Cairns Central YHA

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Cairns Central YHA

Cairns Central YHA is re-opening on 1 June 2020. A safe stay is our top priority so we have enhanced hygiene measures in place, along with social distancing practises. More information can be found here.

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. 

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

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.


92% customer rating, based on 5503 reviews
  • Will definitely come back!
    Tobias B 6/04/2020
  • I had my own room. Kitchen was busy at times. Always showers available when I wanted to use one.
    Alison M 22/03/2020
  • Love this hostel! So close to everything, great atmosphere, clean and safe. Highly recommend it
    Tyler C 20/03/2020
  • Very nice hostel
    Fiona D 25/02/2020
  • My stays are always great!
    Diana P 24/02/2020
  • Just great ☆☆☆ Recommended it to my friends and family ☆☆☆ Thanks again for the service ☆☆☆
    Guido K 17/02/2020
  • I was lucky because the girls in my room were all so nice. I’ll stay in YHA again!
    Yap G 16/02/2020
  • really enjoyed my stay
    Ashlie W 15/02/2020
  • it,is cheap and nice hostel,everyday guests can enjoy free pancake in the morning, and a wonderful kitchen ,there are a plenty of free food for guests.
    Hsiu C 13/02/2020
  • Best hostel in Cairns.. Thanks for ur amazing hospitality team YHA. I'll be back
    Daniel K 13/02/2020
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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

8am - 4pm

Check in 2pm - 4pm, for after hours check in please contact the hostel
Check out until 10:00am daily
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