With so many choices in the area, if you use these guidelines, and
the information within this site, you should be able to find the
hostel that suits you perfectly. Using our extensive experience
with backpackers hostels in the area, we have grouped them into
indexes using criteria important to backpackers.
Here's how to quickly find the hostel that suits you best for your
stay in Cairns
1. Think of the kind of place that you would be happiest in.
2. Follow the link to the index that suits you best.
3. Work through the list and find the perfect place to stay!
4. Once you find the hostel, use the contact information provided
to contact the hostel directly and make your booking.
Hostels in city; Want to be right
in the middle of all the action? These hostels are centrally located
in the Central Business District. The cafes, nightclubs, shops and
other Cairns businesses will be right at your doorstep.
Hostels in town Want to be near
the action, but not right in the middle of it? These hostels are
anywhere from ½ km to 8km from downtown. They are by no means
isolated, small rows of shop and cafes are scattered throughout
the city. Most run free shuttles to and from the downtown area.
Hostels Near Dive Schools: Learning
to dive? Even though all dive schools run will transport you to
and from your classes, many people find it convenient to stay near
the dive school itself. These hostels are all located walking distance
to one or more of the dive schools. Both the hostel and the dive
schools nearby are listed.
Hostels If you like the opportunity to meet lots of people,
these large hostels might be a good choice for you. They tend to
be a little more busy, and to offer features like onsite cafés,
internet access, bars, and recreational facilities.
Small Hostels These smaller hostels
might be just the perfect place for you if you prefer smaller groups,
and a quieter lifestyle.
Hostels near the Esplanade: These hostels are located alongside
Cairns' beautiful shoreline park, a great place for relaxing, walks
and runs. These hostels are also a short walk from the marina, where
dive boats depart.
Do you just want to see all the possible hostels all at once, go
to our index of All
Backpackers Hostels in the area.