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Best Cairns hostels

Most recommended Cairns hostels

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Asylum Cairns Hostel - Cairns - Bedroom
Asylum Cairns Hostel
4 Mediocre
Cairns CBD$90+
$90+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Cairns City Backpackers Hostel - Cairns - Pool
Cairns City Backpackers Hostel
7.2 Good
Parramatta Park$86+
$86+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Travellers Oasis
9 Wonderful
Parramatta Park$151+
$151+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Caravella Backpackers
7.5 Good
Cairns CBD$165+
$165+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Dreamtime Travellers Rest
8.6 Very Good
Parramatta Park$107+
$107+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Bounce Cairns
7.2 Good
Cairns CBD$43+
$43+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool

Cairns hostels near the city centre

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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort - Cairns - Pool
$104+
Yha Cairns Central - Cairns - Pool
Yha Cairns Central
8.1 Very Good
Cairns CBD$147+
$147+

How much is a Cairns hostel?

Here are our most popular & best value hostels

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Good to know

Low season

March

High season

July

Average price (weeknight)

$59

Average price (weekend night)

$83
Cheapest month to stay with an average 44% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 277% 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

Price per night / 3-star hostel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
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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 March and October.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Cairns if you stay on a Saturday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Friday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 9 days before your stay to get the best price for a Cairns hostel.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in Cairns for 3 days.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Cairns

  • What are the best hostels near Cairns Esplanade?

    Cairns Esplanade is a popular area in Cairns and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort or Global Backpackers Cairns for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Cairns Esplanade.

  • How much does a hostel cost in Cairns?

    Hostel prices in Cairns can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in Cairns is $40 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as $21 in the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hostel in Cairns for tonight?

    The best price a KAYAK user has found for a 3-star hostel in Cairns in the last 3 hours was $24 and the lowest priced 4-star hostel was $22. The cheapest hostel found on KAYAK for tonight is $21.

  • How much is a hostel in Cairns for this weekend?

    In the last 72 hours, KAYAK users have booked Cairns hostel for this weekend for as low as $25. Users have also found 3 star hotels from $25 and 4-star plus hotels from $25.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in Cairns?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in Cairns is $40 compared to $138 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in Cairns?

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