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Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel
Ranked #20 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Reviewed July 15, 2012

I stayed here for 3 nights, the 4 share dorm was ok in size and it did have lockable cupboards, and a bathroom. There was only 1 power socket which was in use most of the time. The outside area was great with a big pool and spa. The staff were friendly and were helpful when it came to answering any questions I had. The shopping centre was right across the road which was great for the supermarket. It was only a 10 minute walk to the esplanade. It was also quiet considering it's on the main street.

Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

10:30pm quiet time is absolute rubbish, staff did nothing to enforce this, noisiest hostel I've ever stayed in. Everything else was average, poor value for money!

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

Location - terrific. Accessibility of everything - possibly better.
Quality of sleep - with the partying by the pool till 2 am, and then the people upstairs moving out @ 4am and chatting outside our window till their bus arrived @5am - not great, this wasn't helped by old flat dacron hollowfill pillows. We were upgraded to a family room, and it was wheelchair friendly - so the bathroom was huge.
However, no reading llghts (or even a switch near the beds), no cupboards, no hanging space in the bedroom, so a very basic room, and as non members, we could have slept the 2 of us cheaper elsewhere.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

If you are blowing all of your money as your just about to return home.. as we did. It's close to the barrier reef so were able to scuba dive. Lots of activities are organisable in the Hostel itself, with leaflets etc, then they picked us up from outside the Hostel to go Skydiving, yes it was amazing. All the staff were very friendly, and the rooms were spacious even though they were shared. Don't have any complaints but don't think it warrants a 5 out of 5, you know what I mean. But I would recommend this place, and would go back here if I went to back to Cairns.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Had a wonderful time in Cairns, was able to go on the Great Barrier Reef thanks to the booking done at the YHA, sweet :) Very clean facilities, very friendly staff especially Amandine who helped me to book some activities and the airport pickup :) H.R

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

Friendly staff, specially Amandine ! Thanks to her for everything !
great facilities, clean, perfect spot

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 17, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 weeks in a 4 share female dorm with bathroom. Room was great although the air con broke near the end of my stay which the reception staff quickly apologized for and offered everyone a new room which everyone took but me. the air con fan was working and was pleasantly blowing on me so they let me stay in the room and I had the dorm to myself for 4 nites- bonus! However the floor of the main part of the room was not washed while I stayed there but the bathroom was every other day. Also there was a trail of ants going up the wall by my bed - but this is the tropics so there will be- and a bit of deet sprayed on the wall and around the bed and I didn't see them again! Reception staff were friendly and booked me my reef and rainforest tour and also sorted out booking an underwater camara for the trip! FREE $120 worth intro dive when book through yha with Reef Magic!!! Reception staff remembered my name which was nice! They also sorted out a booking mistake I had made with another hostel! I didn't use the kitchen so cannot comment on that. Location was great 30 seconds to the mall with shopping and food court! 10mins-15 if slow walk to the sea front. The bar nextdoor had music - which doesn't bother me (also ear plugs help in any hostel)- as stopped at about midnight which I thought quite reasonable. The hostel had great deals on in the evening burger nite pizza nite all for cheap prices also FREE cheese and wine nite!!

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Additional Information about Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel

Address: 20 - 26 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Price Range: $40 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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 
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