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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.
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.
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
A well run hostel. Great location in Cairns as you can walk everywhere. Supermarket just across the road. One of the better YHA's I have stayed at.
Explore the beautiful Great Barrier Reef in Tropical North Queensland on this all inclusive snorkelling day tour from Cairns!
This package is the ultimate Cairns adventure! Skydive from 14,000ft, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef and explore lush tropical rainforests.
Receive a FREE Army Duck photo on selected tours when booking through a YHA tour desk.
Ph: 07 4041 9400
Receive 2 FREE activities (valued at $20) when you book an Entry + 2 Activity Package through a YHA tour desk.
Ph: 07 4031 7250
YHA Travel licences: 2TA002629 (NSW), LTA148 (NT), 3433524 (QLD), TTA32 (SA), TA-0033055
(VIC), 9TA00584 (WA)