Lazy Duck Hostel
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5.9Review score

28 reviews

28 reviews

Location 6.9
Value for money 6.7
Service 5.6
Room comfort and quality 5.5
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6.9Good

Location rating score

Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Cairns Aquarium
160 m
Cairns Library
200 m
JUTE Theatre Company
250 m
Cairns Electorate Office
260 m
Munro Martin Parklands
280 m
Popular landmarks
Night Markets
330 m
Michaelmas Cay
400 m
Esplanade Boardwalk
410 m
Muddy's Playground
510 m
Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
520 m
Closest landmarks
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions
70 m
Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic
230 m
Bull Bar
280 m
Night Markets
330 m
City Place Disposals
340 m

Lazy Duck Hostel

136 Grafton Street, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Strategically situated in Cairns City Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Esplanade Boardwalk. Restaurant, indoor pool and outdoor pool are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

Highlights

Located in heart of Cairns

Check-in/out [express]

Airport transfer

670 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Swimming pool [indoor]

Game room

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Cairns every 8 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money6.7
Distance to city center1.7 km
Location rating6.9
Nearest airportCairns Airport (CNS)
Distance to airport5.3 km

Rooms available at Lazy Duck Hostel

1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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      Shared Room
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        Deluxe Room - Wheelchair adapted
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          Room Assigned on Arrival
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            MORE THAN 9 BEDS FEMALE DORMITORY
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              Shared Room - Women only
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                Frequently asked questions

                Does Lazy Duck Hostel offer airport transfer?

                Lazy Duck Hostel provides airport transfer service upon request with an additional fee of 15 AUD in local currency. To request, check the box on the booking form just before the payment page.

                Does Lazy Duck Hostel offer shuttle service for getting around?

                For your convenience when traveling around the city, Lazy Duck Hostel offers None right where you need it making it simple for you to get to places smoothly.

                What types of entertainment are available at Lazy Duck Hostel?

                Lazy Duck Hostel offers various entertainment facilities which includes billiards and games room for your amusement while staying here.

                Does Lazy Duck Hostel offer laundry services?

                Yes! Lazy Duck Hostel offers laundry service at your convenience for whenever you need your favorite outfits clean and fresh all throughout your trip. Please contact the property for more information.

                What is the typical travel time to the closest airport from Lazy Duck Hostel?

                The average travel time to get from Lazy Duck Hostel to the airport is 12 minutes, but please bear in mind that the travel time may vary based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

                What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Lazy Duck Hostel?

                Lazy Duck Hostel's policy concerning children's bedding considers guests age 2 years and older as adults, and therefore must use an extra bed which will incur an additional fee. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

                What is the average rating that past Solo travelers' have given to Lazy Duck Hostel?

                Verified solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Lazy Duck Hostel an average rating of 6.0. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

                What is the nearest train, metro, or bus station to Lazy Duck Hostel?

                The closest train, metro, or bus station is Kuranda, 18205.04 m away from Lazy Duck Hostel.

                What dining places are nearby Lazy Duck Hostel?

                Lazy Duck Hostel’s local community is Cairns City Center which consists of well-liked dining places such as Happy 4 10 and Splash Seafood Restaurant.

                What well-known natural sightseeing locations are near to Lazy Duck Hostel?

                Lazy Duck Hostel is located within Cairns City Center, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Michaelmas Cay.

                Property ranking|Compared to 616 Cairns properties
                Room comfort score
                5.5/10
                Value for money score
                6.7/10
                Location score
                6.9/10
                Cleanliness score
                5.1/10
                Better than
                83
                %
                of Cairns properties
                Better than
                79
                %
                of Cairns properties
                Better than
                77
                %
                of Cairns properties
                Better than
                77
                %
                of Cairns properties
                More about Lazy Duck Hostel

                More about Lazy Duck Hostel

                Lazy Duck Hostel

                Lazy Duck Hostel is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Cairns. Experience an urban escape in Cairns with a stay at Lazy Duck Hostel, with its exceptional location right in the city center.
                Lazy Duck Hostel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the hostel can arrange it before your check-in date. Exploring Cairns is made even more convenient with the car hire and shuttle services available at the hostel.
                If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hostel's free parking, right on-site. The hostel provides front desk services such as express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the hostel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site.
                For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
                Each guestroom at Lazy Duck Hostel is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Some rooms at Lazy Duck Hostel are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as in-room video streaming, is provided for guests in select rooms.


                Dining and things to do

                Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Lazy Duck Hostel. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hostel. Lazy Duck Hostel has vending machines that provide round-the-clock refreshment, at low cost. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen available here.
                Lazy Duck Hostel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the games room and shared lounge and TV area.


                Around the property

                One doesn't need to look far as the hostel enjoys close proximity to sightseeing options and local attractions. Get fanatical at Cairns Esplanade Lagoon located 520 m away. During the season, you can buy tickets to see home games and cheer with the locals. Get a photograph of yourself in front of Green Island located 730 m away, a must-see for anyone visiting Cairns.


                Reasons to stay here

                Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 93% of the city's accommodation.
                Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 83% of the city's accommodation.
                It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 83% of other accommodations in Cairns.

