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Cairns City Backpackers

  • Excellent30%
  • Very good16%
  • Average20%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible17%
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Free Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 24 April 2015

Cairns City Backpackers is one of my favorite hostels I've stayed in! it's a small hostel with a really friendly and chilled vibe. The reception staff are really lovely! Though the pool isn't very big, it is clean and good to dip in to cool...More

2  Thank BeccaSmitch
Reviewed 20 December 2014

This backpackers is probably one of the cheapest in Cairns and I understand why now. I was not impressed at all. First of all, it is not located in the city center and it took me ages to find it. Once I got there and...More

Thank NeusLB
Reviewed 20 November 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a private room at the end of the garden - it was clean and pleasant enough, but could have done with some more furniture (we literally lived out of our suitcases for 2 weeks). The downside was that the room was situated...More

Thank Mhairi R
Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

Don't be fooled by Cairns City Backpackers good reviews or the fact that it is high up on Google. The fact is, it is very cleverly named, if you're a backpacker looking for a hostel in Cairns City why wouldn't this hostel sound perfect however...More

2  Thank Rachael W
Reviewed 13 August 2014

If its just for one night, then fine. But don't book there for more than 2 nights! Dirty sheets. You have to pay for air conditioning. We had two cockroaches crawling up the curtains in one night. We emailed to complain, and was offered no...More

1  Thank Brad A
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Self-Serve Laundry
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USD 20 - USD 32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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USD 20 - USD 32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"Ask to work for accommodation, there's plenty of positions available."
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"I stayed in a 6 share and it was very good"
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"Spend the extra 6 or 7 dollars per night and stay in a decent hostel."
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"The Boomerang rooms are good, wifi is strong and the dorms have good shelve storage :)"
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