About Us

Established in 1990, Dreamtime Travellers Rest is an independent, award-winning, small, clean and friendly backpackers accommodation in the City of Cairns.

Renowned for our unique, relaxed and homely atmosphere the heritage buildings are set amongst a lush green tropical oasis.

Our helpful staff pride themselves on local knowledge, providing you with good honest advice on the best places to visit for fantastic drinks and places to eat or on the many beautiful natural attractions in and around the Cairns area.


Dreamtime Hostel has a great location! Situated on the corner of Bunda St and Terminus St, the hostel rests on a quiet street directly opposite the train station and Cairns Central Shopping Center. Premier, Kuranda and local bus stops can be found across the road, with the city a short 10 minute walk away. 

The closest things from a home away from home. 



There are a number of ways to get to the hostel from the airport, including Taxi, Uber and shuttle bus. Unfortunately, there is no public transport from or to the airport it is located 6km away from the city, where the hostel is located. 

FNQ Airport Shuttle Bus 

We recommend the FNQ airport shuttle as it is cheaper for travellers and also brings you directly to the hostel door. After booking your stay at Dreamtime you will receive a confirmation email that will give you a $5 discount code to save you money on the transfer from the airport to the hostel. You must book the airport shuttle bus prior to arrival as they do not have a booking desk at the airport, they only have a pickup stop. Check out their website here www.cairnsairportshuttle.com.au

Sun Palms Shuttle Bus

Sun palms shuttle bus is another service you can use, which will bring you directly to the hostel door as well. Located at the airport terminal you can book on arrival, however, it will be slightly more expensive with no discounts. 


Black and White taxi service is the only taxi company in Cairns running 24 hours a day.


If you have the uber app you could also use this newly introduced service to Cairns. 



7.30am - 1.00pm  & 4.00pm - 8.00pm

If you are arriving outside of office hours please call or email us to receive an entry code for self Check-in

Ph: +617 4031 6753 (or free call Aus : 1800 058 440)     E: info@dreamtimehostel.com