Hostels near Cairns International Airport (CNS), Cairns

Hostels near Cairns International Airport (CNS)

# Sorted in order of distance from Cairns International Airport (CNS)

Hostels in Cairns

Summer House Backpackers

Cairns North
Free Breakfast
Distance to Cairns International Airport (CNS): 2.2 km / 1 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
"Summer House Cairns is a resort-style backpacker accommodation located in tropical Cairns, the gateway to the Barrier Reef, and minutes from the Cairns Esplanade. The property is located close to … More

Bohemia Resort

Cairns North
Free Breakfast
Distance to Cairns International Airport (CNS): 2.7 km / 2 miles
Couples Family-Friendly Hostel
"…Summary For such a low cost, this is one of the most lovely places we've stayed in during our time in Australia. It's well worth trekking a bit out of town for a clean, beautiful, budget resort … More
Distance to Cairns International Airport (CNS): 3.3 km / 2 miles
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…I highly recommend this place to stay. Excellent hostel and I recommend it widely. - This is the best hostel where I have stayed. The staff was very kindly, they made me feel in home and they … More
Distance to Cairns International Airport (CNS): 3.8 km / 2 miles
Adventure Hostels Beach Lovers Retreat Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Staff was very friendly, and other guests were respectful. Free dinner was a good money saver too. this hostel is wicked. it has a really good location on the esplanade so its not too noisy. the … More

Mad Monkey Village

Cairns CBD
Free Breakfast
Distance to Cairns International Airport (CNS): 3.9 km / 2 miles
Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…If the bad weather wasn't hitting in January then I imagine our stay would have been a lot longer. There isn't a bar at Njoy, which is great -- so you are allowed to bring your own alcohol in, … More
Distance to Cairns International Airport (CNS): 4.2 km / 3 miles
Female Solo Traveller
"…wonderful clean, friendly folk, and extremely helpful management. quiet to have the rest needed and close to foreshore and town. walking to all conveniences. I was so grateful to have found … More

Reef Backpackers


Free Breakfast
Distance to Cairns International Airport (CNS): 4.3 km / 3 miles
"…All of the rooms have their own air conditioning and sufficient wall socket availability, with a decent bed quality. The only available bathroom -- divided between men and women -- is located on … More

Mumma's Hostel

Cairns CBD
Free Breakfast
Distance to Cairns International Airport (CNS): 4.3 km / 3 miles
Solo Traveller
"…Check-in is after 2pm Check-out is before 10am Mumma’s Hostel Cairns | Where Mates Become Family ♥ Mumma's Cairns Facilities - Free Wifi Free - Free 8 ball - Female Only Dorms - … More

Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront

Cairns CBD
Free Breakfast
Distance to Cairns International Airport (CNS): 4.3 km / 3 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"At Mad Monkey Waterfront we offer an affordable and clean accommodation in the heart of Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Being located on the Cairns Esplanade with the Cairns Lagoon … More
Distance to Cairns International Airport (CNS): 4.4 km / 3 miles
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The location is one of the few nice things that the hostel has to offer. It's central, just next to the Cairns Marina, the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, and a little park. The views that you have in … More
Distance to Cairns International Airport (CNS): 4.4 km / 3 miles
Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller
"…Bedrooms do not contain lockers, which does not mix well with the hostel's prison feel. Common Spaces The hostel’s interior looks like a prison block, which seems to reflect the general feel … More

Mad Monkey Central

Cairns CBD
Free Breakfast
Distance to Cairns International Airport (CNS): 4.5 km / 3 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"At Mad Monkey Central we offer comfortable and clean facilities for backpackers in a great central location in Cairns! Treat yourselves to a daily Free Hot Breakfast in the mornings & budget priced … More

Bounce Cairns

Cairns CBD
Free Breakfast
Distance to Cairns International Airport (CNS): 4.5 km / 3 miles
Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
"…In fact, staff was smiling and really helpful for organizing activities or any question! With also free breakfast and free internet, great place to recommend! Great stay! - This is a great hostel … More
Distance to Cairns International Airport (CNS): 4.6 km / 3 miles
Solo Traveller
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The Village

