Backpackers & Hostels - Budget Accommodation

Cairns Backpackers Accommodation

Cairns is a hugely popular destination for backpackers and there is a large backpacker-centric (yes, we just made that word up) infrastructure to cater for 18-35 year old budget travellers who want to have fun or just lie in the sun. If you're traveling the east coast of Australia most people will recommend Cairns as your first or last stop.

Cairns is on many people's bucket list when traveling to Australia because of the closeness to the amazing Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Atherton Tablelands and the rest of the extraordinary Far North Queensland. There's something to do every day whether you decide to head out to one of the island's for a spot of diving, trek through the rainforest past ancient Aboriginal rock art or climb aboard a helicopter to get a birds eye view of the region.

Tours operate out of many of the backpackers and is a terrific way to make new friends and have a fantastic experience all at the same time.

Cairns is known for its nightlife with a pub on almost every corner! With all the competition it means that there's always a great drink or meal deal going on. Prices are cheaper up north so you can get a Steak and a pot of beer for roughly $10 and a glass of wine should set you back around $7. There's dance parties galore and some really great cover bands that entertain until the early hours of the morning.

Check in with the staff at your backpackers and see what's happening in Cairns City on any given night. If you don't feel like heading out then stay in at your hostel, grab a drink and meet the staff and other backpackers.

There are plenty of things to do in Cairns and plenty of places to stay, ranging from budget price shared room backpackers, to primo backpackers where you get your own private room and bathroom facilities. Most Cairns hostels are pretty web savvy and have their own websites, so rather than list them all here, here's a link to a comprehensive list of budget backpackers resorts in Cairns.