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Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel

3.0 of 5
20 - 26 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 weeks while travelling/moving up the east coast for 4 months and it has everything you need! We had a double room. Clean to basic standard but what more do you need?? Internet around, phones which all accept yha calling cards. Small pool area with pool table and decking area to get mingling! Help desk great! Close... More 

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Kent
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I moved to the YHA after staying at a more popular, noisy, party hostel a few blocks away, definitely the best move there! The YHA is a lovely hostel, although a little bit further away from the lagoon but the rooms were clean, with lockers and air con. Perfect! The courtyard is really pretty with a swimming pool and tables... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Stayed here for a few nights while we did the Cairns essentials. Rooms were clean and surprisingly spacious (we stayed in a 4 person dorm), kitchen area had working hobs which can't be said for a lot of hostels, and the outside eating area is nice to sit out. Having a pool is great for when you want a lazy... More 

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Roorkee, India
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Location is awesome. Perfectly located to reach anywhere walking. Rooms clean. Bring padlock for the lockers. Staff friendly. Go for the smaller shared rooms because in my 10 people share there was a weird cave man who built like a wall on the bunker and made weird grunts *creepy* and there was a horny couple the other day. *that I... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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7 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It was a nice place to stay for a couple of nice, and not all that far away from walking down to the esplanade and also the shopping centre the room was nice and cosy, although I think the temp on the air con may be a little bit too cool

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Loved this hostel , the rooms are always clean , the staff are very friendly and helpful esp at helping you book any tours they have great knowledge of the local area - the pool is a bit on the small side - but the whole hostel has a very tropical feel , the kitchen is large can get a... More 

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Loved this hostel. The staff was great, kitchen facilities were awesome. The rooms were nice, they just needed more outlets. The pool and other shared spaces were relaxing and the bp crowd was pretty chill. My only problem with the place is that they charged a fee to hold my bags while I went on a 3 day liveaboard diving... More 

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Valencia, Venezuela
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I went there for only 3 days scuba diving trip. The place is located in an excellent point, in front of a big shopping mall. It's clean, nice and has a friendly atmosphere. The staff is also very kind. I recommend it very much.

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