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Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Just stayed at this property with a group of older Gentlemen for a 4 day weekend ~ the accomodation is double to 4 6 and 10 berth rooms, you get 2 sheets and a pillow case,one pillow.. NO towels , soap, or any other extras,the rooms are basic, and i do mean basic, apart from the bed, there is a...

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Leigh D, Manager at Cairns Waterfront Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Benard, At Cairns Waterfront we do target a more younger group who enjoy partying. Therefore, our hostel wont please everyone. But in saying that we try our best to keep any and all customers happy. At the end of the day we are a hostel not a hotel, you'll find not many hostels that provide soaps etc. and we...

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Good place if ALL you want is somewhere to crash. CHEAP. I had a double room (double with single above) and that is all that is in the room. Nothing else - but it's a hostel. I wanted to print out some info but the bank of computers were not linked to a printer. On the UPSIDE - Thursday night...

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Leigh D, General Manager at Cairns Waterfront Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Craig, Thank you for your message, Sorry we didn't offer free printing for our guests but i don't think you would find many hostels that would. However, we would of seen to all your printing needs if you requested so at the reception. Glad you did get some enjoyment out of your stay.

Newmarket, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 May 2016

I arrived at Waterfront Backpackers with a couple of friends and at the time we were all looking for work and wanted somewhere in the centre of Cairns close to everything. This hostel's location is absolutely ideal for any backpacker looking for leisure or work, there are multiple businesses within walking distance that are always looking to hire people especially...

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Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

I first arrived with 2 friends. At the time we all worked in cairns so we needed a place to stay for long. Benny and Leigh made sure we got the room we wanted with our own bathroom. I ended up staying 6 months. The hostel is really great if you want to stay long. But if your there for...

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Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I stayed for 1 night on a bunk bed in a dorm.The staff was so kind and friendly.However,Its such a clean less room.It was a flood of water in a bathroom...good for stay for a night as there are many shops ,restaurant.

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Firstly we were greeted by a very nice guy (Benny) in reception, who chatted to us for a good while about what to do and see locally, and showed us around the hostel. The room was basic but clean with a nice view of the Esplanade. The kitchen is small, but probably the best equipped we have come across on...

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Leigh D, Manager at Cairns Waterfront Backpackers, responded to this review

We appreciate your message so much. Such kind words and we are glad we could help make your stay in Cairns memorable. Kind Regards, Cairns Waterfront Team

Cairns Region, Australia
Reviewed 3 April 2016

I stayed for two weeks in a dorm and really enjoyed my time here. Perfect location, able to walk everywhere. Staff were really friendly and helpful, were able to assist with . The best part about it was the tight community feel, it was easy to meet new people, welcoming and happy environment. The hostel had plenty to offer with...

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Have been at Waterfront Backpackers for about a week and a half here as I'm working for accommodation, hadn't been to Cairns before and Leigh and Benny helped me and my two friends settle in really easily. They run frequent social events which is great as you can really get to know people, the hostel rooms are cleaned every day,...

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Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here in a private double for 8nights it wasn't great we arrived at 7:30pm after the reception had already closed. They guy who served us was very pleasant but we Wasn't told about the air con having to be turned off or where the toilets were. Our room was actually okay clean and light but they are internal...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 5 March 2016

I had the best time at the Waterfront, both Benny and Leigh come across as the most familiar hosts and the energy between backpackers and the owners become as a small family. My best recommendations for anyone passing by, superb location and lots of friends to be made at this hearty hostel !

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Cairns Waterfront Backpackers

Address: 83 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $21 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairns Waterfront Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Room 43 is great”
 of 5 bubbles marcmU2339FC, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 61 supposedly is the best 4 bed room and 52\53\54 have the best views”
 of 5 bubbles benjeffcairns, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
“We were in a room at the end opposite the Pool area, and slept soundly with no disturbances.”
 of 5 bubbles DancesWithGoats, 7 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Stay away from the stairwell and you could possibly have a good night rest.”
 of 5 bubbles Leeuw605, 11 Jul 2015 | Read review
“all the rooms are perfect”
 of 5 bubbles OLIVL2015, 21 Mar 2015 | Read review
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