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Australia Back Packers and Hostels - Cairns

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    Ok I will try and do a list of hostels/backpackers in each area. Please feel free to help me out. The first list is in Cairns


    JJ'S Backpackers Hostel http://www.jjsbackpackers.com

    81% of backpackers loved this hostel.

    A great little hostel conveniently located close to the Esplanade with friendly staff and laid back atmosphere. Offers small dorms, twins & doubles.

    Includes breakfast AND dinner in the price!

    * FREE Pickup*

    * FREE breakfast daily

    * FREE tea/coffee all day

    * FREE evening meal daily

    * Discounted Tour Booking Office

    * FREE Luggage storage

    * FREE safety deposit

    * Pool

    * Video nights

    * Table Tennis Table

    * BBQ facilities

    * Laundry

    * FREE linen supplied

    * Fully Equipt Kitchen

    * Secure off street parking

    * All U Can eat BBQ's

    * Owner occupied

    * FREE tour advice

    * Lots of fun !! Internet available

    If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.

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    Caravella Backpackers http://www.caravella.com.au

    91% of back packers loved this hostel.




    Caravella Beachfront Backpackers is, without doubt, one of Cairns' most popular Backpacker Resorts!!


    Located on the Esplanade, only a short walk to the city, enjoy the laid back atmosphere and magical views of the waterfront - a bustling vibrant city location where you are close to all the sights and sounds.


    We cater superbly for budget travellers and holiday makers who are watching the pennies but still desire comfortable, clean, private or shared accommodation, with a warm, tropical, friendly service and a wide range of facilities and features on offer. These include either shared or private rooms, air-conditioning, fans, luggage storage, laundry facilities, telephone, video, courtesy coach transfers etc!.


    Cairns is the doorway to many wonders and adventures, whether you are interested in the environment, seeing the sights, participating in daring activities or partying. We can plan an enjoyable itinerary for your holiday whilst staying at our hostel. Why not ask about our attractive discounts?


    Our reputation for clean, first class facilities is internationally renowned and our professional, friendly staff will assist you in every way possible - a real home away from home - complete, with your very own personal Grandma!!

    Both Caravella properties offer a handy home-base for your adventurous days & fun-filled nights in tropical surrounds with swimming pools and BBQ facilities.


    Rooms are recently renovated, air-conditioned, bright, airy and spacious, with a choice of double, twin, single and dormitory accommodation. Dormitory size varies - 4 sharing and larger with or without ensuite facilities.


    Bathrooms are very clean and modern (plenty of hot water!!) and kitchens are spacious and well equipped. All rooms have private refrigeration.


    ps do not forget your free restaurant meal every night at the infamous woolshed bar and grill.

    If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.

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    Castaway Backpackers http://www.castawaysbackpackers.com.au







    Just minutes from the city is Castaway's Backpackers. This cheerful hostel has a nice swimming pool surrounded by palm trees if you fancy a dip. If not, you can just relax whilst watching your favourite movie with a cup of tea or coffee in our TV and video room.


    We offer clean, spacious double, twin, single and dorm rooms. Some have air conditioning units, while all have ceiling fans, fridges and a shelving unit with hanger space for your clothes.


    Twin rooms have 2 single beds and the Double rooms contain a double inner-spring mattress. Our Dorm rooms are the best in Cairns and only have 4 single beds with inner-spring mattresses and absolutely NO BUNKS!


    Available to all our guests is the BBQ area, a large clean kitchen, and free e-mail computers. The friendly and helpful staff have expert knowledge of the local tours and will make your stay a memorable one.

    Free stuff:

    - Every night you stay with us at Castaway's Backpackers we provide you with a free evening meal at the Woolshed Backpacker Restaurant in the heart of Cairns. The meals are from a set menu and for $4 or $5 you can upgrade to the full menu

    - We provide a free pick from Cairns Airport, the train station and the bus transit terminal between 7am and 8pm.

