As far as hostels in Cairns, Australia go, Cairns Central YHA is extremely convenient. Cairns Railway Station is across the road, only 50m away! Queensland Rail Services to/from Brisbane depart from Cairns Railway Station. Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail rainforest journeys also depart from Cairns Railway Station.
We are only steps away from restaurants, bars, pubs and shops as well as nearby attractions including the Cairns Aquarium, Night Markets, Casino, Cairns Central Shopping Centre, Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns Esplanade & Lagoon.
Located only 15 minutes from Cairns International Airport and 10 minutes walking distance from the Greyhound Bus Terminal.
swimming pool; good air conditioning
I like the design with a pool
nice pool area, seating outside kitchen, good kitchen etc
nice staff, close to town
Close to central Station
Great communal facilities!!
All the staff where very helpful, Able to answer all questions regarding the Local Area and all trips. A very large and well equipped kithen.
relaxed atmosphere with interior garden patio and pool in central Cairns...and good price for singel room!
I like kichen and kichen stuffs. There are enough clean plates and cups and forks and so on.
It was very clean. The kitchen and showers were well maintained. The room was air-conditioned and a good temperature. It had a good mix of travellers; single, couples, families, young, old. It felt safe. I liked the meal offers for the evenings. I extended my stay by a few more nights.
Very central location, great staff, very clean, good areas to meet people and all around quality hostel.
Not a loud party hostel.
It has a great pool area, clean kitchen and good activities each evening. It's also in a great location.
Its central location+
I dislocated my knee whilst staying in Cairns and the YHA were supurb, they organised a downstairs room with a low bunk. Helped cancel any tours I had booked and assisted with my flight changes. They carried my backpack, helped put my shoe on and made me laugh when I wanted to cry. Sounds cheesy I know but they staff were exceptional and I wouldn't have coped half as well without them.
Really good hostel!! Close to the lagoon!!
I liked the lay out of the dorms felt very open
Location. Friendly staff
The 5 bed dorm is pretty cheap and you have your own shower,toilet and a table to do your dishwash! The 7 dollar meal deals @ P.jm are great! Staff are friendley:)
Good atmposhere and location
The reception is just amazing. They offered us the cheapest travel options and tours. They did their best to help us in terms of travel and other things :) thanks Lauren!
Reception staff were great. They accommodated for my last min booking and late arrival. As well as a kitchen, there was a kitchenette within the room!
Safety and friendly atmosphere
The location and it is a hotel with air conditioning and bathrooms in our room.
Staff are great and especially the local knowledge with tours. They book what ever you want and have done most of the tours. Just a 2 minute walk to everything you need.
close to the CBD
It is cheap and well-located.
Great place, very close to everything. Great staff and service. Rooms were clean and tidy, great for the price.
The staff are so helpful and kind, the room was the one of the nicer hostel's i have stayed in along the east coast and would def recommend it for the price!
The staff were nice and the location was reasonable.
Our hostel is located right in the heart of the city. We are just a few minutes walk from the shopping center, bus and train stations, esplanade & lagoon and Reef Fleet Terminal.
Ideal if you are looking for an amazing time and doesn't really mind the noise from the bar that turns into a nightclub. You will definitely meet a lot of people as the hostel is really big, it more of a community. Big spacious rooms, they got cleaners every morning but it might wake you up, and they just added a powder room and a fitness center!Definitely worth your stay.
If you are looking for a good time then this is definitely the place for you.
It might be hard to get some decent sleep as the nightclub gets pretty noisy and loud at night.
They have a decent pool with tanning beds and the area is always with music.
Good location close to everything.
The hostel was well situated in town, had a great atmopshere and was well maintained.
Free wi-fi free evening meal very clean
Low prices. Centrally Located. Friendly Helpful Staff. Well Secured at Night.
Great hostel, clean, very big and open dorms
In a very good location easy to find
Very cheap along with decent free meals. Excellent value for money.
Clean , good food , good prices on alcohol friendly staff .
Great location and clean areas. You need to pay a deposit for kitchen stuff and had to return them the evening before if you did an early check out. Not so nice when eating breakfast in the morning without it. This was just a minor complaint though, otherwise this is a really great hostel. Balcony, big shower area and toilets.
Great that it offers free WIFI and free dinners for its guests. We also booked a few tours with them and they were helpful and saved us a bit of money!
You can drink on the balcony - seriously helps saving money!
The free meal in the evening is great
staff are very friendly
Really cool hostel, friendly staff and guests, sociable and a free meal at night is a bonus!
Good staff and people. Dinner also good.
