YHA Cairns Central
YHA Cairns Central
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YHA Cairns Central

3.5 stars out of 5
20-26 McLeod St, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Cairns City Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Esplanade Boardwalk. This 3.5-star property features outdoor pool to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

190 meters to public transportation

Check-in/out [express]

Inside city center

170 meters to Rusty's Market

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Pets allowed

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hot tub

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

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8.4Excellent

2,261 reviews

2,261 reviews

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9.0Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Bones and Jones
50 m
Rusty's Market
120 m
Coles Supermarket - Cairns
120 m
Shenannigans
180 m
Cairns Central Shopping Centre
200 m
Popular landmarks
Night Markets
570 m
The Reef Hotel Casino
650 m
Esplanade Boardwalk
690 m
Cairns Aquarium
690 m
Michaelmas Cay
730 m
Closest landmarks
Cairns Central Medical Centre
260 m
Cairns Magistrates Court
320 m
PJ O'Briens
340 m
KickArts Contemporary Arts
370 m
Cairns Museum
380 m
Value for money8.4
Distance to city center0.2 Km
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportCairns Airport (CNS)
Distance to airport5.8 km

Rooms available at YHA Cairns Central

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.1

1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room with Share Bathroom
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Family Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds and 1 double be...
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Queen Room with En-Suite
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

What types of entertainment are available at YHA Cairns Central?

YHA Cairns Central offers a wide range of entertainment facilities which includes games room and billiards for your satisfaction while staying here.

What interesting attractions are nearby YHA Cairns Central that are in walking range?

While remaining at YHA Cairns Central, jump start your getaway by exploring the closest points of interest that are within close proximity to the property which include Rusty's Market, Coles Supermarket - Cairns, and Shenannigans.

How many floors does YHA Cairns Central have?

YHA Cairns Central has a total of 2 floors.

How long do visitors generally stay at YHA Cairns Central?

Verified past guests that have stayed at YHA Cairns Central had an average nightly stay of 2 nights at this property.

At what time of the year is YHA Cairns Central most popular?

YHA Cairns Central's most popular month where verified tourists have stayed the most is in April.

What is the verified guest review consensus about YHA Cairns Central's wellness amenities?

69.0% of our verified visitor testimonials have given a positive review and comments about this property's wellness amenities. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for YHA Cairns Central down in the review section.

What is the average rating that verified Business travelers' have given to YHA Cairns Central?

Verified business travelers that have stayed at this property have given YHA Cairns Central an average rating of 8.2. You can look up more detailed customer ratings and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that past Couples' have given to YHA Cairns Central?

Past couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given YHA Cairns Central an average rating of 8.1. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that verified Group travelers have given to YHA Cairns Central?

Verified group travelers that have stayed at this property have given YHA Cairns Central an average rating of 8.3. You can check out more precise customer ratings and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the nearest train, metro, or bus station to YHA Cairns Central?

The nearest train, metro, or bus station is Kuranda, 18560.88 m away from YHA Cairns Central.

What time is check-in and check-out at YHA Cairns Central?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Customers checking in or out before or after the designated time frame may be charged an additional fee.

More about YHA Cairns Central

More about YHA Cairns Central

Discover the Vibrant Oasis of YHA Cairns Central

Welcome to YHA Cairns Central, a 3.5-star hotel nestled in the heart of Cairns, Australia. With its convenient location just 0.2 km from the city center, this vibrant oasis offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Whether you're exploring the Great Barrier Reef, immersing yourself in the rich Aboriginal culture, or simply enjoying the tropical paradise, YHA Cairns Central is the perfect base for your adventures. Step into our modern and comfortable rooms, where you'll find everything you need for a relaxing stay. With a total of 55 rooms, we offer a variety of options to suit every traveler's needs. Each room is thoughtfully designed with your comfort in mind, featuring cozy beds, air conditioning, and modern amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. At YHA Cairns Central, we understand the importance of a seamless check-in and check-out experience. Our check-in time starts from 02:00 PM, allowing you to settle in and start your Cairns adventure at your own pace. When it's time to bid farewell, our check-out time is until 10:00 AM, giving you ample time to pack up and make the most of your last moments in this tropical paradise.

