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Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel

20 - 26 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is exactly what you come to expect of staying at YHA. The staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms and facilities were clean. It is reasonably well located and has a good atmosphere. Didn't really exceed expectations at all however and hence 4 stars.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I booked two nights here, but once we checked in we tried to get a refund for our second night. It's very dirty, our duvet was vile - I wouldn't even let my dog sleep in it. The kitchen was very bare and extremely dirty, wifi costs money and is EXTREMELY slow (couldn't even Skype), was EXTREMELY... More

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

Dear Ash, Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at Cairns Central YHA. We are incredibly disappointed to read of your negative experience and have immediately raised these issues with our team. We do of course strive to exceed our guests expectations- whether this be regarding the cleanliness of our hostel or the efficiency and friendliness of our... More

Montreal, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Personally I loved this place and would have stayed way longer! The staff is very friendly and extremely helpful probably one of the best I've been at! The location is quite good! You are right next to a supermarket so if you need to buy food or get anything done (mobile phone or whatever). Rooms were clean, people were friendly.... More

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Canberra, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The staff were very helpful and polite. Breakfast was included and kitchen was well stocked. Bathrooms were clean and gender segregated. Stayed in a private room that was bare and basic but clean. Security met my standards and I felt safe. Location could be better. Is right across from mall but 10-15 min walk from water front.

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Red Deer, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had a wonderful time, met some very nice people. We had our own room, found it very quiet after hours to get some much needed rest. Good location near services. All kinds of trip advice, thank you to your staff.

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Cairns, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Stayed here for one night only. Staff were unfriendly and couldn't even look up from their computers. Internet was a minimum of $4 for an hour which sounds fine except you need nearly the whole hour just to get access as the speed is soooo slow. The kitchen was open and the sparrows were flying in and out and sitting... More

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

Dear Barry, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am of course sincerely disappointed to hear of your negative experience and am taking immediate action to address the issues you have listed. I have logged your complaint regarding the speed of our guest internet with our provider and they will be investigating this concern as priority.... More

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Address: 20 - 26 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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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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