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About Cairns Central YHA Hostel


Perfectly located opposite the Cairns Central Shopping Centre and just a short walk from the Cairns Esplanade, the award-winning Cairns Central YHA Hostel not only offers fantastic shopping from the moment you step outside, but it also packs in all the comfort, conveniences, and facilities a shopper’s heart desires. From here, you will find a selection of pubs, shops, cafes, as well as Trinity Wharf, the departure point for Great Barrier Reef cruises and tours. Chosen for its popularity with seasoned backpackers to Cairns, the property offers accommodation options ranging from dorms to twin/double and family rooms. Each unit is air conditioned, and many also have en-suite bathrooms. To keep you entertained at all times, the hostel provides an outdoor games area, a TV room, as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Simply put, Cairns Central YHA Hostel is a backpacker’s paradise.
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Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • airport transfer
  • BBQ facilities
  • express check-in/check-out
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • lockers
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shared kitchen
  • shared lounge/TV area
  • smoking area
  • tours
  • vending machine

Sports and Recreation

  • games room
  • garden
  • golf course (within 3 km)
  • hot tub
  • outdoor pool
  • spa


  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • Czech
  • German
  • Japanese
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Wi-Fi/Internet access is available only in certain areas of the property at no additional charge.

Children and extra beds
Children 0-16 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 1:30 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 0.2 Km
Distance to Airport: 7.5 Km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Rooms : 55
Parking Fee (per day): 10 AUD
Reception Open Until: 11:00 PM
Time to Airport (Minutes): 10
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Families with older children (5)

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8 Sahib C.
February 20, 2016
Good location and clean room

10 Dennis S.
United Kingdom
February 12, 2016
holiday time
location was good. room was good. staff were helpful breakfast was included.
Fabulous. Would stay there again.

10 Ala B.
United States of America
March 15, 2016
Great on all fronts
Amazing, personable staff, clean facilities. One of the best hostels I've stayed in.

10 Andy T.
New Zealand
December 29, 2015
One Night
Easy, Friendly helpful staff, close

8.3 Kimberly D.
United States of America
December 20, 2015
Nice Hostel great location
The location, The kitchen was big, The pool
Had a great stay the only negative was the bathrooms on the second floor were out of order.

7.7 Thunyaluk W.
October 25, 2015
Central location
Central location, comfortable, friendly staffs

9.3 Debopam C.
August 06, 2015
Reception, accommodation and location
In short, it was excellent. The reception was excellent and the location was perfect. I would recommend that to everybody who wants to visit Cairns.

6.7 james H.
United Kingdom
September 01, 2015
convenient location
staff location general facilities
I stayed one night at the YHA and was impressed with the staff and the facilities. Improved wifi would be nice but for the price I wouldnt expect quality wifi in rooms. There is everything you need as a traveller, a good kitchen for self catering and simple but adequate rooms; this is a good, well located hostel, although not a 4 star hotel. I would happily stay here again in the future.

9.3 Dirk J.
July 21, 2015
Family holiday
Value for money for a family, quiet, avail; ability of kitchen facilities

8 Marwan F.
June 29, 2015
Nice, clean, friendly
Nice, clean, friendly