We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“An average YHA”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel
Ranked #21 of 85 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Saint-Maur-des-Fosses, France
Level Contributor
43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“An average YHA”
Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

Not as exciting as the Sydney ones, the Cairns Central YHA is a tiny hostel, quite clean and quiet. The location is great if you want to do some shopping (commercial centre just in front), not that good if you're interested to sea the waterfront (about 15-20 mn walk). At reception, an helpful and smiling staff, as usual.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Remington_3555
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

258 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    74
    119
    42
    8
    15
See reviews for
11
58
100
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (17)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Germany
Level Contributor
81 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2012

27 Dollars in 6n Share room

[+]
clean rooms
clean bathroom
private bathroom with toilet and shower
pool area and whirlpool
located just 30 metres away from huge Cairns central shopping mall
friendly staff
if you have a greyhound traveller pass, you receive 50% discount on your second night
parking area
laundry

[-]
expensive hostel for Cairns, really expensive...

Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
Helpful?
Thank CarniGermany
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviewed July 21, 2012

I had a pleasant stay in Cairns although I found the common area was very noisy and the noise tends to boom as the area is in the middle of the complex. The rooms and amenities were clean but airconditioning did not work efficiently. The rooms were quite humid. I would not like imagine what the rooms would be like in the wet season. The staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank insight88
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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
Helpful?
Thank atickner
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Vikg00d
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Greater Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
277 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank scubal0ver
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
55 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Andy P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Cairns hotels
0.1 mi away
Mid City Luxury Suites
Mid City Luxury Suites
#41 of 64 in Cairns
4.5 of 5 bubbles 39 reviews
0.2 mi away
The Northern Greenhouse
0.2 mi away
Dreamtime Travellers Rest
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
The Jack Backpackers
The Jack Backpackers
#23 of 85 in Cairns
4.0 of 5 bubbles 213 reviews
0.1 mi away
Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort
1.1 mi away
JJ's Backpackers Hostel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel

Property: 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 #21 of 85 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotwire, Booking.com, HostelWorld, Ctrip TA, Expedia, Agoda, Cheap Tickets, TripOnline SA and HotelQuickly so you can book your Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Cairns Central Yha Backpackers Hotel Cairns

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing