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Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I arrived at this hostel after a day on a Greyhound bus, happily bite free. Fell asleep and woke up completely savaged by bedbug bites all over my feet, legs, arms, stomach and neck. I stopped counting at 60 bites. I had just spent 5 nights in the same bed at another YHA, so they weren't from elsewhere. Spoke to... More 

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

Hi Annabelle, Thank you for your review of the Cairns Central YHA. We value any and all reviews as it is a way to better our organisation. I have checked the room you stayed in from top to bottom and not a single bed bug was found. A lot of people mistake bed bugs with a small insect called midges.... More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found the stay enjoyable, the accomodation was in a central location and it was helpful that the hostel was across the road from Cairns Central Shopping Centre so if you needed to grab something you didn't need to go far. The staff were very friendly and helpful and informed of the market round the corner were I was able... More 

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Thank Tricia H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed in numerous hostels worldwide but, this place is in a class of its own as far as hostelling is concerned. I arrived on the 26/8/16 for an 11 night stay and, before I arrived, they had arranged free transfer from Cairns airport. It has a reception area that has a section dedicated to tours to the Great... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our flights were cancelled last minute late at night out of cairns and we had no accommodation. We rang around many places with no luck. However, YHA were very accommodating and gave us a double room at short notice at very good value, $79 for the night and a free pancake breakfast in the morning. The staff were lifesavers and... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

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 August 14, 2016 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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1 Thank travelislove2015
YHA_Hostels, General Manager at Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there, We take the matter of bed bugs very seriously and I do wish that you had contacted reception with your concerns so we could have assisted you and checked the room. We have investigated this matter, and I can assure you that there are no signs of bed bugs in the room you stayed in. In addition to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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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 - $72 (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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