Cairns Central YHA

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Cairns Central YHA

With the Great Barrier Reef on your door step, this centrally located hostel is the perfect base to explore Tropical North Queensland, offering a tranquil outdoor pool area, communal kitchen, large common areas and air conditioned rooms.

Save money on tours and experiences with our exclusive YHA deals. Book online before you arrive!

Shared Rooms

All shared rooms include:

  • Linen & individual lockers
  • Free, fast Wi-Fi 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Access to BBQ, swimming pool & games room

Option up:

  • Ensuite
  • Parking

Private Rooms

All private rooms include:

  • Linen, table & chair
  • Free, fast Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning 
  • Access to BBQ, swimming pool & games room

Option up:

  • Ensuite
  • Parking


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


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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. Includes 4 FREE NIGHTS at Cairns Central YHA.
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Ultimate Cairns Skydiving, Reef and Rainforest Package

Skydive from 14,000ft, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef & chase waterfalls through World Heritage Listed tropical rainforests. Includes 4 nights at Cairns Central YHA!
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Premium Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Tour

Travel on an impressive high speed catamaran to experience 3 epic reef sites full of spectacular coral formations and vibrant marine life. Save $20 with YHA!
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Greyhound Whimit Bus Pass

Save 5% with YHA! The most affordable and flexible Australian travel pass. See Australia your way, on your schedule.

More about Cairns Central YHA

Cairns is a backpackers' 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 Backpacker hostel in Cairns has 59 rooms including dorm, twin/double and family rooms. All are air-conditioned and many have ensuites. There is also free, fast Wi-Fi all throughout the property. An airport shuttle bus is available for guests at a discounted rate of $5 (arrivals only) between 8am - 8pm.  Please contact the hostel directly for booking instructions and discount code.

Make sure you stick around for breakfast! There is FREE pancakes from 7:00am - 9am daily.


90% customer rating, based on 5437 reviews
  • Very nice hostel
    Lluis B 21/01/2020
  • Great !! Staff are so friendly xox
    Reese W 20/01/2020
  • Most excellent! Great location, facilities, and staff. Highly recommend!
    Stephen N 13/01/2020
  • Clean and updated modern bathrooms; roomy kitchen; open outdoor layout.
    Mack B 9/01/2020
  • Personnel very kind and professional! No one negative aspect, it was a great experience!
    Claudio I 7/01/2020
  • The atmosphere is really good.
    Jamaica L 3/01/2020
  • The best in cairns
    Maria P 23/12/2019
  • Good clean fun
    Neville A 27/11/2019
  • Great value great location
    Diana R 5/11/2019
  • Always a great place to stay!
    Norman R 14/10/2019
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Address: 20-26 McLeod Street
State: QLD, 4870
Phone: (+617) 4051 0772
Hostel Manager: Martin Greenhalgh
Payment: MasterCard,Visa


Hostel Open all year

24 hours with limited services between 11:00pm to 6:30am

Check in 2PM - 11PM
Check out until 10:00am daily
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