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Cairns Central YHA
20-26 McLeod Street
Phone: (+617) 4051 0772
Fax: (+617) 4031 3158
Manager: Courtney Preo
Reception Hours: 6:30am to 11pm
Arrival Time: Please advise hostel if arriving after 11pm
Cairns Bus Terminal is 1km from Cairns Central YHA Hostel. All major coach companies service Cairns.
As far as hostels in Cairns, Australia go, Cairns Central YHA is extremely convenient. Cairns Railway Station is across the road, only 50m away! Queensland Rail Services to/from Brisbane depart from Cairns Railway Station. Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail rainforest journeys also depart from Cairns Railway Station.
Cairns Airport is 7.5km from Cairns Central YHA. Airport shuttle services are available to/from Cairns Central YHA from the airport terminal.
Parking - limited secure parking is available onsite. Please enquire prior to arrival to avoid disappointment.
Taxis offer 24-hour service and are conveniently located across the road.
Well located, super friendly staff and a great atmosphere . Once again a great experience with YHA
Marc P. (February 2015)
Room and facilities were nice and clean, staff were super friendly and very helpful for tour booking etc. I will definitely come back!
Miyuki O. (February 2015)
Recommended by our daughter during her journey and stay. She was right; YHA Cairns Central is perfectly located. Staff is very friendly and professional. Facilities are good. Real value for your $'s.
Maurice v. (February 2015)
Great hostel, great facilities, great location! The staff are lovely - you can tell they really enjoy their job and the people they meet. Would definitely stay here again. LB
Leigh B. (February 2015)
Very friendly staff - thanks!
Doris A. (February 2015)
A good quick bed and shower good kitchen Thanks
CHRISTINE P. (February 2015)
Staff really friendly. They gave very good tips about cairns without bias.
maria b. (January 2015)
Great location and good pancakes.
Karen D. (January 2015)
Stayed twice at this hostel now would highly recommend as close to everything and very clean. Would defo stay again
Sarah B. (January 2015)
Great staff always ready to assist with our big luggages, organisation etc.
Valerie-Anne D. (January 2015)
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 2014 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.
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.
50 metres from hostel to nearest food store
We (my daughter, aged 20) and I enjoyed the mild "winter climate". Was great to do the rainforest walk and Botanic Garden with wonderful, blossoming domestic plants, to take a one-day trip to the Mossman Gorge, Daintree River (river boat cruise, app. 1 1/2 hrs) and further on to Cape Tribulation. It's rather the way to the latter that is quite something and you might see a kasuar!
Enjoy the best of Cairns with this Kuranda Scenic Railway journey, Skyrail trip and full day tour to the Great Barrier Reef.
Explore the beautiful Great Barrier Reef in Tropical North Queensland on this all inclusive snorkelling day tour from Cairns!
Receive a FREE Army Duck photo when you book a Big Nature Package at a YHA tour desk.
Ph: 07 4085 5008
Save up to $24 on a 1 Day Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise when booking through a YHA tour desk.
Ph: 07 4087 2100
YHA Travel licences: 2TA002629 (NSW), LTA148 (NT), 3433524 (QLD), TTA32 (SA), TA-0033055
(VIC), 9TA00584 (WA)