    - We have free terminals for you to send e-mails and keep in touch with friends and the folks back home

    - Whether you need local, regional or national help, our on-site no fee booking service and travel agency is here to assist you with all your travel needs whilst in Australia, including airfares, coach, bus and rail travel

    - Free tea and coffee all day


    Hostel services:

    - For clients arriving late at Castaway's you have 24 hour access. Your room key will not only open your room door but also the FRONT door

    - Even though Castaway's is only 5 min walk to town we provide a courtesy shuttle, from early morning until well into the evening, to ferry you to town

    - Free wine and cheese nights twice a week are a great way to mix with fellow travellers, swap stories and have a chat.

    - Just about every one involved with Castaway's is crazy about the diving or snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef. Just ask any of the staff and they will give you their opinion

    If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.

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    Gilligans Backpackers - http://www.gilligans.com.au



    Gilligans has a nightclub next door, and have various entertainment on each night from women jelly wrestling, to the best wet jock competition. Personally I don't think this back packers is suited for the younger market but if you are 20 plus and have a few mates with you it's probably a great place to be.


    Guests enjoy the very best local and international entertainment right on their doorstep, combined with the very best accommodation on offer, al with ensuite bathrooms, air conditioning and state of the art kitchens, TV rooms, high speed internet and much more...


    - 600+ beds

    - Private lockers in each room

    - Balconies

    - Free meals for every guest

    - Restaurant

    - Gymnasium

    - Lagoon pool

    - Laundry and ironing facilities

    - Beer Hall and out door beer deck

    - Mezzanine dance club

    - Beach volleyball courts

    - Farmers market

    - Gaming Lounge

    If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.

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    Global Backpackers - http://www.globalportdouglas.com.au



    At Global Waterfront, the Esplanade lagoon is directly opposite your doorstep, so you can cook a BBQ, swim, enjoy free fitness classes or simply chill-out and enjoy all the tropics has to offer. This is the best location in town for inner city living located on the waterfront with amazing views, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, money exchange, markets and much more, all at your doorstep.




    At Global Waterfront choose to stay in our roomy, air-conditioned 3, 4, 6 & 8 bed dorms or upgrade to a private double, twin or single with shared facilities. For those who want a little extra, we also offer our Waterfront dorms with your own private balcony looking out over the lagoon & waterfront. At Global Waterfront, all rooms are air-conditioned, with your linen supplied and we offer friendly service and everything you need.


    Free Entry & Drink Specials for all Global Guests @ PJ”OBRIENS see reception for your VIP wristband.

    If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.

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    NJOY - Cairns


    Njoy! Travellers Resort appeals to international and domestic travellers alike. Families, Individual travellers, couples and small groups all Njoy! the relaxed, casual environment that this unique Cairns Backpacker Hostel provides.


    Njoy! is clean, airy and relaxed. A large informal reception area and lounge adjoins a communal kitchen and patio area offering all who stay at Njoy!, a chance to meet and mingle with travellers from all corners of the globe. A beautiful, lagoon style pool awaits all who stay at Njoy! Laze by this oasis in the tropics and plan your Cairns Holiday.


    This peaceful place is perfect for planning your Cairns activities, relaxing or just soaking up the Tropical Cairns sun! Take the free nightly shuttle to a funky local restaurant & bar, where you will be treated to the best 'all you can eat' meal in Cairns - FOR ONLY $9...!!!!!!


    At Njoy! our friendly staff can arrange any dive bookings, day tours and car hire at no extra cost, as well as advise you on the best local activities. Our experienced staff can also help you plan East Coast itineraries as well as visits to other great regions around Oz!


    If you are looking for relaxed, casual, safe, comfortable Cairns accommodation for yourself, your family or your friends, we invite you to experience Njoy! Travellers Resort.



    Njoy! Travellers Resort is located a short walk from the Cairns city centre, 10 minutes from the Cairns Airport, 5 minutes from Cairns Railway Station and Coach Terminals. Take advantage of our free pick-up service by calling during office hours. We are located on the Captain Cook Highway (Sheridan St), which makes us very easy to locate for self drive guests.



    Everything you need is within 10 minutes of our vey centrally located Hostel. A large air-conditioned shopping centre, public transport, Reef Cruise departure terminal, coach and train stations, bars and restaurants. Ask for a map when you check-in, and we'll show it all to you!


