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    Cairns Central YHA Backpackers Hostel

    20 - 26 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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    09/07/2017 10/07/2017
    1 room
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      2 adults
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        0 children
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          US$60
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          Overview
          • Excellent28%
          • Very good48%
          • Average16%
          • Poor3%
          • Terrible5%
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          Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

          Cairns has no shortage of filthy, cheap hostels for backpackers, but this is not one of them. It is a very, very good hostel with great bathrooms, kitchen and swimming pool. Very hygenic, comfortable and free AC! Two of the staff here have got some...More

          Thank Scooter T
          Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

          Fantastic hostel, just a few annoyances. Positive: Very clean, room was pristine and ao were the bathrooms Downstairs female bathrooms were brand new and definitely the best hostel bathrooms i have ever seen. Upstairs being renovated too. Staff were friendly and helpful. Free pancakes! The...More

          Thank LouP456
          Reviewed 6 May 2017

          Central, as the name implies and excellent location for supermarket, shopping mall and open fruit and veg market - all across the road.. Superb staff, really clean throughout, nice pool, well organized kitchen and laundry. Expensive, but I was shocked by the price of hostels...More

          Thank Janine B
          Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

          The hostel itself is lovely, kept clean, good kitchen, nice swimming pool. The staff ruined it for me. I donated clothes to the free clothing shelf (thinking it wud go to other backpackers in my position) yet the receptionist with the dark hair rummaged thru...More

          Thank Steph W
          Response from YHA_Hostels, Guest Relations Manager at Cairns Central YHA Backpackers HostelResponded 5 May 2017

          Hi Steph, Thank you for your review of our hostel, we really value any feedback as it is a way to better our organisation. In regards to your donated clothing, our staff always go through the bags to make sure there is no rubbish with...More

          Reviewed 30 April 2017

          This youth hostel is amazing! It is clean, comfortable, well equipped and has great outdoor movie night. It’s within walking distance of numerous restaurants and bars. They even provide free pancakes for breakfast. Would very much recommend. No lift though. Car parking secure.

          Thank SaraJWorcester
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          • US$20 - US$70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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          • Number of rooms
          • 52
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          "Travel an overnight tour at Cape Tribulation from here and ask to be dropped in Port Douglas on your way back."
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          "Ask for a back room off the main street and a shared bathroom split if you can get it."
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          "Don't go for standard double (like a prison cell)"
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