Unwind and Have Fun at YHA Cairns Central's Entertainment Facilities

At YHA Cairns Central, you'll find a range of entertainment facilities that are sure to keep you entertained throughout your stay. Whether you're looking to relax or have some fun, this hostel has got you covered. Take a dip in the hot tub and let the warm water soothe your muscles after a long day of exploring Cairns. The hot tub provides the perfect spot to unwind and rejuvenate while enjoying the tropical surroundings. If you prefer to be outdoors, you can spend some time in the lush garden area. Surrounded by vibrant greenery, it's the ideal place to relax and soak up the sun. Whether you want to read a book, have a picnic, or simply enjoy the peaceful ambiance, the garden offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. For those who love games and socializing, the games room at YHA Cairns Central is the place to be. Challenge your friends to a game of pool or table tennis, or try your hand at one of the board games available. It's a great way to meet fellow travelers and have some friendly competition. If you're in the mood for some downtime, the shared lounge/TV area provides a comfortable space to kick back and relax. Catch up on your favorite shows or movies on the large-screen TV, or simply enjoy the company of other guests in this communal space. With its hot tub, garden, games room, and shared lounge/TV area, YHA Cairns Central offers a variety of entertainment facilities that cater to every traveler's needs. Whether you're seeking relaxation or a fun-filled time, this hostel has everything you need to make your stay in Cairns unforgettable.

Unwind and Dive into Adventure at YHA Cairns Central's Sports Facilities

At YHA Cairns Central, we understand the importance of staying active and enjoying thrilling experiences during your vacation. That's why we offer an array of top-notch sports facilities to cater to your adventurous spirit. Dive into our outdoor pool and feel the refreshing water envelop you as you swim laps or simply relax by the poolside with a refreshing drink in hand. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, our diving facilities are second to none. Cairns is renowned as one of the world's best diving destinations, and at YHA Cairns Central, we provide easy access to this underwater paradise. Explore the vibrant coral reefs and encounter mesmerizing marine life just a short distance from our doorstep. Whether you're a seasoned diver or a beginner looking to take your first plunge, our diving facilities and expert instructors are here to ensure an unforgettable experience. So, gear up and get ready to embark on an underwater adventure like no other!

Convenience Facilities at YHA Cairns Central: A Perfect Blend of Comfort and Efficiency

YHA Cairns Central offers an array of convenience facilities that cater to the needs of modern travelers. With a laundry service and laundromat on-site, guests can easily freshen up their wardrobe during their stay. The safety deposit boxes provide peace of mind, allowing guests to securely store their valuables while exploring the vibrant city of Cairns. Stay connected with loved ones or catch up on work with the complimentary Wi-Fi available in public areas and all rooms. Whether you need to quickly check-in or check-out, the express service ensures a seamless and efficient process. For those who require luggage storage, YHA Cairns Central has got you covered. Craving a snack or a refreshing drink? Look no further than the vending machine conveniently located within the property. Additionally, a designated smoking area is available for guests who smoke. These convenience facilities at YHA Cairns Central are designed to enhance your overall experience, making it a truly comfortable and hassle-free stay.

Convenient Transport Facilities at YHA Cairns Central

At YHA Cairns Central, we understand the importance of convenient transport options for our guests. Whether you are arriving by air or planning to explore the beautiful Cairns region, our hotel offers a range of transport facilities to make your stay hassle-free. For those flying into Cairns, our airport transfer service ensures a smooth and seamless journey from the airport to our doorstep. Sit back and relax as our friendly and professional drivers take care of your transportation needs. If you're looking to explore the wonders of Cairns and its surrounding areas, our hotel can arrange tours to popular attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Let our knowledgeable guides show you the best of what this stunning region has to offer. For guests who prefer to drive, we have an onsite car park available. You can rest assured knowing that your vehicle is secure and conveniently located just steps away from your accommodation. Please note that car park charges do apply. With our convenient transport facilities, YHA Cairns Central ensures that your journey to and around Cairns is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Book your stay with us today and let us take care of your transportation needs.

