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1. Posted by erinshay (Budding Member 11 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I am just wondering which is the best hostel in cairns. there is so many and im not sure which one to stay at! any recomendations? i want something clean and decent priced for about a month. and hoepfully somewhere close to town and such. Thank you!!


2. Posted by StaceyG (Inactive 250 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey Erin, I didnt actually stay there, but know a lot of people went to Gilligans which although more pricey than most of the hostels its probably the best value for money as its v hotel like, exceptionally clean, own bathrooms, tv lounge on each floor etc etc and is close to everywhere. I was in the International which is okay price wise but not amazing hostel - only good thing about it was right opposite the lagoon. Caravellas seemed better and thats across from the lagoon as well and you get free meal ticket for the Woolshed.


3. Posted by k8iejo1983 (Budding Member 49 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Erin,

I was in Cairns a couple of weeks ago and stayed at Gilligans - which although very nice and as mentioned above 'hotel-like', unfortunately my room was right above the bar and as such was exceptionally noisy at night and into the wee small hours!

Apart from that, a very nice hostel which offers a weekly rate that brings the price down to $23 a night for a 6-bed dorm.

Also, I had a friend who stayed at Global Palace and she loved it there.

Hope that helps,

Katie :-)

4. Posted by DanT1980 (Budding Member 33 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I stayed at the Nomads Serpent Hostel and it was excellent