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Cairns Central YHA

Cairns , QLD

Winner of the 2014 Best Backpacker Awards in the Queensland Tourism Awards, Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel has all a backpacker needs for a comfortable stay.

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  • Cairns Central YHA Backpackers - Kitchen
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    Excellent location and friendly staff. Been in Cairns for over month and switched between hostels and YHA was the best. Just round the corner from Gilligans and the mall, perfect!
    Josh L May 2015
    Had an amazing time here, other friendly guests, friendly and helpful staff, excellent location, had an amazing time, thank you :)
    Bethany L May 2015
    Clean and nice hostel in the middle of Cairns near a big Shopping Centre, a nice veggie market and still close to the beach. We were 6 people and stayed in a 6 bedroom room. It was clean, air-conditioned and quiet enough for sleeping. There are free pancakes in the morning and the staff is really polite. Would go there again anytime when I am back in beautiful Queensland. :-) Cheers!
    Stephan K May 2015
    Free pancakes was awesome
    Natalie K May 2015
    Wonderful and friendly staff.
    Jacci B May 2015
    Very reasonably priced if you are looking for an overnight stay and some where not too expensive. Especially if you want to share in same gender rooms for security.
    Wendy S May 2015
    A great facility with friendly staff and guests, located centrally in Cairns and with a great pancake breakfast when I was there.
    Doug M May 2015
    Great hostel with a nice pool area. Bathrooms are clean but the showers could do with a little update. I would recommend this hostel to anyone. Its in a great location, right across the road from the shopping centre and about 5 minutes walk to the lagoon and Esplanade. If I ever come back to Cairns I shall stay again. :)
    Daneka G May 2015
    We enjoyed our stay at Cairns YHA. The staff were friendly and very helpful and we were very pleased with our ensuite room. It was quiet and we slept very well. The kitchen was well equipped and it was lovely sitting outside by the swimming pool to enjoy our meals, the pancakes were excellent.We got a discount at the hostel on the trip to Green Island which was a wonderful day exploring the Island and viewing the Reef and fish through the glass bottomed boat. We liked shopping at Woolworth in Lake Street on the way to the wonderful Cairns lagoon.Trains to Kuranda in the rainforest go from the station across the road but we caught a blue bus from outside the hostel to Smithfield to go on the Skyrail cable car over the forest to Kuranda.The bus we caught outside the hostel was going in the direction of the James cook University and it took about 45 mins to get to Skyrail. Beware of the Transnorth bus company in the station which has a timetable showing they will get you to Skyrail in 20 mins because they are not allowed to actually stop there!
    Jacqueline B May 2015
    Coming from Tasmania and didn't use the a/c so found it warm. Friendly.
    Lee B April 2015
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