Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront
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Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront

93A Esplanade, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Cairns City Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Esplanade Boardwalk. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and fitness center on-site.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

Located in heart of Cairns

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

880 meters to public transportation

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Fitness center

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

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8.4Excellent

501 reviews

501 reviews

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9.4Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Michael Seebeck Gallery
50 m
IGA Xpress
50 m
Michaelmas Cay
70 m
Esplanade Boardwalk
100 m
Cairns Night Markets & Food Court
130 m
Popular landmarks
Cairns Aquarium
290 m
Green Island
480 m
Muddy's Playground
540 m
The Reef Hotel Casino
580 m
Cairns Botanic Gardens
3.4 km
Closest landmarks
Rattle N Hum
60 m
Cairns Square
170 m
Tusa Dive
180 m
Cairns Esplanade Boardwalk
240 m
WetRez
240 m
Value for money7.9
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportCairns Airport (CNS)
Distance to airport5.4 km

Rooms available at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront

Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Bathroom (ages 18-35 years only)
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room with Bathroom (ages 18-35 years only)
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room (ages 18-35 years only)
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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Private Double Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
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Bed in 8 Beds Mixed Dormitory with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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2 BEDS 8 BEDS SHARED BATHROOM
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    Frequently asked questions

    What kind of non-water sports and outdoor activities are available at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront?

    Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront offers non-water sport and outdoor activities such as bicycle rental for you to enjoy.

    Does Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront have a fitness center?

    Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront offers free fitness center that is conveniently located at the tip of your finger, making it possible for you to get your daily workout in at any hour of the day so you can spend your holiday break the way you want. For more details, please contact the property for more information.

    Does Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront provide laundry services?

    Yes! Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront provides laundry service at your disposal and even hot water linen and laundry washing for whenever you need your favorite shirts or dresses clean and fresh all throughout your getaway. Please contact the property for more information.

    Is car parking available at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront?

    Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront features car park onsite with charges applied for guest visitors with vehicles to choose from when staying at this property. In case the car park is full, this property also has and nearby as well. Please contact the property for more information, or log into your Agoda account and contact the property through Agoda's direct message chatbox.

    What public parks are close by Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront?

    While remaining at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront, cherish your early morning or evening stroll at nearby park which include Les Davie Park, Parramatta Park, and Peace Park.

    How long do travelers usually stay at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront?

    Verified past guests that have stayed at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront had an average nightly stay of 3 nights at this property.

    What was the average room rate for Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront been in the past month?

    The average room rate for Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront in the past month is 37.9 AUD, compared to city's average of 192.51 AUD.

    What is the verified guest review consensus about Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront's pet services?

    60.0% of our past customer assessments have given a positive appraisal and comments about this property's pet services. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront down in the review section.

    What is the typical rating that past Families with young children have given to Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront?

    Verified families with young children that have stayed at this property have given Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront an average rating of 8.1. You can look up more specific customer ratings and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

    What time is check-in and check-out at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may ask for early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the specified hours may be charged an additional fee.

    What is the closest airport to Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront?

    The closest airport to Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront is Dunk Island Airport, 119.0 km away.

    Is breakfast offered at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront?

    Start your mornings right, with the buffet breakfast options offered at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront.

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    Unwind and Socialize at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront

    At Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront in Cairns, Australia, you'll find an array of entertainment facilities that will enhance your stay and provide countless opportunities for fun and socializing. The hostel boasts a vibrant bar where you can enjoy refreshing drinks and lively music, making it the perfect spot to kick back and relax after a day of exploring the stunning Great Barrier Reef or the lush rainforests of Far North Queensland. The bar also hosts regular events and themed nights, ensuring there's always something exciting happening. In addition to the bar, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront offers a spacious shared lounge area equipped with a TV. This inviting space is the ideal spot to gather with fellow travelers, watch your favorite shows or movies, or engage in friendly conversations. Whether you're looking to unwind after a long day or connect with other like-minded adventurers, the shared lounge/TV area provides a comfortable and entertaining environment. With its lively bar and inviting shared lounge/TV area, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront goes above and beyond to create a vibrant and social atmosphere for its guests. Whether you're seeking relaxation or a chance to meet new people, this hostel's entertainment facilities will ensure your stay is filled with memorable experiences and endless fun.

