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    Cairns Waterfront Backpackers

    83 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
    011 61 7 3483 0503
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    Overview
    • Excellent48%
    • Very good13%
    • Average9%
    • Poor10%
    • Terrible20%
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    “free bbq” (8 reviews)
    “great hostel” (8 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Airport Transportation
    Kitchenette
    Self-Serve Laundry
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    Free Parking
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 108 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This hostel was very welcoming and the people were friendly, there is a bbq once a week that is only 2$ for all you can eat and drink.. i suggest giving this hostel a visit if you plan on going to cairns as it is...More

    Thank Aidan D
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We booked this hostel for a week, as we were on a working holiday and were in process of finding work. Our room was awful. We were told there was wifi in rooms, but there was none. There was nothing included in room save a...More

    Thank Andrew D
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    My stay at Cairns Waterfront Backpackers was an amazing experience and I will definitely return here on my next trip to Cairns. All of the other guests were very friendly and the vibes within the hostel were really good and refreshing. The bed was comfortable...More

    Thank Bianca Z
    Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

    Very nice hostel, clean and comfy ! Staff very gentle and helpful. The location is just perfect , close to restaurants and other bars ! BBQ every Thursday night, swimming pool, 15 min to the beach ... Come to waterfront and have fun !!

    Thank Marie F
    Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

    When I arrived to waterfront backpackers I was told I had been upgraded to a 6 bedded dorm instead of a 12. However the room was very small and very dirty. The bathroom was disgusting. The room had someone staying in there long term and...More

    Thank Briony F
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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Airport Transportation
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$16 - US$42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 19
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    "Room 61 supposedly is the best 4 bed room and 52\53\54 have the best views"
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