Kuiyam Hostel

Multipurpose hostel in Cairns with twin share accommodation.


162 Grafton Street

Cairns QLD 4870

 (07) 3151 8790


‘Kuiyam’ is a mythical figure in Aboriginal and Islander history.  The stories tell of a man named Kuiyam who owned magical spears that protected him in many battles.  Eventually, when he was without these weapons, on a hillside overlooking a village he suffered several fatal wounds.  It is said the area where the battle took place even today remains an area of stunted growth with bushes that have blotches of red said to be the blood of Kuiyam.

AHL acknowledges the Yidinjdji People as the traditional owners of the land on which we operate the hostel. AHL pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Resident beds 70

28 resident units (typically 2 single beds per unit) with attached bathrooms.

Accessibility 2 x disability units.
Property amenities

Dining room

Resident laundry x2

TV lounge x 2

Street parking

BBQ area

Local facilities

Apunipima Cape York health Council Limited (4.5km)

186 McCoombe Street, Bungalow QLD

(07) 4037 7100


Cairns 24hr Medical Centre – Bulk Billing (30m)

56 Grafton St | Corner Florence & Grafton Street, Cairns Ph: (07) 4052 1119


Cairns Hospital (900m)

165 The Esplanade, Cairns QLD

(07) 4226 0000


Night Owl – Convenience Store Sheridan Street  (700m)

Unit 2/213 Sheridan St, Cairns North


Tariff Rates – Effective 01-09-2022


Single rate – shared room                                                             $36 per night

Single rate – sole occupancy                                                        $52 per night

Partnered rate – both partners in-room                                $32 per night per person


Employed rate                                                                             $65 per night


Children – 2 to 20 years of age                                            $10 per night per child

Infant – under 2 years of age                                                      No charge

AHL tariff includes all meals.

EFTPOS Facilities including Basics Card

Centrepay Facilities Available

AHL has a No Pay, No Stay policy and all room tariffs must be paid in advance.