    Stay Active at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront

    At Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront, we understand the importance of staying active even while traveling. That's why we offer an array of top-notch sports facilities to keep you fit and energized throughout your stay. Our well-equipped fitness center is the perfect place to kickstart your day with a heart-pumping workout. With state-of-the-art equipment and a variety of exercise options, you'll have everything you need to maintain your fitness routine. In addition to our free fitness center, we also have a range of outdoor sports facilities for you to enjoy. Challenge your friends to a friendly game of basketball or volleyball at our on-site courts. The spacious and well-maintained courts provide the perfect setting for some healthy competition and fun. If you prefer a more laid-back activity, our lush green lawn is ideal for a game of frisbee or a relaxing yoga session. With plenty of space to stretch and unwind, you can find your inner peace while surrounded by the beauty of our waterfront location. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or simply looking for some recreational activities, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront has something for everyone. Stay active and make the most of your stay with our exceptional sports facilities.

    Convenience Facilities at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront

    Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront in Cairns, Australia offers an array of convenience facilities to make your stay hassle-free and enjoyable. With a laundry service and laundromat on-site, you can easily keep your clothes clean and fresh throughout your trip. Whether you need to quickly wash a few items or do a full load, the laundry facilities are readily available for your convenience. Stay connected with the complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas. Whether you want to catch up on work emails or share your adventures with friends and family, the high-speed internet ensures you are always connected. Additionally, the designated smoking area provides a comfortable space for smokers to enjoy their cigarettes without inconveniencing others. To make your stay even more convenient, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront offers luggage storage and daily housekeeping. Leave your bags securely stored while you explore the city, and return to a clean and tidy room at the end of the day. With these convenience facilities, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront ensures that your stay is comfortable, hassle-free, and enjoyable.

    Convenient Transport Facilities at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront

    Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront in Cairns, Australia offers a range of convenient transport facilities to ensure a hassle-free stay for its guests. With an airport transfer service, travelers can easily reach the hotel upon arrival, without the need to worry about navigating unfamiliar streets or finding public transportation. The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront can also assist guests in booking tours and activities, making it effortless to explore the stunning attractions that Cairns has to offer. For those who prefer to have their own vehicle, the hotel provides an onsite car park. Guests can conveniently park their cars without the hassle of searching for parking spaces in the busy city. However, please note that car park charges do apply. Additionally, the hotel offers a shuttle service, allowing guests to easily access nearby areas and attractions. Whether it's for a day trip or a night out, this service ensures that guests can conveniently reach their desired destinations. Furthermore, the hotel's ticket service makes it easy for guests to purchase tickets for various events and attractions, saving them time and effort. With these transport facilities, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront ensures that guests can make the most of their stay in Cairns, enjoying a seamless travel experience from start to finish.





    A Culinary Haven at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront

    Indulge in a gastronomic adventure at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront, where a plethora of dining facilities await to satisfy your taste buds. From a vibrant restaurant to convenient BBQ facilities and a fully-equipped shared kitchen, this hotel has everything you need to satiate your hunger and explore the diverse culinary scene of Cairns, Australia. Start your day off right with the delicious breakfast buffet offered at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront. Fuel up with a variety of freshly prepared dishes, including fluffy pancakes, crispy bacon, and a selection of fruits and cereals. Whether you prefer a hearty meal or a light breakfast, there is something to suit every palate. For those who enjoy cooking their own meals, the hotel provides BBQ facilities where you can grill up a storm. Gather your friends and family and enjoy a delightful barbecue by the waterfront, soaking in the stunning views while savoring your perfectly cooked meal. If you prefer a more communal dining experience, the shared kitchen at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront is fully-equipped with modern appliances and utensils. Prepare a delicious feast with your fellow travelers, sharing stories and creating lasting memories as you bond over a home-cooked meal. With daily housekeeping, you can rest assured that the dining facilities at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront are always clean and well-maintained, providing a comfortable and hygienic environment for your culinary adventures. Whether you're a foodie or simply looking for a place to enjoy a good meal, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront has you covered with its exceptional dining facilities.

