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Lazy Duck Backpackers

136 Grafton Street


Located in the heart of Cairns, you can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool with a garden and free WiFi in all areas at Lazy Duck Hostel. You can socialise in the shared lounge/TV area, which has an X-Box or book an activity through the tour desk.

Lazy Duck Backpackers is a 10-minute walk from Cairns Esplanade Lagoon Pool and an 8-minute drive from Cairns International Airport. Port Douglas is a 1-hour drive away. Free airport pick-ups are available between 08:00 and 20:00.

All dormitory style accommodation features air-conditioning, garden views and linen supplied. It has access to shared bathroom facilities.

Free breakfast is provided every morning, which includes breads, cereals and tea/coffee. Pancakes are provided on Sundays. There are a variety of events held by the hostel, including Free Pizza Wednesdays, BBQs, trivia nights and movie nights.

There are a variety of restaurants, shops and bars just 5 minutes' walk from the Lazy Duck Hostel.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • PlayStation
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • Washing machine



Traveler Reviews

“Friendly hostel”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on August 15, 2018

I have been staying at lazy duck for about a month now, and i’m enjoying my stay here. Nice staff and a really good outside area for relaxing and getting to know other backpackers. Would recommend. :)

“Worst hostel I have ever stayed in”

Rating: 1 Reviewed on August 13, 2018

First impressions the outside of the hostel looked like a dump,the place didn’t even have a sign. Sadly this mirrored the inside too! The whole place was run down and neglected. It had a horrible...

“Very nice stay in cairns”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on August 10, 2018

Lovely female receptionist, friendly people staying in the hostel. Bathroom freshly renovated and comfortable beds. Nice location, close to everything. Big backyard and pool for swimming, very good...


From the GREYHOUND stop on the Esplanade head right until you reach Aplin St.
Turn Left onto Aplin St and head down about 100-150m till you get to the cross junction of Aplin St and Grafton St.
Turn right on to Grafton st and we are located on the right 30 metres up.

Free tranfers to Lazy duck from Airport in Bay 6.


Lazy Duck Adheres to a strict no refund policy.
We advise only booking the nights you intend to stay.