Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens is within a mile (2 km) of Nomads Cairns, and other popular sites like Mount Whitfield Conservation Park are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 85-room hostel has conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. It's near the airport and also close to Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland and Red Arrow Walk.


Explore the hostel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


Guests can expect to find WiFi.

Property features

Guests of Nomads Cairns enjoy features like an outdoor pool, WiFi in public areas, and a computer station. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours). The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include an arcade/game room, a library, and laundry facilities.


  • Close to Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Free airport pick-up

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hostel offers a restaurant. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hostel's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours), a cruise ship terminal shuttle, and a train station pick-up service are complimentary for guests. This Cairns North hostel also offers an outdoor pool, a library, and tour/ticket assistance. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Nomads Cairns has designated areas for smoking.

  • Free airport transportation - pickup 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Total number of rooms - 85 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free cruise terminal shuttle 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Computer station 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Restaurant 
  • Library 
  • Garden 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Free train station pickup 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Free self parking 
  • Outdoor pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Arcade/game room  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( AUD 4 per 24-hour period )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( AUD 4 per day )


Free self parking

Room Amenities

Nomads Cairns offers 85 accommodations with air conditioning. In-room wireless high-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Air conditioning 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Nomads Cairns has a restaurant serving dinner only.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Volleyball on site 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 1 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.
A night-watch staff member is on duty for guests arriving outside these hours. Guests will be required to leave their passport or driver’s licence in the resort safe overnight and be checked in the next morning (when the passport/licence will be returned). Passport number or licence number is required for registration card.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 4 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 4 per day (rates may vary)
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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