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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A really nice hostel. The kitchen is big and well equipped and there are great communal areas. It is clean and tidy, and the beds are comfy. The hostel organises fun evening activities, like Sunday film night, and has a nice atmosphere. Also good free WiFi. Great stay!

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was placed in room 211 and was bitten all over. Book another location because where there are bed bugs they can be in other rooms too. The pool and cheap price may be tempting but th itching and having to frantically wash everything is the worst. Also they wash the sheets but not the comforter who knows what lives... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great central location. One of the best hostels I've stayed in the past couple months in Aus, although also the priciest!! Free wifi is non existent- be prepared to pay $5 for premium wifi that also barley works. We experienced;free pancakes every morning (7-9am), free cheese and wine night, outdoor cinema once a week, staff were really helpful and friendly,... More 

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Kiama, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don’t you hate making up a top bunk in a crowded 8 person dorm has so much stuff lying around there is no room to swing a cat, let alone slide the double decker out so you can access the (more) difficult parts? Particularly when some dude comes in right at the end of your 20 minute effort and says... More 

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Lombardy, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Great location, little bit expensive, but pool is awesome after full day at work. Noise until midnight but it's ok. I had a six people room, Japanese and Deutsce guy. If you can the 4 people room is better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Best location being 10 mins walk from the beach/lagoon and central shopping centre. Hostel itself has comfortable dorms with lockers (bring own padlock) and lots of sockets to charge devices. Nice kitchen, kept clean with plenty fridges and cupboards to store food. Plenty of seating area, pool table and reception has a couple of sofas. Free wifi in reception area... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Other than a brothel i went to in Romania this is probably one of my worst backpacker experiences. Cairns is a bit of a party town and this place provides accommodation for those wishing to arrive late and party on aimlessly at the expense of those trying to sleep. Kitchen is well equipped and the staff are helpful. Beds are... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Before staying here, I could not recommend yha highly enough. Had great experiences in nz yha. Sadly there are many small gripes with this place that make it very sub par overall, especially at $32 a night. The advertised free wifi is completely unavailable, leaving you to use your own data or cough up $5 a day for their premium... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

One of the few backpackers accommodation that is providing extremely wide spaces of kitchen, tv room, entertainment areas and many residents rooms. Also, I was happy to receive special offers for tours around cairns. However, having provided not many toilets in large community backpackers like the YHA in cairns is quiet annoying. Beside, the clean staff are not usually found... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We had a good time at the Cairns YHA. The hostel is clean, so are the kitchen and the toilets. The pool is unheated so don't expect too much of it. Stayed 3 days and I haven't seen anyone in the water. Staff at the reception is helpful and friendly, however the staff taking care of the pancakes/cleaning the kitchen... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cairns Central YHA, winners of the 2014 Queensland Tourism Award for Best Backpackers, 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, free Wi-Fi Hot Spot (Wi-Fi Plus also available), TV room with large-screen TV, secure luggage storage and YHA travel and tour desk at the hostel reception. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel

Address: 20 - 26 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $22 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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