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Cairns Waterfront Backpackers

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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good13%
  • Average9%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible20%
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“free bbq”(8 reviews)
“free goon”(2 reviews)
Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Airport Transportation
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Self-Serve Laundry
3.0 Star Hotel
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All reviewsfree bbqfree goonbeautiful lagoona great place to meetcleaned every daythe location is perfectstayed for weeksbbq nightbars and restaurantsown bathroomrooms are cleanbed dormtravel deskrecommend staying herelounge areafew minutes walkother guests
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This hostel was very welcoming and the people were friendly, there is a bbq once a week that is only 2$ for all you can eat and drink.. i suggest giving this hostel a visit if you plan on going to cairns as it is...More

Thank Aidan D
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We booked this hostel for a week, as we were on a working holiday and were in process of finding work. Our room was awful. We were told there was wifi in rooms, but there was none. There was nothing included in room save a...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 24 October 2017

My stay at Cairns Waterfront Backpackers was an amazing experience and I will definitely return here on my next trip to Cairns. All of the other guests were very friendly and the vibes within the hostel were really good and refreshing. The bed was comfortable...More

Thank Bianca Z
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice hostel, clean and comfy ! Staff very gentle and helpful. The location is just perfect , close to restaurants and other bars ! BBQ every Thursday night, swimming pool, 15 min to the beach ... Come to waterfront and have fun !!

Thank Marie F
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

When I arrived to waterfront backpackers I was told I had been upgraded to a 6 bedded dorm instead of a 12. However the room was very small and very dirty. The bathroom was disgusting. The room had someone staying in there long term and...More

Thank Briony F
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Pool
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Airport Transportation
Self-Serve Laundry
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Air Conditioning
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US$32 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$32 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"don't stay here"
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"Great location"
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"Room 43 is great"
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"Room 61 supposedly is the best 4 bed room and 52\53\54 have the best views"
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