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Best Cairns hostels

Most recommended Cairns hostels

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Asylum Cairns Share House - Cairns - Property amenity
Asylum Cairns Share House
7.7 Good
Cairns CBDC$ 73+
C$ 73+
Airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Cairns City Backpackers Hostel - Cairns - Pool
Cairns City Backpackers Hostel
7.5 Good
Parramatta ParkC$ 64+
C$ 64+
Free Wi-Fi
Travellers Oasis
9 Wonderful
Parramatta ParkC$ 126+
C$ 126+
Free Wi-Fi
Travellers Paradise
8.8 Very good
Parramatta ParkC$ 112+
C$ 112+
Free Wi-Fi
Global Backpackers Cairns
8.6 Very good
Cairns CBDC$ 105+
C$ 105+
Free Wi-Fi
Caravella Backpackers
9.4 Wonderful
Cairns CBDC$ 88+
C$ 88+
Free Wi-Fi
Cairns Central Yha
8.1 Very good
Cairns CBDC$ 115+
C$ 115+
Free Wi-Fi
Cairns Girls Hostel
Cairns CBDC$ 1,420+
C$ 1,420+
Free Wi-Fi
Reef Backpackers
25.5 All
Cairns CBDC$ 464+
C$ 464+
Free Wi-Fi
Tropic Days Backpackers
25.5 All
BungalowC$ 93+
C$ 93+
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
7.7 Good
Cairns CBDC$ 140+
C$ 140+
Freedom Cairns - Cairns - Balcony
Freedom Cairns
8.5 Very good
Cairns CBDC$ 81+
C$ 81+
Bounce Cairns
7.3 Good
Cairns CBDC$ 32+
C$ 32+

How much is a Cairns hostel?

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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 76

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 19
Cheapest month to stay with an average 74% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 148% 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 December and August.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Cairns if you stay on a Friday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Monday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book more than 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a Cairns hostel.

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