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Up here in the tropical reaches of sun-soaked Queensland lies the vibrant and colourful heart of Australia’s North. Up here is where the deep greens of World Heritage Rainforests sneak into the electric blues of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Cheapest month November

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Castaway's Backpackers Cairns

Castaway's Backpackers Cairns

Very friendly staff member ... more

Overall
5
JJ's Backpackers

JJ's Backpackers

The room, shower/toilet area's, and kitchen were all clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. One thing was that my room was next to water pipe, which was very noisy at night. ... more

Overall
3
The Jack Backpackers

The Jack Backpackers

Well located, staff were very helpful and friendly throughout. Well priced bar on site, only drawbacks were the hygiene of other guests (which isn't the hostels fault) and the fact that loud music from the bar prevents sleep pre midnight. ... more

Overall
4

Cairns Discussions

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    Hay, I am going to Cairns for a month from 11 April to 9 May 07. Can you tell me what the weather should be like at this time of the year?? I have heard it can be very, very wet?? ...

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    Hello all, I am travelling out to Cairns on the 27th of October and want to pre book a hostel for a few days. Any one know of a good one? Rosie ...

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    Cairns is a great place to start. You have Kuranda in the middle of the rainforest only a short drive up the range, while Cairns itself offers a gateway to The Great Barrier Reef and an awesome place ...

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Price Popularity
City Waterfront Palms
88 %

City Waterfront Palms

151 the esplanade (Map) - Guesthouse
Travellers Oasis
88 %

Travellers Oasis

8 Scott street Parramatta Park (Map) - Hostel
Dreamtime Travellers Rest
85 %

Dreamtime Travellers Rest

4 Terminus Street (Map) - Hostel
Hides Hotel Cairns
84 %

Hides Hotel Cairns

87 Lake Street (Map) - Hotel
Q Resorts Cascade Gardens
84 %

Q Resorts Cascade Gardens

175 Lake St (Map) - Hotel
Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront
84 %

Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront

149 The Esplanade (Map) - Hostel
Awesome location,friendly helpfull staff,lots of info on things/places to go and do. Basic amenities but adequate,kept very clean for an older building.
Tropic Days Backpackers
84 %

Tropic Days Backpackers

28 Bunting street, Westcourt (Map) - Hostel
The Northern Greenhouse
83 %

The Northern Greenhouse

117 Grafton Street (Map) - Hostel
Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns
83 %

Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns

57 - 89 Grafton Street (Map) - Hostel
Cairns Girls Hostel
83 %

Cairns Girls Hostel

147 Lake Street (Map) - Hostel
I stayed here about 2 or 3 weeks ago for 4 days. I enjoyed the inexpensive prices and the friendly and helpful ladies who ran it.
JJ's Backpackers
82 %

JJ's Backpackers

11-13 Charles Street (Map) - Hostel
The room, shower/toilet area's, and kitchen were all clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. One thing was that my room was next to water pipe, which was very noisy at night.
The Jack Backpackers
81 %

The Jack Backpackers

Corner Sherdian and Spence Streets (Map) - Hostel
Well located, staff were very helpful and friendly throughout.
Corona Backpackers
81 %

Corona Backpackers

72 Grafton St (Map) - Hostel
The best (and cheapest) hostel I have stayed in Queensland. Smack in the middle of Cairns city and literally only a 3 minute walk to the nightclub strip & casino.
Castaway's Backpackers Cairns
81 %

Castaway's Backpackers Cairns

Po Box 5648 207 Sheridan Street (Map) - Hostel
Bellview Motel and Guest House
81 %

Bellview Motel and Guest House

85 - 87 The Esplanade (Map) - Hostel
Waterfront Backpackers Cairns
79 %

Waterfront Backpackers Cairns

83 Esplanade (Map) - Hostel
Cairns Central YHA
79 %

Cairns Central YHA

20-26 McLeod Street Cairns QLD 4870 (Map) - Hostel
Njoy! Travellers Resort
79 %

Njoy! Travellers Resort

141 Sheridan St (Map) - Hostel
If you upgrade the bathrooms you would reap more rewards. The service was very friendly and satisfying. I loved it so much I have already recommended it to others.
Nomads Cairns Hostel & Serpent Bar
79 %

Nomads Cairns Hostel & Serpent Bar

341 Lake St (Map) - Hostel
Global Central
79 %

Global Central

9 Shields Street (Map) - Hostel
Asylum Cairns
78 %

Asylum Cairns

149 Grafton Street (Map) - Hostel
Bohemia Resort Cairns
78 %

Bohemia Resort Cairns

231 McLeod Street (Map) - Hostel
Koala Beach Resort Cairns
78 %

Koala Beach Resort Cairns

137 Lake Street (Map) - Hostel
Cairns Woodduck Backpackers
78 %

Cairns Woodduck Backpackers

136 Grafton Street cairns (Map) - Hostel
Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort
78 %

Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

5 Digger St. (Map) - Hostel