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Cooktown YHA

Corner Boundary & Charlotte Street, Cooktown, 4871, Australia

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One of the most diverse and unspoiled travel destinations in Queensland - the gateway to the Cape York Peninsula and the Great Barrier Reef

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Cooktown Hostel

Hostel Cooktown

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Pam's Place YHA is nestled around leafy tropical gardens just off Cooktown's main street, and offers a relaxed, homelike atmosphere, saltwater pool, bar and pool table, spacious dining room, self-catering kitchen and laundry facilities.

All rooms have ceiling fans and air conditioning. The nearest food store is 500m from the hostel. Multi-share, private rooms and self-contained units are available.

Cooktown is an Australian town steeped in history, from Jimmy Cook to the modern day. Bushwalking/hiking to scheduled beaches and mountains from the hostel, sail, dive, snorkel, crocodile spot or experience Aboriginal guided tours to nearby caves with quality rock art. Mysterious Black Mountain will amaze you or just relax and catch a fish from the wharf. A backpacker's paradise.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


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



Leisure & Fitness

  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • TV room


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Charges Apply
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning - In selected areas
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:00 to 20:00
From 14:00 to 20:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +61-7-40695166

Fax. +61-7-40695964

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • James Cook Museum (500m to 1km)
  • Grassy Hill Look Out (1 to 2km)
  • Milbi Wall (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

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

Getting to us

10km Local airport with daily flights from Cairns. Airport shuttle bus to YHA approx. $6.
Countryroad Coachlines direct to hostel from Cairns
Parking available

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