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Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel
Ranked #21 of 85 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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“Clean, reasonable hostel.”
Reviewed November 24, 2006

I stayed two nights in the Cairns central YHA. It was functionally fine. My double room looked a little like a monk's cell, and lacked much in the way of surfaces on which to put my stuff. However, there was airconditioning, which was useful. The kitchen was big enough to accommodate the guests, but only two of the cookers were working, which led to a bit of a scrum. The laundry facilities were useful, and the bathrooms clean. There was a small pool, a TV room, and internet access via some good modern looking computers.

Basically, the hostel was fine, and the location was useful. It seemed less party party than some of the other Cairns hostels (which suited me), but equally, somehow lacked atmosphere.

  • Liked — The price was right, and the kitchen was clean
  • Disliked — Not a lot of atmosphere
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 31, 2006

The Cairns Central YHA provided a clean and basic base from which to explore and recharge before heading further up the coast. Located next to a huge shopping mall it is the perfect place to pick up surf essentials before heading home! The staff were very friendly and were happy to book trips and future stays. The laudry facilities were also clean and user friendly.

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Property: Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel
Address: 20 - 26 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Free Breakfast Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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 
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