    Comfortable and Affordable Accommodation at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront

    Experience the vibrant and lively atmosphere of Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront in Cairns, Australia, while enjoying comfortable and affordable accommodation. Choose from a range of room options that cater to different preferences and budgets. For solo travelers, the 14-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite offers a sociable and budget-friendly option. If you prefer a female-only environment, the 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite is the perfect choice. For those who enjoy a mix of company, the 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite is available for both male and female guests. If you're looking for a more private experience, the Private Double Room provides a cozy and intimate space. Booking your stay at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront through Agoda ensures you get the best prices and a hassle-free experience. With Agoda's extensive network and user-friendly platform, you can easily compare prices, read reviews, and secure your reservation with just a few clicks. Don't miss out on the opportunity to stay at this fantastic hostel and make the most of your time in Cairns.

    Discover the Vibrant Cairns City Center

    Nestled in the heart of Cairns, Australia, the Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront offers an unbeatable location in the vibrant Cairns City Center. This bustling area is a hub of activity, where visitors can immerse themselves in the city's unique blend of natural beauty and urban charm. The Cairns City Center is a haven for adventure seekers, with its close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and the lush rainforests of the Daintree. Dive into an underwater wonderland and explore the world's largest coral reef system, or embark on a thrilling rainforest excursion to discover ancient flora and fauna. For those seeking a more relaxed experience, the city center is dotted with picturesque parks and gardens, perfect for a leisurely stroll or a picnic with stunning views. In addition to its natural attractions, the Cairns City Center also boasts a vibrant dining and nightlife scene. From trendy cafes and gourmet restaurants to lively bars and clubs, there is something to satisfy every palate and mood. Don't miss the chance to sample fresh seafood delicacies, tropical fruits, and exotic cocktails, all while soaking in the lively atmosphere. With its prime location in the heart of Cairns City Center, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront offers the perfect base to explore all that this vibrant area has to offer. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or a taste of the local culture, Cairns City Center has it all.

    Traveling from Cairns Airport to Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront

    Welcome to Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront, located in the heart of Cairns City Center, Australia. If you're arriving at Cairns Airport, there are a few convenient transportation options to reach our hostel. One of the easiest ways to get to Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront from Cairns Airport is by taxi or ride-hailing services. The airport is just a 15-minute drive away, and taxis are readily available outside the terminal. This option offers a hassle-free and direct journey to our hostel, allowing you to relax and enjoy the scenic views of Cairns as you make your way to us. Another budget-friendly option is taking the public bus. Cairns Airport Connect operates a shuttle bus service that runs between the airport and the city center. The bus stop is conveniently located just outside the terminal building, and the journey takes approximately 20 minutes. Once you arrive at the city center, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront is within walking distance, making it a convenient choice for travelers on a budget. No matter which transportation option you choose, you'll be greeted with a warm welcome at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront. Our hostel offers comfortable and affordable accommodation, with a range of dormitory and private room options. Enjoy our vibrant social atmosphere, relax by the pool, or join one of our organized activities and tours to explore the stunning natural beauty of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. We look forward to hosting you and ensuring you have an unforgettable stay in Cairns!

    Explore the Vibrant Surroundings of Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront

    Nestled in the heart of Cairns, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront offers a convenient base for exploring the vibrant surroundings of this tropical paradise. Just steps away from the hotel, you'll find the picturesque Esplanade Boardwalk, where you can take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront, soaking in the stunning views of the Coral Sea. For those seeking a refreshing dip, the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon is a must-visit attraction. This man-made saltwater swimming pool is surrounded by lush parklands and offers a safe and relaxing environment for a swim or sunbathing. Nature lovers will be delighted to discover the nearby Cairns Botanic Gardens, a tropical oasis showcasing a diverse range of flora and fauna. Take a leisurely walk through the lush gardens, marvel at the vibrant colors of the exotic plants, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this natural haven. If you're looking to explore the Great Barrier Reef, Green Island is just a short boat ride away. Dive into the crystal-clear waters, snorkel among colorful coral reefs, and encounter a variety of marine life in this World Heritage-listed wonder. Families traveling with kids will appreciate Muddy's Playground, located nearby. This award-winning playground offers a range of activities for children of all ages, including water play areas, climbing structures, and picnic spots. For those interested in marine life, the Cairns Aquarium is a must-visit. Immerse yourself in the wonders of the underwater world as you explore the various exhibits and get up close to a wide variety of marine creatures. If you're feeling lucky, head to The Reef Hotel Casino, where you can try your hand at the gaming tables or enjoy a night of entertainment and dining. For a spiritual experience, visit St Monica's Cathedral, a stunning architectural masterpiece that showcases the rich history and culture of the region. To delve into the local history, make sure to visit the Cairns Museum, where you can learn about the fascinating stories and heritage of Cairns. With its prime location and proximity to these landmarks and attractions, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront is the perfect choice for travelers seeking a memorable and adventurous stay in Cairns, Australia.

