Why Not Backpackers, Cairns

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The best things about our place, except for the great city location, facilities, services, pool, cleanliness, kitchens, comfy beds, common spaces etc., is our staff!

Ultimate Hospitality, to the best of tropical ability, will be the highlight of your trip to Australia.

Tour Info and Booking Office
8 High-Speed Super Computers with superfast ADSL.
Provided by Global Gossip
Kitchen facilities.
Great communal areas.
Licenced garden bar and restaurant.
Best value dinners in Cairns!
Large pool and tropical gardens
Relax in the hammocks.
Free courtesy bus to and from city, airport and bus station.
24 security.
Phone and Fax
Cheap overseas calls.
Mail Service - We'll hold it or send it!
Very Safe!
Washing machines, dryers and irons.
Air Conditioning
FREE safe and storeroom.
Comfy beds & all linen included.

Location and Contact


Ten minutes from Cairns Airport and 5 minutes from city centre by car or a 10 - 15 minute walk from the city centre. A FREE shuttle bus runs to and from the city every hour.

Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Airport Pickup



Luggage Storage



City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons


Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill


Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment



Gym/Fitness Room

Hot Showers



Live Music/Performance

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table

Swimming Pool

Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 14 nights

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)


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