Cairns City Backpackers is a tropical oasis with a landscaped rainforest garden. It boasts many palm trees, a swimming pool plus plenty of hammocks and sun loungers.

The hostel is tucked away from the bustle of the city. An easy 25-minute walk will take you to the Esplanade.

Facilities include a kitchen, laundry and free Wi-Fi. There is also a spacious lounge area where you can meet fellow travellers. Discount meal tickets are available nightly to use at some city pubs.

The tour desk can organise discounted Great Barrier Reef trips, white water rafting, skydiving, cycling and horse riding.

Quiet time runs from 10pm to allow guests a good nights sleep.

274 Draper StreetCairnsQueensland, 4870


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Check-In: 2:00 pm

Check-Out: 10:00 am

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Cairns City Backpackers Accommodations

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 95 traveller reviews
TripAdvisor Ranking #69 of 82 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Most Recent Traveller Reviews
  • 13 September 2017: Dirty place, could be so much better
  • 31 August 2017: Average stay in Cairns
  • 10 July 2017: A great value for a hostel
  • 29 June 2017: Amazing place
  • 16 April 2017: Terrible place! Avoid!
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1 Review for “Cairns City Backpackers”


    I had an awesome week at this hostel. So many friendly people there. Apparently it's under new management and are slowly making a few improvements (beds, gardens as far as I can see). Nice pool and community area. Tropical feel. Definitely budget but it had everything I needed. Free internet! and air conditioning in the dorms was free too. I booked a couple of tours and they gave me a discount. The staff are very kind and helpful. Would stay again. Room Tip: I stayed in a 6 share and it was very good


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