Cairns Central YHA

  • Cairns Central YHA Backpackers - Entrance
    • Cairns Central YHA Backpackers - Entrance
    • Cairns Central YHA Backpackers - Swimming Pool
    • Cairns Central YHA Backpackers - Dorm Room
    • Cairns Central YHA Backpackers - 4 Share Dorm
    • Cairns Central YHA Backpackers - Family Room
    • Cairns Central YHA Backpackers - Kitchen
    • Cairns Central YHA Backpackers - Hammocks
    • Cairns Central YHA Backpackers - Pool Table
    • Cairns Central YHA Backpackers - Tour Desk
    • Cairns Central YHA Backpackers - Dining Room
    • Cairns Central YHA Youtube Video
  • Not as friendly as it used to be. Charged extra for everything. Vending machine empty and not refilled over two days. I was staying two nights but changing rooms - and expected to pay for luggage storage.

    Debbie K. (November 2014)

    Wifi worked very well. Air condition in are room. We had lockers (bring your own lock) . It right opposite the shopping centre and Coles. It not to far from any where. You am get a decent night sleep.

    sara w. (November 2014)

    Staffs are very friendly Try her best to fit in activities for me

    Pang Hiu L. (October 2014)

    This was a great location as the big shopping centre is just across the road and about a 10 minute walk away from central. We had a great time and definitely got our money's worth, very clean and well set up.

    Alison M. (October 2014)

    Good Hostel, good atmosphere. Would recommend

    Sam S. (October 2014)

    We had a great time & pancakes for breakfast the icing on the cake!

    Bernice D. (October 2014)

    We booked in very late at the Night and there was no problem to check in. Very good and Nice place! Thanks for all.

    Rasmus B. (October 2014)

    Nice clean environment with swimming pool and well equipped kitchen. Friendly staffs are helpful and efficient. Generally, it's a nice choice if you are gonna to spend your vacation in Cairns.

    YI-CHUN Y. (October 2014)

    good friendly people-

    Gavin O. (September 2014)

  • Fun, affordable, award-winning and central - just a few words we use to describe our YHA hostel in Cairns.

    Cairns is a backpackers' mecca and has all a budget conscious traveller needs for a comfortable stay.

    Winner for best hostel in the 2013 Queensland Tourism Awards, Cairns YHA is opposite Cairns Central Shopping Centre and is a short walk from the Cairns Esplanade. Here, you will find lots of pubs, shops and cafés, plus Trinity Wharf, departure point for Great Barrier Reef cruises and tours.

    YHA's Backpacker hostel in Cairns has 59 rooms including dorm, twin/double and family rooms. All are air-conditioned and many have ensuites.

    Family Rooms: To book a family room rate, there must be at least one child under 18 and 1-2 adults; otherwise this special room rate will be adjusted to the usual adult prices with the difference payable on arrival.

    Make sure you stick around for breakfast! There is FREE pancakes from 7:30am - 9am daily.

  • Facilities

    • Airconditioning
    • Disabled Access
    • Games room
    • Internet/E-mail
    • Parking
    • Swimming Pool
    • Television
    • Tour Desk
  • Activities

    • 4WD tours
    • Bungee Jumping
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Diving
    • Horseriding
    • Hot Air Ballooning
    • Skydiving
    • Snorkelling
    • Swimming
    • Whitewater Rafting
  • Things to do

    YHA's Cairns Backpacker hostel is the perfect base to explore North Queensland.

    The World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest fringes the Great Barrier Reef, with the outback around the corner.

    YHA Travel staff at the hostel can organise many tours and activities, including scuba-diving courses, white-water rafting, bungy jumping and Barrier Reef Cruises.

    The hostel can also arrange daytrips to the Skyrail Cableway, Kuranda Scenic Rail, Atherton Tablelands, Port Douglas and Cooktown.


    Cairns Backpackers' nightlife is legendary, from pub crawls and parties to cane toad races! All are just a short walk away from the hostel. On a budget? See the Cairns YHA's reception for nightclub discount vouchers! The Cairns Night Markets are on every evening from 5.00 pm to 11.00 pm.

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     50 metres from hostel to nearest food store 

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