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Find the Perfect Hostel!

This extensive listing of all the backpacker and budget lodging in the area is set up so that you can quicly and easilgy choose the place that suits you best, then contact them directly to make your booking without a middleman.

Quickly find your favorite using these handy indexes

Hostels in the City

Hostels in Town

Hostels on the Esplanade

Large Hostels

Small Hostels

Hostels Near Dive Schools



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About Cairns:

Cairns is a vibrant city, of around 50,000 with a unique lifestyle that celebrates the incredible natural bounty that surrounds it. Reminders of the Great Barrier Reef, the local Tropical Rainforest, and the outback that lies just over the coastal mountains are all over town.

The Great Barrier Reef
Cairns is the most popular gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. The reef here is close by. In just an hours' boat ride. you can be in the water and seeing it for yourself. Trips range from 1-12 days.


Our Local Rain Forests
The tropical rainforests that surround Cairns are unique, beautiful, and filled with plants and animals found nowhere else on earth. Here you can find kangaroos that live in trees, mammals that lay eggs, huge flightless birds, colorful orchids and countless other species of plants and animals.

The Outback
You can’t come to Australia and not head out bush and experience the outback. Cairns is a great starting point for outback exploration, especially during the June- November dry season, when temperatures are comfortable and rainfall is rare in the outback regions.