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535 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Cairns is a backpackers' mecca and YHA Cairns Central 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 multi-share and private 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!


Reviews & Ratings

535 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Jul 02, 2024
It was my second stay, was overall okay. Location would be pretty ideal if you’re a tourist as it is close to supermarkets, ferry terminal and bus stops. Facilities are all working well and the kitchen is pretty spacious to accommodate a bunch of travelers. All areas including my room were reasonably clean. Most staff are quite friendly and helpful. I assume the hostel has some long term working holiday maker guests but that scene is relatively common in Australia so acceptable.
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Male, 31-40
Jun 21, 2024
Nice hostel, clean and great facilities. Not a party hostel, but always a lot of people around in the common areas. $12 for a basic breakfast though
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Female, 31-40
Very Good
May 28, 2024
Overall the hostel is good. However, the kitchen was always unclean, the bathrooms weren’t much better and you aren’t permitted to drink- but instead able to buy their overpriced alcohol. The beds were comfy, hot shower and nice people. The hostel needs more chill areas and activities during the evenings as-well.
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Couple, 18-24


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Swimming Pool
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Jobs Board
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Parking
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Hair Dryers
    • Ceiling fan
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Card Phones
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Pool Table
    • Wi-Fi

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