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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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Roorkee, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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146 reviews 146 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
31 helpful votes 31 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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