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Welcome to Wanna Stay, the epitome of backpacker hostels in Australia – where your journey becomes an extraordinary adventure! Step into a world where comfort, cleanliness, and a touch of magic connect to create an unforgettable experience.

We offer short term stays and long term stays, so whether you are visiting Cairns for a few days to see the sights, or living and working in Cairns, we are the perfect fit for you!

At Wanna Stay, we are more than just a place to rest your head. We're a team of passionate adventurers, just like you, who understand the essence of travel and the desire for something extraordinary. Our story began with backpackers, for backpackers, and we carry that spirit with us every step of the way.

Prepare to be amazed as you step into our vibrant sanctuary, strategically located at the heart of the action. Explore our selection of shared dorm and private room options designed to offer you tranquillity amidst the buzzing energy of the city. Cleanliness is the heartbeat of Wanna Stay, and we take it to the next level. Our meticulous housekeeping team works tirelessly to create an immaculate space for you to call home during your adventure. Prepare to be taken care of by our outstanding team, whose sole mission is to make your stay unforgettable. Our team goes above and beyond to cater to your needs, weaving a tapestry of personalised experiences that will leave you with cherished memories.

Immerse yourself in the exciting activities we have woven into our full entertainment calendar. From excursions to thrilling adventures, you'll have the opportunity to explore the very essence of Far North Queenslands’ spirit. When it's time to unwind, our spacious chill-out zones invite you to connect with fellow travellers, share stories, and create lifelong friendships. Within these walls, you'll find a sense of belonging, a true home away from home.

Beyond being just a hostel, we're currently fostering a sharehouse ambiance, with only weekly rates. Imagine living amongst your newfound traveler family, sharing stories and camaraderie. As part of our policy, a security bond of $100 will be collected before your stay. This bond safeguards the property and any borrowed items, and it's fully reimbursed upon departure, provided no disruptions, damages, or items are missing.

So, why wait? Your ultimate accommodation experience awaits! Embrace the spirit of wanderlust and embark on a journey like no other. Your adventure of a lifetime awaits, and we can't wait to be a part of it!

Do you Wanna Stay?

Property Name: Wanna Stay Hostel

Street Address: 72 Grafton Street

City : Cairns - Queensland

Postal Code : 4870

Contact Name: Naomi Avramovic

Phone: 0061 407543020


  • Baggage storage
  • Lounge
  • Photocopying services
  • Printer
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar crawls
  • Board games / puzzles
  • Cashless payment accepted
  • Common areas disinfected daily
  • Contactless check-in / check-out
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Entertainment staff
  • Evening entertainment
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Hiking
  • Internet
  • Linens, towels, laundry washed per local authority guidelines
  • Local safety protocols followed
  • Lockers
  • Movie nights
  • No Children Allowed
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private check-in / check-out
  • Refillable water stations
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared lounge / TV area
  • Smoke alarms
  • Smoke-free property
  • Themed dinners
  • Tour Assistance
  • Tours
  • Towels changed upon request

Check-in/Check-out Policies

This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies:

Check-In: 2:00 PM

Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Property and Cancelation Policies :

Full Charge - Full Deposit - If canceled within 7 days of arrival

Terms and Conditions

Booking Duration:The hostel is currently accepting bookings of 3 nights+ only. Guests are required to book their stay for a minimum duration of 3 nights. Extensions to bookings may be permitted, subject to availability and the discretion of the hostel management.

Payment Policy:
Reservation Payment:1.1. A deposit of $50 is required to secure the reservation.1.2. The remaining balance of the full booking price is to be paid upon arrival at the hostel.

Security Bond and Payment:
2.1. A security bond of $50 shall be charged immediately upon booking. This bond will serve to ensure proper care of the property, any borrowed items and any missed rent payments. 2.2. The security bond shall be refundable at the end of the residency period, subject to deductions for any outstanding rent, damages to the property, or violation of the hostel's rules and regulations. 2.3. The full booking price is to be paid upon arrival at the hostel. 

The security bond shall be refundable at the end of the residency period, subject to deductions for any outstanding rent, damages to the property, or violation of the hostel's rules and regulations.By proceeding with the reservation and payment of the $50 deposit, guests confirm that they have read, understood, and agreed to abide by the above Payment, Cancellation, and Security Bond Policies for Wanna Stay backpacker hostel in Cairns, Australia. The full booking price is to be paid upon arrival at the hostel.

Cancellation Policy: 
Once a guest has checked in and paid for their booking, the accommodation fee is non-refundable.
Cancellation of Reservation: In the event that a guest cancels their reservation for accommodation at Wanna Stay Backpacker Hostel, the following terms shall apply.
Non-Refundable Deposit: The $50 deposit paid at the time of reservation is non-refundable.In the event of a cancellation, this deposit is non-refundable regardless of the timing of the cancellation.
No-Shows: In the event of a no-show (a guest failing to arrive without prior cancellation notice), the $50 deposit shall be retained by the hostel.
Acknowledgment: By making a reservation and providing the $50 deposit, guests acknowledge their understanding and acceptance of this non-refundable deposit policy.
Hostel Residential Document:Before check-in, all guests will be provided with a Hostel Guest Document that outlines the terms and conditions of residency, including the house rules. It is mandatory for guests to thoroughly read and sign this document before checking in.By signing the Hostel Residential Document, guests acknowledge their understanding and acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth by the hostel. 

Rent Payment: Any rent shall be paid in advance on the move-in day and subsequently on or before the same day of each week. Failure to pay rent on time may result in deductions from the security bond or possible eviction, as per the discretion of the hostel management.
Conduct and Respect:All guests agree to conduct themselves in a respectful manner and maintain cleanliness in all shared spaces within the hostel premises.Bullying, harassment, racism, or any other forms of disruptive behavior towards other guests, staff, or property will not be tolerated.Guests shall respect the hostel's property, facilities, and fellow residents at all times.
Rent Arrears and Deductions:In the event of missed rent payments, the outstanding amount shall be deducted from the security bond.Should the security bond be insufficient to cover the rent arrears, the guest may be liable for further payment or eviction.

Visitation Policy:No visitors are allowed inside the hostel premises after 6:00 PM. Guests are responsible for informing their visitors about this policy and ensuring their compliance.

Age Limitation:The hostel is exclusively open to guests within the age range of 18 to 35 years.

Parking Policy:Onsite parking facilities are not available for guests. Under no circumstances should guests park in the private car park at the back of the hostel.

Hostel Events:The hostel may organize both free and paid events during weekdays, and guests are welcome to participate at their discretion.

Accessibility:The hostel premises are not wheelchair accessible, as it is located on level one and level two of the building without an elevator or wheelchair ramps.

Force Majeure:In the event of unforeseen circumstances or force majeure events, such as acts of God or events beyond anyone's control, resulting in the hostel's inability to fulfill its obligations, guests shall not be liable for any cancellation fees.

Reporting and Feedback: The hostel encourages guests to promptly notify the management of any necessary replacements, repairs, or improvements required within the hostel premises.Guest feedback is valuable to the continuous improvement and maintenance of the hostel's quality for all residents.

No Pets Policy: Pets are not permitted inside the hostel premises. Guests found with pets may be subject to eviction and additional cleaning fees.

Check-in and Check-out: Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM. For guests arriving after office hours, self-check-in options may be available. Guests must arrange self-check-in directly with hostel management prior to their arrival.Check-out time is at 10:00 AM on the departure date.

Reception Hours: Reception is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Guests requiring assistance outside these hours should contact the hostel management in advance to make necessary arrangements.

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