Cairns City Backpackers
Cairns City Backpackers
Cairns City Backpackers
Cairns City Backpackers
Cairns City Backpackers
Cairns City Backpackers
Cairns City Backpackers

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7.5Very good

420 reviews

420 reviews

Service 7.8
Value for money 7.6
Facilities 6.9
Location 6.9
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6.9Good

Location rating score

Excellent for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Cairns Showgrounds
370 m
Parramatta Park
400 m
Kuranda Scenic Railway
450 m
Cairns Central Shopping Centre
500 m
Cairns Railway Station
490 m
Popular landmarks
Cairns Aquarium
960 m
Night Markets
1.1 km
Esplanade Boardwalk
1.2 km
Michaelmas Cay
1.2 km
Muddy's Playground
1.2 km
Closest landmarks
Down Under Cruise and Dive
80 m
Cairns Central Medical Centre
420 m
Barlow Park
570 m
Pro Dive Cairns Day Trips
590 m
Fujii Store
600 m

Cairns City Backpackers

274 Draper Street, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Strategically situated in Cairns City Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Esplanade Boardwalk. Restaurant, indoor pool and outdoor pool are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

Highlights

510 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Inside city center

800 meters to Rusty's Market

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Check-in [24-hour]

Swimming pool [indoor]

Game room

Laundry service

Restaurants

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Cairns every 7 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.6
Distance to city center0.7 Km
Location rating6.9
Nearest airportCairns Airport (CNS)
Distance to airport5.5 km

Rooms available at Cairns City Backpackers

Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 3 m²/32 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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4 Share Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Budget Twin
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Double Room with Shower
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 5 m²/54 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 4 m²/43 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Budget Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 3 m²/32 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 4 m²/43 ft²
  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

What is the average travel time to the nearest airport from Cairns City Backpackers?

The average travel time to get from Cairns City Backpackers to the airport is 15 minutes, but please bear in mind that the travel time may differ based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

What public parks are in close proximty of Cairns City Backpackers?

While residing at Cairns City Backpackers, cherish your early morning or evening walk at nearby park which include Cairns Tennis Centre, Fogarty Park, and Anzac Park.

How many rooms does Cairns City Backpackers have?

Cairns City Backpackers has a total of 20 rooms.

What was the average room rate for Cairns City Backpackers been in the past month?

The typical room rate for Cairns City Backpackers in the past month is 29.5 AUD, compared to city's average of 169.83 AUD.

In which languages can Cairns City Backpackers's employees communicate?

Cairns City Backpackers can speak up to 2 languages which includes English for travelers that have a preference for this language. Please refer to the "Amenities and facilities" section and in the "Languages spoken" category to find out what other languages this property supports.

What do verified guests like most about Cairns City Backpackers?

Past guests that stayed at Cairns City Backpackers have given this property a rating of 7.838 for its remarkable service as the primary highlight for their stay.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Cairns City Backpackers's pet services?

71.0% of our verified visitor ratings have given a positive review and remarks about this property's pet services. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Cairns City Backpackers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that verified Group travelers have given to Cairns City Backpackers?

Past group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Cairns City Backpackers an average rating of 7.0. You can find more detailed customer ratings and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What do local visitors think about Cairns City Backpackers?

Past local visitors that have stayed at this property have given Cairns City Backpackers an average rating of 9.5. You can look up on more in depth customer reviews, and remarks for this property down in the review section.

What restaurants are close by Cairns City Backpackers?

Cairns City Backpackers’s local community is Cairns City Center which includes famous restaurants such as Happy 4 10 and Jimmys Burger & Co..

What popular natural sightseeing spots are near Cairns City Backpackers?

Cairns City Backpackers is situated within Cairns City Center, which makes it suitably close to natural scenery including Michaelmas Cay.

What is the closest airport to Cairns City Backpackers?

The nearest airport to Cairns City Backpackers is Dunk Island Airport, 119.0 km away.

