Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

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

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based on 6 reviews

Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel
Sun 28/11
Mon 29/11
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About Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

Under 20 minutes' walk from Cairns Railway Station, Cairns Waterfront Backpackers provides guests with a convenient base when in Cairns. It is a stone's throw from Esplanade Lagoon and is close to the area's popular attractions and dining spots.

The hostel offers wireless internet, as well as a garden for guests to unwind in. Convenient services include an express check-in/check-out feature and a luggage storage facility. An airport shuttle, an outdoor pool and a 24-hour reception are also provided.

All the rooms at Cairns Waterfront Backpackers include a seating area, plus all the essentials for an enjoyable stay. The shared bathroom is equipped with a hair dryer.

After settling in to their room, guests can discover the local area with use of Reef Fleet Terminal, which is a brief stroll from the hostel. Cairns Central and The Reef Hotel Casino are within walking a distance.

Rooms available at Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

Sun 28/11
Mon 29/11
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Amenities at Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

  • Outdoor pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Picnic area
  • Grill

Services and conveniences

  • Ticket service
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking

Accessibility and suitability

  • Disabled access
  • Designated smoking area


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air-conditioned


  • Hairdryer


  • Computer use available


  • Bar/Lounge


  • Storage available


  • Outdoor pool

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83 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD 4870

What's nearby

  • Esplanade Lagoon123 m
  • Cairns Regional Gallery207 m
  • Cairns Esplanade226 m
  • Center of Contemporary Arts290 m
  • Cairns Rainforest Dome0.5 km
  • Reef Hotel Casino0.6 km
  • Cairns Historical Society Museum0.8 km
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre0.8 km
  • Cairns Civic Theatre1.4 km
  • Barlow Park1.6 km
  • Cazaly's Stadium3.5 km
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens3.8 km



Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 10:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

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

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

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

  • Yes, Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel offers free parking.

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

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

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

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Distance to city centre

0.6 km

Location rating


Nearest airport


Distance to airport

4.4 km