Backpacker Hostels in Cape Tribulation, Australia

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Get to know Cape Tribulation (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Cape Tribulation. To help you make friends with Cape Tribulation before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Cape Tribulation is one of the most amazing natural spots on Australia's east coast, in the far north Queensland. It's well worth getting a hostel for a couple days. This is one of the few spots in the entire world where the tropical rainforest meets the sea.

The most spectacular way to get to Cape Tribulation is using the cable ferry that crosses the Daintree River, where you'll have dense rainforest, riverbanks, and small hills in an unforgettable scenario. You will find a more wild style of life -- all of the villages north of Daintree River get their electricity only from generators or natural sources like wind or sun.

Getting into the beach, you can choose one of the two where the rainforest goes right into the sea -- Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach -- each separated by a cape. Although the views are magnificent and the water looks like something you need to try, don't do it! There is a high probability of crocodiles in the water and the many signs around will ensure that you don't forget it, but there aren't great risks if you just enjoy the views in the sand.

The village of Cape Tribulation is really small, but is worth a stop. While here, you can explore the surroundings, including the Great Barrier Reef. Take night guided walks to spot crocodiles or cruise with them in the Daintree River, have a safe swim in the shallow coral sea (but not in stinger season), or just go for nice coastal walks with amazing views.

You can reach Cape Tribulation by bus with Jungle Tours, Cape Trib Connections, Foaming Fury, and Transnorth. If you rent a car, it will be easy to get to the village, but you will need a 4WD to make the Bloomfield track.

The hostels in Cape Tribulation village are nice, but there are not that many -- although usually you won't find all of them fully booked. Keep in mind that Cape Tribulation's hostels need to produce their own electricity and that means that the prices here can be a little bit above average.

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FAQ about Cape Tribulation Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Cape Tribulation. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Cape Tribulation. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Cape Tribulation costs on average $44 for a dorm. A hostel in Cape Tribulation with private rooms costs on average $162.
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Safari Lodge is the best rated hostel for partying in Cape Tribulation.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Cape Tribulation

Your Packing List for Cape Tribulation

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Cape Tribulation and Australia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Cape Tribulation Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Cape Tribulation, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
5 Total number of hostels
$44 Average dorm price
$162 Average private room price
$18 Cheapest hostel in Cape Tribulation
PK's Jungle Village is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Cape Tribulation
Safari Lodge is the best rated
Most Cape Tribulation hostels are located in
Cow Bay
8.2 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Cape Tribulation - from the Community

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