More about Cairns City Backpackers

More about Cairns City Backpackers

This backpacker hostel enjoys a quiet location away from the noisy crowds while being just a short distance from the excitement of central Cairns. Cairns City Backpackers is a great options for travelers looking for comfort and convenience at a decent price, while exploring the rest of this region and getting a chance to meet other travelers in the area. The property consists of two fully renovated Queensland-style houses, a tropical landscaped garden planted with numerous old palm trees, a swimming pool and lots of hammocks and sun lounges. Guests may also relax in the sofa area and have a friendly match with the billiard table. Additional facilities such as laundry services, a kitchen, and Wi-Fi access are also available. With such accommodations and services, it's no surprise that Cairns City Backpackers is a popular choice among travelers to Queensland.

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Amenities and facilities

Good
Facilities

6.9

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

8 mentions

Swimming Pool

1 mention

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Portuguese
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Billiards
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Exterior corridor
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Ironing facilities
  • Microwave
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Location

274 Draper Street, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870
Good
Location

6.9

Airports
  • Cairns Airport (CNS)
    5.5 km
  • Dunk Island Airport (DKI)
    119.2 km
Public transportation
  • Cairns Railway Station
    490 m
  • Freshwater
    7.8 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Cairns Central Medical Centre
    420 m
Shopping
  • Night Markets
    1.1 km
Convenience store
  • 7 Eleven
    310 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    90 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Cairns Aquarium
    960 m
  • Night Markets
    1.1 km
  • Esplanade Boardwalk
    1.2 km
  • Michaelmas Cay
    1.2 km
  • Muddy's Playground
    1.2 km
  • Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
    1.3 km
  • The Reef Hotel Casino
    1.3 km
  • Green Island
    1.4 km
  • Cairns Botanic Gardens
    3.1 km
  • Gallo DairyLand
    4.7 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Down Under Cruise and Dive
    80 m
  • Cairns Showgrounds
    370 m
  • Parramatta Park
    400 m
  • Cairns Central Medical Centre
    420 m
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
    450 m
  • Cairns Railway Station
    490 m
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre
    500 m
  • Barlow Park
    570 m
  • Pro Dive Cairns Day Trips
    590 m
  • Fujii Store
    600 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Please note that the reception is open in the morning between 7.30am and 12 noon, and in the afternoon/ evening between 4.30pm and 8.00pm.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from11:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until20:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee15 AUD
  • Distance from city center0.7 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)15
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of rooms 20

Reviews of Cairns City Backpackers from real guests

7.1
Service7.8
Value for money7.6
Facilities6.9
Location6.9
Cleanliness6.6
Room comfort and quality6.3
High score for Cairns
Rating
9+ Exceptional (18)
8-9 Excellent (7)
7-8 Very Good (11)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (21)
Guest Type
Room Type
Language

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9.2
Exceptional
Ezra from Australia
Solo traveler
4 Share Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 7 nights in June 2022

Exceptional”

Nice and quiet.

Reviewed June 28, 2022
8.0
Excellent
JEN-YU from Taiwan
Solo traveler
4 Share Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

Good location”

Here is good location and stuff is friendly!!!

Reviewed July 01, 2022
9.2
Exceptional
johan from Netherlands
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

Good Value Accomodation ”

We needed simple accommodation close to town and Cairns City Backpackers was just what we needed. It is a no-frills place with basic rooms and has a nice ambience with friendly staff. There are 3 kitchens to prepare your own meals if you not wish to eat in town and a small pool in the backyard if you want to have a quick dip. The location is within walking distance to the main centre of town and the Esplanade. Great to have found this place in Cairns!

Reviewed June 10, 2018
9.7
Exceptional
Fonglee from Taiwan
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

Cairns nice twin room”

have kitchen for cooking free

I travel to cairnswith limit budget. This twin room is clean and cheap. They provide kitchen that I can cook that is very nice. Because the meal price is very high in cairns. This hotel is very near the Cairns central mall with supermarket inside. I buy meat, vegetables, and fruits and cook for ourself. We live there for two days with nice meals. Many peoples are very nice and smile. Ther are also free TV and movies provided. The internet are also available with low price. This hotel is what I need, I strongly recommend This hotel to you, if you are also a limited budget person. Thank you!!

Reviewed February 18, 2013
8.8
Excellent
Jenny from Australia
Couple
Double Room with Shower
Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

Fantastic budget hostel”

Had a great stay at Cairns City Backpackers! You get what you pay for - walking distance to the CBD, clean bathrooms and everything you need in the kitchen.

Reviewed April 16, 2018
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