Cairns Central YHA Hostel, Cairns

Cairns North
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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 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.

Location and Contact


• Bus:
• Cairns Bus Terminal is 1km from Cairns Central YHA. All major coach companies service Cairns.
• Train:
• Cairns Railway Station is across the road, 50m from the hostel. Queensland Rail Services to/from Brisbane depart from Cairns Railway Station. Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail rainforest journeys also depart from Cairns Railway Station.
• Nearest Airport:
• Cairns Airport is 7.5km from Cairns Central YHA. Airport shuttle services are available to/from Cairns Central YHA from the airport terminal.
• Other:
• Parking - limited secure parking is available onsite. Please enquire prior to arrival to avoid disappointment. Fees apply.
• Taxis offer 24-hour service and are conveniently located across the road.



Address: 20-26 McLeod Street, Cairns North, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Distance to city center: 0.77 km

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Website Cairns Central YHA Hostel Cairns
Phone Number: +61 (7) 4051-0772
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Groups (10+ people)

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller

Airport Pickup



Lockers in Rooms

Safe Deposit Box

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage



Wi-Fi in Rooms

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill


Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange

Entirely Non-Smoking



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Hot tub/Jacuzzi



Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Pool Table

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms


Swimming Pool


Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals


Min. Age without Parent: 17

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 14 nights

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)

Female Dorm Only

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