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Summer House Backpackers Cairns

Beachfront hostel with outdoor pool, near Cairns Esplanade

  • Free self-service breakfast

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  • Hostel was closed. Had been closed for 2 months. No contact from Nomads or Expedia to tell us this. This is the last time I book accommodation with Expedia.

    Dec 26, 2018

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  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 85 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • WiFi in the lobby

Feel at home

  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Parking onsite

What’s around

  • In Cairns North
  • Cairns Esplanade - 26-minute walk
  • Cairns Marlin Marina - 34-minute walk
  • Reef Fleet Terminal - 36-minute walk
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 36-minute walk
  • Cairns Convention Centre - 42-minute walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • King Room (Ensuite)
  • Double Room (Shared Bathroom)
  • Double Room, Ensuite
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (4 Bed)
  • Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Ensuite
  • Twin Room (Shared Bathroom)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (4 Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (6 Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (6 Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (8 Bed)
  • 10 Share Dorm

Location

  • In Cairns North
  • Cairns Esplanade - 26-minute walk
  • Cairns Marlin Marina - 34-minute walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Cairns North
  • Cairns Esplanade - 26-minute walk
  • Cairns Marlin Marina - 34-minute walk
  • Reef Fleet Terminal - 36-minute walk
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 36-minute walk
  • Cairns Convention Centre - 42-minute walk
  • Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland - 13-minute walk
  • Cairns Base Hospital - 15-minute walk
  • Red Arrow Walk - 18-minute walk
  • Tanks Arts Centre - 18-minute walk
  • Mount Whitfield Conservation Park - 19-minute walk

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) 4-min drive
  • Cairns Station 8-min drive
  • Freshwater Station 8-min drive
  • Redlynch Station 10-min drive
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free cruise terminal shuttle
  • Free shopping centre shuttle

At a glance

Size

  • 85 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-3 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after check-in hours will be required to leave their passport or driver’s license in the resort safe overnight and be checked in the next morning (when the passport/license will be returned). A passport number or license number is required for check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas*
  • WiFi in rooms*

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Free cruise terminal shuttle

Parking

  • On-site self-parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Free self-service breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar

Things to do

  • Personal motorised watercraft on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Working away

  • Computer station

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Library

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Stay connected

  • WiFi (surcharge)

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Recreation

On Site

  • Personal motorised watercraft on site
  • Volleyball on site

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Small print

Also known as

  • Nomads Cairns Hostel
  • Summer House Backpackers Cairns Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Nomads Cairns
  • Nomads Cairns Hostel Cairns North
  • Nomads Cairns Cairns North
  • Nomads Cairns
  • Summer House Backpackers Cairns Cairns
  • Summer House Backpackers Cairns Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Nomads Cairns
  • Summer House Backpackers Cairns Cairns

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Self-parking is available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

WiFi is available in guestrooms for AUD 4 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for AUD 4 per day (rates may vary)

Wired Internet access is available in public areas for an additional charge

Policies

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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

This property accepts credit cards.

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

  • Yes, Summer House Backpackers Cairns 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.
  • Yes, there's self parking on site (charges apply).
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 3 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Dunwoody's Tavern (6-min walk), Poemphun Thai (7-min walk) and Cock & Bull (15-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Cazalys Cairns (7-min drive) and Reef Hotel Casino (8-min drive) are both nearby.
  • Have fun with activities such as cycling, hiking and parasailing, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation on-site includes volleyball. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hostel's other amenities, which include a private beach and an arcade. Summer House Backpackers Cairns also has a garden.