Quiet, Safe, and Affordable Hostels in Cairns, Australia

Quiet, Safe, and Affordable Hostels in Cairns, Australia
Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Daintree Rainforest, and Cape Tribulation. It's a major tourist destination in Australia and is popular with all types of travelers. There are many different accommodation options in the area including high end resorts, mid-range hotels, and backpacker hostels. If you're looking for a hostel but want to avoid the party crowd, the hostels below offers a relaxing, safe, and affordable option.
How much do hostels in Cairns cost?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Cairns here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.



A good hostel for backpackers and budget travellers.

Dorm Bed from $37.99
Private Room from $41.15
Overall Rating: 93%
4 Terminus Street, Cairns
Dreamtime Travellers Rest is an award winning hostel in Cairns, Australia. It's a small, independently owned hostel that has a relaxed vibe. It a nice place to stay with a tropical garden and an outdoor pool. There are hammocks where you can relax and there's a comfortable and respectful setting.

The hostel has two full kitchens that guests can use. There are also laundry facilities available, an on-sie bar, a pool table, and weekly barbecues and pizza nights. The hostel has private single, twin, and double rooms as well as three, four, and seven bed dorms. Each room has fans and air conditioning is available for an extra charge.

The hostel is located right across from the Railway Station. It's housed in three traditional Queensland homes and it's about a fifteen minute walk from the esplanade, swimming lagoon, and the reef departures. Transportation is available to the boats. The hostel staff are friendly and they can help you arrange any tours or trips you might want to do.


A good hostel for backpackers, small groups, and female travellers.

Dorm Bed from $21.28
Overall Rating: 77%
117 Grafton Street, Cairns
The Northern Greenhouse is a resort style hostel that is located in the middle of Cairns. It's a short walk from many of the most popular attractions and is a great option for backpackers and budget travelers who want a social hostel where they can still enjoy a good night's sleep. The hostel hosts all kinds of activities for guests including weekly barbecues, tours of the Hidden Rainforest Swimming Hole, tours to Ellis Beach, and more.

There are a wide variety of amenities available throughout the hostel. There's a large pool, a fully equipped kitchen, and an on-site travel agency that can help you make any travel arrangements you might need.

The hostel has dorms that sleep up to six people. Every room is air conditioned and has an attached bathroom. Some rooms also have private balconies and courtyard gardens. The dorm options include female only, male only, and co-ed rooms.


Dorm Bed from $27.77
Private Room from $35.25
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 95%
8 Scott street Parramatta Park, Cairns
This terrific hostel offers friendly service, a swimming pool, a common room, board games, and cable tv. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's self-catering facilities. Laundry facilities, luggage storage, parking, towels included, internet access, and air conditioning are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $28.38
Private Room from $20.69
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 87%
20-26 McLeod Street Cairns QLD 4870, Cairns
YHA Cairns Central is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a swimming pool, a bar, a common room, and board games. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a cafe and self-catering facilities. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, key card access, parking, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $29.76
Private Room from $24.37
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 86%
1/7 Shields St, Cairns
The Village Cairns is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a common room, and board games. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's self-catering facilities and a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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