Cairns is known to have some of the best accommodations for backpackers in the world. Many Cairns hostels are noted for their hospitality, comfort and prestigious HostelBookers Awards for Excellence 2012.
The Travellers Oasis has a reputation for making their guests feel at home and is listed as one of HostelBookers Top 3 Accommodations. Newly renovated, this hostel has captured the tropical ambience found in North Queensland. Dorms and rooms are welcoming and comfortable, while the garden and pool areas offer a peaceful retreat. This hostel is conveniently located to the city, shopping, and picturesque waterfront, making it one of the most popular hostels in Cairns.
The Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort immediately welcomes you with its vibrant charm. Awarded Best Atmosphere by HostelBookers, this hostel is a welcome destination for every traveller. Enjoy socializing with guests, authentic Australian barbecue and live entertainment at the Zanzibar Bar and Grill. The experienced staff are helpful, friendly, and will ensure your stay is enjoyable. Free regular return transfers to the city, airport and bus station are available.
JJ’s Backpackers Hostel is set in a quiet location, yet conveniently located near the city, shopping and cafes. The experienced staff are eager to help with tour and transport options and are noted for their HostelBookers Best Staff Award. Numerous amenities include: kitchen, washers, pool, internet access and parking; breakfast and dinner are also included. Guests can relax in the common room or enjoy the game and television rooms. Rooms are comfortable and spacious with the added benefit of private bathrooms. Tour bus pick-ups are available.
Dreamtime Travellers Rest offers a stylish, tropical atmosphere. Rooms are bright, cheery, and complete with fresh linens and towels. Also awarded Best Staff by HostelBookers, this staff specializes in helping with every aspect of your travel needs. Enjoy a walk into the city, curl up with a good book in a comfy hammock, or take a dip in the tropical pool. Social nights and barbecues are a great way to socialize with other guests. Free tour booking services are available, as well as reef and bus drop-offs.
Globetrotters International received the Best for Couples Award from HostelBookers. Sleek, modern details add the perfect touch to this resort-style hostel. This hostel is located near the Cairns Esplanade, Lagoon, and numerous restaurants. The tropical lawn and pool area will leave you feeling refreshed, and you will experience exceptional service during your stay. Linens, towels, and breakfast are included. Car parking is available; airport pick-up is available for an additional fee.