Cairns Central YHA

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Cairns Central YHA

Fun, affordable, award-winning and central - just a few words we use to describe our YHA hostel in Cairns.

Shared Rooms

All shared rooms include:

  • Linen & Indivudual Lockers
  • Wi-Fi & air conditioning 
  • Access to BBQ, swimming pool & games room

Option up:

  • Ensuite
  • Premium Wi-Fi
  • Parking
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Private Rooms

All private rooms include:

  • Linen, Table & Chair
  • Wi-Fi & air conditioning 
  • Access to BBQ, swimming pool & games room

Option up:

  • Ensuite
  • Premium Wi-Fi
  • Parking
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  • Air conditioning
  • Disabled Access
  • Games room
  • Free Hot Spot & Wifi Plus
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Television
  • Tour Desk


per person

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 2 FREE NIGHTS at Cairns Central YHA.
per person

Ultimate Cairns Skydiving, Reef and Rainforest Package

This package is the ultimate Cairns adventure! Skydive from 14,000ft, snorkel the Outer Great Barrier Reef and chase waterfalls through World Heritage Listed tropical rainforests.
per person

Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Tour

Step aboard one of the best day boats from Cairns to the Outer Great Barrier Reef where you will experience three stunning reef sites full of spectacular coral formations and vibrant marine life. This is a day full of fund and adventure, not to be missed!
per person

Greyhound Bus Pass: Cairns-Brisbane

Travel Australia's famous East Coast in comfort with this Hop on Hop off Greyhound pass. Exclusive discount, save 5% when you book with YHA!

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 a FREE Hot Spot (Wifi Plus also available). 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.


93% customer rating, based on 4336 reviews
  • Lovely clean hostel. Friendly. Great facilities. Morning pancakes were very good.
    Zoe A 25/02/2018
  • Daintree Forest and Cape Tribulation Tour is a must!
    Joana Patricia R 19/01/2018
  • Awesome; great and friendly atmosphere.
    Rajarshi P 11/01/2018
  • Best hostel we stayed in Australia
    Lucia H 9/01/2018
  • Arrived very late, after midnight. Friendly, courteous, helpful night staff. Great stopover, thank you.
    Roslie M 27/12/2017
  • nice, quiet, clean
    Shaila B 21/12/2017
  • Wonderful, superb hostel. Excellent.
    Frances R 1/12/2017
  • One of the best YHA in the world
    Lawrence C 24/11/2017
  • The YHA on Cairns was so fun! The hostel set up is really cool, with it being around the pool. Everyone was so nice and friendly, it made for a great stay!
    Laura P 16/11/2017
  • Fantastic. One of the best YHA's I have stayed at. Would highly recommend to others!
    Nicholas V 15/11/2017


Address: 20-26 McLeod Street
State: QLD, 4870
Phone: (+617) 4051 0772
Hostel Manager: Dean Thexton
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