Spacious clean private room.friendly helpful staff
The Jack is awesome! It was really clean, really cool atmosphere and the staff is great and so helpful! Perfect for the value! Awesome location too!
Only stayed for 1 night but had a great time. The free meal and wifi made it great value and the bar downstairs has something different going on every night (the night i was there it was Trivia which was AWESOME). Great staff, great location all in all a great experience.
The bedroom was clean and most of the staff were friendly and helpful.
The free dinner was great value and the staff were really helpful.
location and safety
Toilet and bathroom quiet clean.staff good and nice.
The location was exceptional\ - central to everything you need to do in Cairns. The staff were great and always willing to offer assistance. The venue was very large but was very clean. The huge veranda was amazing! It made it very easy to meet and mingle with others. Free dinner every night was above and beyond what was expected - and the food was delicious!
Nice and clean hostel. Friendly staff.
Short nice walk of about 15 mins into the city from the hostel or take a ride in our free city shuttle bus (limited hours). A min walk from our hostel is a Bottleshop, Pizza hut, Sushi, Fish & Chips, Indian, Pub, 24/7 supermarket and a gym.
Interesting international lodgers
great quit hostel with friendly staff, clean rooms and facilities.
Nice little family owned hostel. The hosts ware super friendly and try to help whenever they can. They even called me on my arrival to know when to pick me up. Rooms were all clean as the whole hostel. You feel like you are staying in a shared flat with a nice kitchen and living room:) I would totally recommend this hostel
Good communal areas. Staff helpful.
I really enjoyed my stay at Gilligan's ! My room was clean, the bed was comfortable, there was a desk in my room and a free internet connexion. There was also a free transport in the city center multiple time each days, which was really useful. The staff was amazing, helpful and friendly ! :)
I would stay there again for sure !
It was really clean and safe. Kitchen was great. Not only dishes and pans but also salt and pepper, soy source, and oil, almost everything was there.
It was very familiar.
lovely hostel with really nice staff. Angie especially helped us out. regular shuttles into the city centre which was really handy!
Friendly staff, nice swimmingpool, kitchen has everything you need, they organize nice nights out, you can book lots of tours at the reception. Nice, small hostel, recommended!
Friendly helpful staff. Free wifi. Clean, spacious dorms with no bunk beds. Sociable but not a party Hostel. Would highly recommend this Hostel.
Nice clean and friendly place. Easy to meet people here. Great friendly staff and very helpful with tours. Free tea and coffee. TV and xbox in comfy lounge, decent kitchen and balcony for eating and drinking.
LOVED our stay at castaways in cairns! We had only booked for a week but ended up extending it to two weeks since we were having such an amazing time! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we had a great experience at castaways. The staff offer shuttle buses throughout the day as the hostel is around a ten minute walk for the cbd, lagoon and bars and clubs (we walked this about twice a day and it was no problem) they are also on hand with loads of local knowledge and can book trips and tours for you - many of which they've done themselves so can recommend and advise on the best ones. Nothing is ever too much trouble for these guys. The hostel itself is very clean, bonus of your own fridge in the room and free wifi! We enjoyed bbqs and drinks on the balcony but you can be as involved or not as you like, there's no pressure. There's a large well equipped kitchen/dining area and a comfortable communal lounge. We made some amazing friends during our stay and really didn't want to leave!
The hostel staff is awesome and the hostel is really clean!!
It's not in the CBD but still just 10 minutes walk away. They also offer you shuttles, if you don't want to walk.
Nice pool, BBQ area and a big balcony.
and very important: no bunk beds ;)
Great hostel.Chris and Laura who run it are a great help with places to go and things to do.They go above and beyond with looking after guests.
The owner should give them a rise.
Clean and quiet
Quiet, comfortable place. Good facilities. Friendly staff. Location no problem, easy walk into town, Esplanade not far away, shuttle available. I can only recommend this backpacker.
it was really clean
helpful staff, good kitchen and common areas
very friendly staff,
rooms are not to crowded
fridge in the room
Great staff, good kitchen and other facilities.
Free meals, but the meals are provided at a bar in town, which pretty much every hostel in carnis provides
the staff was the most helpful and reliable I ever met!! always there if you need, friendly and well organized.
Everypart of the bp was clean, and the atmosphere was not too noisy, every conditions are gathered to make really good friends
cheap hostel, not too many people in each dorm rooms, very clean, friendly staff, FREE WIFI. 15-20min walk to city but nice to be further out as quiet and not a party hostel. enjoyed my stay here. would defo stay again. last hotel after 2months in australia, great last place to stay.
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