    Convenient Public Transport Stations near Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront

    Located in the heart of Cairns, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront offers easy access to several public transport stations, making it a convenient choice for travelers. Just a short distance away is the Cairns Railway Station, providing a hassle-free way to explore the city and beyond. The Cairns Railway Station is a major transportation hub that connects Cairns to various destinations in Queensland. From here, travelers can catch trains to popular locations such as Kuranda, a picturesque village nestled in the rainforest, or embark on an unforgettable journey aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway. The station is well-maintained and offers comfortable waiting areas, ticketing services, and information booths to assist travelers with their journey. With the Cairns Railway Station in close proximity to Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront, guests can easily venture out to explore the region's natural wonders, including the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Whether you're looking to embark on an adventure or simply explore the city, the convenience of the nearby public transport stations ensures a seamless travel experience for guests staying at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront.

    A Culinary Adventure Awaits

    Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront is surrounded by a diverse range of restaurants that cater to every palate. Just a stone's throw away, you'll find Salt House, a waterfront venue known for its contemporary Australian cuisine and stunning views. For a unique dining experience, head to The Pier, Cairns, where you can indulge in fresh seafood while enjoying panoramic views of the ocean. Craving authentic Asian flavors? Jia Tong Heng Restaurant, located in the Night Bazaar, offers a wide selection of mouthwatering dishes. For a casual meal, Muddy's Cafe is the perfect spot to grab a coffee and enjoy delicious snacks by the waterfront. Dundees on the Waterfront is a local favorite, serving up Australian classics with a modern twist. If you're in the mood for a juicy steak, Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse is sure to satisfy your cravings. Tha Fish is a must-visit for seafood lovers, offering an array of fresh catches cooked to perfection. For a quick and tasty bite, Jimmys Burger & Co. is the go-to spot, serving up mouthwatering burgers and fries. Yaya's Hellenic Kitchen & Bar is a hidden gem that specializes in Greek cuisine, offering a delightful blend of traditional flavors and modern twists. And if you're in the mood for a pint and some pub grub, Cock & Bull is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a laid-back evening. With such a diverse range of dining options just a short stroll away, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront is the ideal base for food enthusiasts looking to embark on a culinary adventure in Cairns.

    Shop 'til you Drop at Cairns' Premier Shopping Destinations

    Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront is surrounded by a plethora of shopping landmarks, ensuring that retail therapy is just a stone's throw away. Start your shopping adventure at The Pier Cairns, a waterfront complex that houses a variety of boutique stores, galleries, and restaurants. Discover unique artworks and crafts at Red Chair Gallery, or browse through the eclectic collection of vintage clothing and accessories at Fujii Store. For those looking for quality leather goods, the Australian Leather Company offers a wide range of handcrafted products. Bones and Jones is a must-visit for fashion enthusiasts, offering trendy clothing and accessories for both men and women. If you're in need of any water sports equipment or gear, WetRez is the go-to place. Eggplant and Poppy is a charming boutique that showcases beautiful homeware and gifts. For a more extensive shopping experience, head to Cairns Central Shopping Center, where you'll find a diverse range of stores, from high-end fashion brands to everyday essentials. Don't forget to explore the unique finds at City Place Disposals, a treasure trove of outdoor gear and adventure equipment. With such a wide selection of shopping landmarks in the vicinity, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront is the perfect base for shopaholics looking to indulge in retail therapy during their stay in Cairns.

    Affordable Accommodation at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront in Cairns

    Looking for budget-friendly accommodation in Cairns? Look no further than Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront. With an average price of just $70 per room, this hostel offers incredible value for money. Compared to the average price of a hotel room in Cairns, which is $160, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront is a steal. Despite its affordable price, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront doesn't compromise on quality. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and well-maintained, providing a cozy and inviting atmosphere for weary travelers. The hostel also offers a range of amenities, including a communal kitchen, free Wi-Fi, and a lively bar where guests can mingle and make new friends. Whether you're a solo backpacker on a tight budget or a group of friends looking for affordable accommodation, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront is the perfect choice. With its unbeatable price and excellent facilities, this hostel ensures that you can enjoy your stay in Cairns without breaking the bank.

