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Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Fantastic hostel, just a few annoyances. Positive: Very clean, room was pristine and ao were the bathrooms Downstairs female bathrooms were brand new and definitely the best hostel bathrooms i have ever seen. Upstairs being renovated too. Staff were friendly and helpful. Free pancakes! The tour companies do pick ups from outside the door Excelelnt location, 10 min walk to...

Thank LouP456
Lincoln, Uk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Central, as the name implies and excellent location for supermarket, shopping mall and open fruit and veg market - all across the road.. Superb staff, really clean throughout, nice pool, well organized kitchen and laundry. Expensive, but I was shocked by the price of hostels generally across Australia. Join YHA for reduction in price.

Thank Janine B
Dartford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel itself is lovely, kept clean, good kitchen, nice swimming pool. The staff ruined it for me. I donated clothes to the free clothing shelf (thinking it wud go to other backpackers in my position) yet the receptionist with the dark hair rummaged thru and took all the best items for herself. Disgusted with this. On checkout day we...

Thank Steph W
YHA_Hostels, Guest Relations Manager at Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Steph, Thank you for your review of our hostel, we really value any feedback as it is a way to better our organisation. In regards to your donated clothing, our staff always go through the bags to make sure there is no rubbish with the clothes, and then they fold and sort the clothing to make it easier for...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This youth hostel is amazing! It is clean, comfortable, well equipped and has great outdoor movie night. It’s within walking distance of numerous restaurants and bars. They even provide free pancakes for breakfast. Would very much recommend. No lift though. Car parking secure.

Thank SaraJWorcester
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a clean and friendly hostel in a great location then YHA is the one. With set activities on every night, free pancakes in the morning and different trip deals at reception everyday it is one of the best hostels to stay at. You are close to shops and the central station. The hostel was clean and the...

Thank nicola2697
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I was here for three nights in Aug 2016 and it was a good experience. Place is nice and clean, also well organised. Massive kitchen and good standard beds. Staff will assist you with organising tours and any places you would like to visit etc. My highlight over here was the swimming pool!

Thank Maneesha D
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This hostel had free pancakes every morning!! The pancakes were great and at 7 AM each morning. There was also a pool here that was very clean. The bathrooms and rooms were also very clean. The staff here was nice and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

Thank Kasey265
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 6 April 2017

In my view, it is one of the best hostel in Yha chain in Aus because of the staff. Nice for budget stay and is close to the shopping mall, bus stop and esplanade. I loved the vibe of the hostel even though the rooms were small. Bathrooms, kitchen every place was clean. They even have a reading room which...

Thank Sonia G
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Good location, good facilities and great staff! Love that you can book tours directly from them and the outside area is awesome. Not a party hostel, so not much noise at night :) and you feel like a drink it's only one street away from gilligans!

Thank Valérie B
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Not a bad place, if your young. Spend a little more money for some where else and you can have your own toilet and enough room to swing a cat (because the kitten we had has a headache)... Plenty of things going on, just not sleep which is needed when your getting up early for tours and excursions. Wifi is...

Thank Jeremy M

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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 

Additional Information about Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel

Address: 20 - 26 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $27 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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