13 Cheapest Hostels in Cairns

13 Cheapest Hostels in Cairns

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Cairns, located in the tropical north of Queensland, Australia, is a popular tourist destination for its access to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. As a result, it offers a variety of accommodation options for all budgets.

For those on a budget, there are several hostels in Cairns that provide affordable accommodation without compromising on comfort. These hostels offer an opportunity for backpackers and budget-conscious travelers to explore Cairns while keeping costs low.

Sorted by Price: The Cheapest Hostels in Cairns

  1. Wanna Stay? - from $9.45
  2. The Jack Backpackers - from $9.98
  3. Mumma's Hostel - from $10.65
  4. Mad Monkey Village - from $12.30
  5. The Espy Hostel - from $12.87
  6. Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront - from $13.02
  7. Mad Monkey Central - from $13.09
  8. Travellers Oasis - from $13.31
  9. Global Backpackers - from $12.79
  10. Bounce Cairns - from $14.40
  11. Gilligan's Hotel & Resort - from $14.99
  12. Summer House Backpackers - from $15.20
  13. Cairns Central YHA Hostel - from $15.74

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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🤑 Cheapest Hostel:

Wanna Stay?

🤩 Best Cheap Hostel:

Travellers Oasis

🎉 Party Hostel:

Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront

🤹 Solo-Traveler:

Travellers Oasis

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

When to book a hostel in Cairns?

Let us have a closer look on some statistics and graphics.

  • The cheapest months to travel to Cairns is January. Hostels in Cairns cost $24 in January.
  • The most expensive month is July with $32.
  • Total number of hostels in Cairns: 22
  • Total number of Party Hostels in Cairns: 6
  • Total number of hostels in Cairns with a +8.5 top-rating: 14
  • Most hostels are located in the neighborhoods of Cairns CBD, Cairns North, Parramatta Park.


If you are looking for budget-friendly accommodation in Cairns, there are plenty of options to choose from. The cheapest hostels in Cairns offer affordable rates while providing a comfortable and convenient place to stay during your travels.

With easy access to the Great Barrier Reef and other popular attractions, Cairns is an excellent destination for travelers who want to explore the beauty of Tropical North Queensland without breaking the bank.

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