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Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel

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Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

I arrived here from Bali and everything was pretty good! I got a free airport trasport, the staff was nice and the rooms were clean. The free pancaces in the mornings were pretty good as well. I stayed here for two weeks and could stay in the same room the ehole time wich was pretty awesome!

Thank Helena F
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

The staff is super friendly and helpful. I stayed with my mom (ages 20 & 50) and we got a private double room. It's really small but it came with towels which was nice. I've stayed at YHAs before and they are very backpacker-partyish but this one seemed more chill which was a nice refresher. There are a ton of...

Thank Sydney R
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Booked a twin room, which when we first arrived felt quite bland, but it was comfortable and had everything in we needed. Hairdryers and towels can be got from reception for a deposit. The room was right next to the pool and courtyard so at times could be quite noisy, but nothing you wouldn't expect at a hostel. Whilst we...

Thank Laurenhanah92
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

I stayed in a four bed female dorm with ensuite shower. The room was small but big enough. The kitchen was massive. It is located opposite a huge mall and a about 10mins walk to the beach and lagoon. I heard that the whitsundays were getting booked up. So I went to the staff at the reception and they helped...

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

In front of the central station and the groceries store. Perfect localisation. Further from the water esplanade path way, but in front of everything else! Nice shared space good to meet people. Wifi only in lobby, but helps you meet people too! Great staff the help you book your next trip perfectly.

Thank Marie-Michèle L
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Stayed here for 5 nights, great location, about a ten minute walk to lagoon, but right opposite Cairns Central shopping centre with a food court and Coles. The staff were super friendly and helpful, it was really clean and plenty of room for everyone. Pool common area and kitchen all really nice. Would go again.

Thank 1leahs97
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Good organisation, clean enough and nice kitchen, swimming pool and areas. The staff of reception is so into selling tours and tourism packs, maybe too much. The products that they sell is overpriced and for example, they tells us that the only way to go to Kuranda was by some tours that cost a lot of money but we discover...

Thank Guille B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Stayed at YHA due to a recommendation from a friend that they do good pancakes. You get two pancakes per person if you wish! I arrived early and was provided with the wifi password whilst I waited. The free wifi only works in the communal areas, it is extra to have wifi in the room. Stayed here whilst travelling with...

Thank Liv
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Good location opposite Cairns Central shopping centre (train and bus station is behind it) and only a few blocks' walk to the Esplanade. Not the biggest hostel, it has a new section plus an older section that's planned around a courtyard area with pool, spa, tables etc. The twin / double rooms tend to be in the older section and...

Thank Judy12343
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

Pretty unimpressed with this hostel - noise at 1am was unacceptable. Pool dirty and I believe the managers there really need to get there act together. I will not be going back and forget yha as a brand - 1am guys come on ! Complete sham. Disgusted

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YHA_Hostels, Guest Relations Manager at Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Dennis, Thank you for choosing to stay at Cairns Central YHA. We are sincerely disappointed to read that you were not satisfied with our product and I can assure you that this is not reflective of the usual standard of service we provide. I have met with our Night Supervisors to reiterate the importance of ensuring our noise policy...

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Cairns Central YHA, winners of the 2014 Queensland Tourism Award for Best Backpackers, is conveniently located opposite the Cairns Central Shopping Centre. The hostel has multi-share, twin, double and family rooms are available, all with keyless entry, air-conditioning and many with ensuites. Facilities for backpackers include a large outdoor games area, kitchen, laundry, indoor and outdoor dining area, free Wi-Fi Hot Spot (Wi-Fi Plus also available), TV room with large-screen TV, secure luggage storage and YHA travel and tour desk at the hostel reception. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel

Address: 20 - 26 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: ₹ 1,363 - ₹ 3,939 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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