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"Edge of Downtown" Hostels

These hostels are located from 1/2km to 8km outside the downtown Cairns Business District. They are often located on larger properties and have a quieter, more resortlike or homelike feel. If you like a queiter and more relaxed stay one of these hostels might be the perfect match for you.
Calypso Inn

Cluster of houses, 165 beds, 1.5 km from Central Buiness District, short walk to shops/cafes.
Includes: Large pool, licensed bar/restaurant, internet facillities, night security watchman, daily room cleaning... More Info

 
Dorm $21
Twin $46
Double $46
 
Bel Air by the Sea 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 $15
Single $25
Twin $38
Double $38
Tropic Days

2 restored Queenslander homes, 35 beds, 1.5km from Central Business district, short walk to shops and cafes, family owned and operated.
Includes: quiet neighborhood, fans, AC, no bunks, kitchens, laundry, pool, garden... More Info

 
Dorm $19
Twin $45
Double $45
 
Bohemia Resort

Purpose-built hostel, 70 rooms, 2.5km from Central Buiness District, short walk to shops, family owned and operated.
Includes: Large pool, bar, internet cafe, BBQ, laundry, licensed bar/restaurant... More Info

 
Dorm $22
Twin $52
Double $52
Db/bath $62
Cairns Beach House

Large apartment complex, recently totally remodeled, 160 beds, 2km from Central Business District, right next to shops/cafes.
Includes: Beer garden, bistro, large pool, kitchen, BBQ, laundry, nternet/[phone facility...More Info

 
Dorm $16
Twin $38
Double $40
 
Ryan's Rest

Restored Queenslander home, 11 rooms, 3/4km from Central Business District, short walk to shops/cafes, family owned and operated.
Includes: Quiet neighboorhood, dive schools nearby, reading room, patio, pool... More Info

 
Twin $45
Double $45
 
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 $20
Twin $42
Double $42
 
Castaway's Backpacker Cairns

Small apartment building, 50 beds, 1km from Central Business district, shops and cafes very close by.
Includes: pool, kitchen, laundry, fans, linen, safe, luggage storage, room fridges... More Info

 
Dorm $10
Single $32
Twin $40
Double $40
Dreamtime Travellers Rest

2 homes, 25 beds, 1/2 km from Central Buiness District, short walk to shops and cafes, family owned and operated.
Includes: pool, spa, residential neighborhood, close to dive schools, air-conditioned... More Info

 
Dorm $20
Double $45
 
Gecko's Backpackers

Cluster of homes, 40 beds, 1/2 km from Central Buiness district. Shops close by, family owned and operated.
Includes: Pool, linen, hammocks, kitchen, laundry, ample parking, tour desk... More Info

 
Dorm $18
Twin $40
Double $40
Del. Dbl. $45
Gone Walkabout

2 homes, 17 rooms, 1/2 km from Central Buiness District., short walk to shops and cafes.
Includes: Pool, No TV, BBQ, quiet residential neighborhood, air-conditioning, 2 kitchens, safe, internet access... More Info

 
Dorm $8
Single $25
Twin $36
Double $39
JJ's Backpackers

Apartment/motel, 70 Beds, 1.5km from Central Business District, short walk to shops and cafes.
Includes: Pool, BBQ, TV, pool table, table tennis, bike hire, YHA/VIP discounts... More Info

 
Dorm $17
Twin $34
Double $38
 
Asylum Backpackers Cairns

Custer of homes/apartments, 50 rooms, 130 beds, 1km from Central Business district, 4 blocks to the Esplanade, shops 2 nearby. family owned
Includes: Pool, garden, BBQ, pool table... More Info

 
Dorm $20
Single $34
Twin $34
Double $48
Big Backyard Hostel

3 renovated homes, with one giant backyard, 54 beds, 1/2km from Central Business district. Short walk to shops, cafes, family owned and operated.
Includes: no bunks, pool, spa, kitchens, laundry, reading room... More Info

 
Dorm $18
Twin $36
Double $36
 
Serpent Hostel

Purpose-built hostel, 290 beds, located 3km from Central Business district, 2 blocks from Esplanade. Shops 2 blocks away.
Includes: Large pool, AC, sand volleyball, tour desk, TV lounge, internet, bar/cafe... More Info

Dorm $19-21
Single $45
Twin $45
Double $45
Dbl/bath $60
Travellers Oasis

3 Queenslander homes, 50 beds,1/2 km from Central Buiness district, family owned and operated.
Includes: Pool, linen, quiet neighborhood, close to dive schools, air-conditioned... More Info

 
Dorm $20
Single $30
Twin $44
Double $44