Comfortable and Cool: Air-Conditioned Rooms at YHA Cairns Central

At YHA Cairns Central, your comfort is our top priority. Our rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art air conditioning systems to ensure you stay cool and relaxed throughout your stay. Whether you're visiting Cairns for business or pleasure, our air-conditioned rooms provide the perfect sanctuary from the tropical heat. Step into your room and feel the refreshing blast of cool air enveloping you. Our air conditioning units are designed to maintain a comfortable temperature, allowing you to unwind and recharge after a long day of exploring the Great Barrier Reef or wandering through the lush rainforests of Far North Queensland. No matter the time of year, our air-conditioned rooms offer a welcome respite from the outside elements. The air conditioning in our rooms is not only efficient but also adjustable, allowing you to personalize your comfort level. Whether you prefer a cooler or warmer environment, you can easily set the temperature to your liking. Rest assured, our air conditioning units are regularly maintained to ensure optimal performance, guaranteeing a peaceful and uninterrupted night's sleep. Book your stay at YHA Cairns Central and experience the bliss of air-conditioned comfort. No matter the purpose of your visit, our rooms provide a cool and inviting haven for you to relax and rejuvenate.

Delicious Dining Options at YHA Cairns Central

At YHA Cairns Central, guests are spoiled for choice when it comes to dining options. Whether you prefer a sit-down meal, a casual BBQ, or cooking your own meals, this hostel has it all. The on-site restaurant offers a delectable menu featuring a variety of local and international dishes, ensuring there is something to satisfy every palate. For those who enjoy a more laid-back dining experience, the BBQ facilities provide the perfect opportunity to grill up a feast while enjoying the tropical Cairns weather. Additionally, the shared kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances, allowing guests to prepare their own meals and socialize with fellow travelers. To kickstart your day, the hostel also offers a delicious continental breakfast, ensuring you have the energy needed to explore all that Cairns has to offer. With such a wide range of dining facilities available, YHA Cairns Central is the ideal choice for food lovers and those seeking convenience during their stay in Cairns.

Comfortable and Affordable Room Options at YHA Cairns Central

YHA Cairns Central offers a wide range of room options to cater to every traveler's needs. From cozy dormitories to private rooms, there is something for everyone. For solo female travelers, the 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only and 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only provide a safe and comfortable space to rest and recharge. These dormitories feature bunk beds and offer a great opportunity to meet fellow female travelers. If you prefer a mixed-gender dormitory, the 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed and 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed are spacious and offer a bunk bed for a restful night's sleep. These dormitories are perfect for socializing and making new friends. For those seeking more privacy, YHA Cairns Central also offers private rooms. The Double Room with Share Bathroom is ideal for couples or solo travelers looking for a cozy space. Families can opt for the Family Room with Private Bathroom, which can accommodate up to four people with a double bed or two bunk beds. The Queen Room with 4 Single Beds and En-Suite is perfect for a group of friends or a larger family, offering ample space and comfortable sleeping arrangements. Booking these rooms on Agoda ensures the best prices and a hassle-free experience. With Agoda's user-friendly platform, you can easily compare prices, read reviews, and secure your reservation with just a few clicks. Take advantage of Agoda's seamless booking process to guarantee a comfortable and enjoyable stay at YHA Cairns Central.

Discover the Vibrant Cairns City Center

Nestled in the heart of Cairns, Australia, YHA Cairns Central offers an ideal base for exploring the vibrant city center. With its convenient location, guests can easily immerse themselves in the bustling atmosphere and discover the wealth of attractions and activities that this tropical paradise has to offer. Step outside the hotel's doorstep, and you'll find yourself surrounded by a lively mix of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Take a leisurely stroll along the bustling streets, and you'll be captivated by the vibrant energy that fills the air. Indulge in some retail therapy at the nearby Cairns Central Shopping Centre, where you'll find a diverse range of stores offering everything from fashion and accessories to electronics and souvenirs. For those seeking a taste of the local cuisine, the city center is a food lover's haven. From trendy cafes and gourmet restaurants to vibrant street food stalls, the area offers a wide array of dining options to suit every palate. Savor fresh seafood, indulge in exotic flavors, or simply relax with a cup of locally brewed coffee as you soak up the vibrant atmosphere of this tropical city.

Convenient Transportation Options from Cairns Airports to YHA Cairns Central

When it comes to reaching YHA Cairns Central from the nearest airports in Cairns, Australia, travelers have a range of convenient transportation options to choose from. If you arrive at Cairns Airport, which is located approximately 6 kilometers away from YHA Cairns Central, you can easily hop on a taxi or book a ride-sharing service for a quick and hassle-free journey. The journey usually takes around 10 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. For those looking for a more budget-friendly option, the airport shuttle bus service is a great choice. The shuttle buses operate regularly and provide a comfortable and affordable transfer to YHA Cairns Central. The journey takes approximately 15 minutes, allowing you to sit back and relax while enjoying the scenic views of Cairns. Another convenient option is to rent a car from one of the car rental companies available at the airport. This gives you the freedom to explore Cairns at your own pace and also provides the flexibility to visit nearby attractions during your stay. No matter which transportation option you choose, reaching YHA Cairns Central from the airports is a breeze, ensuring a smooth and convenient start to your stay in Cairns, Australia.

