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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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Kent
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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
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16 helpful votes 16 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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6 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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
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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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Taunton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

We ended up staying here 3 times - once in a 6 bed dorm and twice in a 10 bed. It's a great hostel that is run really well. Everywhere is always clean and tidy (although some of the showers could do with a bit of work) and the staff are always helpful. The dorms are spacious and have plenty... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 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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