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Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel

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Melbourne, Australia
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If you want a clean and friendly hostel in a great location then YHA is the one. With set activities on every night, free pancakes in the morning and different trip deals at reception everyday it is one of the best hostels to stay at. You are close to shops and the central station. The hostel was clean and the...

Thank nicola2697
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here for three nights in Aug 2016 and it was a good experience. Place is nice and clean, also well organised. Massive kitchen and good standard beds. Staff will assist you with organising tours and any places you would like to visit etc. My highlight over here was the swimming pool!

Thank Maneesha D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel had free pancakes every morning!! The pancakes were great and at 7 AM each morning. There was also a pool here that was very clean. The bathrooms and rooms were also very clean. The staff here was nice and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

Thank Kasey265
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my view, it is one of the best hostel in Yha chain in Aus because of the staff. Nice for budget stay and is close to the shopping mall, bus stop and esplanade. I loved the vibe of the hostel even though the rooms were small. Bathrooms, kitchen every place was clean. They even have a reading room which...

Thank Sonia G
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Good location, good facilities and great staff! Love that you can book tours directly from them and the outside area is awesome. Not a party hostel, so not much noise at night :) and you feel like a drink it's only one street away from gilligans!

Thank Valérie B
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

Not a bad place, if your young. Spend a little more money for some where else and you can have your own toilet and enough room to swing a cat (because the kitten we had has a headache)... Plenty of things going on, just not sleep which is needed when your getting up early for tours and excursions. Wifi is...

Thank Jeremy M
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed March 7, 2017

I was traveling by myself and I found that the staff was so friendly and welcoming. The room was clean and it was everything that I needed especially the air con. The kitchen was clean and I could make my cup of coffee. Highly recommended it .

Thank niveditachak
Reviewed March 5, 2017

clean, friendly staff, plenty of outdoor + communal space, big kitchen with lots of plates and utensils, aircon in the dining room. walking distance from local supermarkets, and you can arrange trips through the office. highly recommended

Thank Sarah E
Reviewed February 28, 2017

On our Australia Trip we decided very spontaneously - when we decided to do a short trip to Cairns to see the Reef and the Rainforest we had no clue where to stay. The YHA Central was a good decision - since we spent our days in Nature and just needed a clean and safe accommodation for the night -...

Thank Lea M
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Nice to find a place that still has quilts in summer for those of us who get cold with a/c. Free pancakes is only two little ones, but it's free and I like free things. This place doesn't stand out as being bad or good compared to other places. It's just there in the middle. No real complaints, just that...

Thank AnnabellaRose
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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: $21 - $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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“Travel an overnight tour at Cape Tribulation from here and ask to be dropped in Port Douglas on your way back.”
DjGabriro, Oct 25, 2016 | Read review
“En suite rooms are available.”
Glendavid23, Sep 10, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a back room off the main street and a shared bathroom split if you can get it.”
Ryanpersad, Jul 13, 2015 | Read review
“Don't go for standard double (like a prison cell)”
AndyandSuexx, Jul 9, 2015 | Read review
“Request a room not on the ground floor.”
nicolalouise88, Feb 20, 2015 | Read review
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