Explore the Vibrant Surroundings of YHA Cairns Central

Situated in the heart of Cairns, YHA Cairns Central offers easy access to a wide range of exciting landmarks and attractions. Just a short stroll away, you'll find the picturesque Esplanade Boardwalk, where you can take a leisurely walk while enjoying stunning views of the ocean. If you're looking to cool off, head to the popular Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, a man-made swimming area surrounded by lush parklands. Nature enthusiasts will delight in a visit to the Cairns Botanic Gardens, located just a short drive from the hotel. Explore the diverse range of tropical plants and vibrant flowers, or simply relax in the peaceful surroundings. For a unique adventure, hop on a boat and make your way to Green Island, a stunning coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel or dive in crystal-clear waters, or simply bask in the sun on the pristine beaches. Families traveling with children will love Muddy's Playground, a fun-filled park with water features, playgrounds, and picnic areas. For an educational experience, make sure to visit the Cairns Aquarium, where you can discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and its marine life. If you're feeling lucky, head to The Reef Hotel Casino, where you can try your hand at the gaming tables or enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants. For those seeking cultural enrichment, a visit to St Monica's Cathedral and Cairns Museum is a must. Admire the stunning architecture of the cathedral and learn about the rich history and heritage of Cairns at the museum. Lastly, adventure seekers can embark on a thrilling boat trip to Michaelmas Cay, a pristine sand island surrounded by vibrant coral reefs. Snorkel, dive, or simply soak up the sun on this idyllic paradise. With its prime location and proximity to these exciting landmarks and attractions, YHA Cairns Central is the perfect base for exploring all that Cairns has to offer. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, this vibrant city has it all.

Convenient Public Transport Options near YHA Cairns Central

Located just a stone's throw away from Cairns Railway Station, YHA Cairns Central offers a prime location for travelers looking for easy access to public transportation. With the railway station right on its doorstep, guests can effortlessly explore the vibrant city of Cairns and its surrounding areas. Cairns Railway Station is a major transportation hub that connects the city to various destinations in Queensland. From here, travelers can catch trains to popular tourist spots like Kuranda, a charming rainforest village, or embark on an unforgettable journey to the iconic Great Barrier Reef. In addition to the railway station, YHA Cairns Central is also within walking distance of several bus stops. These bus stops provide convenient access to other parts of the city, allowing guests to explore Cairns at their own pace. Whether you want to visit the stunning Cairns Esplanade, discover the vibrant nightlife on Abbott Street, or indulge in some retail therapy at the Cairns Central Shopping Centre, the well-connected public transport network ensures that you can easily reach your desired destination.

A Culinary Adventure Awaits

Indulge in a culinary adventure during your stay at YHA Cairns Central, with a plethora of dining options just steps away. Start your day with a hearty breakfast at Muddy's Cafe, known for its delicious coffee and freshly baked pastries. For a taste of the local seafood, head to Dundees on the Waterfront, where you can savor the catch of the day while enjoying panoramic views of the marina. If you're in the mood for a juicy steak, Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse is the place to be, offering a wide selection of premium cuts cooked to perfection. For those craving Asian flavors, Jia Tong Heng Restaurant is a must-visit, serving authentic dishes in the bustling Night Bazaar area. And if you're looking for a casual meal, Jimmys Burger & Co. is the go-to spot for mouthwatering burgers and fries. With such a diverse range of dining options, your taste buds are in for a treat at YHA Cairns Central.

Shop 'til you Drop at Cairns Central Shopping Landmarks

Located in the heart of Cairns, YHA Cairns Central is surrounded by a plethora of shopping landmarks that will satisfy every shopaholic's desires. Just a short stroll away, you'll find Cairns Central Shopping Center, a sprawling mall that houses a wide range of international and local brands. Whether you're in search of trendy fashion, electronics, or souvenirs, this shopping center has it all. For those looking for unique and locally made items, the Red Chair Gallery and Fujii Store offer a selection of handcrafted jewelry, artwork, and homeware. And if you're in need of some new leather goods, the Australian Leather Company is the place to go. With their collection of high-quality leather bags, wallets, and accessories, you'll be sure to find the perfect piece to add to your collection. After a long day of shopping, head to Bones and Jones, a popular barbershop that offers grooming services for both men and women. And if you're in need of any outdoor equipment or adventure gear, City Place Disposals has got you covered. With its extensive range of camping gear, hiking equipment, and outdoor clothing, you'll be fully prepared for your next adventure. With so many shopping landmarks just a stone's throw away, YHA Cairns Central is the perfect base for a retail therapy getaway.

