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1 room, 2 adults

Why Not Backpackers, Cairns (and vicinity), Australia

2-star2 stars
5-9 Digger Street, Cairns, QLD, 4870, Australia

Adults-only hostel with outdoor pool, near Cairns Esplanade
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
  • Loved this hostel...swimming pool is great as it's super hot and humid up north! There's…Feb 6, 2020
  • Cheap and cheerful. The location is a bit out of town which means you get less beds in…Jan 21, 2020

Why Not Backpackers, Cairns (and vicinity), Australia

from NZ$49
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What’s around Why Not Backpackers, Cairns (and vicinity), Australia

Landmarks

  • In Cairns North
  • Cairns Esplanade - 19 min walk
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 23 min walk
  • Cairns Marlin Marina - 26 min walk
  • Reef Fleet Terminal - 29 min walk
  • Cairns Convention Centre - 30 min walk
  • Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland - 3 min walk
  • Cairns Base Hospital - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) - 6 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 25 min walk
  • Freshwater Station - 9 min drive
  • Redlynch Station - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 30 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
Airport shuttle service is available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM *

Parking

  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Billiards or pool table
Services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
Facilities
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
More
  • Daily housekeeping

Why Not Backpackers, Cairns (and vicinity), Australia’s small print

Also known as

  • Calypso Backpackers Cairns North
  • Why Not Backpackers Cairns
  • Why Not Backpackers Cairns North
  • Why Not Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Why Not Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cairns North
  • Calypso Backpackers Hostel
  • Calypso Backpackers Hostel Cairns North
  • Calypso Backpackers

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Parties and events are allowed on site. 

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: AUD 20.00 per stay

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1 percent

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 15 per person (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Why Not Backpackers, Cairns (and vicinity), Australia

  • Does Why Not Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Why Not Backpackers does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Why Not Backpackers?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Why Not Backpackers.
  • Is there a pool at Why Not Backpackers?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Why Not Backpackers?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Why Not Backpackers?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Why Not Backpackers?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. The charge is AUD 15 per person one-way.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 27 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Perfect
Receptionists always keen to help if you need it. They try to keep the accommodation as clean as possible and it is very clean. Quite area. if you don’t want to party all the time then is calypso definitely the right place for you. I loved to stay there!!! Definitely recommendable!
Cederic, ie2 night trip

Why Not Backpackers, Cairns (and vicinity), Australia

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