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    Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel

    20 - 26 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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    Reviewed 8 October 2015

    Good location opposite Cairns Central shopping centre (train and bus station is behind it) and only a few blocks' walk to the Esplanade. Not the biggest hostel, it has a new section plus an older section that's planned around a courtyard area with pool, spa,...More

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    Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

    Pretty unimpressed with this hostel - noise at 1am was unacceptable. Pool dirty and I believe the managers there really need to get there act together. I will not be going back and forget yha as a brand - 1am guys come on ! Complete...More

    1  Thank dennismiller1956
    Response from YHA_Hostels, Guest Relations Manager at Cairns Central YHA Backpackers HostelResponded 7 October 2015

    Hi Dennis, Thank you for choosing to stay at Cairns Central YHA. We are sincerely disappointed to read that you were not satisfied with our product and I can assure you that this is not reflective of the usual standard of service we provide. I...More

    Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

    So positives: - Good location near central shopping area so good for picking up food and water - Clean - Good facilities e.g. Kitchen - lovely pool area Negatives: - Do not sell water (i heard a lot of people ask so might be a...More

    Thank MissELester
    Response from YHA_Hostels, Guest Relations Manager at Cairns Central YHA Backpackers HostelResponded 16 September 2015

    Hello, We’re glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel. YHA is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and raising awareness of low-impact travel. In July 2014 we chose to stop selling bottled water across...More

    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....More

    1  Thank Sacha T
    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...More

    Thank 653debbie
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    • Pool
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    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Air Conditioning
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    • US$21 - US$107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • 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."
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