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“Super nice and close to but far enough from the bars”

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Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel
Ranked #22 of 84 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
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“Super nice and close to but far enough from the bars”
Reviewed 16 November 2011

Pretty good value for your money, bottle shop almost next door, 2 grocery stores in a shopping mall directly across the street and a block from the start if all the main shops. Good kitchen, nice pool, only problem was in my 8 bed room, there was one power point...huge pain in the butt! Staff wasn't always the friendliest either (but YHAs rarely are)

  • Stayed November 2011
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Tracy K, Director of Sales at Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review, 25 November 2011
Thank you for your feedback, it is greatly appreciated. I am concerned about your staff comment on friendliness as that hostel as an extrememly high rating on yha.com.au for friendliness.

I will be sure to pass on your comments and put some smiles on their dials.
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

Motel style hostle. Very helpful staff, large clean kitchen & a very clean hostle. Good location with everything in walking distance, shopping centre opposite the hostle, with super market. The only issue was that we were next to the bathroom and at night you could hear the handryers & the odd late shower. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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melbourne
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

I needed to get away for a break from the Christchurch Earthquakes & wanted somewhere warm & relaxing. So I picked Cairns. There are several hostels in Cairns & the YHA is one of the best.

Great location at the edge of the Cairns CBD which is not that big. Its only a short walk to the waterfront. There is a mall over the road which is also where the Train station is. I flew to Cairns & its a short shuttle ride to the Hostel.

It was still warm in May which was nice but it must get hot in the summer. The rooms are clean & tidy with lots of space & lockers in the rooms. Only problem was there was only 1 power point for a 6 bed dorm.

The kitchen & dining area are a good size & kept nice & clean. There is a pool which was a bit cold for me this time of year. For some reason the spa pool was also cold.

Staff are friendly & helpful & can help plan trips & adventures in the area.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Rotterdam
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Reviewed 6 March 2011

If you are travelling and want a good hostel and a good night sleep, than do not go tho YHA cairns. We had a terrible night. All the rooms are around the smoking / outside area. We had the room in front of the hot tob.... you can guess what noise that made.Drunk people everywhere, music and above all the airconditioning only knew 1 programme... very, very cold (!) We could not adust the temperature so you went from 30 outside to about 17 degrees inside. We have stayed at many YHA hostels but we really did not like this one.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Zürich
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Reviewed 14 June 2010

I must say, that I am not very fond of Cairns. Too big, too many tourists, nothing to see. I've stayed at the YHA for the first time. It's a motel-style YHA, with a green courtyard and the rooms surrounding it on two storeys. As everything happens in the courtyard and the rooms are not sound-proof, it can get very loud: People partying until early morning and people getting up early afterward to go on one of the numerous tours. Additionally the rooms have windows one can't close and no mosquito nets - we didn't like that so much. The kitchen is okay, a bit small for all those travellers who want to cook. There is a pool (nice) and an internet corner (limited space). We most probably will not return there.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel
Address: 20 - 26 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 84 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Price range (per night): RM92 - RM458
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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 
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