Cooktown YHA

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  • Getting here by bus

    Cairns Cooktown Express Bus will get you to Cooktown YHA from Cairns.

    Nearest airport

    The hostel is located 10 km to airport. Daily flights (Hinterland) from Cairns (30 minutes). Airport shuttle bus to YHA, available to backpackers for $10.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Black Mountain National Park
    • Endeavour River National Park
    • Mount Cook National Park
    • Cedar Bay National Park
    • Aboriginal Guided Tours

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Aboriginal Rock Art
    • Bird Watching
    • Jungle Surfing 
    • Horseriding on the Beach
    • Scuba Diving
    • Rock Climbing
    • Canoeing/Kayaking 
    • Fishing
    • 4WD Tours
    • Snorkelling
    • Swimming
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Galleries/Museums
    • James Cook Museum
    • Restaurants and Pubs

    Find us...

    Address: Corner Boundary and Charlotte Streets
    Cooktown , QLD 4895
    Phone: (+617) 4069 5166
    Hostel Manager: Scott Orchard
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

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  • Cooktown YHA

    Pam's Place YHA backpackers hostel, is located in Cooktown and the hostel provides complimentary tea and coffee to guests. Internet is available and backpackers can enjoy the hostel pool, games room, kitchen facilities and 24-hour access. Multi-share, private rooms and self-contained units are available.

     As Cooktown is a remote destination, please call the hostel on (07) 4069 5166 for current availability and bookings. 


    • Sleeps 66 guests
    • Double/Twin rooms
    • Ensuite rooms


    •  Air conditioning
    •  Bar
    •  Courtesy Bus
    •  Games room
    •  Internet/E-mail
    •  Parking
    •  Reading room
    •  Swimming Pool
    •  Television
    •  Tour Desk


    • 4WD tours
    •  Beach
    •  Bird Watching
    •  Bush walking/Hiking
    •  Fishing
    •  Galleries/Museums
    •  National Park
    •  Rock Climbing
    •  Swimming
    •  Wilderness


    88% customer rating, based on 56 Reviews
    • Great hospitality. Clean, great value!
      Jill H August 2017
    • Shady open areas to relax and read surrounded by luxuriant vegetation.
      Paul H August 2017
    • A very friendly place & close to everything.
      Reg O June 2016
    • 2 bed dorm rooms with TV/DVD & a fridge. Large, well equipped kitchen & dining room, plenty of off-street parking - all backpacker hostel owner/managers should visit to see how it can be done.
      Paul M June 2015
    • Pams place is a great place to stay. Staff very helpful and friendly.
      John & Yvonne D May 2015
    • This hostel has good facilities, friendly &helpful staff, &clean &comfortable bedding.
      Kevin August 2017

    Find us...

    Address: Corner Boundary and Charlotte Streets
    Cooktown , QLD 4895
    Phone: (+617) 4069 5166
    Hostel Manager: Scott Orchard
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    7:00am to 7:00pm

    If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

    Check in from 1:00pm daily 
    Check out until 10:00am daily

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    Things to do in Cooktown
    Cooktown is an Australian town steeped in history, from Jimmy Cook to the modern day. Bushwalking/hiking to secluded beaches and mountains from the hostel, snorkel, crocodile spot or experience Aboriginal guided tours to nearby caves with quality rock art. Mysterious Black Mountain will amaze you or just relax and catch a fish from the wharf. A backpackers paradise!
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    FREE things to do in Cooktown

    1. Great walking tracks up Mount Cook, Grassy Hill Lookout, Finch Bay and Cherry Tree Bay.
    2. Best wharf fishing in Australia.
    3. The Milbi Walk created by local Aboriginal artists.
    4. The Cemetery and Chinese Shrine.