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Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

83 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
+61 740 314 411

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rate per night

6.7

Good
based on 117 reviews
Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel - Cairns, QLD, Australia
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 0.6 km
Location rating 9.8
Nearest airport Cairns
Distance to airport 4.4 km

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air condition in 11 reviews
air conditioning in 26 reviews
backpacker in 8 reviews
bathrooms in 23 reviews
cairns in 9 reviews
central location in 106 reviews
cockroaches in my room in 10 reviews
dirty underwear in 2 reviews
early hours in 4 reviews
free breakfast in 39 reviews
friendly staff in 99 reviews
great facilities in 16 reviews
location was good in 148 reviews
loud music in 8 reviews
night markets in 33 reviews
pool area in 16 reviews
private room in 62 reviews
right on the esplanade in 4 reviews
sheets were dirty in 6 reviews
value for money in 40 reviews
  • Good
    Dec 2019
    7.5

    Stayed one night before heading south to Mission Beach. Great location in Cairns. A hop and skip from restaurants, grocery, and waterfront. Big perk to have air condition in room as well. Very clean and comfortable bed. Breakfast nice bonus.

    Common areas were incredibly hot. Spartan amenities.

  • Excellent
    Dec 2019
    10.0

    Super friendly, central, relaxed!

  • Okay
    Dec 2019
    6.0

    Great location, near the Esplanade, restaurants and the night market. The room had a fair size for 2 people and with air conditioner, so it was good for the price.

    I think the staff in the reception couldve been a little more hospitable, maybe offered us a key for the fridge, told us about breakfast or suggested any cruise/day trip packages as we ended up booking it nextdoors.

  • Excellent
    Dec 2019
    10.0

    Great hostel, great atmosphere, great bunch of guests, friendly staff and you will not get a better location for the price, a stone's throw from all the bars, esplanade & lagoon. Would recommend to anyone!

  • Excellent
    Nov 2019
    10.0

    Great atmosphere and people. Staff friendly and informative. Great value for money and the best location just across from the lagoon and central to all bars and restaurants. Bonus that room has aircon and bathroom!

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Overview

With a stay at Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel in Cairns (Cairns Central Business District), you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Cairns Esplanade and Esplanade Lagoon. Featured amenities include a computer station, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available on request).

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

6.7 Good

based on 117 reviews

9.8

Location

9.5

Value

5.0

Cleanliness

4.7

Comfort

Things to know

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
  • Fair breakfast prices

Check in

14:00

Check out

10:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

AMENITIES

Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
ATM on-site
Internet
Game room
Outdoor pool
Snorkelling
No smoking
Express check out
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Safe
Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Beachfront
Terrace/Patio
Adults only
Library
Business centre
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Bar/Lounge
Free babysitting/child care services
Pets not allowed
Grill
Hairdryer

FAQs when booking at Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

Where is Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel located?

Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel is located at 83 The Esplanade, 0.6 km from the centre of Cairns. Esplanade Lagoon is the closest landmark to Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel?

Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel.

Does Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel offer free parking?

No, Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel does not offer free parking.

Does Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel from the airport?

Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel is 4.4 km from Cairns. Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel is 125.6 km from Bloomfield.

Can you bring pets to Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel?

No, pets are not allowed at Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel.

Does Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel have a pool?

Yes, Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel has a pool on-site.

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Esplanade Lagoon 123 m
  • Cairns Regional Gallery 207 m
  • Cairns Esplanade 226 m
  • Center of Contemporary Arts 290 m
  • Cairns Rainforest Dome 0.5 km
  • Reef Hotel Casino 0.6 km

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Bloomfield 125.6 km

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