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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.
A great stay and the manager especially was fantastic she was very helpful at all times, thanks.
Marc R. (December 2014)
cool hostel, very friendly staff, nice pool, perfect to stay while in cairns!!!
Elisabeth S. (December 2014)
Clean, excellent location, nice place.
Eduardo A. (November 2014)
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)
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.
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
I came to Cairns purely to snorkel the reef... I did this with 'Reef Experience' and it was an absolutely amazing day.. If you only do one thing in Cairns... Do the reef :)
This package is the ultimate Cairns adventure! Skydive from 14,000ft, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef and explore lush tropical rainforests.
Learn to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef with this 5 Day PADI Open Water scuba diving course in Cairns.
Receive a FREE Army Duck photo on selected tours when booking through a YHA tour desk.
Ph: 07 4041 9400
Free skydive t-shirt
Ph: 1300 800 840
YHA Travel licences: 2TA002629 (NSW), LTA148 (NT), 3433524 (QLD), TTA32 (SA), TA-0033055
(VIC), 9TA00584 (WA)