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Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good location, good facilities and great staff! Love that you can book tours directly from them and the outside area is awesome. Not a party hostel, so not much noise at night :) and you feel like a drink it's only one street away from gilligans!

Thank Valérie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a bad place, if your young. Spend a little more money for some where else and you can have your own toilet and enough room to swing a cat (because the kitten we had has a headache)... Plenty of things going on, just not sleep which is needed when your getting up early for tours and excursions. Wifi is...

Thank Jeremy M
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was traveling by myself and I found that the staff was so friendly and welcoming. The room was clean and it was everything that I needed especially the air con. The kitchen was clean and I could make my cup of coffee. Highly recommended it .

Thank niveditachak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

clean, friendly staff, plenty of outdoor + communal space, big kitchen with lots of plates and utensils, aircon in the dining room. walking distance from local supermarkets, and you can arrange trips through the office. highly recommended

Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our Australia Trip we decided very spontaneously - when we decided to do a short trip to Cairns to see the Reef and the Rainforest we had no clue where to stay. The YHA Central was a good decision - since we spent our days in Nature and just needed a clean and safe accommodation for the night -...

Thank Lea M
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice to find a place that still has quilts in summer for those of us who get cold with a/c. Free pancakes is only two little ones, but it's free and I like free things. This place doesn't stand out as being bad or good compared to other places. It's just there in the middle. No real complaints, just that...

Thank AnnabellaRose
British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Rooms are great with air con (you can actually sleep here in the heat) and lockers. YHA has a pool and lots of events going on each day to get you out and about with fellow travellers. Staff were always super friendly and helpful with making arrangements. Right across the street from a supermarket, and a short walk down to...

Thank laurwheeler
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Room is very clean, with linen, doona and pillow included. Aircon was on pretty much non-stop. Lockable cupboards are available, but bring your own padlock. All rooms circle a courtyard, which has a beautiful, clean pool. There is also a hut, where free pancakes are provided from 7am-9am every morning (or it might be to 8am, double check!) There are...

Thank Cats_Travel_Cowboys
Reviewed 22 January 2017

1 person in my room complained about me getting some stuff out of my bag at 2am. I was put on the street. If had nothing but good experiences with YHA untill this hostel. Do not go here if you want to be sure you`ll have a place to stay.

1Thank Ma S
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed in cairns 5 nights and loved it here! YHA in great location but quieter compared to nearby backpackers. Walking distance to waterfront lagoon and Gilligan's party nightclub next block over. Nice pool in middle of rooms makes it easy to meet other people. The staff are amazing and will give you lots of information on things to do and...

Thank jessbaer92

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cairns Central YHA, winners of the 2014 Queensland Tourism Award for Best Backpackers, is conveniently located opposite the Cairns Central Shopping Centre. The hostel has multi-share, twin, double and family rooms are available, all with keyless entry, air-conditioning and many with ensuites. Facilities for backpackers include a large outdoor games area, kitchen, laundry, indoor and outdoor dining area, free Wi-Fi Hot Spot (Wi-Fi Plus also available), TV room with large-screen TV, secure luggage storage and YHA travel and tour desk at the hostel reception. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel

Address: 20 - 26 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $28 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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