9 Best Hostels in Cairns

9 Best Hostels in Cairns

Cairns, located in the tropical north of Queensland, Australia, is a vibrant city that attracts travelers from all over the world.

Cairns is a must-visit destination for any traveler exploring Australia because of its stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and the Great Barrier Reef.

For those looking for affordable and comfortable accommodations, the city boasts a wide range of hostels, including many with private rooms.

In this article, we'll explore some of the best hostels in Cairns with private rooms, offering both comfort and affordability for any type of traveler.

Short and crisp: The Best Hostels in Cairns

  1. Travellers Oasis - best for Older travelers (+50), Quiet Rest, Solo Traveller
  2. Castaway's Backpackers - best for Family-Friendly Hostel, Solo Traveller
  3. Freedom Hostels - best for Couples, Female Solo Traveller
  4. Dreamtime Travellers Rest - best for Couples, Female Solo Traveller, Older travelers (+50), Quiet Rest
  5. Travellers Paradise - best for Digital Nomads, Family-Friendly Hostel, Older travelers (+50), Quiet Rest, Solo Traveller
  6. Global Backpackers - best for Female Solo Traveller, Solo Traveller
  7. Cairns Central YHA Hostel - best for Family-Friendly Hostel, Groups (10+ people), Quiet Rest, Solo Traveller
  8. Mad Monkey Village - best for Quiet Rest, Solo Traveller
  9. Bounce Cairns - best for Solo Traveller

How much are hostels in Cairns?

Let us talk about prices. Here is a graph showing you average prices for a bed in a dorm and for a private room. Simply mouse-over to see rates for each month.

Prices can vary a lot, especially on high-season, weekends, and special holidays such as New Years Eve.

Average Dorm Price per Month in Cairns

Average Dorm Price Graph

Average Private Room Price per Month in Cairns

Average Private Price Graph


Full List of best Hostels in Cairns

On the map: Hostel Locations in Cairns

We've got your back when it comes to finding a great hostel location in Cairns. We've gone ahead and mapped out all the hostels for you so you can get a good idea of where they're all at. This map will make your life so much easier!

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๐Ÿ† Overall Best Hostel:

Travellers Oasis

๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ Female Solo-Traveler:

Freedom Hostels

๐Ÿคน Solo-Traveler:

Travellers Oasis

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Family Hostel with Kids:

Castaway's Backpackers

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘จ for Couples:

Freedom Hostels

Still not sure? Pick this!

#1 Top Hostel in Cairns: Travellers Oasis

This is the overall best rated hostel in Cairns. The overall rating is 9.1. You cannot go wrong here.

It is your safest bet in case you are not sure which hostel to pick.

The price for a dorm at Travellers Oasis starts from $21.83.

Book Travellers Oasis here

#1 Best Hostel in Cairns
Travellers Oasis

FAQ about Cairns Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Cairns. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Cairns costs $30 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in Cairns costs $86. (based on Hostelz.com price comparison)
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Freedom Hostels is the best hostel in Cairns for couples.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 22 hostels in Cairns, Australia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Cairns such as
  • 9 hotels
  • 1 guesthouse
  • 4 apartments

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Summer House Backpackers is the best hostel for partying in Cairns.

It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

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