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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

“Great open garden area”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on February 14, 2019

The hostel doesnt look great from the front, however once inside the open garden space is amazing, there is a huge pool and plenty of room to sit around and socialise. The facilities are fine, big...

“Amazing hostel!”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on January 28, 2019

This hostel is one of the best hostels I‘ve been so far. The vibe is awesome, the staff is really nice and it has a great location to the city. The hostel gets cleaned every day and the staff tries...


Rating: 1 Reviewed on December 20, 2018

When we arrived at the in-signed building, the reception was closed for Christmas (on the 13th Dec) but we were met by the local drug dealer! He told us that there are plenty of drugs around the...


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.