Flying Monkey Backpackers

89 Esplanade, Cairns


Don’t forget that we offer a Free meal daily and Free bed linen. If you are a traveller looking for budget accommodation that is affordable, clean with a safe night’s sleep, without breaking the bank then look no further than the Flying Monkey Cairns.

Free breakfast daily! Free wifi! Plus many discounts at local bars and restaurants!!


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Jobs Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine



Traveler Reviews

“An awful experience”

Rating: 1 Reviewed on August 29, 2017

The pictures not truely show what this hostel really is. I was shocked by the muddy bathrooms and shower in disgusting conditions. The room was even worse. There were a thousand of cockroaches...

“unpleasant experience”

Rating: 2 Reviewed on July 05, 2017

My friend and I went to Cairns on vacation to explore the local wonder - the Great Barrier Reef. We were planning on staying there for a couple of days and then go back home. As a student you don't...

“broken window, rain, - sodden wet bed - charged $23 for the night”

Rating: 1 Reviewed on June 01, 2017

No night manager, problems unresolved. Had a bed near a window with a missing pane, when it rained late one night half of my bed was soaked - no one to ask for another bed, no sleep, very...


Flying Monkey Backpackers is located on the Esplanade of Cairns. The lagoon with public BBQ areas and beautiful grassed areas is only across the road!


If your booking is cancelled within 14 days of arrival date you are responsible for 50% of the total booking amount. If cancelled within 7 days of arrival date you are responsible for 100% of the total booking amount. Please ring 07 4041 5298 or email us if you wish to cancel.