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British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank 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
Reviewed 6 January 2017 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

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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: $27 - $78 (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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“Travel an overnight tour at Cape Tribulation from here and ask to be dropped in Port Douglas on your way back.”
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“Ask for a back room off the main street and a shared bathroom split if you can get it.”
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