Best Hostels In Cairns For Backpackers
Updated Fri 11 Nov 2022
Tropical far north Queensland is so much more than just a gateway to the incredible Great Barrier Reef. Cairns is in fact incredibly backpacker-friendly, with its esplanade boardwalk lined with bars, restaurants and a public swimming lagoon. This bustling tropical town has grown increasingly popular with backpackers looking for a relaxing time in an awesome city, with plenty of natural tours and adventures to be had close by.
A Quick Introduction to Hostels in Cairns
Cairns can be very affordable for a backpacker in Australia, perhaps even the cheapest place you can visit in the country. With an abundance of hostels and budget accommodation, backpackers can save their dollars for trips out to the reef, the Daintree Rainforest and the Atherton Tablelands.
Most travellers who are backpacking are usually keen to save their money for experiences and tours rather than on bed and board. That’s where the invention of the hostel comes in. They are usually pretty cheap and allow for a few types of accommodation, meaning if you want to super save, you can stay in a dorm, or if you’re keen to have privacy and not spend tons, you can get a private room in a hostel.
Average prices of Cairns hostels
To give you a rough idea of prices, the average price for a bunk bed in a shared dorm in Cairns is between $20 - $30 per night. A basic room for two is roughly $100 per night. This is just a rough average to give you an idea. Prices always depend on the season and holidays.
To ensure a smooth holiday, choosing the right hostel for you and booking in advance is recommended before you get your sandals on the ground in Cairns. So, what kind of hostels are there in Cairns? Here are our top picks for your next adventure in far north Queensland.
Our favourite Cairns hostels
Check out our handy guide for backpackers in Cairns for more information on budget travel up north!
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