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Global Backpackers Central
Ranked #67 of 85 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Tel Aviv
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“Great helpful staff, nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

I stayed in t he hostel for 4 nights had a room with 4 beds which was spacious but bathroom was public at the floor. The reception team especially Chelsea was very helpful and nice and really made the stay pleasant. I got their help to arrange my next tours in Australia and my bus ticket to the east coast.

Room Tip: The 4 share room is very nice and not. Expensive
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Townsville, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2011

My partner and I stayed here over the weekend. This backpackers is the worst that I have stayed at. The staff were not helpful and rude. A fire alarm went off at 4AM in the morning!! We got no sleep due to rude and loud people staying 2 doors down harrasing us (staff were very unhelpful with this matter). Was a terrible stay and would not recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2011

Hostel is in good location but thats about all it has going for it!
On arrival, I asked the guy behind the desk for suggestions on things to do around the city and was told that he actually hand't been in Cairns too long and therefore had no information for us!
The first room we were allocated to was awful - really smelly, too many beds in a small room and peoples stuff thrown everywhere! When we asked to change room the guy at the desk tried charging us extra!
The kitchen is awful - only one pot with a handle, no lighters to light the gas cookers and not enough fridge/food storage space.
The $5 meal deals were awful - ended up having to buy food elsewhere after wasting our money!
On checkout I was told we were being 'very demanding' when we asked the same guy to book a taxi.

Overall - terrible service, kitchen was basic, too few toilet&showers and noisy - Don't stay here!

Room Tip: If you are in a large shared dorm - you are miles from the showers, so go in a small room if you can
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Airlie Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

I have stayed in over 10 backpackers in cairns, global ticks all the boxes!! The kitchen is gold, the rooms are big, clean and nice. The air con is a god send, there is a cute pool and there is a balcony for drinking and eating!!! Good banter to be had here!! There is also a good TV area! Also...this hostel is slap-bang outside the Woolshead, what more can you ask for!!!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

Spent 2 weeks in this hostel in mid july and loved it! The staff were outstanding, always very helpful and got me great deals on local tours. Also met a lot a great people when we went out to p.j.o'brians for the very tasty and cheap $5 meal deal.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

This hostel has a great location in Cairns and offers a good place to book tours and activities. However, it is the noisiest hostel I have ever stayed in. For the three nights we stayed there we were woken up at least twice between 1 and 4am each night by people in the hall space of the hostel, which is open plan.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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England
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2011

Okay so when i got to Cairns i started working at PJ'S (miss you guys) so i checked into global straight away and lets just say i didnt leave for 6 months!!!
i LOVED everything about global palace and it was a great place to meet new people and other long termers and i made some amazing life long friends here!! the night life was immense...nobody was ever left out and the goon was for everyone to share!! although it could be noisy at times at the end of the day it is a hostel in the middle of busy Cairns!! so its going to get a bit rowdy espesh in the high season but isnt that what travellings about...meeting new and wonderful people?
it was exceptionally clean (if i do say so myself-i was a house keeper for a few months for free rent) and the staff were amazing and friendly and you also get free meal vouchers for PJ's and great discounts on trips and grey hound bus tickets!!
you also have a large balcony with pool tables, a huge TV where we would have movie nights and a small but nice pool with a BBQ and loads of seating areas!!!!!
great for those pool parties!!!!

if your going to Cairns do yourself a favour and check into Global! you will have an amazing experiance and for $20 a night you'll have more dolla to spend on boxes of goon :)


miss you global....ill be back soon :) xxx

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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Property: Global Backpackers Central
Address: 9b Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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Ranked #67 of 85 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
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Hotel Class:2 star — Global Backpackers Central 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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