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    All the elements for a great time, seem to exist in one place at this hostel. Starting first with the location (central to everything), and of course the weather, this time of year, excellent. That however is only the beginning, the friendly, inclusive and engaging atmosphere starts with the counter staff, always willing and able to help with their extensive knowledge of Cairns and all it offers the traveller. Their attitude "sets the scene", that allows people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds to relax and socialise - surely an important element of travel, for all. The facilities and their layout are very practical and easy to use (kitchen, laundry & toilets all well positioned and easy to access The dining area in front of the kitchen, is particularly well sited being in front of both the pool and a large opening to the kitchen area. This allows for people to sit down relax, truly setting the scene for people to talk, engage and get to know each other. I absolutely enjoyed my week at Cairns YHA, and would have no hesitation recommending it to the weary traveller. I will return and soon. Pete Murphy (Happy long term YHA user) .
    Peter M August 2015
    Absolutely fantastic hostel. Very friendly and helpful staff. Really nice pool area and courtyard. Really nice rooms. Cannot complain at all about this place and I would highly recommend it :)
    Jack I August 2015
    Great place to stay. Yes it needs a lick of paint here and there, but it does everything right, unlike some of the new glitzy hostels like Sydney Railway Sq who charge over $30 for a basic dorm. $24 is more like what backpackers want. Great atmosphere, and no crowds of beer binge drinkers as in Sydney. Extra friendly staff.
    Robert L August 2015
    Most of staff was really kind and working hard! They speaks Japanese and often helped me! But a few sfaff members weren't kind and had some mistakes. We should ask some people to get a correct answer.
    Hi! C August 2015
    The last time I stayed in a Youth Hostel was 40 odd years ago when I actually was a youth hitching the Hippy Trail. I had forgotten what a great atmosphere they have. As I was travelling 1000 miles for a job interview in which I had little faith of filthy lucre, a chartered helicopter to the Hilton was out, but I was still stunned at the incredible value. I can afford to travel to many more interviews at this rate! Thanks a lot. Greg.
    Greg H August 2015
    All staff super friendly and eager to help bar one male. Rooms could do with a massive de clutter
    Ellie B August 2015
    Great time and fun
    Geoff E August 2015
    Great hostel and super efficient staff
    Barry C August 2015
    Comfortable and cosy with helpful staff - would stay here again!
    Bex P August 2015
    I have traveled AU for one week, and I spent a variety of hostels from Melbourne to Cairns via Sydney. Of all, YHA is the best. Kind staffs, spacious gardens kitchen. Kitchen was very clean. I had wonderful time at YHA.
    Chihiro N August 2015
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