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Cairns Central YHA Reviews

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

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77 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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Had a great stay here, people were lovely and the place was clean and has a pool to cool off in, which you need in Cairns! Aircon was great too!


Stayed here for 4 nights - in general the place was clean but the ladies toilets did have a slight smell for the entire time and the kitchen was an absolute tip at all times despite the best efforts of the reception staff. Disappointed with this YHA as in the past they have been very clean, comfortable and relaxing.


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.

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