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
  • So clean, well located, staff very helpfull!

    Estelle R. (August 2014)

    Good central location close to train station and a mall with a grocery store. Very friendly and helpful staff for answering questions and booking travel. Free pancakes a nice touch.

    Aimee P. (August 2014)

    One of the best YHAs in Oz that we've stayed in. Well equipped kitchen (with lots of little extras like oil, salt, pepper etc) which was kept very clean. Nice pool and seating area. Laid back atmosphere but not 'party central': we needed to catch up ...

    Melanie P. (August 2014)

    MEET A LOT OF FRIENDS ALL AROUND THE WORLD. AND STAFFS ARE VERY NICE.

    XIZI L. (August 2014)

    We were a family of 4, the rooms are spacious and the kids enjoyed the pan cakes for breakfast.

    PASCALE P. (August 2014)

    Great location - opposite the central shopping mall Cairns Central. The freshly cooked pancakes are a welcome breakfast treat. Remember to bring a pad lock for the secure lockers provided in your dorm room.

    Darren S. (August 2014)

    For an old guy heading off to walk the Kokoda track I found the YHA Cairns an ideal location to prepare. I enjoyed the Free Pancakes in the morning also and the friendly staff.

    David D. (August 2014)

    Convenient location in tropical Reef city. Close to all services and supported be competent staff. Comfortable beds.

    Robert S. (August 2014)

    Great location and very helpful staff.

    Penny L. (August 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.

    Nightlife

    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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    Foodstore

     50 metres from hostel to nearest food store 

    Accepted Cards

    MasterCard, Visa