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Surfers Paradise, Australia
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed near here & it was so noisey people up till 6am,talking very loudly,been rowdy & fighting had no sleep all night & wouldn't recommend this place at all & definitly will not stay here in the near future. You can stay up & have fun but there has to be a time where it needs to come to a...

Thank Rech80
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two weeks! Originally booked for one but extended it more out of laziness and the fact the first week wasn't too bad! Firstly our room flooded we woke up to find our floor covered in water all of my boyfriends stuff was soaked and we didn't even get an apology off the staff or even a word...

Thank jhar1993
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

I Stayed at waterfront backpackers for 1 week probably one of the most happiest and friendliest hostels I've been to. Everyone was so happy to help when I had a problem or a question. It was very clean and the owners were extremely pleasant to talk to! I would 100 % recommend this hostel to anyone that passes through cairns.

Thank naomilouiseharlett
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night in May and following that went back and stayed for sometime after, out of all the hostels that I have stayed in (ridiculously fussy and really easily disgusted) found this superior in terms of location,cleanliness and staff. The rooms were cleaned daily, free BBQ for guests once a week, free wifi and the staff were...

Thank Meganmc91
Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Just stayed at this property with a group of older Gentlemen for a 4 day weekend ~ the accomodation is double to 4 6 and 10 berth rooms, you get 2 sheets and a pillow case,one pillow.. NO towels , soap, or any other extras,the rooms are basic, and i do mean basic, apart from the bed, there is a...

1Thank Bernard G
Leigh D, Manager at Cairns Waterfront Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Benard, At Cairns Waterfront we do target a more younger group who enjoy partying. Therefore, our hostel wont please everyone. But in saying that we try our best to keep any and all customers happy. At the end of the day we are a hostel not a hotel, you'll find not many hostels that provide soaps etc. and we...

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Good place if ALL you want is somewhere to crash. CHEAP. I had a double room (double with single above) and that is all that is in the room. Nothing else - but it's a hostel. I wanted to print out some info but the bank of computers were not linked to a printer. On the UPSIDE - Thursday night...

Thank craighgraham
Leigh D, General Manager at Cairns Waterfront Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Craig, Thank you for your message, Sorry we didn't offer free printing for our guests but i don't think you would find many hostels that would. However, we would of seen to all your printing needs if you requested so at the reception. Glad you did get some enjoyment out of your stay.

Newmarket, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 May 2016

I arrived at Waterfront Backpackers with a couple of friends and at the time we were all looking for work and wanted somewhere in the centre of Cairns close to everything. This hostel's location is absolutely ideal for any backpacker looking for leisure or work, there are multiple businesses within walking distance that are always looking to hire people especially...

Thank Khan S
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

I first arrived with 2 friends. At the time we all worked in cairns so we needed a place to stay for long. Benny and Leigh made sure we got the room we wanted with our own bathroom. I ended up staying 6 months. The hostel is really great if you want to stay long. But if your there for...

Thank Renee D
Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I stayed for 1 night on a bunk bed in a dorm.The staff was so kind and friendly.However,Its such a clean less room.It was a flood of water in a bathroom...good for stay for a night as there are many shops ,restaurant.

Thank momo1584
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Firstly we were greeted by a very nice guy (Benny) in reception, who chatted to us for a good while about what to do and see locally, and showed us around the hostel. The room was basic but clean with a nice view of the Esplanade. The kitchen is small, but probably the best equipped we have come across on...

Thank NigelThornbury89
Leigh D, Manager at Cairns Waterfront Backpackers, responded to this review

We appreciate your message so much. Such kind words and we are glad we could help make your stay in Cairns memorable. Kind Regards, Cairns Waterfront Team

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation

Additional Information about Cairns Waterfront Backpackers

Address: 83 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $23 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairns Waterfront Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Room 43 is great”
 of 5 bubbles marcmU2339FC, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 61 supposedly is the best 4 bed room and 52\53\54 have the best views”
 of 5 bubbles benjeffcairns, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
“We were in a room at the end opposite the Pool area, and slept soundly with no disturbances.”
 of 5 bubbles DancesWithGoats, 7 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Stay away from the stairwell and you could possibly have a good night rest.”
 of 5 bubbles Leeuw605, 11 Jul 2015 | Read review
“all the rooms are perfect”
 of 5 bubbles OLIVL2015, 21 Mar 2015 | Read review
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