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|Distance to city centre||0.6 km|
|Distance to airport||4.4 km|
|"Free breakfast was a bonus."||(in 22 reviews)|
|"Awesome value for money."||(in 32 reviews)|
|"Great location, lovely staff."||(in 119 reviews)|
|"Air conditioner isnt working at all"||(in 11 reviews)|
|"No a/c at day time, dirty pool"||(in 10 reviews)|
|"Air conditioner isnt working at all"||(in 4 reviews)|
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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|
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.
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)
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.
Great room. Great location. Great reception.
Other guests not washing up dishes and leaving a mess in the kitchen.
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.
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).
based on 143 reviews
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- Friendly service
- Good restaurants & bars in the area
- Friendly atmosphere
- Fair breakfast prices
Policies vary by room type and provider.
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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