Cairns hostel guide
There's many hostels in Cairns, but which one fits your needs the most? In this guide I have done the research on five hostels in Cairns, Australia, and stayed at four of them. All five hostels listed have female only dorm rooms available. β˜• = instant coffee available for free πŸ₯£ = simple breakfast included πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ = hostel's own pool πŸ”‘ = locker available (bring you own padlock)
6 Places β€’ ago
Free

Clean, modern and central (β˜• + πŸ”‘)

If you value cleanliness, central location, a great kitchen, and a more modern and "put together" look, Global Backpackers is yours, and many others backpackers' first choice, so book while it's still available.

The only con is that they don't serve breakfast. If you want breakfast to be included, keep scrolling!

While they don't have their own pool, the cairns Lagoon is less than 1 minute away!

Global Backpackers Cairns
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This hostel is modern and clean, including a great kitchen with a walk-in fridge! Great location and free instant coffee available. Also, a very nice view from the kitchen balcony where you can enjoy your meal
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Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
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This pool/lagoon is available to anyone
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Breakfast included (πŸ₯£+πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ)

Mad Monkey Backpackers Village has more modern bunk beds, and while it is not a central location, you can easily walk to the city centre and Cairns shopping centre in 10-15 minutes. They also have a simple breakfast and a pool. This hostel had a very clean kitchen while I stayed there.

Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
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This hostel has more modern beds, and while it is not a central location, you can easily walk to the city centre. They also have a simple breakfast and a pool
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Central location and free breakfast (πŸ₯£+πŸ”‘)

Another one from Mad Monkey is Mad Monkey Waterfront. Amazing central location right next to the water and lagoon. There's no giant entrance for this hostel though, so you might miss it when trying to find it!Β 

This hostel is also super close to the Cairns lagoon where you can swim or just tan.

Mad Monkey Waterfront
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Amazing central location right next to the water and lagoon. There's no giant entrance for this hostel though, so you might miss it when trying to find it!
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A bit outside the city, breakfast included (πŸ₯£+β˜•+ πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ+πŸ”‘)

A bit outside of the city, however Summer House Backpackers has a shuttle to the city centre every 30 minutes. In the morning they have a simple breakfast with toast and cereal. Instant coffee is available for free as well!

Walking distance to the botanic garden!

Summer House Backpackers Cairns
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A bit outside of the city, however the hostel has a shuttle to the city centre every 30 minutes. In the morning they have a simple breakfast with toast and cereal. Instant coffee is available for free as well! Walking distance to the botanic garden!
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Party (πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ + πŸ”‘)

If you are looking for a lively and social hostel, then Gilligan's is a great option. However, if you are looking for a quiet and peaceful place to stay, then you may want to consider another hostel. They have lockers in the rooms, but they are quire small and mostly for passports and valuables.

Gilligan's Hotel & Resort
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Lively party hostel in the heart of Cairns with a pool, bar, and restaurant.
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Cairns hostel guide
There's many hostels in Cairns, but which one fits your needs the most? In this guide I have done the research on five hostels in Cairns, Australia, and stayed at four of them. All five hostels listed have female only dorm rooms available. β˜• = instant coffee available for free πŸ₯£ = simple breakfast included πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ = hostel's own pool πŸ”‘ = locker available (bring you own padlock)
6 Places β€’ ago
Free

Clean, modern and central (β˜• + πŸ”‘)

If you value cleanliness, central location, a great kitchen, and a more modern and "put together" look, Global Backpackers is yours, and many others backpackers' first choice, so book while it's still available.

The only con is that they don't serve breakfast. If you want breakfast to be included, keep scrolling!

While they don't have their own pool, the cairns Lagoon is less than 1 minute away!

Global Backpackers Cairns
@sandran
This hostel is modern and clean, including a great kitchen with a walk-in fridge! Great location and free instant coffee available. Also, a very nice view from the kitchen balcony where you can enjoy your meal
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Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
@sandran
This pool/lagoon is available to anyone
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Breakfast included (πŸ₯£+πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ)

Mad Monkey Backpackers Village has more modern bunk beds, and while it is not a central location, you can easily walk to the city centre and Cairns shopping centre in 10-15 minutes. They also have a simple breakfast and a pool. This hostel had a very clean kitchen while I stayed there.

Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
@sandran
This hostel has more modern beds, and while it is not a central location, you can easily walk to the city centre. They also have a simple breakfast and a pool
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Central location and free breakfast (πŸ₯£+πŸ”‘)

Another one from Mad Monkey is Mad Monkey Waterfront. Amazing central location right next to the water and lagoon. There's no giant entrance for this hostel though, so you might miss it when trying to find it!Β 

This hostel is also super close to the Cairns lagoon where you can swim or just tan.

Mad Monkey Waterfront
@sandran
Amazing central location right next to the water and lagoon. There's no giant entrance for this hostel though, so you might miss it when trying to find it!
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A bit outside the city, breakfast included (πŸ₯£+β˜•+ πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ+πŸ”‘)

A bit outside of the city, however Summer House Backpackers has a shuttle to the city centre every 30 minutes. In the morning they have a simple breakfast with toast and cereal. Instant coffee is available for free as well!

Walking distance to the botanic garden!

Summer House Backpackers Cairns
@sandran
A bit outside of the city, however the hostel has a shuttle to the city centre every 30 minutes. In the morning they have a simple breakfast with toast and cereal. Instant coffee is available for free as well! Walking distance to the botanic garden!
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Party (πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ + πŸ”‘)

If you are looking for a lively and social hostel, then Gilligan's is a great option. However, if you are looking for a quiet and peaceful place to stay, then you may want to consider another hostel. They have lockers in the rooms, but they are quire small and mostly for passports and valuables.

Gilligan's Hotel & Resort
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Lively party hostel in the heart of Cairns with a pool, bar, and restaurant.
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