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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

“Cairns find”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on June 20, 2019

This hostel was in the process of change of management and after our first night - what an improvement. The breakfast presentation was just their start and, if that energy carries on, all will be...

“Unkind reception”

Rating: 2 Reviewed on April 16, 2019

It was difficult to find at first this hostel, because there were no name-board on its front face. Its reception hours were not clearly noticed. No reply was made to email inquiry. Lots of long-stay...

“Great times, great people, great memories!”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on March 22, 2019

Where do I start?! This place is where it’s at! Such a good lay out, amazing garden space and pool, rooms were really clean and spacious, really nice people I met there and seemed like it was a...


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.