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Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel

20 - 26 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Super convenient to everything in cairns. Really enjoyed my stay, Staff were super friendly & i got a full refund for having to check out early due to travel commitments highly recommend it, Pool & Jacuzzi were the perfect place to cool down Price is really good aswell.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our stay here - particularly the free breakfast pancakes! :) Rooms are basic, similar standard across most of the YHA's. Our double room was air conned, clean & basic facilities, all we needed really, we didn't come to stay in the room all day! Staff were friendly & hard working, really approachable. Didn't use the pool, hottub or... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

PROS: Quiet at night. Staff seemed nice. we only stayed one night so can't say much for the "vibe" of the place. Nice pool and lounge area. Free pancakes in the morning was nice. CONS: I stayed at the YHA in Lake Taupo, New Zealand and this was nothing compared to it. YHA Cairns had old furniture and very sad... More

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AnoukVDV, Operations Assistant at Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Dear CannedFresh, Thank you for choosing to stay at Cairns Central YHA. We take all customer feedback very seriously and appreciate you taking the time to write to us. Since your feedback I have spoken directly to the hostel manager, who has made me aware that Cairns is in the processs of updating their facilities. The hostel manager was also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have stayed 3 nights. The place is in a very good location to visit Kuranda and the Great Barrier. The people working there was lovely. Special thanks to Sandra who was always solving our doubts and finding the best options for us, even when the tours were fully booked she was finding great alternatives.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The room was good & clean but rather drab, but I guess that's what you get from a hostel. If you are a princess I don't recommend this place, but if you are just looking for a place to sleep this will work just fine. The staff were very helpful recommending different sights/ tours as our Great Barrier Reef trip... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We stayed in this YHA for 4 nights in January 2014. The location is okay - about 15 mins walk to the front and where the barrier reef boats from, and the rooms although basic, were of a reasonable size. There is a free pancake breakfast on offer which was well received and a pool in the middle of the... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is one of the best hostels i have stayed in. The rooms are clean and fully airconditioned. Its located across the road from a massive shopping centre, which has a big food court (good for a cheap meal) and has a coles supermarket aswell. The Kitchen was one of the cleanest i have seen from a hostel. Kept clean... More

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Mission Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The rooms are basic, but clean. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. The location is ideal- close to a great shopping center, and plenty of restaurants and bars nearby. There is secure, enclosed parking as well, which is great to find in the wet season!

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Busan, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We really enjoyed this Backpackers. The staff was very helpful, the room was clean, and we could easily walk to all the places we needed to go. Wish we would of had time to swim in the pool! Thanks to the great staff for a great stay!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I have booked a single room in YHA Cairns. As always i can't complain, it was simply/ basic but clean as well located with a shopping mall and facilities close by. Staff was helpful and gave me good suggestions for tours. I would stay again cost x benefit worthwhile.

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Also Known As:
Cairns Central Yha Backpackers Hotel Cairns
Cairns Central Yha Backpackers Hotel
Address: 20 - 26 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 82 Specialty lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cairns Central YHA winners of the 2012 Tropical Tourism North Queensland Award for Best Backapckers 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, internet cafe, TV room with large-screen TV, secure luggage storage and YHA Travel office at the hostel reception. ... more   less 
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