Affordable Luxury at YHA Cairns Central

Experience the best of Cairns without breaking the bank at YHA Cairns Central. With an average room price of just $96, this budget-friendly accommodation offers unbeatable value for money. Compared to the average price of a hotel room in Cairns, which sits at $160, YHA Cairns Central provides an affordable alternative without compromising on quality or comfort. Nestled in the heart of Cairns, YHA Cairns Central is the perfect base for exploring the vibrant city and its breathtaking natural wonders. Whether you're a backpacker on a budget or a savvy traveler seeking a great deal, this hostel offers a range of room options to suit every need. From cozy dormitories to private ensuite rooms, each space is thoughtfully designed to provide a comfortable and relaxing stay.

Great Stay with Excellent Location and Friendly Service

YHA Cairns Central offers a truly memorable experience with its excellent location and friendly service. Guests have raved about their overall great stay, highlighting the convenience of the hostel's central location and the warm hospitality provided by the staff. The WiFi connection is praised for being reliable, ensuring guests can stay connected throughout their stay. The showers provide a refreshing experience with hot water, and the beds offer a decent level of comfort. The cleanliness of the environment is highly rated, with guests appreciating the modern showers and toilets. Solo travelers will find the spacious rooms to be perfect for their needs, creating a tidy and safe environment for all guests.

Exceptional Customer Ratings at YHA Cairns Central

YHA Cairns Central is a highly-rated hotel that consistently receives exceptional customer ratings. With an overall score of 8.4, guests have praised this hotel for its outstanding value, excellent facilities, and top-notch cleanliness. The hotel's dedication to providing a comfortable and enjoyable stay is evident in its high ratings for comfort, staff performance, and location. One of the standout features of YHA Cairns Central is its incredible value for money. With an impressive rating of 8.3 for value, guests have consistently praised the hotel for offering affordable rates without compromising on quality. Whether you're a budget traveler or simply looking for a great deal, YHA Cairns Central is the perfect choice. The hotel's facilities also receive high praise from guests, with a rating of 8.2. From the moment you step into the hotel, you'll be impressed by the range of amenities available. Whether you want to relax by the pool, cook a meal in the fully-equipped kitchen, or socialize with other guests in the common areas, YHA Cairns Central has everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. In addition to its excellent value and facilities, YHA Cairns Central is known for its exceptional cleanliness. With a rating of 8.4, guests consistently comment on the hotel's immaculate rooms and common areas. The dedicated housekeeping staff ensures that every corner of the hotel is spotless, creating a welcoming and hygienic environment for guests. The hotel's location is another highlight, with a rating of 9.0. Situated in the heart of Cairns, guests have easy access to the city's top attractions, restaurants, and shopping areas. Whether you're exploring the Great Barrier Reef, visiting the Cairns Esplanade, or enjoying the vibrant nightlife, YHA Cairns Central is the perfect base for your adventures. Lastly, the staff at YHA Cairns Central receive high praise for their exceptional performance, with a rating of 8.6. Guests consistently mention the friendly and helpful nature of the staff, who go above and beyond to ensure a memorable stay. Whether you need assistance with booking tours, recommendations for local attractions, or simply a warm welcome, the staff at YHA Cairns Central are always there to assist you. With outstanding ratings for value, facilities, cleanliness, location, comfort, and staff performance, YHA Cairns Central is a hotel that truly stands out. Whether you're a budget traveler or simply looking for a comfortable and convenient stay, this hotel is sure to exceed your expectations.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.3

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

12 mentions

Breakfast

3 mentions

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Outdoor
  • Bicycles
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Billiards
  • Diving
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • BBQ facilities
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Elevator
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Dog-friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Pets allowed for free
  • Pets may not be left unattended
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • American

