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494 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

494 Total Reviews
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  • Staff
  • Atmosphere
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  • Value for Money
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Nov 12, 2023
It is very basic. Beds/rooms are old. Staff was super nice.
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Female, 31-40
Oct 29, 2023
Very cool placer to stay, has a great and big kitchen with all you need to cook, baths are very clean and excellent showers with private boxes. Some blocks from lagoon and other things in Cairns. Also staff are very friendly and helpfully. I highly recommend this placer. I will choose again if im back to Cairns.
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Male, 31-40
Oct 12, 2023
The hostel wasn’t how we expected. Cleaning wasn’t good. The room that we booked was a 4 femaledormitory, without any kind of facility. Neither a little light or electric socket near to the bed. But the most unpleasant thing was that the staff didn’t check the average age of hosts, That means that obliged us to sleep with two OLD LADIES who snored all 3 nights! Wecouldn’t sleep! i image on the other hand they were disturbed by us because even if we returned around 7pm they were sleeping already
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Female, 25-30


  • 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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