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    Nearest transport:
  • Cairns Central Railway Station (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • sightseeing
  • restaurants
  • beaches
    Distance to airport:
  • Cairns International Airport (5.8 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Good location", "Very clean", "Wonderful staff"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Red Ochre Grill (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Beethoven Café (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Rusty's Market (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • City Place Disposals (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

Cairns Central YHA Hostel

20-26 McLeod St, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia 4870

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Features of Cairns Central YHA Hostel

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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Hostel Description
Perfectly located opposite the Cairns Central Shopping Centre and just a short walk from the Cairns...see more 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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Andy T. Solo travelers
New Zealand, December 29, 2015
One Night

Easy, Friendly helpful staff, close
Kimberly D. Solo travelers
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.
Thunyaluk W. Couples
Thailand, October 25, 2015
Central location

Central location, comfortable, friendly staffs
Debopam C. Solo travelers
India, 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.
james H. Solo travelers
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.
Dirk J. Families with young children
Australia, July 21, 2015
Family holiday

Value for money for a family, quiet, avail; ability of kitchen facilities
Marwan F. Solo travelers
Australia, June 29, 2015
Nice, clean, friendly

Nice, clean, friendly
Gavan L. Solo travelers
Australia, June 27, 2015
Short overnight stay

Cheap, clean, convenient
Free transport from the airport to YHA was a bonus - Pubs and food are within a 10 min walk so all good there !! Air con rooms (selected a single - not bunk room) nice !! Id def stay there again if I find my self travelling through Cairns !
Marwan F. Groups
Australia, June 08, 2015
A short sleep

Late hours open reception, central, clean
Jia Y. Solo travelers
Taiwan, September 06, 2014
place and locate is nice.

swimming pool, close to centre, silence place

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