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Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 July 2015

This was an excellent hostel to stay in. The staff really went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. We stayed for 2 nights over New Years 2013-2014. The accommodations were clean and well kept and the common area was not too noisy, even for New Year's Eve. The air-conditioning worked fine and the shared bathroom was clean...

Thank Ryanpersad
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 12 July 2015

This hostel locates in the center of Cairns. It has a small swimming pool. We stayed at a family room which was very clean and newly renovated. Staffs were very nice and helpful. Ask for YHA member discount when you buy tours. The only negative thing is that wifi did not work well, even I paid for it.

Thank DonRome
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Think we'd been spoiled by the YHA in Port Douglas (which was excellent) and this ended up being a disappointment. Cold Spa. Noisy at night. Had to pay to use pool table. 'Free' Internet only works in reception area.

Thank AndyandSuexx
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

Suggested to try this place out from the yha at cape tribulation - well done ! Location perfect and staff friendly . Rooms were clean and great hostel ! Well worth the stop over - family left early for home so stayed a day later in cairns. Glad I did !

Thank oscarwild1974
Reviewed 11 June 2015

As far as backpackers go, this place is great. Loads of nightly events, free food, cheap drinks, great atmosphere. Private rooms with ensuites are great for low costs getaways, stayed for 4 nights here and loved it,

Thank Erica S
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

This is a standard good quality YHA: clean, well equipped, helpful staff. The beds didn't have individual reading lights but were otherwise good. Lots of seating in the common areas, which is great. YHA never really encourages a party atmosphere but I found it easy to meet people here, mainly because of the big central seating area. I would stay...

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

No sleep in the dorms, we had to pay extra for a private room, which wasnt actually much quieter due to people partying every night in the 'communal area' which is in front of every rooms door! They tell people to be quiet at 10.30 but it doesnt happen, i suggest they tell people they cant drink at the hostel...

Thank Sammy B
YHA_Hostels, Manager at Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Sammy, Many thanks for choosing to stay at Cairns Central YHA. Of course, I was disappointed to read of your dissatisfaction. While we like our guests to have a great time, we definitely recognise the need for a good night’s sleep and do endeavour to ensure that our guests receive this during their stay with us. I have passed...

Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the central YHA for 3 nights. As we had stayed at YHA's in NZ and had really good experiences we expected a lot better than what we got in Cairns. The site is quite open therefore as our room was directly over the pool area we were kept awake quite late due to other guests noise and...

Thank Damon M
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2015

My friend and I stayed here for 4 nights, we had a female x4 room with and en-suite which was pleasant. The pool/eating area/kitchen was extremely sociable and a great place to meet new people and socialise. We went during quiet season in January but there were still plenty of people about. The kitchen area was very organised and always...

1Thank KatieDev92
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

We have stayed in YHA Cairns Central for two nights in a 10 share female dorm. The room was not too big, but everyone had enough space for storage and movement. Rooms have A/C without temperature regulator, so be prepared to die in heat or freeze. The kitchen was spacious and clean. Many cupboard goods on the community shelf (no...

1Thank Лиза О

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Cairns Central YHA, winners of the 2014 Queensland Tourism Award for Best Backpackers, is conveniently located opposite the Cairns Central Shopping Centre. The hostel has multi-share, twin, double and family rooms are available, all with keyless entry, air-conditioning and many with ensuites. Facilities for backpackers include a large outdoor games area, kitchen, laundry, indoor and outdoor dining area, free Wi-Fi Hot Spot (Wi-Fi Plus also available), TV room with large-screen TV, secure luggage storage and YHA travel and tour desk at the hostel reception. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel

Address: 20 - 26 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $29 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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“Travel an overnight tour at Cape Tribulation from here and ask to be dropped in Port Douglas on your way back.”
DjGabriro, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“En suite rooms are available.”
Glendavid23, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a back room off the main street and a shared bathroom split if you can get it.”
Ryanpersad, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Don't go for standard double (like a prison cell)”
AndyandSuexx, 9 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Request a room not on the ground floor.”
nicolalouise88, 20 Feb 2015 | Read review
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