Mad Monkey Central

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Mad Monkey Central

Mad Monkey Central

2.0 star property
Adults-only hostel with outdoor pool, near Cairns Central Shopping Centre

7.9/10 Good

34 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is €28
Price available on 30/05/2022
100 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, 4870
Main amenities
  • 55 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • ATM/banking services
  • Microwave in a common area
For families
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • BBQs
  • Outdoor swimming pools
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
  • Follows industry sanitisation guidelines

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cairns Central Business District
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 5 min walk
  • Esplanade Lagoon - 11 min walk
  • Reef Hotel Casino - 13 min walk
  • Cairns Esplanade - 13 min walk
  • Cairns Performing Arts Centre - 1 min drive
  • Cairns Night Markets - 4 min drive
  • Cairns Convention Centre - 1 min drive
  • Reef Fleet Terminal - 1 min drive
  • Muddy's Playground - 5 min drive
  • Cairns Marlin Marina - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 7 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 7 min walk
  • Freshwater Station - 13 min drive
  • Redlynch Station - 15 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Mad Monkey Central

Mad Monkey Central is only 4.3 mi (6.9 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available during limited hours) for AUD 17 per person one-way. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other features include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and WiFi.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 55 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site parking only available on request


  • Airport shuttle from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed on site
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge

What to do

  • Free use of nearby fitness centre


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 17 per person (one-way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.00 per cent


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Mad Monkey Central Cairns
Mad Monkey Backpackers Cairns
Mad Monkey Central Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Mad Monkey Central Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cairns

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/10 Fair

The details indicated on the Internet that parking was included and that a hot breakfast was also included. No parking was available associated with the property and the hot breakfast consisted of a few pancakes cooked earlier and placed in a dish. I think the Internet description is misleading.
Dissatisfied, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Good vibes nice place
Daniel, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Rooms were well air conditioned, bathrooms were not the best.. clean but old and grubby looking.
4-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

having pancakes included for breakfast is such a good idea
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

i really liked the bar and having good pizza close by!
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Stayed one night in a private room Amazing bed Easy control of A/C Good WiFi Great service
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Really good hostel
This place was pretty cool. In the center, not far from the airport either. The layout is a lot of fun, there’s a pool and some cool common areas. The staff were FANTASTIC, usually hostel staff can be iffy but they were really nice and helpful. They will also help you book tours and things to do. Pretty good for a hostel.
Brian, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Adriana, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Ok for a short stay
Mad monkey is a value to pay hostel. Good location and quiet clean. But shower facilities is not enough and inside the shower room, not enough hangers to hang the clothes. Also not separate shower between man and female
Wai Lun Aaron, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Cleber, 2-night trip
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