Cairns Beaches Flashpackers
Keen to make the most of the city’s glorious temperatures and long sunny days? Head north between the Unesco World Heritage rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef to find this small, friendly hostel, just 100m (328ft) from beautiful Palm Cove beach. There are only five rooms – none of which have bunk beds – including two mixed dorms – this is a chilled-out retreat rather than a party hotspot. Families are welcome, too, with one ensuite family room sleeping five. There are also bikes and beach chairs to hire plus a pool and communal barbeque under the palm trees.