Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront

Rental, Adults only

2 stars

93A Esplanade, Cairns, QLD 4071

+61 742 290 888
Very good

based on 450 reviews

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週六 6/29

About Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront, Cairns

Value for money
At Mad Monkey Waterfront we offer an affordable and clean accommodation in the heart of Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Being located on the Cairns Esplanade with the Cairns Lagoon just across the street, you can pop down for a dip or spend the afternoon sunbathing anytime you fancy! Thanks to our ultra-fast Free Wi-Fi throughout the property, you won’t miss out on anything. Enjoy our fully equipped kitchen to cook your own meals. Unwind in our common room after a great day out, exploring all-natural wonders that Cairns and its surroundings have to offer. Get to know other guests over board games, a PlayStation tournament or by watching a film together on Netflix provided! Become a part of our Mad Monkey Family & enjoy your stay! Mad Monkey Waterfront is located directly on the Cairns Esplanade with all the bars, restaurants, shops, The Reef Terminal and the Night Markets just within a short walking distance. Cairns Lagoon is just across the road with Free Access.If arriving by Plane, we highly recommend you book a taxi or an Uber. We’re only a fifteen-minute drive away from the airport. Bus: Mad Monkey Waterfront is located only a 5-minute walk distance from the Greyhound and Premier Bus services. Train: The main Train station is only a 10 min walk away. Our reception is open from 8AM - 9PM. You can check in at 2PM. If you arrive after 9pm please inform reception beforehand so they can prepare your late check in. We use GOKI for our door locks & we highly recommend to download the GOKI App before you arrive. We offer all types of accommodation, from Mixed Dorms Ensuite to Female Dorms Ensuite and Private Double Rooms. We have high-quality mattresses, pillows and linen which is included for a comfortable night’s sleep. All our dorms have a private en-suite bathroom and all our private rooms come with personal towels, otherwise our reception team is more than happy to assist you with a towel hire in case you forgot one. All our rooms are Air-Conditioned & All our bunk beds are equipped with personal USB ports & power sockets to make sure you can comfortably scroll through your new travel pictures from bed.

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Double Rooms - Water view
1 double bed

1 double bed



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Other Rooms - Panoramic view
1 bunk bed

1 bunk bed


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Hostel Amenities & Facilities

  • Adults only
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Air-conditioned
  • Smoke alarms
  • Private parking


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Air-conditioned
  • Smoke alarms


  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Adults only
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Designated smoking area


  • Window
  • Lockers
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Services and conveniences

  • Earplugs
  • Tour desk
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Key card access

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area


  • Grill


  • Laundry facilities


  • Socket near the bed


  • Shared kitchen

Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront Reviews

Very goodBased on 450 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Brilliant location and friendly staff. (in 125 reviews)
  • Awesome location and value for money. (in 124 reviews)
  • "Free breakfast, great location and friendly staff." (in 93 reviews)
Cons -
  • The room smelt bad. (in 36 reviews)
  • Construction site directly above the accommodations. (in 14 reviews)
  • Nobody make noisy in the night (in 12 reviews)

Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 10:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • How does Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront compare to other 2 star hotels in Cairns?

    There is a $71/night difference in the average price of 2 star hotels in Cairns ($95/night) and the average nightly rate at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront ($25/night).

  • How far is Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront from Cairns?

    If there is no traffic, the 2.7 mi drive between Cairns and Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront should only take about 8min. If your hotel is in a more metropolitan area, you may see the driving time increase due to traffic.

  • What is the best way to get to Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront from Cairns?

    With parking available at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront, you could always rent a car for as low as $15/day and park it at the hotel. This would give you freedom while visiting Cairns. Another more common option is to just take a taxi or rideshare service from the airport to Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront. The nearest airport to the hotel is Cairns.

  • Does Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront have a pool?

    Judging by our data, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront does not have a pool on site, but hotels regularly make additions and changes to their venues and do not always notify us. It would be best to call Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront at +61 742 290 888.

  • How close is Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront to Cairns city center?

    Getting to Cairns city center should be easy enough, as it is just 0.3 mi away from Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront. In Cairns city center you will find Pro Dive Cairns Day Trips, along with many other popular sights and things to do.

  • What is the phone number for Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront?

    For assistance from an employee at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront please call +61 742 290 888.

  • Does Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront have Wi-Fi available?

    Yes, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • What time is check-out for Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront?

    For Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront, the required check-out time is 10:00 AM. Check-in may be available from 2:00 PM. Any special requests should be made with the concierge.

  • How much is a room at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront?

    The average price for a night at Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront found recently is $76 and can go as low as $21/night. Please note that rates may be impacted by travel dates, room type, and availability. To see current deals, enter your dates in the form above.

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Places of interest near Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront

Attractions in Cairns, Australia curated by momondo

Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront location: 93A Esplanade, Cairns, QLD 4071

Top landmarks

Cairns Regional Gallery0.2 mi
Cairns Rainforest Dome0.3 mi
Reef Hotel Casino0.4 mi
Cairns Central Shopping Centre0.5 mi
Cairns Historical Society Museum0.5 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

La Pizza Trattoria0.0 mi
Iyara By Sakare Thai Cuisine0.0 mi
The Courtyard Cairns | Esplanade0.0 mi
Little Sister - Cairns0.0 mi
Yaya’s Hellenic Kitchen and Bar0.0 mi
Whiskey and Wine by Crystalbrook0.0 mi
Rendezvous-Du-Vietnam0.0 mi
Schnitz Cairns0.0 mi
Splash Seafood Restaurant0.1 mi

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