    Friendly Staff, Great Location, and Amazing Amenities

    Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront in Cairns, Australia, has garnered rave reviews from its guests. With its friendly and helpful staff, convenient location, and excellent amenities, it is no wonder that this hostel is considered one of the best places to stay in Cairns. The staff at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront are praised for their friendliness and willingness to assist guests. They go above and beyond to ensure a pleasant stay, providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Guests appreciate their helpful recommendations and willingness to answer any questions. One of the highlights of this hostel is its prime location. Situated in the heart of Cairns, guests have easy access to all the attractions and amenities the city has to offer. Whether it's exploring the Great Barrier Reef, visiting the Cairns Esplanade, or enjoying the vibrant nightlife, everything is within walking distance. In addition to its friendly staff and great location, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront also offers amazing amenities. The kitchen and chill area are clean and well-maintained, providing a comfortable space for guests to relax and socialize. The hostel also offers a delicious breakfast, ensuring guests start their day off right. Furthermore, guests appreciate the free gym pass and complimentary SIM cards, making their stay even more convenient and enjoyable. With its friendly staff, excellent location, and amazing amenities, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront is the perfect choice for travelers looking for a memorable and comfortable stay in Cairns.

    A Memorable Stay at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront

    Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront in Cairns, Australia is a delightful haven for travelers seeking a memorable stay. With an impressive overall rating of 8.1, this vibrant hostel has garnered positive customer reviews across various aspects. Offering great value for money with a rating of 7.8, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront ensures that guests get the most out of their budget without compromising on quality and comfort. The facilities at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront are highly regarded, receiving a commendable rating of 7.5. From the moment guests step foot into this lively hostel, they are greeted with a range of amenities that cater to their needs. Whether it's the cozy communal areas, the well-equipped kitchen, or the inviting outdoor pool, there is no shortage of options for guests to relax and unwind. Cleanliness is a top priority at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront, evident from its rating of 7.6. The dedicated housekeeping staff ensures that the hostel is spotless, providing guests with a hygienic and comfortable environment throughout their stay. From the pristine dormitories to the sparkling communal areas, every corner of the hostel exudes cleanliness and attention to detail.

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    Amenities and facilities

    Very good
    Facilities

    7.6

    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast

    2 mentions

    Housekeeping

    1 mention

    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Dutch
    Internet access
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas
    Things to do, ways to relax
    • Fitness center
    • Outdoor recreational features
    • Ticket services
    • Tours
    Cleanliness and safety
    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Body thermometer
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • First aid kit
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Shared stationery removed
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    Dining, drinking, and snacking
    • Bar
    • BBQ facilities
    • Breakfast [buffet]
    • Kitchen
    • Restaurants
    • Shared kitchen
    Services and conveniences
    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Laundromat
    • Laundry service
    • Lockers
    • Luggage storage
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    Access
    • Adult-only property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Check-in/out [private]
    • Check-in [24-hour]
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Security [24-hour]
    • Smoke alarms
    Getting around
    • Airport transfer
    • Bicycle parking
    • Car park [charges apply]
    • Car park [nearby]
    • Car park [on-site]
    • Shuttle service
    Sports equipment rental
    • Bicycle rental
    Available in all rooms
    • Air conditioning
    • Free bottled water
    • Internet access – wireless
    • Non-smoking

    Location

    93A Esplanade, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870
    Exceptional
    Location

    9.4

    Airports
    • Cairns Airport (CNS)
      5.4 km
    • Dunk Island Airport (DKI)
      119.5 km
    Public transportation
    • Cairns Railway Station
      890 m
    • Freshwater
      8.2 km
    Hospital or clinic
    • Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic
      450 m
    Shopping
    • Night Markets
      140 m
    Convenience store
    • NightOwl
      200 m
    Cash withdrawal
    • ATM
      150 m

    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks
    • Michaelmas Cay
      70 m
    • Esplanade Boardwalk
      100 m
    • Night Markets
      140 m
    • Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
      200 m
    • Cairns Aquarium
      290 m
    • Green Island
      480 m
    • Muddy's Playground
      540 m
    • The Reef Hotel Casino
      580 m
    • Cairns Botanic Gardens
      3.4 km
    • Gallo DairyLand
      5.5 km
    Nearby landmarks
    • Michael Seebeck Gallery
      50 m
    • IGA Xpress
      50 m
    • Rattle N Hum
      60 m
    • Michaelmas Cay
      70 m
    • Esplanade Boardwalk
      100 m
    • Cairns Night Markets & Food Court
      130 m
    • Night Markets
      140 m
    • Cairns Square
      170 m
    • Tusa Dive
      180 m
    • Cairns Library
      190 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