Cairns CBD
Distance to Cairns International Airport (CNS): 4.6 km / 3 miles
Couples Female Solo Traveller
"Our luxe hostel has been freshly refurbished (June 2019) and offers traditional dorm style accommodation and modern hotel rooms. The Village Cairns Hostel is located on the main strip of Cairns … More
Distance to Cairns International Airport (CNS): 4.7 km / 3 miles
Couples Female Solo Traveller Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest
"…Pretty, relaxed place, nice staff - Dreamtime was exactly what we were looking for -- a small, very pretty, cozy and homelike hostel, close to the city center but quiet and relaxing enough. Also, … More

Travellers Paradise

Parramatta Park
Distance to Cairns International Airport (CNS): 4.7 km / 3 miles
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…Reception staff were fun and really helpful. I felt at home as soon as I checked in and the help and advice that I received when I was booking tours was second to none. Forget travel agencies, … More

Travellers Oasis

Parramatta Park
Distance to Cairns International Airport (CNS): 4.7 km / 3 miles
Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…Stay here if you can, I had booked one night and could not extend my stay because they had no vacancies, but they set me up in a room with their sister hostel (Tropic Days) which was just as … More
Distance to Cairns International Airport (CNS): 4.7 km / 3 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…FREE stuff included in EVERY booking: Pasta, rice, cereal, 8 herbs & spices, soy sauce, cooking oil, hot chocolate, tea, sugar, tin foil, cling film and drying racks for your convenience! We … More
Distance to Cairns International Airport (CNS): 4.8 km / 3 miles
Adventure Hostels Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The bar is wicked with happy hours and games most nites. lovely pool and just a lovely place to stay.You can even treat yourself at the beatuy therpy place called Seksi or use the free gym. I … More

Backpacker Hostels in Cairns, Australia

23 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $22.00 for a dorm bed.
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Explore Cairns: Hostel Guide

Welcome to Cairns International Airport, your gateway to the tropical wonders of Cairns. Discover why staying near the airport is the savvy choice for budget-conscious travelers:

Effortless Transit Options

Getting around is a breeze with:

  • Airport Shuttle: Hop on the convenient airport shuttle for seamless transfers to and from your accommodation.
  • Taxis: Reliable taxi services are readily available, ensuring swift journeys to your hostel or other lodgings.

Timeless Attractions

Explore iconic sights nearby:

  • The Esplanade: Wander along the picturesque Esplanade, offering breathtaking ocean vistas, verdant parks, and bustling markets.
  • Cairns Botanic Gardens: Lose yourself in the beauty of the Cairns Botanic Gardens, where lush foliage and tranquil pathways await your discovery.

Convenient Facilities

Enjoy essential amenities within easy reach:

  • Hostel Options: Choose from a variety of cozy hostels providing affordable accommodations and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
  • Local Markets: Immerse yourself in Cairns' vibrant culture at nearby markets, sampling fresh produce, handmade crafts, and delectable street food.

Immersive Experiences

Indulge in the rich culture of Cairns:

  • Indigenous Heritage: Delve into the region's Indigenous heritage through enlightening tours, captivating art exhibits, and traditional performances.
  • The Great Barrier Reef: Embark on an unforgettable journey to the Great Barrier Reef, where you can snorkel, dive, or cruise amidst stunning coral reefs and diverse marine life.

Why Choose This Location

Staying near Cairns International Airport offers:

  • Convenience for travelers arriving on late flights or departing on early flights, minimizing transit time and maximizing exploration time in Cairns.
  • Access to a range of affordable accommodations, ensuring budget travelers can enjoy a comfortable stay without exceeding their budget.
  • The opportunity to uncover timeless landmarks, immerse in local culture, and embark on unforgettable adventures, all within close proximity to the airport.

Begin your Cairns adventure the moment you land at the airport!

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