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525 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

525 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

May 02, 2024
Standard YHA . Good nothing great
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Male, 18-24
Apr 07, 2024
One of the best hostels I've been to so far! The staff is very friendly and you can hire a towel for free. The rooms are very clean. It's not a party hostel and there are also older people so it's perfect for people who want a relaxed stay. It's also close to the shopping centre and not far from the city centre. The only negative thing is that there are no elevators and the A/C didn't work that good.
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Female, 25-30
Mar 09, 2024
The dorm we stayed in was so small that there was a cabinet blocking the steps to my ladder for the top bunk so I had to climb up onto the cabinet to get in and out of my bed! We also went to reception 5 days in advance to book a taxi to go the airport. When we went to check if it had been booked the night before, we rang up the taxi company and it wasn’t booked! Thank god we checked or we would have missed our flight! Also the (American?) man on reception was so rude to us throughout the ordeal
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Female, 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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