Why Not Backpackers

Hostel in Cairns
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Quick description

Featuring a tropical garden with an outdoor swimming pool, this property includes free WiFi, relaxing hammocks and a bar. Why Not Backpackers offers a choice of shared and private air-conditioned rooms. Free regular return transfers to the city centre are included. Free luggage storage, free safety deposit box and 24-hour front desk are available. Guests have access to shared laundry and kitchen facilities. The bar serves local alcoholic beverages, and homemade burgers and snacks are available at the on-site restaurant. The property organises daily events in the evenings. Guests can also enjoy use of an entertainment room during reception hours, with Netflix, PlayStation 4 and more. Why Not Backpackers is only 300 metres from the vibrant nightlife of Cairns Esplanade. Cairns Pier, departure point for Great Barrier Reef trips, is 2.5 km away. Cairns Airport is 4.8 km from the property, and the property offers free airport pick-up service. Each room includes bed linen. All rooms are non-smoking.

Important information

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. Guests are required to show a valid photo ID upon check in.


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Billiards
  • Tour desk
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Entertainment staff
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Evening entertainment
  • Adult only
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Street parking

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Air conditioning
  • Atm/cash machine on site
  • Vending machine (drinks)


  • Luggage storage


  • Free WiFi available