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Global Backpackers Central
Ranked #67 of 85 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Best choice in Cairns!!”
Reviewed 3 August 2012

After staying in many hostels in Cairns I have found that Global Central is the best choice of hostel in the area. Their friendly staff are always very willing to help with any questions you may have. Lots of great travelers to meet here!!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

When we arrived our first thoughts were 'great layout for a hostel' but the staff were very rude, this is due to the fact that all the staff and management were backpackers working for accommodation. The kitchen was useless as nothing worked and there was no cooking equipment. They close the common room and then everyone piles into the halls to drink so after 10pm there's no one to control the noise so sleep is not guaranteed. They do provide cheap meals at the pub which is good but we would not go back.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

Four of us stayed at Global Backpackers for 3 nights in May. The facilities were great; the rooms were clean and neat, with a convenient ceiling fan, the bathrooms and showers were clean. However, the staff were not helpful. When we were checking out there was a huge line, and one person helping one customer find her reservation to check in. The rest of us had to check out by 10:30, and my friends and I had to catch a flight. Other staff members were around, but not helping out at the desk. The staff also did not seem very knowledgeable about the trips they were selling. We ended up getting great help and service from the Global Backpackers Esplanade, and booked our excursion through them.

Overall, it was good, and other people may not have had the same issues with the staff as we had. We actually met one very helpful staff member, but she was only there one day, and overall, the staff were not accommodating.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2012

The hostel is in a excellent location, right in the middle of town. The staff at the front desk were relatively helpful however at times they seemed really unhappy.
The bed's were very poor, me and my friend had bed's with springs poking out of the matress, and the mattress being very flat. The rooms were also quiet small.
The main problem with this hostel is that the common room area's including the balcony and kitchen closed at 10pm. At 10pm everyone who was sat watching tv or chatting on the balcony had to find somewhere else to go to. This meant all the noise went to the corridors or bedrooms. This doesn't make sense as the noise is moving to the worst places. This was the main problem, as we didn't want to go to bed and didn't have money to go out into town and had no where to go. The hostel provide's food vouchers for the local pub which was excellent value. To improve this hostel free wi fi and extend common room times.

  • Stayed May 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

My friends and I stayed at this hostel for a little over a week and enjoyed every minute of it.
The staff were very friendly and made us feel very welcome!
The advice at reception on the great locations we could visit on our stay made our trip very worth wild. They were great with booking us tours at discounted prices.

Would definantly stay again!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Global Backpackers Central

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
Price range (per night): ₹ 840 - ₹ 2,648
Hotel Class:2 star — Global Backpackers Central 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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