Mad Monkey Backpackers Village

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Mad Monkey Backpackers Village

Mad Monkey Backpackers Village

2.0 star property
Adults-only hostel with outdoor pool, near Cairns Esplanade

8.5/10 Fabulous

49 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is €51
Price available on 21/05/2022
141 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, 4870
Main amenities
  • 40 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
For families
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • BBQs
  • Free self-parking
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Cairns Esplanade - 12 min walk
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 13 min walk
  • Esplanade Lagoon - 19 min walk
  • Reef Hotel Casino - 21 min walk
  • Cairns Private Hospital - 1 min drive
  • Cairns Base Hospital - 1 min drive
  • Cairns Performing Arts Centre - 1 min drive
  • Muddy's Playground - 2 min drive
  • Cairns Night Markets - 2 min drive
  • Cairns Convention Centre - 5 min drive
  • Reef Fleet Terminal - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 6 min drive
  • Freshwater Station - 10 min drive
  • Redlynch Station - 11 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 14 min walk

About this property

Mad Monkey Backpackers Village

Located 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from the airport, Mad Monkey Backpackers Village puts you 0.6 mi (1 km) from Cairns Esplanade and 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Cairns Central Shopping Centre. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A terrace and a garden are other highlights. Fellow travellers say great things about the helpful staff and breakfast.

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


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 40 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • 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

  • 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)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

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

What to do

  • Free use of nearby fitness centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


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


  • In-room accessibility

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Deposit: AUD 20.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.00 per cent

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.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Was in walking distance to shopping centre and waterfront.
ROBERT, 3-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great price with stable beds, clean and comfortable sheets, others in the room were considerate and nice, a but squishy trying to cook/ store food but otherwise a great hostel
7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Clean and cheap. Friendly staff.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Do not stay here
I stayed here for my first 2 nights in Cairns and wish I hadn't..It was a very basic room with nowhere to hang towels or clothes. Very smelly next to the dorm toilets. No eating or drinking in my own room allowed??!! The staff were mainly ok except Dan who was pretty rude to me when I asked what was going on with breakfast as I had no idea what to do. He tried to ignore me saying he couldn't hear me with his earphones in at first.. then he snapped at me which was a shock a staff member would act like that to a customer. Breakfast was very basic. My dishes given to me were not actually sanitised like they were meant to be. The public areas pretty dirty and outdated. Abit far out of City centre. Definitely do not recommend. Way better places to stay in Cairns.
Paul, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

After driving 5 hours and arriving fairly late in the evening, was told at reception that they wouldn't let me have the bed that I booked because of age restrictions. It doesn't say anything in the listing about age restrictions, other than it says "all guests 18 and older are welcome". I'm older than 18 and I'm certainly not a retiree. Seems like a pretty simple thing to add into a listing if it's really that important to them.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Breakfast was good. The staff were friendly and attentitive to your needs
1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Thanks Dan and the crew. We are new to back (flash) packers and really enjoyed our stay. Mad Monkey really understands the little things that make a stay - hair straightener and pancakes for breakfast - awesome start to the day.
1-night romance trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

6/10 Good

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Thank you so much for my stay. I had a good sleep and everything was really clean and then to top it all off the breakfast of pancakes and everything else was incredible. AND the ride from the airport. Stay here guys!!!!
1-night trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

8/10 Very good

Michelle, 1-night trip
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