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“Quiet & comfortable” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Globetrotters International
Ranked #11 of 89 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore
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37 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Quiet & comfortable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2010

Surprisingly quiet even though our room was by the road, & bed was surprisingly comfortably soft. I slept really well. We didn't get to watch much tv programs as the signal was weak, but the free internet kept us occupied. Room was generally clean except for a few ants. Size was just good enough.

I was quite disappointed with the shared bathroom. It's not really the hostel's fault, as the cleanliness depends very much on the people using it. It was wet most of the time, & there was hair all over. Shower door couldn't be closed fully.

Staff was helpful & hostelites were friendly. Hostel is a couple mins drive away from Cairns Esplanade, where some shops & eating places are still open at night. There are only 4 parking lots outside it. We were given vouchers for a free dinner at Woolshed, but there was a super long queue, so we skipped it & ate at the night market nearby instead.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2010

Globetrotters hostel has some of the friendliest staff around. The hostel is very quiet and the rooms are pretty cheap, I had a single room with shared shower for $42 a night which was a bargain. The hostel was very happy to help you book tours, and help you with your travel plans. They even helped me when my plans changed and I had to leave early. The pool is a good size, and the communal area is great. Cairns is hot so the air con is good, although it does only come on between 6pm and 9:30am which can be annoying if you go back at lunch to escape from the heat. This is only done for environmental reasons, and if your only in cairns for a few days you won't notice as you will be out on trips!

Thanks for a great stay, and especial thanks to the owners for sorting my problem and the young lady who works behind the desk in the evenings ;)

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Albany, Western Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2010

Hard to beat this one for a family/backpacker hotel. 5 mins walk from the heart of town and an amazingly delightful base to get out and have whatever sort of holiday you're after. All the necessities of a self-contained holiday are here. The minor problems that pop up (we were here for 2 weeks) are dealt with quickly and easily by the friendly staff. They book tours for you at unbeatable rates. All up Globetrotters international is a fantastic value home-away-from-home.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2010

Globetrotters International is nicely located 10mins walk away from the cairns city place. Although some may find that it is away from where the fun takes place, I personally find that the walk along Esplande to and fro the city place is quite relaxing and enjoyable.

Brian and Linda are great hosts that look after all our needs during our stay. They helped us to make arrangements for our rafting and skydiving trips and the prices via them are much cheaper compared to other places. Brian also helped us to ensure that the daily pick up for our trips are on schedule. In short, they would try their best to ensure that you will go on the trip that you asked for and not get disappointed.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ChunBoon
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canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2010

The BEST value for our money thus far. Friendly staff, very helpful. Give great discounts on tours. Pick you up from the airport in a BMW! Facilities were good, AC was great, rooms were spacious, pool was awesome. Could have used an extra bathroom, but not a big deal. Would DEFINATELY reccomend. Only about a 10 minute walk to the city centre as well.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Austria
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2010

The Globetrotter International is a nice and quiet hostel in walking distance of the city center - not a party hostel like other hostels in town. Brian and his team are also very helpful with tours, excursions and you can even book your dive trip with them.
I would recommend the hostel for a quiet stay in Cairns and also return there myself.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Globetrotters International
Address: 154 - 156 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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Ranked #11 of 89 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
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Number of rooms: 55
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