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“Just as good as all YHA's” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel

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Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel
Ranked #26 of 88 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Cologne, Germany
1 review
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“Just as good as all YHA's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2010

+ Facilities, kitchen, common rooms, pool etc. nice and clean
+ Staff friendly
+ Good location (in the centre of Cairns, close to shops etc.)
- There were ants in our room (but i guess thats quite normal up there)

Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2009

if the staff ever bothered to tilt their noses down a little they might notice how much they stink. which is a pity because this was one of the cleaner hostels i stayed at.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2009

I can not say a bad thing about YHA Cairns. It is ideal for any backpacker or lower budget traveler visiting Cairns.

The hostel has a nice swimming pool, a great kitchen and social area, (perfect if you are a solo traveler, this place makes it so easy to meet people!) internet access (inc wifi), tv room, booking office for any trips you wish to do.

The dorms consist of 6,8 or 10, my advise would be to get into the 6 bed dorm with ensuite, perfect!! Although that said, the communal bathrooms are brilliant.
All the rooms are cleaned daily, by the crazy cleaners! (there absolutely top people that love to talk!) The bedrooms always smell and look clean and fresh!

The hostel itself is situated right by a shopping mall, perfect for stocking up at Coles or going to the cinema. Its a 20 minute walk to the Lagoon, and between 5 to 20 minutes to all the bars, restaurants and shops.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank EnglandErnie
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Derbyshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2009

This is great place to stay for a quiet night's sleep in a busy town. It is just far enough away from the main bar area. It is like a mini holiday resort with lovely pool and jacuzzi central to the rooms. The kitchen is clean and well equipped but staff need to enforce rules about people cleaning and putting away pots as often this is a problem after breakfast and dinner. Staff helpful but with an edge - it's hard to put your finger on it. Would definitely stay here again if in Cairns though.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank BuckoDerbyshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2009

As you would expect the facilities at the Cairns YHA are very good. A large, clean & well equipped kitchen, internet, TV room, laundry, pool, spa & travel centre. We stayed in the 8 bed dorm and the 4 bed dorm, priced $24 & $26 respectively. The 8 bed dorm was a decent size but overlooks the communal courtyard area which can get very noisy at night, this makes getting to sleep difficult. The 4 bed dorm we were in, unfortunately, overlooks a pub which is very noisy on a Friday & Saturday night which has been commented on in previous reviews. However, the hostel is centrally located and is a good choice when staying in Cairns.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank truthtelleruk
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Additional Information about Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel

Property: Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel
Address: 20 - 26 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 88 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,389 - ₹ 4,167
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
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