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Why Not Backpackers – Cairns

ABOUT WHY NOT BACKPACKERS

TROPICAL – VIBRANT – LAID BACK

Why Not Backpackers is the ideal place to check in if you are looking for a relaxed, holiday atmosphere with fun-loving & friendly people. Our outdoor pool & bar area will get you ready to go full vacation mode with that laid back Queensland lifestyle.

The property is set across 5 Queenslander buildings, surrounded by palm trees & only a 10min walk to the Esplanade. Or make the most of the free shuttle bus into the centre of Cairns, where you can hop on a Great Barrier Reef trip or visit the famous Lagoon; as well as access the best cafes, bars & restaurants that Cairns has to offer. If you do decide to explore the local bar scene, team Calypso can help sort free entry and drink deals to a variety of hotspots around Cairns. We look forward to welcoming you to the Family!

mad-monkey-tropics-team

+61 7 4031 0910

tropics@madmonkey.com.au

5-9 Digger St, Cairns City QLD 4870 AU

FACILITIES

Free Wifi
Free Hot Breakfast
Free Events
Free Gym Access
FIFA Gaming Area
Female Only Dorms
Laundry
Lockers
Powerpoints
Luggage Storage
Travel Shop
Free Bike Hire
24hr Reception
Airport Pickup
Pool Area
Shuttle Bus
Bar
Restaurant
Private Rooms
Air Conditioning

FACILITIES

FREE Hot Breakfast

FREE Hot Breakfast

FREE Hot Breakfast

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FREE Ultra Fast Wifi

FREE Ultra Fast Wifi

FREE Ultra Fast Wifi

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FREE Local Gym Access

FREE Local Gym Access

FREE Local Gym Access

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24hr Reception

24hr Reception

24hr Reception

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FREE Events

FREE Events

FREE Events

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Pool Oasis

Pool Oasis

Pool Oasis

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Outdoor Bar Area

Outdoor Bar Area

Outdoor Bar Area

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FREE Airport Pick Up

FREE Airport Pick Up

FREE Airport Pick Up

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Designer Kitchen

Designer Kitchen

Designer Kitchen

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Deluxe Private Rooms

Deluxe Private Rooms

Deluxe Private Rooms

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FREE Town Shuttle

FREE Town Shuttle

FREE Town Shuttle

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Dorm Rooms

Dorm Rooms

Dorm Rooms

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Laundry Facilities

Laundry Facilities

Laundry Facilities

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ON STREET PARKING

ON STREET PARKING

ON STREET PARKING

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Room Facilities & Security

Room Facilities & Security

Room Facilities & Security

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Online Travel Advice

Online Travel Advice

Online Travel Advice

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Restaurant On Site

Restaurant On Site

Restaurant On Site

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Travel Agency On Site

Travel Agency On Site

Travel Agency On Site

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WHAT'S ON

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SUNDAY FUNDAY

August 9 (Sunday) @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sunday is the perfect day for adventure! And Cairns is one of the best places in the world to explore so let the Why Not crew take you to some of our favourite waterfalls, beaches, lakes and swimming holes. $5 will cover us for petrol…

MOVIE NIGHT

August 9 (Sunday) @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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After a hard weekend partying in Cairns there’s nothing better than cuddling up under the aircon with a bowl of free popcorn and watching a good film with your mates. Join us in our TV room for a cozy night in...

SOCIAL CLUB

August 10 (Monday) @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Stop scrolling. Put your phone down. Make some real life connections with some actual human beings. We’ll provide wine, cheese, crackers and carrots. You come armed with your best stories, jokes and facts. Let’s pretend the internet doesn’t exist for just a couple of hours…

FIFA TOURNEMENT

August 11 (Tuesday) @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Fancy yourself as the FIFA version of Lionel Messi? Every week we gather the best FIFA players in the hostel and pit them against each other on our giant projector screen. Only one person can be crowned champion...will it be you?

GAMES NIGHT

August 12 (Wednesday) @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Trivia, Twister, Never Have I Ever and more! Wednesday is your chance to meet some new people as we play some of our favourite games over a frosty beer. 

POKER NIGHT

August 13 (Thursday) @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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If you know your Royal Flush from your Full House then Thursday is your chance to win a Why Not bar tab. And even if you’ve never heard of pocket rockets - there’s definitely such a thing as beginner’s luck. Sit down at our table…

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GALLERY

LOCATION

  • The city of Cairns is usually the starting or finishing point for backpackers travelling the East Coast of Australia. It is perfectly located in the tropical climate of North Queensland, making it an

  • We’d like to formally introduce you to Uncle Brian’s, one of the best backpacker tour companies in all of Cairns. Uncle Brian’s has been locally owned and operated since 1995.

  • You just arrived in Cairns or about to head there. First thing you want to see is the Great Barrier Reef of course! There are heaps of different tour options available, and we must admit, it can be a

CAIRNS ADVENTURES

FITZROY ISLAND

FITZROY ISLAND

FITZROY ISLAND

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GREAT BARRIER REEF

GREAT BARRIER REEF

GREAT BARRIER REEF

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RAINFOREST & FALLS

RAINFOREST & FALLS

RAINFOREST & FALLS

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CAPE TRIBULATION

CAPE TRIBULATION

CAPE TRIBULATION

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SKYDIVE 15,000FT

SKYDIVE 15,000FT

SKYDIVE 15,000FT

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BUNGY JUMP

BUNGY JUMP

BUNGY JUMP

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HOW TO GET TO US

IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE

  • We are an international youth hostel for guests aged 18 to 35 only. A valid international passport must be shown on check in.
  • Check-in after 2pm and check-out is before 10am. Free luggage storage and full use of facilities are available prior to check in and after check out.
  • Reception hours are 7am to 11pm.
  • If checking in after 11pm, please contact the night manager on 07-4031-0910  when you arrive and you will be shown to your room. Please then complete check in the following morning.
  • If checking out prior to 7am, please organise an early check out with reception the night prior.
  • We are a licensed premises with a bar so strictly NO BYO alcohol allowed on the premise.
  • Any no shows or cancellations within 24 hours of arrival will be charged the first nights accommodation.
  • NYE bookings: 29th Dec to 2nd Jan are non refundable after 1 Dec – full payment will be taken from your credit card on 1 Dec.

CONTACT US

Our Location

Address
5-9 Digger St
Cairns City QLD 4870 Australia

Guest Enquiries / Reservations / Groups
Email: tropics@madmonkey.com.au
Phone: +61 7 4031 0910

Employment Enquiries
Email: tropics@madmonkey.com.au

Business Enquiries
Contact our area manager:
liza@madmonkey.com.au (Please no guest enquiries; we have a full reservations team)

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