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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here with my girlfriend for 3 nights in a double room. Details below: POSITION: 10 - in front of the hostel there is the biggest shopping centre in Cairns. Close to esplanade and cbd HOSTEL: 10 - swimming pool,pool table,jacuzzi,big kitchen...do i have to carry on? 😄 CLEANING: 10 - it s a YHA...level of cleaness it s...

Thank Luca B
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This was the first hostel I stayed in in Australia and it was wonderful. I stayed in a 4 bed female dorm which was super clean and had an ensuite which was handy! The kitchen was really big and clean and there were lots of seating areas to help you meet other travellers. It is close to the lagoon and...

Thank Katie H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We stayed for 4 nights in November. Overall very good experience. Nice clean rooms, laundry and kitchen facilities, Wifi (charged separately), swimming pool and good value. The front office staff were very friendly and welcoming, providing us with good travel advice and support. The hostel also arranged for free airport pick up in a shuttle bus.

Thank Arun Kumar K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I stayed in a double private room and the room was perfect for my needs. It is a small room and it did have some ants but that is to be expected in the tropics. The staff was very friendly and the environment was welcoming. People are out and about in common locations but it is also quiet enough to...

Thank kellbells22
Melzo, Italia
Reviewed 26 October 2016

*** DISCLAIMER: I usually assign 4 stars when all the services (cleanliness, comfort, location, staff, ...) are great. I assign 3 stars (plus motivation) when any is not. I assign 5 stars when all the services are great PLUS when something excellent can be said about the place. *** This YHA hostel exceeded my expectations. It is extremely well mantained;...

Thank DjGabriro
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We needed simple, practical overnight accommodation in a good location, which was what we found. We were in a private room on the second stay and appreciated the extra space, bathroom and how beautifully quiet it was. The only disadvantage of that room was the light from adjacent buildings coming through the window during the night - a solid curtain...

Thank ko4ok
Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This was my first time staying in a hostel. I was definitely nervous when I walked into the 10 share female room, but was pleasantly surprised with how little trouble I had once I got used to it. The bathrooms were clean and so was the room itself. It is a fun environment with lots of young backpackers. The location...

Thank 14wagnere
England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Stayed here at the start of our East Coast Touring, Great location, Value for money accommodation, staff on Reception a bit slow with the exception of Erin who was a fountain of knowledge - really helpful, friendly and efficient. Overall a good start to our trip.

Thank LynsJesse
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I arrived at this hostel after a day on a Greyhound bus, happily bite free. Fell asleep and woke up completely savaged by bedbug bites all over my feet, legs, arms, stomach and neck. I stopped counting at 60 bites. I had just spent 5 nights in the same bed at another YHA, so they weren't from elsewhere. Spoke to...

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YHA_Hostels, General Manager at Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Annabelle, Thank you for your review of the Cairns Central YHA. We value any and all reviews as it is a way to better our organisation. I have checked the room you stayed in from top to bottom and not a single bed bug was found. A lot of people mistake bed bugs with a small insect called midges....

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I found the stay enjoyable, the accomodation was in a central location and it was helpful that the hostel was across the road from Cairns Central Shopping Centre so if you needed to grab something you didn't need to go far. The staff were very friendly and helpful and informed of the market round the corner were I was able...

Thank Tricia H

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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: $27 - $95 (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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