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!
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…
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?
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.
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…
Put your skills to the test with our weekly playoff tournament. It’s easy! Just throw the balls into the cups. First team to hit all the cups wins. Who will be crowned hostel champion and win some fab prizes from the bar? Only one way…
Why Not’s version of Truth or Dare - at the start of the night each player is given 3 ‘Why Not Dollars’. Challenge your mates to do stupid things. If they do it - they win a dollar. The person with the most money at…
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
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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
5-9 Digger St
Cairns City QLD 4870 Australia
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