Cairns, Australia

Area Code 07, US$1=$, May 25, 2000


h1 Cairns Calypso Inn: 5-9 Digger Street, T1800-815-628, dr $16, d$36 CTV, La, I, F, C3
Excellently designed hostel with a fantastic bar and pool area surrounded with tropical palms. Every night is a $5 All you can eat bonanza. Facilities include pool table, internet access and a travel agent in the office. A 20 minute walk to town but a free courtesy bus stops at the City, Airport and Bus Station. Free airport pickup., Highly Rec
h2 Captain Cook Backpackers Resort: 204 - 212, Sheridan Street - T4051-6811
dr$16, d $30 La, Tv, I, F, C2.
An extremely large hostel which was once a motel. The size makes it a bit impersonal, but the good bar and the friendly staff do their best to rectify this. The place could also be cleaner. Has a tourist agent, 2 pools and a mini tennis court.There are better options closer to town however.
h3 Cairns International Hostel: 67-69 The Esplanade - T070-311-545 dr $17, d $36 La, TV, I, F, C3 The best located hostel in Cairns, and a great starting point for the Island tours. Don't let the ugly yellow building fool you. Behind it is a nice pool and BBQ area where travellers swap stories. Popular with travellers who like to party at
the nearby nightspots and not have walk far to find their bed.
h4 Cairns Backpackers Inn: 242 Grafton Road, T4051-9166 dr $16, d$36 La, TV, I, F, C3 Partner to nearby Calypso Hostel, has the same friendly and sociable atmosphere. Does not get as busy as its neighbors making a better option if you don't feel like partying every night.,
h5 Uptop Downunder Tropical Backpackers Resort: 164 Spence Street.
T1800 243 944,
dr$16, s$28, d $32 K, I, TV, Fr, C3
Extremely popular hostel mainly due to its great deals. Staying here will entitle you to a free meal at the Woolshed, the most popular nightspot in Cairns. Not only does this save you money for food, but also free entry access to the place where everyone seems to end up partying. Situated on 1 acre of tropical gardens and large undercover BBQ. Highly Rec

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