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Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

83 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
+61 731 512 653

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rate per night

6.7

Good
based on 143 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
    Oct 2019
    6.3

    Not busy at all and there's not party so it's quite to sleep.

    Breakfast is in reception, a looong way from the kitchen every morning. There are pour cleanings in rooms.

  • Okay
    Sep 2019
    5.8

    Great location next to the bus stop, night market, and lagoon.

    Could've been cleaner, maybe more organization with the check-ins as I was left without a pillow. (They didn't provide enough pillows for the people in our room)

  • Good
    Sep 2019
    7.9

    Couldn’t have asked for a better location (although really anything in central Cairns is pretty close to everything!) - reception staff were helpful and we were able to leave our bags prior to checkin and after we checked out. Free breakfast is such a huge bonus, especially with how cheap the stay already was!!! Also nice to have a double room with some privacy.

    We stayed in two different rooms and the beds in one were much more comfortable than the other! There wasn’t much bathroom space and we had to wait quite a while for a shower.

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    9.6

    Great room. Great location. Great reception.

    Other guests not washing up dishes and leaving a mess in the kitchen.

  • Good
    Sep 2019
    7.1

    Great location and good price. The room was large and clean.

    The reception opening hours, it was difficoult to find it open. The kitchen was usually dirty.

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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 143 reviews

10.0

WiFi

9.8

Location

6.4

Room

5.2

Cleanliness

Things to know

  • Friendly service
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • 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

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Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel - Cairns - Bedroom Bedroom (6)
Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel - Cairns - Laundry facility Laundry (1)
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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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