At Why Not Backpackers we offer an affordable and clean accommodation with a Great Atmosphere! Being located in Cairns North, about a 20 min walk to the city, you will appreciate a Free Shuttle Bus to take you to/from town every hour and every day between 9.30am-11pm.Treat yourselves to a daily Free Hot Breakfast in the mornings & budget priced drinks at our outdoor bar with a large common area in the evenings! Chill-out and sunbath by our Tropical swimming pool oasis after a great day out, exploring all-natural wonders that Cairns and its surroundings have to offer.
Hungry? Hey, we’ve got it all! Order food from our Lush Burger restaurant on site! Mouth-watering menu featuring house-made burgers & loaded fries that will tease and tickle your taste buds! Still have some energy left to use? All our guests can enjoy a Daily Free access to a local gym that is just around a corner!
And just when you thought it cannot get much better than that, we drop in a TV room with Netflix & PlayStation, Super fast Free Wi-Fi throughout the property.
We offer all types of accommodation, from mixed dorms to female dorms and private double or private twin rooms. We have high-quality mattresses, pillows and linen is included for a comfortable nights sleep. Our private double rooms come with personal towels, otherwise our reception team is more than happy to assist you with a towel hire. All our rooms are Air-Conditioned and daily serviced by our housekeeping team.
Why Not is not just a hostel, it’s a lifestyle. Join the fun!
ATTN: Occasional DJ pool parties occur at this hostel Reception is open from 07:00 - 20:00. On Friday and Saturday reception is open from 07:00 - 23:00. Check out is before 10:00 and check in anytime after 14:00.
NOTE: 18-35 year old travellers only. Valid passport required upon check-in
No BYO alcohol. We are a licensed venue only..
Plane: Our FREE airport shuttle is currently unavailable. We highly recommend you book a taxi or and Uber. We’re only a ten minute drive away from the airport.
Bus/Train: If you arriving by Bus or Train, just make our way to the Night Market Entrance on Abbott St and wait for our hostel shuttle leaving every half past.
Car: Parking is available on the street. Chat to our reception upon arrival to help you navigate to the best parking spots.
Due to the restrictions in place by the Government to stop the spread of the Covid-19 Virus we have made some changes to our facilities and operation.
Property Name: Why Not Backpackers
Address 1: 5 -9 Digger St
City : Cairns City
- Automated teller (ATM)
- Baggage storage
- Swimming pool
- Pool Table
- Laundry facilities
- Gym access
- Hot Breakfast
Check-In / Check-Out Policies
This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies.
Check-In: 2:00 PM
Check-Out: 10:00 AM
Property and Cancellation Policies :
- Cancellation of bookings within 24 hours of reservation will be charged 100% cancellation fee for the first nights stay for the number of beds booked.
- If customer fails to show up for the booking and hasn’t give notice of cancellation, reservation will be marked as no show and you will be charged a 100% cancellation fee for the first nights stay for the number of beds booked.
Terms and Conditions
- We have not made any charges to your credit card. Your credit card details have been collected to secure your reservation only and you will be required to pay all accommodation charges upon check-in.
- We do not accept guests under the age of 18 years old.
- We do not accept guests over the age of 35 in dorm rooms.
- Prices are quoted in AUD and are subject to change daily.
- Valid credit card and a valid passport are required upon check in.
- If you have made a reservation through an (online) travel agency you must cancel or modify through the agency.
- The following payment methods are accepted; cash, credit or debit cards (Visa and MasterCard only). We do not accept American Express. All credit or debit cards incur a 1% payment fee.
- The guest will be responsible for any loss or damage caused at the hostel by guests or visitors of guests.
- $20 fee will be charged for the loss or non-return of any keys to reception upon check out.
- When booking multiple beds in a shared dorm, we cannot guarantee to put people on the same booking in the same room, however we will do our best.
- Guests may not consume or store food and drinks in their rooms. Alcohol may not be consumed in any room at any time and can only be purchased from the designated bar on site. Any alcohol or food found in the rooms will be removed.
- Smoking is only permitted within the designated smoking areas.