Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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. 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 9.0

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 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
  • 10.0


    09 Sep 2019
    We had a great stay here. We ended up coming back after our dive boat tour. The location was convenient. We could walk anywhere we needed. They have onsite parking but we weren’t able to use it as our van was quite tall with our roof rack and I believe the entry was 2.2 metres tall. They do have street parking outside which is free in the evenings so we didn’t end up parking far away.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 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
  • 9.4


    05 Nov 2019
    Got what you need and has nice staff
    Philippines, Female, 25-30
  • 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
  • 8.9


    03 Oct 2019
    As my first stay in a YHA in years, I was impressed. Very well located and well run hostel. Delicious free pancakes each morning and frequent organised evening activities. I stayed in a single room which few hostels seem to offer and this was the perfect reintroduction to hostel life. A mix of long/short stay guests with a few families with children there also as it was during school holiday time. $5 shuttle available from the airport but must contact the YHA in advance. Highly recommend it!
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    31 Oct 2019
    I loved everything about this hostel but the room was too hot. Couldn’t feel the air on at all. But the 10 bed room was very spacious.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 Oct 2019
    Kitchen is quite roomy and has ample fridge space and modest dry good space. Pans are well-used. Gas stoves are quite hot but inconsistent in function. Rooms are good, each bed comes with a locker, BYO padlock. Some have two windows while others have one, so watch your airflow. You need to make an effort to talk to people, otherwise the vibe is quite quiet. Eating with others is your best bet.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 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