value” badge are the most popular hotels in Cairns at attractive prices. Price data was last updated on 19 July 2024.
Prices on hostels (average nightly rate) for the dates selected, broken down by hostel class. As an added layer, we've also marked the most popular and best value properties in each hostel class.
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20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
S$ 38

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Other accommodations in Cairns

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57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
S$ 36
Avg. per night
122 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
S$ 188
Avg. per night
69 Abbott St, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
S$ 162
Avg. per night
34 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.8 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
S$ 214
Avg. per night
Cairns, QLD, Australia
7.1 km from city centre
Air conditioning
S$ 130
Avg. per night
231 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
1.9 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
S$ 67
Avg. per night
7-11 Chester Court, Cairns, QLD, Australia
3.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
S$ 114
Avg. per night
Cairns, QLD, Australia
3.6 km from city centre
Air conditioning
S$ 90
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Cairns

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Facts about staying in Cairns

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Cairns to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 19 July 2024.
  • What is the cost of a hostel in Cairns?

    Cairns hostels are S$ 64/night, on average. However, you may find that prices fluctuate depending on the time of year. In August is often the cheapest month to book, and in July is the most expensive month to book a hostel in Cairns. Our users recently found hostels for S$ 25/night - which is currently the lowest price. Keep in mind that we would consider anything in Cairns for S$ 52/night or less a good deal.

  • What’s the best hostel in Cairns?

    Based on rated reviews, the best hostel in Cairns is Yha Cairns Central. 1,918 users from HotelsCombined gave the Yha Cairns Central a 8.1/10 rating.

  • What hostel is closest to Cairns Airport?

    It is 3.7 km to get from Cairns Airport to Caravella Backpackers (the nearest Cairns hostel to the airport).

  • What area of Cairns is most popular to stay in?

    Cairns CBD is the most popular area of Cairns to stay in. In the past year, 10% of HotelsCombined users looking for Cairns hostels searched within Cairns CBD. The Village Cairns is a popular hostel in Cairns CBD if you choose to stay in the area.

  • What is the most popular hostel in Cairns closest to Cairns Esplanade?

    If you’re looking for a hostel near Cairns Esplanade while in Cairns, then opt for the popular Caravella Backpackers with a 7.6/10 review score from 127 users. The distance from Cairns Esplanade to Caravella Backpackers is 0.4 km.

  • Should I stay in a Cairns hostel?

    Hostels in Cairns tend to have a more active social scene than hotels, so they’re perfect for outgoing travellers looking to meet other people. Cairns hostels are, on average, cheaper than other stays in the city due to their dorm-style sleeping quarters. However, this means you can spend your money elsewhere such as on local tours and events.

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