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Cairns Central YHA

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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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 WiFi Hot Spot (WiFi Plus also available), 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

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Thu 19 Jul 2018 - Sun 22 Jul 2018 Change
Selling out fast!

Room Summary

Thu 19th July 2018 - Sun 22nd July 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 May 2018
    This is an amazing hostel ! Every night something awesome is going on, you get free pancakes every morning and there is a pool ! The rooms are very spacious and clean and the wash rooms are well kept ! You have the option of hanging with all the guests or relax by the pool or in the hammocks if you want more of a chill day ! The location is amazing, within walking distance of everything !! Highly recommend this place !
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    19 May 2018
    Fantastic hostel! Lovely staff, great atmosphere and probably the cleanest hostel I’ve been in. The kitchen and pool area were both excellent, and both the free and premium WiFi worked very well. There was lots of open seating around the kitchen, which gave a very social atmosphere. One small gripe was that the hot water did seem to run out, so maybe avoid showering at peak times!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    13 Jul 2018
    I went to the reef and stayed here before and after my trip. The staff and facilities were great. You could storage your whole bag in a locker. Lots of small cupboards in the kitchen area for dry food and fridge space. However my key card didn’t work several times a day and the female toilets were pretty bad. Always 2 out of the 4 were disgusting. They need to be cleaned more often. The location was okay. About 10 minutes walk to the reef fleet terminal. It is far quieter.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    01 Apr 2018
    Very average....rooms had funny smell, and very pricey for what it was.
    England, Male, 18-24
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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
  • Steam Room
  • 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


  • Age Restriction
  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

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