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Cairns Central YHA

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    Cairns Central YHA - deck
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    Cairns Central YHA - Pool
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    Cairns Central YHA - pool table
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    Cairns Central YHA - outdoor common area
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    Cairns Central YHA - Crystal Cascades
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    Cairns Central YHA - Halloways Beach
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    Cairns Central YHA - Palm Cove

Cairns Central YHA

This property is located right in the heart of town, only a block from the train station and surrounded by cafes, restaurants, and pubs. Comfortable common areas, lush swimming pool and social BBQ area make it the perfect spot to relax.

UPDATED 22nd April 2022: Guests will no longer be required to be vaccinated when staying at YHA properties across Australia unless there is a local health order in place requiring that they should be vaccinated to stay in the style of accommodation offered by YHA. For further information on YHA’s Covid Safety, please click here

Looking for the best things to do in Cairns? Check out our huge range of Cairns reef tours and discounted attraction tickets HERE.

If you are coming to Cairns for the AFL - Buses to Cazalys Stadium leave from Spence St, the corner of Cairns Central shopping mall just 2 mins walk from the hostel. Bus numbers are: 141, 142, 143 and 150. 

Free Wi-Fi at this property with High Speed Internet NBN 100Mbps Fibre Connection*

Private Rooms

All private rooms include:

Linen | Table & chairs | Free, fast Wi-Fi | Air conditioning 

Option up:

Ensuite | Parking

Co-living Rooms

All co-living rooms include:

Linen | Individual lockers | Free, fast Wi-Fi | Air conditioning 

    Option up:

    Ensuite | Parking

    Facilities

    • Air conditioning
    • Disabled Access
    • Games room
    • Free, fast Wi-Fi throughout the property
    • Parking
    • Swimming Pool
    • Television
    • Tour Desk

    Experiences

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    Great Barrier Reef 5 day scuba diving course

    Learn to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef with this 5 Day PADI Open Water diving course in Cairns. Save BIG on your Cairns accommodation with our exclusive package!
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    Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise

    Travel on a local eco- certified tour to experience a unique reef adventure with friendly crew exploring two pristine Great Barrier Reef locations.
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    1 Day Daintree Rainforest Tour

    Discover Tropical North Queensland's world heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest on this full day tour to Cape Tribulation departing from Cairns.
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    Green Island Full Day Eco Adventure

    Spend the day relaxing on the beach, snorkelling in crystal clear waters or exploring rainforest on a 6000 year old coral cay located on Great Barrier Reef!

    More about Cairns Central YHA

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

    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 Traveller hostel in Cairns has 59 rooms including co-living, twin/double and family rooms. All are air-conditioned and many have ensuites. There is also free, fast Wi-Fi all throughout the property.

    * The Internet speed the guest will experience will be subject to Wi-Fi coverage in the building.

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    YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work, the Gimuy-walubarra people of the Yidinji Nation. We acknowledge and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and to the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Community.

    Yidinji Nation

    Address: 20-26 McLeod Street
    Cairns,
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    State: QLD, 4870
    Email: stay@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+617) 4051 0772
    Hostel Manager: Martin Greenhalgh
    Payment: MasterCard,Visa

    OPENING TIMES

    Hostel Open all year
    Reception

    9:30am - 11.30am and 2pm - 7:00pm

    Check in 2pm - 7:00pm, for after hours check in please contact the hostel
    Check out until 10:00am daily
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    YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We acknowledge and pay our respects to Elders past, present, emerging and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community.