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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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    Dongming W August 2015
    I enjoyed my stay in a private room at YHA Cairns Central. The room was clean and comfortable, and also air conditioned. The bathrooms were clean and tidy. The kitchen area was large and there was plenty of storage for food. The staff were friendly and helpful, however there was often only one staff member at the reception desk and waiting times of 20-30 minutes to get to the front of the queue to ask a question. The hostel is U-shaped with a pool etc in the centre, meaning that noise can be an issue late at night. Bring ear plugs! Location is good - across the road from the main shopping centre and ~10 min walk of the Esplanade (beach, lagoon, restaurants).
    Elise G August 2015
    If you want relaxes stay and don't enjoy a party atmosphere 24/7 then I highly recommend YHA CC!
    Charlotte B August 2015
    I would like to thank YHA Staff, for providing me with great accommodation and Community atmosphere during my recent stay in Cairns.
    ann l August 2015
    The hostel is central and convenient. The staff are really friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. A special thanks to Taka(excuse the spelling if wrong). Our rooms were clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well kitted out with plenty of fridge space. The ambience was really pleasant. All in all, a lovely place to stay.
    Caroline D July 2015
    I stayed in a 4 dorm with private bathroom, but the rooms were really small and the lockers were small, I was fine because my case fitted in the locker, but most travelers don't have backpacks anymore they have large wheelie suitcases that don't fit in the lockers and stay in the middle of an already pokey small room, Loved the bathroom as part of the room though. Great location
    Sali D July 2015
    Good location,clean. Sometimes good discounts on tours. Unfortunately staff have zero knowledge of local arts, music and culture. There is a small, hidden chalk board which advertises only commercial bands and venues. However Cairns has many FREE events, music, art galleries, parks and hobby clubs which welcome visiters, e.g. lapidary club (I was given a nice little crystal cluster. Larger, heavier slices of agate were also being given away, but my luggage was at max. plane allowance.)
    Adrienne L July 2015
    Really nice place to stay in Cairns. Clean, quiet, good vibes, friendly people. A little bit far from waterfront but overall good location.
    Julie A July 2015
    Great central location
    Fiona G July 2015
    Stayed as a family with three small children. Room was good size and price made it very affordable as a family. We loved our stay here.
    Deanna d July 2015
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