7 Youth Hostels in Cairns

7 Youth Hostels in Cairns

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Dive into the heart of the Great Barrier Reef from the coolest, budget-friendly bases with our guide to the best youth hostels in Cairns! These aren't just sleeping quarters—they're your launchpads for reef explorations, rainforest treks, and spontaneous barbecues under the stars.

Meet fellow adventurers eager to swap tales and tackle Cairns' natural playground together. Ready for crocodile sightings, waterfall swims, and unforgettable nights? Grab your snorkel and your sense of adventure—it’s time to experience Cairns like a true backpacker!

Short and crisp: Hostels in Cairns

  1. Wanna Stay? - best for Party Hostel, Solo Traveller, Youth Hostel
  2. The Espy Hostel - best for Digital Nomads, Party Hostel, Solo Traveller, Youth Hostel
  3. Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront - best for Party Hostel, Solo Traveller, Youth Hostel
  4. Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort - best for Adventure Hostels, Digital Nomads, Party Hostel, Solo Traveller, Youth Hostel
  5. Castaway's Backpackers - best for Family-Friendly Hostel, Solo Traveller, Youth Hostel
  6. Mad Monkey Central - best for Party Hostel, Solo Traveller, Youth Hostel
  7. Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront - best for Adventure Hostels, Beach Lovers Retreat, Family-Friendly Hostel, Solo Traveller, Youth Hostel

Full List of Youth Hostels in Cairns

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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Hostel Haven: Choose Your Character

👨👩 Youth Hostel:

Wanna Stay?

🏆 Overall Best Hostel:

Wanna Stay?

🤹 Solo-Traveler:

Wanna Stay?

👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel with Kids:

Castaway's Backpackers

🎉 Party Hostel:

Wanna Stay?

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

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Average Private Room Price per Month in Cairns

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#1 Top Hostel in Cairns: Wanna Stay?

This is the overall best rated hostel in Wanna Stay?. The overall rating is 9.0. You cannot go wrong here.

It is your safest bet in case you are not sure which hostel to pick.

The price for a dorm at Wanna Stay? starts from $10.62.

Book Wanna Stay? here

#1 Best Hostel in Cairns
Wanna Stay?

FAQ about Cairns Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Cairns. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?


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Best Hostel in Cairns is...

Wanna Stay?!

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