Location

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

9

Airports
  • Cairns Airport (CNS)
    5.8 km
  • Dunk Island Airport (DKI)
    119.0 km
Public transportation
  • Cairns Railway Station
    240 m
  • Freshwater
    8.3 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Cairns Central Medical Centre
    260 m
Shopping
  • Night Markets
    570 m
Convenience store
  • NightOwl
    330 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    60 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Night Markets
    570 m
  • The Reef Hotel Casino
    650 m
  • Esplanade Boardwalk
    690 m
  • Cairns Aquarium
    690 m
  • Michaelmas Cay
    730 m
  • Green Island
    760 m
  • Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
    790 m
  • Muddy's Playground
    1.1 km
  • Cairns Botanic Gardens
    3.5 km
  • Gallo DairyLand
    5.4 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Bones and Jones
    50 m
  • Rusty's Market
    120 m
  • Coles Supermarket - Cairns
    120 m
  • Shenannigans
    180 m
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre
    200 m
  • City Place Disposals
    230 m
  • Cairns Railway Station
    240 m
  • Cairns Central Medical Centre
    260 m
  • Nu-Trix Club
    270 m
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
    270 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-3 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Wi-Fi/Internet access is available only in certain areas of the property at no additional charge.
  • Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or legal guardian.
  • The supervision of guests under 18 years of age remains the responsibility of their parent or legal guardian whilst at a YHA property. Guests under 18 years of age are not permitted to stay in Co-living shared dormitory rooms, they can only be accommodated in private rooms. For further information on the YHA child safety policy please contact the property directly.
  • For bookings of 10 or more guests, different prices, policies, and procedures may apply. For further information please contact the property directly.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out from09:30
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until22:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center0.2 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)10
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)12 AUD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 55
Parking
  • Daily parking fee10 AUD

Reviews of YHA Cairns Central from real guests

8.4
Location9.0
Service8.6
Cleanliness8.5
Value for money8.4
Facilities8.3
Room comfort and quality8.1
High score for Cairns
Rating
9+ Exceptional (90)
8-9 Excellent (45)
7-8 Very Good (60)
6-7 Good (12)
<6 Below Expectation (16)
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10.0
Exceptional
Damoon from Australia
Solo traveler
Queen Room with En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in July 2021

Great stay, great location”

Excellent location and friendly service from the staff. Sam in particular was exceptionally helpful and went out of his way to help me out with travel tips. WiFi was great, shower, hot water and bed were decent. Laundry- make sure you bring $4 in gold coins for a wash, $4 in gold coins for the dryer and you get detergent from the reception. Overall, a great stay.

Reviewed July 08, 2021
10.0
Exceptional
Damoon from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in June 2021

Excellent Service”

Excellent location and friendly service from the staff. Sam in particular was exceptionally helpful and went out of his way to help me out with travel tips. WiFi was great, shower, hot water and bed were decent. Laundry- make sure you bring $4 in gold coins for a wash, $4 in gold coins for the dryer and you get detergent from the reception. Overall, a great stay.

Reviewed July 08, 2021
9.6
Exceptional
Karin from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in November 2022

Good place to stay”

Very nice and clean place to stay. Spacious dorm room and clean facilities. Good kitchen and laundry. However, It is not really a place to find new friends. People are mostly in groups already.

Reviewed December 02, 2022

Hi Karin, thank you so much for your review and for staying with us! We are glad you enjoyed our facilities and do wish you the best on your future travels. Best wishes, YHA team.

Responded December 03, 2022
YHA Cairns Central
9.3
Exceptional
MASAYUKI from Japan
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

Excellent!!”

Things I like
Good location, clean and good staffs

great yha in cairns. the location is very good because this yha is located so close to the cairns shopping centre. also, the room is clean and soap and towels are equipped. and all staffs are quite trained. i could communicate with them comfortably. so, i was satisfied with them very much. i would like to stay this yha when i go to cairns next time.

Reviewed July 23, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
David from Australia
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in November 2012

Nice backpacker, great staff”

Things I like
Staff were extremely friendly and helpful

Accommodation in Cairns was extremely scarce due to the eclipse and the YHA was full, but Agoda double booked us! Even though it was not the YHA's problem, the staff went out of their way to ensure that we had a place to stay for the duration of our booking. One staff member stayed after her shift to continue calling around to other hostels and in the end they emptied their reading room and brought in beds so we would have a place to stay! We were very impressed. The hostel was very clean and well looked after and the pool was also a highlight.

Reviewed November 25, 2012
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