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Cairns - Cairns Central YHA

20-26 McLeod St, Cairns, 4870, Australia

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Overall Rating 87%

From 6 Reviews

Hostel rating (6)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 83%
Cleanliness 87%
Location 97%
Security 87%
Service 83%
Comfort 87%
Green rating 87%

Cairns Central YHA is set around lush tropical gardens, a pool and two spas; the perfect hostel for a relaxing stay in the backpacker mecca of Cairns.

  • Dorm
    From $12.92
  • Private
    From $53.46
10 or more people?
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Cairns Hostel

Hostel Cairns

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Cairns Central YHA is in the centre of town, just a short walk from the Esplanade. This popular Cairns hostel is the perfect starting point for trips to the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Atherton Tablelands, Cape Tribulation, Port Douglas and Cooktown. Scuba-diving courses, whitewater rafting, bungee jumping and all your adventures can be arranged with the hostel's friendly tour desk staff.

Cairns Central YHA has dorm, twin, double and family rooms available, all with keyless entry, air-conditioning and many with en-suites. Facilities include a pool, two spas, a large outdoor games area, kitchen, laundry, indoor and outdoor dining area, Internet cafe, TV room, secure luggage storage and YHA Travel and Tours Desk

Snorkel, dive or spend the day out on the Great Barrier Reef – a World Heritage-listed spectacular of coral islands and marine life. Enjoy the Cairns Esplanade restaurants, shops and bars. Travellers can also take the scenic railway to the quirky Kuranda village in the rainforest.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - At or next to the hostel

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car Parking at Hostel - At a cost
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - Charges Apply
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
From 13:30 to 23:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +61-7-4051-0772

Fax. +61-7-4031-3158

cairnscentral@yha.com.au

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Great Barrier Reef (1 to 2km)
  • Daintree Rainforest (More than 10km)
  • Kuranda-Scenic Train and Skyrail (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Great place to stay! Nice and quiet at night, and really friendly and helpful staff. Can't wait to come back!

100%

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Pete,

Mon 10 Sep 2018

Netter Aufenthaltsbereich mit Pool, große Küche mit ausreichend Platz zum Kochen. Mitarbeiter teils nett, teils wenig hilfreich: Frage: wohin können wir zum Essen gehen? Antwort: gegenüber in der mall gibt's einen food court mit McDonalds. Und dann weggegangen und e-mails durchgeschaut. Ist evtl. für den ein oder anderen ok, wir waren jetzt aber nicht gerade auf der Suche nach fast food.

73%

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Klaus,

Mon 16 Apr 2018

The morning. Crew was SO helpful! There were a couple of new. People (I heard them. Saying they were new) who were not very friendly or helpful. (Sorry about my keyboard)

87%

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Tia,

Sat 14 Apr 2018

The system to store foods in fridge, putting an individual tag, is very goods. The guest WIFI (pay WiFi) didn't work in the room. It should cover all the rooms. Otherwise, it's useless to pay. It is not of your responsibility but fare of shuttle buss to the airport is of no use for 2 persons costing $25.00, because taxi fare or Uber costs less than that.

83%

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Tadashi,

Tue 27 Mar 2018

Everything is great at cairns, i meet another traveler and they are very nice person. The place is clean and comfortable and I love it. Thank you YHA Cairns.

97%

Avatar for Elvira

Elvira,

Sat 24 Mar 2018

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (3 to 5km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (3 to 5km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (3 to 5km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (At or next to the hostel)
  • Swimming pool (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (At or next to the hostel)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Water park (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
12km International & Domestic - Shuttle Bus direct to hostel and taxis available.
Bus
500m Inter-state bus terminal.
Car
Onsite parking.
Rail
100m Cairns Station.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Swimming
Sustainability

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