    * Free safe for valuables

    * Free and unbiased tour advice and bookings by experienced and professional staff

    * Free towels

    * Free off-street parking

    * Free luggage storage

    * Free airport and coach pick-ups during office hours 7am - 10pm

    * Free linen, and rooms cleaned regularly by a professional cleaning crew

    * Free airport drop off service (minimum 2 night stay - at scheduled times each day)

    * 24 hour internet access (broadband, wireless, CD burning, Skype, Webcams and printing

    * 24 hour check-in

    * 24 hour security

    * 24 hour Communal Kitchen

    * 24 hour coin-operated Communal Laundry

    * Resort style pool

    * Public Telephone in reception

    * All rooms have air conditioning

    * Cable (sports) TV on large flat screen plasmas!

    * Nightly movies on big screen plasmas

    If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.

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    Bohemia Hostel - http://www.bohemiaresort.com.au


    Bohemia Resort is Cairns premium resort hostel. Set on half a hectare of landscaped tropical gardens in the heart of Cairns, the Bohemia Resort offers stunning accommodation. Choose from an ensuite, a share facility, or a hostel style room with 3-4 beds, all air conditioned and with private balconies.


    The hostel has a large movie screen with nightly free movies, licensed bar and restaurant, Al fresco dinning, a 20 meter salt water pool, air conditioned TV lounge.


    NEW LARGE Outdoor SPA for the the Hot Tropical Nights set in lush tropical gardens & lite by gas flares, is open till 10pm daily.

    Friendly staff will ensure that your stay at the Bohemia Hostel Resort is enjoyable. Our staff have an abundance of Cairns local knowledge and they are happy to advise you and book you on available tours in Far North Queensland. They can even arrange you a hire car so you can explore the Cairns and Far North region at your own leisure.

    If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.

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    Dreamtime Travellers Rest is a small, clean and friendly hostel accommodation very close to the center of Cairns.


    We are renowned for our unique, relaxed and homely atmosphere set within a lush tropical oasis.


    Our team at Dreamtime pride ourselves on our local knowledge, providing you with good honest advice while exploring the many attractions in and around the Cairns area.


    An excellent place to stay in Cairns for Independent travellers while diving the Great Barrier Reef and exploring the Tropical rainforest of North Queensland.

    Dreamtime Cairns backpacker hostel provides a comfortable, clean alternative backpacker accommodation with twin, double and only three or four share rooms.


    Dreamtime Cairns backpackers is a beautiful, bright Queenslander house located just minutes walk from the centre of Cairns.

    Established by two world backpacker travellers, Steve and Sally Douglas and their three children Dreamtime Cairns Backpackers enjoys a unique homely backpacker atmosphere with a reputation built on friendly personal service.

    Relax by our sparkling pool and chill out in the Cairns backpackers tropical garden and listen to music or join one of our weekly barbeques. We have a well equipped kitchen and laundry for all your holiday needs.

    Dreamtime Travel is our in house Tour desk. Let our helpful staff share their local knowledge of the Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest adventures with you.


    We can keep you up to date on any specials and discounts available in the area.

    If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.

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    The CALYPSO is a fantastic place, cool, clean and friendly, with an awesome atmosphere.







    The owners of the hostel have had more than 15 years of backpacking experience around the world, and have a particular way of taking care of

    people, and making them feel welcome.


    The hostel is well maintained,with lots of character, and the facilities are excellent.Use our kitchens to cook for yourself, or choose from our fantastic A La Carte menu with daily specials or our Friday and Saturday $9 all you can eat buffet at the Zanzibar, in house restaurant and bar. This is the meeting place for everyone at the Calypso. Funky music ensuring a mello mood all day long. Huge beautiful gardens makes this place like 'a little slice of Jamaica!' * Large pool and gardens

    * Friendly helpful staff

    * Funky Bar & Restaurant

    * Laundry facilities

    *Rooms have fresh linen and are cleaned daily

    *Fresh white linen included and rooms cleaned daily

    *Free courtesy bus and pick up 7am - 10pm from airport and coach station

    *Tour information and bookings - discounts available

    *Licensed bar and restaurant, Zanzibar Bar & Grill,

    *24 hour security - night watchman

    * Fax, email, and Phone Cards

    If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.

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