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 booking desk at the hostel reception.
Things to do
Cairns YHA Backpackers Hostel is the perfect base to explore tropical North Queensland.
The World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest fringes the Great Barrier Reef, with the outback around the corner. Our knowledgeable staff at the hostel can organise many tours and activities, including scuba-diving courses, white-water rafting, bungy jumping and Great Barrier Reef cruises.
The hostel can also arrange daytrips to the Skyrail Cableway, Kuranda Scenic Rail, Atherton Tablelands, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation and Cooktown.
4WD tours, bungy jumping, canoeing/kayaking, diving, horse riding, hot air ballooning, skydiving, snorkelling, swimming, whitewater rafting
Cairns backpackers' nightlife is legendary, from pub crawls and parties to cane toad races! All are just a short walk away from the hostel. On a budget? See the hostel's reception for local nightclub discount vouchers! The Cairns Night Markets are on every evening with cheap eats and loads of souvenirs.