    Property policies

    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

    Others
    • Guests must be between 18-35 years old to check in at the property.
    • Guests must provide a valid form of government regulated identification (eg. passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc.) upon check-in.
    • At Mad Monkey Waterfront we offer self-check-in with GoKi. Our reception hours are 10am to 6pm. If you check in after 6pm please check your email as we have sent you the codes and the room number to enter the property.
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out
    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-in until18:00
    • Check-out until10:00
    • Reception open until20:00
    Getting around
    • Airport transfer fee17 AUD

    Property announcements

    Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, this property can only accept bookings from fully vaccinated guests. Vaccination certificates and/or other documents as required by law must be presented at check-in. Please contact the property for more information.

    Reviews of Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront from real guests

    8.1
    Location9.4
    Service9.0
    Value for money7.9
    Cleanliness7.7
    Facilities7.6
    High score for Cairns
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (9)
    8-9 Excellent (3)
    7-8 Very Good (7)
    6-7 Good (3)
    <6 Below Expectation (2)
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Sam from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 5 nights in June 2019

    Great location”

    Right on the esplanade and short walk to supermarket. We had a private double room and it was perfect, one of the best places to stay in Cairns along with free breakfast and gym pass

    Reviewed July 12, 2019

    Hey Sam, Thanks a lot for leaving us a review. We are glad to hear you liked your stay at our hostel. It is great that you managed to make use of our free gym access and free breakfast! We hope you come back and visit us again! Enjoy all your other travels. Kind Regards, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront Team.

    Responded September 27, 2019
    Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Darryl from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Private Double Room
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2020

    Best backpackers in Cairns ”

    Only stayed 4 nites & just got home!! Didn’t want to leave as all the staff there are so friendly, accommodating and even had time to help me as I don’t generally stay in a backpackers!! Highly recommend and that’s team for an awesome stay... FOX 🦊

    Reviewed October 20, 2020

    Hey! Thanks so much for leaving us a fantastic review! We are beyond thrilled that our amazing staff members really made your stay a memorable one. We hope to see you again in the future! Kind regards, Mad Monkey Team.

    Responded November 08, 2020
    Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront
    8.0
    Excellent
    Micaela from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

    Pretty good”

    The location is extremely convenient but that means it’s kind of loud at night sometimes (lots of people on waterfront). It’s near the harbour, shops, restaurants/bars, night market, tour stands, IGA groceries. No free towel or lock for luggage. The breakfast and wifi connection was decent, and they gave free SIMs! Amazing staff!

    Reviewed November 24, 2019

    Hey Micaela, thank you for leaving us a review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed our central location and free breakfast! We think the pancakes are delicious too! Regarding the noise from the outside bars and restaurant unfortunately this is due to our central location - we are always happy to offer free earplugs to help you sleep :) Although we do not supply towels or padlocks for free we do rent towels out and provide spacious lockers for every guest. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope & hope to see you again soon! Mad Monkey Team

    Responded December 08, 2019
    Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront
    9.2
    Exceptional
    shelly from Canada
    Couple
    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

    Great hostel ”

    Pros: awesome location, friendly staff, clean, free breakfast Cons: the room was a little smelly

    Reviewed August 18, 2019

    Dear Shelly, Thanks a lot for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us so much! Thanks for mentioning our perfect location on the Esplanade, staff and cleanliness. We are always on top of things and our staff is always there to help you out with anything! We are sorry to hear your room was a bit smelly although we have air refreshers and clean the room daily. We hope you will enjoy your future travels! Kind Regards, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront Team :).

    Responded September 27, 2019
    Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Eduardo from Guatemala
    Couple
    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in December 2019

    Exceptional”

    The air con was spilling out water to the room everything else was nice

    Reviewed December 29, 2019

    Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear that the ac unit in your room was leaking, this has been addressed! Please always report this to reception so we can address the issue the best we can and ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible! We're thrilled you did have a great stay though! Hopefully you can return and we can provide you with an even better experience :) kind regards, Mad Monkey Team.

    Responded March 16, 2020
    Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront
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