Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Cairns is a backpackers' mecca and Cairns Central YHA Hostel has everything a backpacker needs for a comfortable stay.

Located right in the centre of Cairns, our hostel has a large internal courtyard with landscaped gardens, swimming pool, two spas and an outdoor games area. Our 61 rooms include dorms, single, twin/doubles and family rooms. All are air-conditioned and many are with ensuite.

Our facilities include a huge fully-equipped kitchen, huge TV screen over our pool for movie nights, laundry, indoor and outdoor dining areas, free and fast Wi-Fi all throughout the hostel, a comfy common area with TV, and secure luggage storage.

Our hostel is opposite Cairns Central Shopping Centre and is only a short walk from the Cairns Esplanade, where you can find lots of pubs, shops and cafes, plus Trinity Wharf, departure point for Great Barrier Reef cruises and day tours. Our staff are happy to help you book the best activities and tours right from the hostel!


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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Aug 2021
    Tonga, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Mar 2021
    Great location that is close to the shops, railway station and other attractions. The staff are friendly and helpful and the rooms are spacious and clean.
    Malaysia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    09 Mar 2020
    Best hostel I’ve stayed in Australia. Clean and enough showers and toilets. Very nice staff and they can help you with tours etc. good location, walking distance to the shore. they have pool and wide screen tv outside. Would love to stay there again!
    Sweden, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Jul 2020
    My room was clean and comfortable, the kitchen was great, plenty of cooking utensils, clean and well equipped. Bit cold for me in the pool though was the fun attraction. Enjoyed immensely. Keith
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    29 Feb 2020
    Location is amazing here! Chill vibe here and great to get away from the loud partying of other hostels in Cairns. Pretty clean too considering how humid and wet it gets in Cairns. Would definitely stay here again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    27 Aug 2020
    Good place if you want to save money. Also good location. Not the best but good for the price
    Colombia, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    16 Jul 2021
    Large clean room but could feel bed springs and had no fridge or desk. Was obviously previously a dorm room with a double bed put in there e.g. it just had the bed, two chairs and a bunch of lockers so didn't feel very homey. Only window looked onto walkway so had to keep blind closed. Had to walk through main common area where people were sitting every time to use toilet/shower. Bathroom constantly cleaned and always empty. Other guests older. I moved to a cheaper room elsewhere with a fridge.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    15 Jan 2020
    Pretty dead in terms of atmosphere, dont come here looking to meet people but great if you want to chill.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.9


    22 Nov 2020
    I was lining up at reception for approximately 5 minutes, the manager was serving a guest and the other was working on his computer. Another guest walked in who happened to be the same race/gender as the staff working on his computer and he served him immediately. I was appalled at the racial micro-aggression and when he finally served me next, I called him out and his response was some lame excuse. The manager gaslighted me and kicked me out. Atmosphere:- I’ve had more fun at a funeral.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 2.0


    31 Dec 2020
    I Went to stay here on new years eave and the front desk person said i didn't have a reservation and had to leave. Two days AFTER the booking date I got an email asking how our stay was including the reference. Good use that is AFTER the booked days.i'll get a proper hotel next time.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi