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Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel

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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.
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Property amenities
Pool
Wheelchair Access
Public Wifi
Paid Wifi
Paid Internet
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Outdoor pool
Airport Transportation
Hot Tub
Golf Course
Business Centre with Internet Access
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
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All reviews free pancakes bed dorm across the road a big shopping mall private room swimming pool walkable distance every morning great kitchen other guests free wifi cairns central shopping centre common areas movie night air con solo traveller train station
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stay at the YHA.Very clean and well equipped hostel. Best kitchen facilities that were always kept very clean. Rooms were spacious with lockers and lots of plugs. Pancakes were delicious too. Highly recommend.

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Rhiannon R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staffs are really friendly and helpful, they even let me checked in earlier since my room was ready. Great facilities and location, totally recommended for travelers on budget. A tip for university students: Do pay attention to email sent by your university student association/club, I...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank ysgee
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic stay at the YHA. Great staff helpful, curtious,fantastic overall... overseas tourist great... only one let down.. Local aussie girls..Laney the mother and daughter, robyn and a couple of others weren't very welcoming... kinda seemed like they owned the place. Kinda bad for business. Rather...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Nato U
Reviewed 17 October 2018

I always enjoy staying in YHA chain. YHA Cairns has all I needed - comfy bed, clean bathrooms (looks like they have been renovated recently), spacious kitchen and good common area where people can chat and mingle. They offer free pancakes everyday, which is great...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Aga_TL
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We already stayed in several YHA and we chose this one in cairns because YHA never disappointed us. Unfortunately this is not the case, the all building is really old and rooms look like hospital rooms. Common areas are really small. Wifi available just close...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Gianmarco F
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"Ok if you’re a young backpacker but not for the mature seeking some comfort."
thriveafter55
23 Jan. 2018
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"Not a party hostel"
LeeRideFar
17 Dec. 2017
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"Bring padlock for lockers in room"
leemkbtrip
12 Sep. 2017
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"They are all very similar"
2016JuliaM
13 Jul. 2017
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PRICE RANGE
USD 19 - USD 76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
cairns central yha backpackers hotel cairns
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandCairns RegionCairns
NUMBER OF ROOMS
52
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