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
  • Marvellous 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. The hostel has a free Wi-Fi Hotspot (paid Wi-Fi Plus also available).

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!

FREE Pancake breakfast from 7:00am - 9am daily
FREE WiFi Hot Spot
DISCOUNTED Airport Pick- Up between 8am and 8pm daily View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 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
  • 10.0


    12 Jan 2020
    Fantastic Hostel. Very clean and great location. Very helpful staff at front desk.
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Jan 2020
    Forgotten the name of the guy who checked me in but he was great...(he worked tue 7th pm shift) He made a lot of effort to make me feel welcome and although I only stayed a night, I'll definitely be back. Thanks team YHA Cairns
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    06 Jan 2020
    Great place, great location. Bed was a bit shaky when the fella below was getting in but that's splitting hairs. Well worth the stay
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    16 Nov 2019
    The location is great, it takes about 15 minutes to walk to the swimming lagoon, there is also a pool at the hostel. I liked the vibes, you can meet people or the reception will help you organising a trip. It has all facilities and surprisingly even though most rooms are located around the main loggia the noise levels are ok. I would probably stay again.
    Slovakia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    12 Nov 2019
    Really nice and chilled out! In a great location as well. The staff helped me book any tours I wanted to do, which was great.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 9.1


    18 Nov 2019
    Aside from the wifi being a little weak and some rooms being a bit of a walk to the bathroom this place was pretty much literally not figuratively perfect.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 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
  • 5.4


    09 Dec 2019
    1. Why does the hostel provide discounted shuttle fare only when you check in? Why not when someone is travelling back to the airport? It’s not fair 2. 6 room dorm (room 101)... but only 3 charging plugs/charging points for cellphones. Wow !! Never seen this before 3. The switch for the light is above one of the Lower bunk beds instead of being at a neutral location ... like somewhere above the dressing table. How silly !!! 4. Breakfast needs a major improvement...
    India, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels 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 Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table