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Best Cairns hostels

Most recommended Cairns hostels

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Asylum Cairns Backpackers Hostel - Cairns - Bedroom
Asylum Cairns Backpackers Hostel
4 Mediocre
Cairns CBDC$ 73+
C$ 73+
Free Wi-Fi
Cairns City Backpackers Hostel - Cairns - Pool
Cairns City Backpackers Hostel
7.2 Good
Parramatta ParkC$ 72+
C$ 72+
Free Wi-Fi
Travellers Oasis
9 Wonderful
Parramatta ParkC$ 125+
C$ 125+
Free Wi-Fi
Travellers Paradise
8.7 Very good
Parramatta ParkC$ 120+
C$ 120+
Free Wi-Fi
Global Backpackers Cairns
8.4 Very good
Cairns CBDC$ 117+
C$ 117+
Free Wi-Fi
Caravella Backpackers
7.6 Good
Cairns CBDC$ 138+
C$ 138+
Free Wi-Fi
Cairns Girls Hostel
Cairns CBDC$ 1,427+
C$ 1,427+
Free Wi-Fi
Dreamtime Travellers Rest
8.6 Very good
Parramatta ParkC$ 89+
C$ 89+
Free Wi-Fi
Bounce Cairns
7.2 Good
Cairns CBDC$ 36+
C$ 36+
Free Wi-Fi

Cairns hostels near the city centre

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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort - Cairns - Pool
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
7.5 Good
Cairns CBDC$ 153+
C$ 153+
Yha Cairns Central - Cairns - Pool
Yha Cairns Central
8.1 Very good
Cairns CBDC$ 123+
C$ 123+

How much is a Cairns hostel?

Here are our most popular & best value hostels

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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 86

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 63
Cheapest month to stay with an average 65% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 112% rise in price.
Average Sun. - Thu. price over the last 2 weeks.
Average Fri. & Sat. price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hostel in Cairns

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Top tips for finding Cairns hostel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Cairns, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Cairns in February and January.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Cairns if you stay on a Tuesday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Wednesday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 9 days before your stay to get the best price for a Cairns hostel.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in Cairns for 3 days.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Cairns

  • What are the best hostels near Cairns Hospital?

    Cairns Hospital is a popular area in Cairns and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Redkey Hostel & Backpacker or Mad Monkey Backpackers Village for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Cairns Hospital.

  • How much does a hostel cost in Cairns?

    Hostel prices in Cairns can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in Cairns is C$ 41 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as C$ 21 in the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hostel in Cairns for tonight?

    The best price a KAYAK user has found for a 3-star hostel in Cairns in the last 3 hours was C$ 21 and the lowest priced 4-star hostel was C$ 25. The cheapest hostel found on KAYAK for tonight is C$ 21.

  • How much is a hostel in Cairns for this weekend?

    In the last 72 hours, KAYAK users have booked Cairns hostel for this weekend for as low as C$ 26. Users have also found 3 star hotels from C$ 26 and 4-star plus hotels from C$ 28.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in Cairns?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in Cairns is C$ 41 compared to C$ 140 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in Cairns?

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