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|Distance to city center||0.4 mi|
|Distance to airport||2.7 mi|
|"Free breakfast was a bonus."||(in 22 reviews)|
|"Awesome value for money."||(in 32 reviews)|
|"Great location, lovely staff."||(in 119 reviews)|
|"Air conditioner isnt working at all"||(in 11 reviews)|
|"No a/c at day time, dirty pool"||(in 10 reviews)|
|"Air conditioner isnt working at all"||(in 4 reviews)|
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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|
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 The ensuits are a little outdated now.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
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
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 :-(
Air con in every room! Lovely receptionist and a great location!
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).
based on 143 reviews
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- Friendly service
- Good restaurants & bars in the area
- Friendly atmosphere
- Fair breakfast prices
Policies vary by room type and provider.
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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