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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Hi, We were 1 adult and 2 children and had a great time at this YHA at the beginning and end of our trip. The rooms around the central pool area a little noisy, but there are rooms on the upper level that are quieter. The breakfast is a bit boring as its the same every day. something healthier would...

1Thank Sacha T
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 18 August 2015

I wished i'd read the reviews here before i booked at this hostel as they echo my stay! This hostel is near the town centre and opposite a shopping mall which is convenient.Your tour buses can pick you up easily there. There is one male hostel worker there who is very helpful.That's were the positivity ends! Its a very noisy...

Thank 653debbie
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Friendly staff and great location, near to most locations in the town, with everything being in walkable distance. Being a backpackers hostel it can get noisy and a bit over crowded when some have drank a little too much. The rooms vary from size to size but you dont have a choice on who your roommates will be until they...

Thank Hamish D
Reviewed 6 August 2015

I only stayed at YHA because I couldn't get into my favourite hostel in Cairns, but was actually very impressed with this one. The beds were comfortable, the facilities were great, it was quiet enough at night that you could sleep well enough, very well located and the tour desk was very helpful. Only issues were the lag on the...

Thank DMon13
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Lots of help with tours, went to the reef. Nice room. Friendly staff and great location. Thansk for the great stay guys! definitley reccommend to other visiting Cairns. Always stay at YHA hostels and this one does not disappoint

Thank John David M
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Some maintenance issues bothered me. My private room aircon was broken and the "free wi-fi" was to remain out of action for days. I found the grounds to be beautifully vegetated and the fountain kept the noise level lower. At the street end of the building this is an issue with traffic and with people talking in the open area...

Thank platypus150
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 July 2015

This was an excellent hostel to stay in. The staff really went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. We stayed for 2 nights over New Years 2013-2014. The accommodations were clean and well kept and the common area was not too noisy, even for New Year's Eve. The air-conditioning worked fine and the shared bathroom was clean...

Thank Ryanpersad
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 12 July 2015

This hostel locates in the center of Cairns. It has a small swimming pool. We stayed at a family room which was very clean and newly renovated. Staffs were very nice and helpful. Ask for YHA member discount when you buy tours. The only negative thing is that wifi did not work well, even I paid for it.

Thank DonRome
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Think we'd been spoiled by the YHA in Port Douglas (which was excellent) and this ended up being a disappointment. Cold Spa. Noisy at night. Had to pay to use pool table. 'Free' Internet only works in reception area.

Thank AndyandSuexx
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

Suggested to try this place out from the yha at cape tribulation - well done ! Location perfect and staff friendly . Rooms were clean and great hostel ! Well worth the stop over - family left early for home so stayed a day later in cairns. Glad I did !

Thank oscarwild1974

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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: RM89 - RM284 (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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“Travel an overnight tour at Cape Tribulation from here and ask to be dropped in Port Douglas on your way back.”
 of 5 bubbles DjGabriro, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“En suite rooms are available.”
 of 5 bubbles Glendavid23, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a back room off the main street and a shared bathroom split if you can get it.”
 of 5 bubbles Ryanpersad, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Don't go for standard double (like a prison cell)”
 of 5 bubbles AndyandSuexx, 9 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Request a room not on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles nicolalouise88, 20 Feb 2015 | Read review
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