1 Hostels in Cardwell, Australia

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Cardwell, Australia. You can choose from 1 Cardwell hostels. In total, there are 2 cheap places to stay in Cardwell such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.

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Get to know Cardwell (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 Cardwell. To help you make friends with Cardwell before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Cardwell is a really small town on Australia's east coast, in north Queensland. In this town you will find a diverse range of landscapes and you may find it the perfect place for relaxing or being adventurous. This town looks like a peaceful resort town, but is definitely a place where you can experience some adrenaline activities or explore some wild places.

Cardwell was the first town to be settled north of Bowen, and now is known for being the only town in the world where two World Heritage listed areas adjoin. Also very popular is the forest drive, twenty-six kilometers round trip, and a few swimming holes and picnic spots.

Is really easy to get to Cardwell, as it is on the coast -- all the national coaches pass by town and most of them stop here. If you're traveling by car, you will find this town two hours north from Townsville or forty-five minutes south from Mission Beach.

There is also the opportunity of finding some farm work nearby, and the hostels in Cardwell are the best places to ask around about jobs. There are only a few options for hostels in Cardwell, but they are not usually fully booked. The hostels have all the facilities you need and are not very expensive. Cardwell's hostels are probably the best place to ask some advice on the main activities you can do around and the best places to visit. Don't forget that the town itself is very small and you will not have so much to do after sunset, so the hostels in Cardwell will be the most likely spot where you will be hanging around.

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Other Nearby Cities
Tully Tully (39 Km / 24 mi.)
Mission Beach Mission Beach (45 Km / 28 mi.)
Innisfail Innisfail (83 Km / 51 mi.)
Yungaburra Yungaburra (120 Km / 75 mi.)
Atherton Atherton (125 Km / 78 mi.)
Horseshoe Bay Horseshoe Bay (129 Km / 80 mi.)
Magnetic Island Magnetic Island (131 Km / 82 mi.)

FAQ about Cardwell Hostels

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FAQ about Cardwell Hostels

There is exactly 1 Hostel in Cardwell, Australia. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.

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Travel Tips for Cardwell - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Cardwell. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Cardwell. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

Cardwell is the best place in Australia! My friend Leo and I stayed for almost two months working in a banana farm.

Alice from Italy

Cardwell is the most beautiful place I may have ever been on Earth! The main street has mountians on one side and a simple, untouched beach on the other! It is in "croc country", so no swimming, but the view is enough to fall in love with Cardwell!! There are cute cafes and wonderful locals. The local Catholic Church is still one of my favorites! Hitchinbrook Island is also another natural beauty in Cardwell. You can take a boat over on Sundays for half price. All in all, Cardwell is a must visit!


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Your Packing List for Cardwell

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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:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

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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