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                Amenities and facilities

                Review score
                Facilities

                5.1

                Languages spoken
                • English
                • French
                • German
                Internet access
                • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
                • Internet
                • Wi-Fi in public areas
                Things to do, ways to relax
                • Billiards
                • Game room
                • Garden
                • Swimming pool [indoor]
                • Swimming pool [outdoor]
                • Ticket services
                • Tours
                Dining, drinking, and snacking
                • BBQ facilities
                • Breakfast [buffet]
                • Breakfast [continental]
                • Restaurants
                • Room service
                • Shared kitchen
                • Vending machine
                Services and conveniences
                • Daily housekeeping
                • Elevator
                • Facilities for disabled guests
                • Laundry service
                • Luggage storage
                • Safety deposit boxes
                • Smoking area
                Land sports
                • Golf course (within 3 km)
                Access
                • Check-in/out [express]
                • Pets allowed
                • Security [24-hour]
                Getting around
                • Airport transfer
                • Car park [free of charge]
                • Car park [nearby]
                • Rental car
                • Shuttle service

                Location

                136 Grafton Street, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870
                Good
                Location

                6.9

                Airports
                • Cairns Airport (CNS)
                  5.3 km
                • Dunk Island Airport (DKI)
                  119.5 km
                Public transportation
                • Cairns Railway Station
                  680 m
                • Freshwater
                  8.0 km
                Hospital or clinic
                • Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic
                  230 m
                Shopping
                • Night Markets
                  330 m
                Convenience store
                • 7 Eleven
                  370 m
                Cash withdrawal
                • ATM
                  140 m

                What's nearby

                Popular landmarks
                • Cairns Aquarium
                  160 m
                • Night Markets
                  330 m
                • Michaelmas Cay
                  400 m
                • Esplanade Boardwalk
                  410 m
                • Muddy's Playground
                  510 m
                • Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
                  520 m
                • Green Island
                  730 m
                • The Reef Hotel Casino
                  760 m
                • Cairns Botanic Gardens
                  3.2 km
                • Gallo DairyLand
                  5.2 km
                Nearby landmarks
                • Mike Ball Dive Expeditions
                  70 m
                • Cairns Aquarium
                  160 m
                • Cairns Library
                  200 m
                • Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic
                  230 m
                • JUTE Theatre Company
                  250 m
                • Cairns Electorate Office
                  260 m
                • Bull Bar
                  280 m
                • Munro Martin Parklands
                  280 m
                • IGA Xpress
                  300 m
                • Cairns Family Court
                  300 m
                Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

                Property policies

                Children and extra beds

                Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

                Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

                Others
                • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

                Some helpful facts

                Check-in/Check-out
                • Check-in from13:00
                • Check-out until11:00
                • Reception open until20:00
                Getting around
                • Airport transfer fee15 AUD
                • Distance from city center1.7 km
                • Travel time to airport (minutes)12
                The property
                • Number of rooms 8
                Parking
                • Daily parking fee0 AUD

                Reviews of Lazy Duck Hostel from real guests

                Provided by verified guests of Agoda
                5.9
                Review score
                Location6.9
                Value for money6.7
                Service5.6
                Room comfort and quality5.5
                Cleanliness5.1
                Facilities5.1
                High score for Cairns
                Rating
                9+ Exceptional (1)
                8-9 Excellent (2)
                7-8 Very Good (0)
                6-7 Good (4)
                <6 Below Expectation (7)
                Showing 14 verified guest comments
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                6.7
                Good
                Louise-Anne from Gibraltar
                Couple
                Stayed 1 night in June 2015

                You get what you pay for”

                Friendly staff, good location, had reservations on the day

                Lazy duck was definitely an upgrade to the hostel we stayed next door! Although not enough kitchen space and jobs and seating for everyone to be honest. Room was good and staff friendly but was run by backpackers with temporary jobs so they didn't know everything about the job

                Reviewed September 22, 2015
                5.6
                Mary from United States
                Solo traveler
                1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
                Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

                Comfy beds, fun atmosphere, desk staff could be better”

                The title says it all. FYI this hostel is under the same ownership as the hostel next door, waterfront, and one other so if you're booking for location... Go ahead and book on one the esplanade because I'm sure you'll have a pretty similar experience anywhere in this network of hostels. This is a bitboff the main difference drag. The staff were long term residents and are on a rotating schedule so you'll have to try your luck there. These two were clearly annoyed that I was early but let me stash my bag in the lobby until check in. No lockers. Bathrooms were well cleaned. They played top 40 and club bangers from 10am to 10pm outside. If you're a seasoned hosteller, you'll have no issues here. Overall, I'd stay again.

                Reviewed June 11, 2017
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Max from Ireland
                Solo traveler
                1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
                Stayed 1 night in February 2018

                Super clean place”

                Cosy friendly clean with the shuttle bus to the city centre

                Reviewed March 01, 2018
                6.3
                Good
                Analia from Australia
                Solo traveler
                Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

                It's fine”

                swimming pool, staff and some activities

                Was fine, could be a little more ordely, like with a nice kitchen and better toilets, like ... the manager could caring more the hostel, as spend some money on it and fix details that make a big difference, but for just stay a couple of nights, it's fine.

                Reviewed November 06, 2015
                7.0
                Very good
                Louise-Anne from Gibraltar
                Couple
                Stayed 1 night in June 2015

                Our stay was good, better than some!”

                5 minute walk to promenade, staff friendly, had a pool

                We stayed in a 8 person dorm which was fine but there was only one bathroom. The water was cold when I showered and washed my hair and they said they would fix it but nothing was done as they were busy. Staff were friendly though and relaxed, they were mainly backpackers running the place. Kitchen was a bit small though, only four hobs for the entire place so had to wait and there was not very many seating for the amount of people staying.

                Reviewed September 22, 2015
                123
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