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 Bus Terminal is 1km from Cairns Central YHA Hostel. All major coach companies service Cairns.
Cairns Airport is 7.5km from Cairns Central YHA. FREE airport pick up (arrivals only) between 8AM to 8PM. Airport transfers must be booked in advance, please contact the hostel directly for instructions on how to book. Available for Cairns Central YHA guests only.
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.
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 and Hall of Fame entrant in the 2015 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. There is also a FREE Hot Spot (Wifi Plus also available). A FREE airport shuttle bus is available for guests (arrivals only) between 8am - 8pm. Please contact the hostel directly for booking instructions and discount code.
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 7:00am - 9am daily.
Please note: From the 8th of May until the 5th of June we are improving our communal bathrooms! During this time our non ensuited rooms will have reduced access to bathrooms and showers which may result in a wait time.
We recommend booking an ensuited room during this time.
24 hours with limited services between 11:00pm to 6:30am
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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.
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