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Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront

Adults-only hostel in Cairns Central Business District

  • Free WiFi
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93A Esplanade, Cairns, 4870, QLD, Australia
7.6.Good.
  • our first room smelled of mold and mildew. The staff moved us to a second room which did…

    Oct 22, 2019

  • I really liked the location of this hostel. Good price, good beds, warm showers, good…

    Apr 3, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 19 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning

What’s around

  • In Cairns Central Business District
  • Cairns Night Markets - 3 min walk
  • Jute Theatre - 3 min walk
  • Kick Contemporary Arts - 3 min walk
  • Center of Contemporary Arts - 3 min walk
  • Cairns Regional Gallery - 4 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom
  • Bed in a 8 Bed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • Bed in a 8 Bed Dorm, Women Only, Shared Bathroom
  • Deluxe Quadruple Room

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Cairns Central Business District
  • Cairns Night Markets - 3 min walk
  • Jute Theatre - 3 min walk
  • Kick Contemporary Arts - 3 min walk
  • Center of Contemporary Arts - 3 min walk
  • Cairns Regional Gallery - 4 min walk
  • The Cultural Place - 5 min walk
  • Esplanade Lagoon - 5 min walk
  • Cairns Esplanade - 5 min walk
  • St Monica's Cathedral - 6 min walk
  • Muddy's Playground - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) - 7 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 14 min walk
  • Freshwater Station - 16 min drive
  • Redlynch Station - 18 min drive
  • Airport pick-up service
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93A Esplanade, Cairns, 4870, QLD, Australia

At a glance

Size

  • 19 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
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At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Free bicycles on site

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • 50-inch Smart TV
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Refundable depositPay at property

  • Breakage deposit: AUD 20.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 17 per person

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

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

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. 

Also known as

  • Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront Hostel Cairns
  • Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront Hostel
  • Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront Cairns
  • Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterf
  • Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront Cairns

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FAQs

  • Yes, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Coast Roast Cafe (4-min walk), Dolce & Caffe (4-min walk), and Perrotta's at the Gallery (4-min walk).
  • Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The charge is AUD 17 per person.
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Reef Hotel Casino (7-min walk) and Cazalys Cairns (5-min drive) are both nearby.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront also has a picnic area.
7.6.Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Really clean and modern. AC worked amazingly which is really needed in the humidity of cairns. Bed comfy and nice linens. Bar on site decent prices, noise kept to a minimum never an issue during my stay. Free pancake breakfast :)

    4 night trip, Jan 16, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Rooms clean, everything else a bit tatty. Not too shabby

    2 night trip, Dec 4, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    I had to change my travel plans last minute and they were very accommodating

    14 night trip, Nov 29, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Party place

    We stayed at private room wich was very small but tidy. Common rooms were a bit messy and kitchen was horrible. The free breakfast was good, extra points for that. The location was perfect. Also the hostels seems more like party place and some nights it was difficult to sleep.

    Essi, 6 night trip with friends, Oct 25, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    habe auf eine Epfehlung von einem Freund das Hostel gebucht und war super zufrieden

    3 night trip, Jun 28, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    地點方便,就在市區中心點而已。 門旁邊己有 Back packer local tour 報名、西餐廳、甜品、夜市、酒店機場接送就在門外。 並且入往back packer 車費比較平宜但其他東西一樣例如同車款、同一時間表 Mad monkey 有多於一間所以要確認住址,雖然只是數分鍾之隔。 入住好處很多,免費提供附近地方健身、早餐分兩段時間 輕便餐 6-8時 ;正常餐 8 - 10時。 入住是八人房,床架搖動得利害,小小郁動便會影響。 床尺寸足夠空間,獨位叉電速度可接受。 但以這個價錢其實很抵! 可考慮日後再入住。

    Rachel, 1 night trip, May 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great and clean hostel

    Stayed female dorm for 10nights. Great location! Near a lot of restaurants, night market, supermarket, esplanade. Nice staff, especially Emma is very helpful. Also, staff will clean the room everyday! Free breakfast are included. Super nice and worth to stay again.

    Yin Ting, 10 night trip, Apr 11, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    立地は最高! でもお部屋は、、

    女2人旅でダブルルームを予約。立地はとてもよかったので満足ですが、部屋は換気ができず、共同バスルームからも近かったのでいつも湿っている感じでした。 観光でほとんど外に出てるなら、お値段相応でいいかも。

    恵, 2 night trip with friends, Apr 5, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Nicht das bekommen was ich gebucht hatte 2x. Rezeption zwar freundlich aber Hostel nicht weiter zu empfehlen. Sehr unordentlich.

    1 night trip, Mar 12, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Super Lage & Frühstück. Etwas laut wegen Bauarbeit

    Es gibt viele positive Aspekte wie z.B das Frühstück mit frischen Pancakes, Müsli und Toast! Auch das kostenlose Fitnesstudio und die Lage des Hostels sind super. Leider etwas laut wegen Bauarbeiten direkt nebenan. Unser Zimmer war leider immer sehr feucht / nass weswegen unsere Handtücher nie getrocknet sind und es ein bisschen muffig war.

    Louisa, 4 night romance trip, Jan 31, 2019

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