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Cairns Central YHA Reviews

20-26 McLeod Street, Cairns QLD 4870, Cairns, Australia

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68 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 70%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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The hostel is well situated about a $25 can ride from the airport and right across from Cairns central. The ferry terminal is less 20 minutes walking away as well. The hostel has all the appropriate amenities required for a good stay and the staff are laid back and accommodating. There are free pancakes every morning which is also quite nice. Unfortunately the hostel advertised social events nightly that weren't actually happening (as it wasn't busy enough), which was a shame.


Good quality beds. Good sized lockers. Rooms are good sized but a lifeless feel to them. Outdoors space is great to hang out. More a cheap resort than a backpackers atmosphere, complete with screeching children and snoring old men, but evening social stuff helps a bit. Kitchen was overcrowded. Bathrooms and kitchens clean when just done but not checked regularly so get gross. Showers warm but need updated. Wifi is overpriced given there's free city wifi nearby. Charge for luggage storage.

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