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Cairns Business District
Backpackers Hostels

Use this guide to all budget backpackers lodging in the Cairns central business district. Living downtown puts you within easy walking distance of shops, cafes, nightclubs and other attractions. If you like being close to all the action these hostels might be good choices for you. If you like queiter surrounds, hostels located on the edge of the downtown area might be a better match for you.
Bellview Hostel

Hotel/Motel, in Central Business District, on the Esplanade, shops and cafes right outside the door, family owned and operated. Includes: air-conditioning, pool, laundry, kitchen, TV room... More Info

Dorm $24  Single $49 Twin $49 Double $49
Bohemia Central Backpackers Hostel

Cluster of small apartments and homes. 110 beds, 1.5km from Central Buiness district. Located on quiet end of Esplanade.
Includes: on-site cafe, pool, spa, kitchen... More Info

Dorm $23 Single $49 Twin $69 Double $69
Cairns Central YHA

Apartment/Motel in Central Business District, 156 beds, shops and cafes close by.
Includes: Pool, ceiling fans, kitchen, mail services, tour desk. bicycles, car parking, TV... More Info

Dorm $25, Double/Twin $67 Double/Twin w/bath $85
Cairns Girls Hostel

Old time Queenslander, recently renovated, in quiet section of Central Business District, 36 beds, shops and cafes next door, family owned and operated.
Includes: tour desk, kitchen, laundry... More Info

Dorm $20 Twin-share $24
Caravella's Backpackers 149

Cluster of homes and small apartments, 130 beds, 2km from Central Buiness district, on the Esplanade, short walk to shops and cafes.Includes: tour desk, swimming pool, BBQ, Pool table, table tennis, TV/Video... More Info

Dorm $22 Single $42 Twin $57 Double $57
Corona Backpackers

Apartment, 18 rooms, located in Central Business district. Shops and cafes right oustide door. Included: 4-share dorms and double rooms, all with room fridges, tour desk, linen Free nightly restaurant meal... More Info

Dorm $14 Double $34
Esplanade Hostel

Apartment, 50 rooms, 130 beds, in Central Business district, on the Esplanade, shops and cafes adjacent. Includes: Pool, garden, BBQ, Sky TV, air conditioning, laundry, tour desk. Free: airport/bus/train transfers, luggage storage More Info

Dorm $20  Twin $57  Double $57
Gilligan's Backpackers

Purpose-built hostel, 150+ beds, in Central Buiness district. Close to Pro Dive Cairns dive school. Includes: ensuite bathrooms, fridge, TV, Pool, linen, air-conditioned, internet cafe, social evenings, bar, casino, 24-hour reception, live entertainment, laundry.

Dorm $22 Twin $120 Double $120
Global Palace

Hotel/Apartment, recently totally remodeled, 165 beds, in Central Business District, shops and cafes right outside the front door. Includes: air-conditioning, mirrors, carpet, TV/reading room, Internet access... More Info

Dorm $23  Twin $52  Double$54
Inn The City

Hostel/Motel in quiet section of Central Business District, 74 beds, shops and cafes close by.
Includes: Pool, kitchen, garden area, tour desk. luggage storage, TV... More Info

Dorm $20, Single $65, Double $70, Triple $69
International Hostel

Hotel, 140 beds, on the Esplanade and in Central Business District, shops and cafes downstairs.
Includes: Spring mattresses, laundry, kitchen, tour desk, garden, sun deck... More Info

Dorm $18 Twin $50 Double $51
Jimmy's on the Esplanade

Apartment/Hotel, 30 beds, located in Central Business District, on the Esplanade, short walk to shops and cafes.
Includes: Shoreline location, all rooms air-conditioned, Pool, TV lounge, kitchen... More Info

Dorm $21 Single $40 Twin $50 Double $59 King Private $79
Northern Greenhouse Backpackers

Apartment/Hotel, 70 beds, located in central business district, close to everything. Includes: air conditioning, pool, bbq, dining area, games area, laundtry, 24-hour reception, tavern...More Info

Dorm $22 Single $38 Twin $52 Double $52 Twin or double/bath $62
Rosie's Backpackers

Apartment/Motel in Central Business District, 50 beds, shops/cafes right close by. Includes: Tour desk, pool, BBQ nights, internet access, self-contained rooms, games room, cable TV, car and bike hire... More Info

Dorm $23 Single $29 Twin $52 Double $52
Shenannigans

Renovated pub/motel , 60 beds, located in Central Business district, 4 blocks from Esplanade. Shops nearby.
Includes: bar/beer garden, kitchen, laundry, tour desk, TV lounge,... More Info

Dorm $19  Single $55 Twin $55 Double $55