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Globetrotters International Reviews

154 Lake st, Cairns, Australia

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549 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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The British back packers were good and friendly. All the rest kept within their social groupings and didnt say much. had a second week in cairns and I didnt return to Globetrotters for that week,Stayed at the Castle over the road.

  • 6th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Decent hostel with a chilled atmosphere and pool area. Bit of a walk from the action but free breakfast and Wifi are always a bonus!


Free breakfast was great. Fast internet in lounge. Very friendly, bathroom situation could be better.


This hostel is good for some rest as it is not a party hostel. You can apply to work as a cleaner in return for free/discount accommodation. This is great if you are a backpacker needing to save money, however not everybody has the same standards of cleaning. When we moved in to our room under the mattress was full of toilet paper and generally dirty. We said to a staff member and he was quick to clean it, which was good. The kitchen and bathroom we shared was ok. The WIFI was good. Hostel is OK


We only stayed here for one night, it was great to get upgraded to a twin room and the facilities were really good. We found lots of ants in our room after the reception had closed and was later told by a member of staff that the hotel has an ant infestation, not something we wanted to hear before going to bed. Apart from that it was great.


I was disappointed when I arrived at globetrotters. It looked really nice online & has the potential to be great but it appeared that standards have slipped. My room was really nice & clean but the kitchen looked like it hadn't been cleaned in a wile. It was difficult to shower or even brush my teeth at night as only 1 shower & 1 toilet light worked. I was there for four nights & even after reporting it it wasn't fixed. The lounge area is very nice & the other guests were very friendly.


If you want to get some sleep before 2am this place is just perfect! I loved it!


The hostel was super clean, the rooms were vacuumed every day. If you appreciate getting some sleep before 2am you'll love it! A bit of a walk to the center but not too bad. Heaps of churches along the way to the center, I was constantly afraid of bursting out into flames or getting struck by lightning ;-)


Best Hostel Ever. Really nice people. Talk, sit together, watching movies. Its an amazing atmosphere!!! I worked here for accomodation and it was really easy and relaxing. The owners are very kind people and help everyone. Had the greatest time of my trip here. Its just a little walk to go in the middle of the city were all the clubs and shops are located. The best thing: its not a party hostel. so you can relax the whole day go to bed early. Wanna stay there again!


the room wasn't cleaned, rubbish under the beds, mens boxers left in the bathroom and toiletries. Pizza box left outside the entrance to the room. We weren't sure if someone was in our room with us because it looked like no one had cleaned in there with clothes eveywhere and toiletries and rubbish. The front desk told us to hurry us to leave in the morning because she had to change all the beds.. not very nice thing to here from the host.. At least she came and put air con in the room.

  • 6th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to review us on this website, even though your comments are less than positive. You were in a dorm room which means you will be sharing the dorm with other people, this means that your fellow guests were the ones that had pizza boxes not the hostel. We have cleaners that clean the hostel 3 times a day and we are one of the cleanest hostels in Australia. Check out time is 10 am not 11.30am so instead of charging you a late check out fee we advised you


Not too bad but a lot of stuff were broken especially in kitchens, . Also it's weird and we didn't know but you need to pay to use the fridge.


The beds were incredibly uncomfortable, the mattresses dipped so much in the centre that you are basically lying on the wooden slats. A deposit was needed for using lockers. No bag storage in the rooms. Our room was never locked with people wandering in and out. We had to leave before reception opened on departure day, and despite my best efforts I did not get my $10 key deposit back. Very upsetting. Not impressed.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, your stay at our hostel was along time ago so we had to look at our notes. You extended your stay with us in the same room so our beds were not that bad. Most hostels in Australia if not the world charge for using lockers. Bag storage was under your bed as advised at reception, not in the middle of the room. We tried emailing x 3 times for your bank account details which you never gave us. Please take this review with caution i think she must be having a bad day :)


Love this hostel! Thick comfortable beds, good sized kitchens,pretty good wifi. Relaxing and fun hostel not a party hostel. Party at clubs orwhere ever and then come back chill out maxin relaxin.


Hostel is divided into different areas, each with their own kitchen etc, which was nice. Good little pool and sitting area out back. Not so good were the number of things which were broken and not fixed e.g. one toaster, kettle, tap, washroom in our block. Staff walkthroughs to check for problems would be a good idea esp as reception is not open at all times to report things - a blocked sink was not dealt with for best part of 24 hours.

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