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Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel

20 - 26 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I arrived at Cairns YHA, I ask if I could leave my over night laugge, because the room wasnt ready, they wanted to charge me, and were very rude to me. I unforantly over booked my stay, I wanted to change the date, but was told by the un welcoming ladywith the blonde hair, to bad, as she couldn't... More

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YHA_Hostels, Public Relations Manager at Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Mickaa1, Thank you for choosing to stay at Cairns Central YHA. I am disappointed to read of how your experience at our hostel made you feel. We very much welcome all nationalities at our hostel, including Australians, unlike many other establishments. I sincerely apologise if the way our cancellation and changes policies were communicated to you was below the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our stay here, nice big kitchen with plenty of pits and pans. Cutlery seemed a little scarce and there is a big problem with wet tea towels/people not washing up. But they have a 'free food' shelf which actually is rammed full of all sorts where people are finishing their time in Oz before flying and so leave their... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Hostel has a really nice feel about it. Staff are friendly and very helpful with tours and information. The pool and outside area is great. Kitchen is very clean and has a good amount of equipment for cooking meals. We stayed in a 8 mixed dorm which was spacious but small lockers. Lots of plugs but were all in one... More

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24 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is conveniently located next to the main shopping centre where there is a Coles, K Mart and Myers and it is not too far from the Esplanade. I was greeted by a lovely lady on reception and offered a seat whilst she checked me in. I asked her about coffee shops in the area and although she was not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I enjoyed my stay here, nice rooms. Helpful staff. Little pool in middle of garden which lots of backpacking people hang out at. It was sitting by this pool that I was on my own travelling at 18 and I plucked up the courage to make a friend. Cairns is a beautiful place as well. Definitely recommend going diving in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Good Location. Mall with food shops etc over the road, weekend fresh food market nearby. Railway Station nearby. 10 minute walk to the CBD/Esplanade. Reception staff were pleasant and helpful - especially with regards to booking barrier reef tours. Reception often seemed to be understaffed. The room (which slept 6) was clean but very warm as the Air Conditioning unit... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I stayed here with several friends as part of a large booking and we all found it was a good place to stay for the two nights we were there. The rooms and toilets / showers and kitchen facilities were unexpectedly decent and it was in prime location to walk the ten minutes up to the Cairns Esplanade and across... More

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Lovere, Italy
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I spent a weekend in this hostel. The building is right in front of the main Cairns mall, 5 minutes from the Esplanade. Rooms are very clean and comfortable. Even if you have to share bathrooms, they're very clean and there are shower cabins that give you some provacy. The central yard is very beautiful with a little swimming pool... More

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I've always been comfortable staying at YHAs and my stay at the Cairns one is actually pretty good, except that it's probably one of the most unremarkable I've had (not really sure why, but maybe because it's the impersonal way the staff dealt with me as a guest). Anyway, I thought it was pretty good value for money and a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This hostel is good, the thing that really lets it down is the noise at night! I was on the ground floor and I could actually hear peoples conversations in my bed it was that loud! It was the same group of people every night and I'm sure some of them were actually staff members. I can understand abit of... More

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Address: 20 - 26 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 52
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