Quiet at night. Staff seemed nice. we only stayed one night so can't say much for the "vibe" of the place. Nice pool and lounge area. Free pancakes in the morning was nice.
I stayed at the YHA in Lake Taupo, New Zealand and this was nothing compared to it. YHA Cairns had old furniture and very sad looking rooms (twin private with ensuite). Terrible energy saving white light bulbs made the room look like a prison. The shower head was a disaster. Some updates needed to the rooms to make them more modern and inviting. Cairns should learn from Taupo about kitchen etiquette and organize everything with labels and provide enough supplies. Taupo had literally everything nicely labelled (fresh towels, dirty towels, spices, bags, etc). No one ever left unwashed dishes and their glass fridges were neatly organized. Location was ok, still a 10 min walk to the central parts. I stayed in Caravella other nights that was also not central but it was by the water.
- 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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