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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Checked in to waterfront in January 2016, good first impression with friendly Benny (the owner) on reception. warm happy welcome to the hostel. !! got settled in the room quickly and got along with the girls in the room which i now call my best friends, room was bigger enough with comfy beds and clean bathrooms! :) the people i... More 

Thank Kate A
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Free wifi is a big bonus for me, it winds me up when hostels charge 3 bucks a day for it. This hostel was free an fast an you could get in the comfort of your own bed. Room was 12 bed dorm but spit off into one room with 4 bed which was nice. Beds pretty comfy staff very... More 

Thank steven j
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Been in Cairns for a few weeks now and i love this place. Would recommend this to anyone who is staying in Cairns or even just for the night ! The staff and everyone in the hostel is so friendly and i was made to feel so welcome. my room had its own bathroom with shower also aircon which you... More 

Thank Del I
1 review
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Originally I was only supposed to stay a week but I actually ended up staying for 3 months and the only reason I left was to do my farm work, I'm actually planning on returning to waterfront when I've completed my farm work. The hostel is great the atmosphere is amazing! Shout out to all the staff and owners safe... More 

Thank Marc M
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The hostel is on a perfect location. You cross the road and you are in the lagoon!! Also the bars and clubs are around the corner. The atmosphere in the hostel is great. I came in alone and the staff werr so friendly to me. I extended my stay in total for 3 weeks. If you're ever in cairms def.... More 

Thank Maurice v
Cairns, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I have lived here now for over 2 months and started to feel at home very quickly. Its a very clean hostel and everyone including staff are friendly. The location is great as you are on the doorstep of the esplanade so are very close to bars and restaurants. The weekly bbq is really nice and a great way to... More 

Thank charliebaxter2016
1 review
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I've been staying in waterfront for two months now and it really feels like home. It's a really clean hostel and a great place to meet new people. Every Thursday there's a free barbecue in the common area outside, which is great. The hostel gets cleaned everyday and the staff is really friendly. The location is perfect, right on the... More 

Thank Maaike v
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Booked a twin room, barely enough room for our cases and the bed. Bed sheets were stained and there was a foot long hole in the roof. Unless you want smokers passive cigarette smoke in your lungs you can't sit on the terrace or cook your food in the kitchen. The pool looked dirtier than the local river. Very noisy,... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

By far the best hostel i've stayed at while traveling. Stayed here for 3months while in Cairns and this hostel definetly played a huge part in making my time there as good as it was. The lads that run the hostel are great and help with what ever your needing. Everyone i met at the hostel was friendly, easy to... More 

Thank Andrew H
Surfers Paradise, Australia
1 review
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... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • 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: ₹ 1,091 - ₹ 3,273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairns Waterfront Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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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