Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

83 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
+61 731 512 653

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6.7

Good
based on 143 reviews
Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel - Cairns, QLD, Australia
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Good to know

Distance to city center 0.4 mi
Location rating 9.8
Nearest Airport Cairns
Distance to airport 2.7 mi

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air condition in 11 reviews
air conditioning in 26 reviews
backpacker in 8 reviews
bathrooms in 23 reviews
cairns in 9 reviews
central location in 106 reviews
cockroaches in my room in 10 reviews
dirty underwear in 2 reviews
early hours in 4 reviews
free breakfast in 39 reviews
friendly staff in 99 reviews
great facilities in 16 reviews
location was good in 148 reviews
loud music in 8 reviews
night markets in 33 reviews
pool area in 16 reviews
private room in 62 reviews
right on the esplanade in 4 reviews
sheets were dirty in 6 reviews
value for money in 40 reviews
  • Good
    Nov 2019
    7.1

    Really small friendly hostel and the first hostel I've found that has fridge lockers which is a brilliant idea. Very close to the lagoon which is across the street.

    Kitchen was very small and there was never any dishcloths and tea towels the ones that were there looked like they hadn't been changed or washed in months. There is also very limited cutlery so trying to find a fork was easier said than done and I ended up eating a few meals with a tea spoon. The ensuits are a little outdated now. Pool looks quite run down and dirty

  • Good
    Nov 2019
    8.0

    Perfect position, super cheap and when I was there they organized an hostel party with free alcohol and food, so I had the possibility to meet the other backpackers and have fun!

    The top bed was too close to the ceiling

  • Poor
    Nov 2019
    2.0

    Aircon didn't work in my room. Reported to staff (the following morning as reception had closed) but was told it was working fine. I disagree. Tried, unsuccessfully, to turn it on again in the morning. Had a very hot night :-(

  • Excellent
    Nov 2019
    10.0

    EVERYTHING

    Nothing

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10.0

    Air con in every room! Lovely receptionist and a great location!

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Overview

With a stay at Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel in Cairns (Cairns Central Business District), you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Cairns Esplanade and Esplanade Lagoon. Featured amenities include a computer station, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available on request).

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

6.7 Good

based on 143 reviews

10.0

WiFi

9.8

Location

5.7

Cleanliness

4.8

Comfort

Things to Know

  • Friendly service
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Fair breakfast prices

Check in

2:00 PM

Check out

10:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Increased accessibility
ATM on-site
Internet
Game room
Outdoor pool
Snorkeling
No smoking
Express check out
Air-conditioned
24hr front desk
Safe
Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Beachfront
Terrace/Patio
Adults only
Library
Business center
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Bar/Lounge
Free babysitting/child services
Pets not allowed
Grill
Hairdryer

FAQs when booking at Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

Where is Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel located?

Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel is located at 83 The Esplanade, 0.4 miles from the center of Cairns. Esplanade Lagoon is the closest landmark to Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel?

Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 10:00 AM at Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel.

Does Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel offer free parking?

No, Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel does not offer free parking.

Does Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel from the airport?

Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel is 2.7 miles from Cairns. Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel is 78 miles from Bloomfield.

Can you bring pets to Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel?

No, pets are not allowed at Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel.

Does Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel have a pool?

Yes, Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel has a pool onsite.

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Esplanade Lagoon 135 yd
  • Cairns Regional Gallery 226 yd
  • Cairns Esplanade 247 yd
  • Center of Contemporary Arts 317 yd
  • Cairns Rainforest Dome 0.3 mi
  • Reef Hotel Casino 0.4 mi

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