Party Hostels in Cairns

by Julie Blakley on May 15, 2009

by Julie Blakley | May 15th, 2009  

cairnspartyIf there were a drinking Olympics, I’m pretty sure the Aussies would win all of the gold medals up for grabs. I once saw an Aussie wearing a shirt that read, “I’m not an alcoholic, I’m Australian,” which I think pretty accurately sums up the Aussie attitude about copious drinking. When it comes to downing cold ones, barbecuing and general trouble making, the Australians seem to be the masters. With plenty of sunshine and warm weather, it is no wonder that Cairns is beer and barbecue Mecca. For many folks heading to the Land Down Under, they are looking for a good time and to party like the locals (or attempt to at least). You’ve booked you tickets to Australia and now you need a cheap, but totally fun place to stay. For those looking to consume their body weight in alcohol, they may just be on the lookout for the best party hostels in Cairns.

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Asylum Backpackers

Any hostel with the word Asylum in it has got to be a crazy place, and this Cairns hostel advertizes itself no other way. Calling itself the “craziest maddest” hostel in Cairns and a hostel with “great atmosphere and complete lunacy,” Asylum certainly plays up its reputation as a hot party hostel.. The Web site boasts the party schedule and photos of the nightly parties that go down at this place are testament to the hard drinking and partying ways of most of the guests who stay at Asylum.

Mondays at Asylum feature a Mad Monday Party complete with pub crawl and Fridays feature in house parties. Known for being friendly and party friendly, this is certainly not a hostel for those looking to be anti-social or stay in on a quiet Friday night. However, if you are looking to get down like the Aussies do, this place is probably your best bet.

Prices start at $7.83


Esplanade Backpackers

Esplanade Backpackers is located on The Esplanade in Cairns, only 200 meters away from the Lagoon, and surrounded by night life– including bars and restaurants. Included in your stay is a free evening meal. With Cinemas, A crazy night life and plenty of shops around were the perfect place to stay. There is fully operational tour desk which is staffed by our fun and friendly team who are trained and know a lot about everything. Whether you’re looking to relax or get crazy we can organize it all for you.

This hostel also feature a giant swimming pool. TV lounge, air-conditioning, free airport pickup and a communal kitchen. For partiers, this hostel is great not only for the drink specials at the in house bar and social atmosphere, but also for its great location in the heart of Cairns busiest nightlife district.

Prices start $15.01

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Cairns Beach House

A sister hostel to Esplanade Backpackers, Cairns Beach House is located on the edge of the city centre. The beach house offers all the facilities required to ensure your stay in Cairns is an unbelievable experience. All rooms have their OWN bathroom with a maximum of 4 beds per room. All guests staying also receive a free meal every night. The Beach House has a fully licensed bar and bistro with regular party nights, nightly activities and competitions.

They also feature a large screen TV, featuring all major sporting events including the Premier League Football matches live. It is just the place to soak up the chilled out atmosphere and meet new people from all over the world. Other facilities include 24 hour check-in, large swimming pool, broadband internet, courtesy bus, luggage storage, off street parking, modern self cook kitchen and a job network helping you find paid work whilst you stay in Cairns.

We also have a full service tour desk and our friendly staff will be only too happy to help with any of your sightseeing needs at the best possible price. Trips to must see locations, such as The Great Barrier Reef, Kuranda, Cape Tribulation and Port Douglas can all be booked at the Beach House. They can even help the adrenalin heads and sort you out with white water rafting, skydiving and bungee jumping!

Prices start at $15.01

Shenanigans Hostel

Have you ever had so much fun at a bar that you wish you could just sleep there? Or, have you ever stayed someplace new and wished the party would just come to you? If you were able to say yes to either of those statements, it appears your dreams have come true. First off, any hostel calling itself shenanigans has got to be a hard partying place. But to add on top of, this hostel calls itself a “large pub with a backpackers upstairs (not a backpackers with a bar.” In other words, this place is a bar first and a hostel second.

This hostel is situated right next door to the large pub and a great beer garden and deck where you can grab a beer at Shag’s bar and where live bands play every Friday, Saturday and Sunday out in the open air. The hostel features both hostel and more motel-style rooms next door with private bathrooms in 4 bed-dorms. The hostel features Dorms Double & Twins – all rooms have their own Refrigerator and air-conditioning, self cook kitchen, lounge room with HUGE TV screen, communal Showers/Toilets, guest Laundry and a huge Queenslander Balcony.

Prices start at $11.09

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The Serpent Backpack Hostel and Bar

The Serpent Youth Hostel & Bar is ready to blow your mind with a great location near the Esplanade lagoon and nightlife district in Cairns. With great facilities and a fantastic location, this hostel has a lot to offer guests looking to have a good time. Beat the tropical heat with fully air conditioned rooms, lounge around in chilled out social areas, or take a dip in the huge outdoor swimming pool.
Stay in a dorm (shared bathroom) or private room (ensuite available) or book a 3 day package in a dorm, including dinner upgrade and a drink each night. The Serpent also offers a FREE shuttle bus from the airport and hotspots around town and a cheap Internet Café for keeping in touch with those poor sods you left back home.

The bar at this Cairns backpacker hostel pumps nightly and features pool tables, big screen TV and cheap drinks. There is even nude bungee for the more adventurous. A hostel that advertizes nude bungee jumping? Sounds like a wild time to me.

Prices start at $14

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Calypso Backpackers

This hostel not only has a great pool and tropical gardens where you can cool off in the water or relax in the hammocks, but it also has a great garden bar and restaurant where you can grab a beverage while enjoying above said activities. Known for its friendly atmosphere, this hostel also has a free bus into the city center for those looking to explore the Cairns nightlife as well as free internet access and kitchen facilities.

This hostel also has a renowned restaurant with a $9 ‘all you can eat’ buffet with constantly changing ’round the world’ menu is provided courtesy of “Mum our resident 5-star chef. Even locals that agree Zanzibar’s is the best place to eat. Zanzibar’s is the perfect place to get in the mood for a large night on the town. Our internationally friendly 11-rule pool table provides constant amusement for all – swimming costumes advised! And all this before catching a lift on the free ‘bus to town’ carrying you safely to your nightspot of choice!

Prices start at $15.66


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globetrotter December 21, 2009 at 9:26 pm
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We did some bungy jumping in Cairns at AJ Hackett which was awesome. Maybe the best place for an adrenaline rush!

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