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Cairns City Backpackers

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Our hostel is small and peaceful, and is just a short walk from the city. We offer 10% discount on all tours pre-booked through our website to our guests.

Check out our free stuff that is included every night; Free restaurant meal every night with purchase of drink (must be over 18 years old, - Free Meal offer temporarily unavailable until after 31 May 2014), free unlimited WiFi, free air-conditioning in all dorm rooms during Summer, free tea & coffee, free tour and travel information, and free book exchange! We also offer $5 transfers from the airport.

We provide a 24 hour check-in service but you need to let us know in advance if you are going to arrive outside reception hours so we can organize your key (if you are 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 7.30 am till noon, and between 4.30 pm and 8 pm.

Cairns City Backpackers is the place to be if you want to chill out in a tropical oasis. We have a tropical garden which includes hundreds of palm trees, a great swimming pool and lots of hammocks for you to chill out in.

Naturally there is a TV and DVD area, billiard table, and cheap internet with 24 hour access and bring your laptops because we have wireless!

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.

Please note that for children we have a minimum age of 18 years in a dormitory room, and a minimum age of 5 years in a private room.

The friendly and helpful staff have lots of good local advice and information about tours including access to standby specials.

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Highlights

  • Swimming Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Common Room

Important Information

If you want to get the weekly rate you must book in advance.

If you pay by credit card on arrival we will charge you 3% if your card is a non Australian card, and 1% if it is an Australian card.

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.

Damage by you to the hostel: By making a reservation with your credit / debit card you authorise Cairns City Backpackers to charge that same card any damage caused by you to the hostel buildings or facilities up to the amount required to repair/replace such buildings or facilities back to the same condition it was in prior to such damage without further reference to you.

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Hotel Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Vending Machines

general

  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for Hire

parking

  • Bicycle Parking
  • Free Parking

sport& leisure

  • Pool Table

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