cairns city backpackers


Established by two world backpacker travellers, this Cairns city backpackers  enjoys a unique homely backpacker atmosphere with a reputation built on friendly personal service since 1990.

Dreamtime Cairns City backpackers hostel provides a comfortable, clean backpacker accommodation. We have a variety of rooms to suit a diverse clientele, with three different types of private room in Deluxe Doubles, Budget Doubles and Twins. We also have dormitories that sleep 3 , 4 and 6 share.  Included with all the rooms is free wifi, free tea and coffee, bed linen and internet terminals.  

We have a social relaxed atmosphere for our guest with a variety of events happy during the week, including pizza nights with a free pool table, our famous BBQ nights to try some kangaroo and witness an amazing fire show. We also put on movies during the week for those quiet lazy nights in. 

Please feel free to call at any time on our free call number from within Australia  1800 054 440 inc mobiles

We are independent, family owned and operated with a  full bar licence  on premises. 


Here are some of the  Facilities you’ll find at this Award Winning small clean and friendly  hostel….

  • Free super fast Internet and wifi 24 hours
  • Licence Bar with cheap local beers 
  • Free pool table
  • Free Tea and coffee
  • Free towels for all private rooms
  • Beach Towel hire $2
  • Underwater camera hire from $30 per day
  • Free car and van parking out side hostel
  •  3 fully equipped clean kitchens
  • Laundry facilities, $4 per load
  • Tropical garden swimming pool.
  • Relaxing hammocks and free guest BBQ
  • Chill out lounge area with world music.
  • In-house Travel Tour Desk
  • Free tour bookings
  • Local friendly knowledgable staff
  • Movie nights 
  • Undercover tropical courtyard
  • All rooms are fan cooled with  air/con optional cost $1 for 3 hours.

Reception hours 730am- 1pm and 4pm-8pm 

 So you are arriving late please ensure you have our simple self check in details.

These will be sent to you in your personal confirmation email otherwise please contact us for details.

 when Booking your airport shuttle online  save $5   simply use the code word  “dream”  to receive the discount






Dreamtime Travel is our in house tour desk offering a free booking service.

Cairns is calling - oldies - Email - 500


 Let our helpful staff share their local knowledge of the Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest and many other adventures with you.

Thanks to our amazing sponsors, when you stay at Dreamtime you will receive some great discount Meal and drink Vouchers!

Including $5 Meals and Beer at the Green Ant Cantina

30% off all your meals at The Woolshed Bar and Grill

& a $7 meal and Drink at P.J O.Brien’s Irish Pub

FullSizeRender copy 2

Great value on all three offers

See us at Reception to get yours!

 ….Write a review of Dreamtime Backpackers