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Globetrotters International
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

I absolutely love the atmosphere of this hostel! It isn't a party hostel like so many others, yet it is a very friendly and social place. I booked for three nights and just kept extending my stay!

It's the cleanest hostel I have been to so far in Australia and the amenities are excellent. There are four common kitchens and all the 6-8 person dorms have their own little kitchen areas and bathrooms. There's a small pool, a BBQ, plenty of outdoor lounging areas and a main indoor lounge with lots of sofas and a few TVs. Free Wifi and free coffee in the morning. They don't offer free meal vouchers like some other hostels in town, but with so many kitchen spaces, who needs crappy restaurant pasta? :) It's a very safe hostel and it's definitely a good deal for your money!

Room Tip: The girls only room, also known as "the Ritz" was very nice. Also, the 3 and 4 person room...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

Really good value for money. Lovely pool/outside area qith hammock/bbq facilities free of use. Free unlimited wifi which is easy to connect to and the staff are all lovely. They tend to be backpackers.

Non-party backpackers which tend to 'shut down' at 11pm (we would all just tend to have a few drinks and then leave at around 11 anyway).

The main gate has a security code for entrance which is really good too. Would recommend to anyone and would definitely stay here again.

Washing powder is free and only costs $4 per load. (plenty of clothes lines to hang washing on to dry!)

Lots of kitchens with utensils and bathrooms are good.

Cleaned once or twice a day and general maintenance is good!

I had an 8 bed. Good fun. Lockers provided at $2 per night.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Thank likeabutterfly9
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

This hostel is pretty much the cheapest places that is relatively close the cairns center. I stayed here a few years ago and the renovations have made the place much nicer. I stayed in a twin room and they are basic but has a bed with sheets and an air con unit also a chair, not much else to expect for the price. The girl at reception found to be very helpful. Pool was good and you can meet some nice people on the deck. Also has a good lounge area. I would recommend this place if you are looking for a cheap place to stay in cairns that is in close enough walking distance to the city and you don't expect the Hilton. Also make sure you get the cheap shuttle there as advertised on the website.

Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
Thank dahenchman
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Reviewed 24 October 2012 via mobile

The pics on the website don't represent the place at all!
We had a double room and it was horrible. The pillows were an inch thick and I found a blonde hair (I'm not blonde) on the sheets... Gross!!
The share bathroom is horrible too. I wore thongs in the shower every time!
Kitchen wasn't bad if people cleaned up though.
Pool was absolute crap! Boring :(
Common area was nice and practical :)
Try getting hold of them too - forget it! No one answers anything!!!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Thank JessieMJoy
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

The staff where very friendly, the rooms clean. I have stayed in many hostels around the world and many hotels. I think if you do some research in what you want to pay and where you want to stay usually you will be happy. What annoys me is so called travellers like NOOSACK OR GAG travel on cheap, expect the Hilton or something else who knows !!! then have a whinge on this helpful site.... This site is to help travellers young and old..STOP wasting space for other people who have something contructive to say. It's a hostel, noise, backpackers, people having a good time travelling. Tell me what one doesnt have this if so I wouldnt go there if was travelling with friends enjoying a trip !!!!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

They have single rooms, which serve the basic purpose to sleep, but you won't like to stay inside the room during the day. Except a mattress and a small night-table there is nothing inside the room. Better though is the kitchen and the basement - they are in a very modern look. Lots of lounging possibilities: either in soft-chairs or around the pool. AND this is a big PLUS: in every corner of the backpacker you have WiFi!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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Thank JAD2553
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Reviewed 3 October 2012

This was the worst hostel I had stayed in, stayed two nights, staff were really nice, downstairs was good to sit down, but didn't do much as was out a lot in cairns, kitchen was clean looked as though recently refurbished, bathroom needs to have shower curtain replaced as mould on it, otherwise bathroom in a good state. Only problem is there is not enough bathrooms for the number of guests. I stayed in a single room which was terrible, two mattresses on the floor on top of each other, no bed frame, the sheet that was on had stains on it, would not recommend anyone staying here, not worth the money at all.

Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
Thank amiejsd
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Additional Information about Globetrotters International

Address: 154 - 156 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 84 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Price Range: £29 - £43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Globetrotters International 2.5*
Number of rooms: 55
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