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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Global Backpackers Cairns

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Brand new ... World Class Hostel ... Located on the Cairns Esplanade Waterfront.

Global Backpackers Cairns has everything on your doorstep, the lagoon, boardwalk, marina, restaurants, shops, and nightlife. In our bars there are always evening activities (all 5 minutes walk from the accommodation). With your room key you get many discounts in bars and clubs.

Our tour guides have years of experience to provide you with advice and support on which activities and tours you can realize your dreams ... skydiving, white water rafting, snorkeling, sailing, cultural experiences and much more.

Our rooftop lounge and kitchen area offers the best views of the city. Sit back and watch the sun go down (or rises!) also enjoy our FREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST. Our swimming pool is the famous Esplanade Lagoon on our doorstep.

We have a range of rooms, from deluxe queens with balconies and private baths to dorms. All have air conditioning and FREE Wi-Fi.

Live the dream in the Global Backpackers Cairns.

Must be at least 18 years old to stay at this property. Sorry, no children allowed. Dorms only for guests between 18 and 35 years old.
No curfew.
Check-in 13:00 (24-hour check-in)
Check-out 10:00
Reception opening hours 09.00 - 17.00
All non-business hours check-in will receive the keys from the Night Manager (please contact us prior to your arrival).
Dorms only available for 18-35 years
24 hours cancellation policy
No passport ... no bed ... no exceptions

Special rates depending on availability View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Jul 2020
    Such an amazing hostel, very clean, modern, great location with a beautiful balcony view ! Great faculties for everything you would need, including a great kitchen ! Had a lovely stay and met some of the friendliest, most helpful set of staff!! Couldn't recommend this hostel enough and they are a standard all other hostels should look to meet.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Mar 2020
    I had a lovely stay at this Hostel. The staff were super friendly & helpful. I had a lovely quiet room overlooking the lagoon, which I ended up having to myself. The facilities were great, I used the gym daily, the kitchen is one of the nicest hostel kitchens I have used & the chilled area was lush. The beds are comfortable & rooms well air conditioned. The dorm bathrooms are so nice, it has more of a hotel feel. Would absolutely recommend. Great location to.
    British Virgin Islands, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Mar 2020
    Awesome hostel in the heart of town! Great value and location.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Mar 2020
    Probably one of the best hostel we’ve stayed at during our 3 months of traveling! Clean, brand new hostel close to everything in cairns and with nice facilities
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Feb 2020
    Great hostel Very clean Near everything Nice people Amazing rooftop
    Chile, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Feb 2020
    Had a good stay at Global Packbackers, it was a nice place to stay with friendly staff. They made it easy for me to book tours. I enjoyed my stay here and would recommend it to anyone in Cairns
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Feb 2020
    I stayed in the 4 bed en-suite and it was great. The room had its own fan and AC, no funny smell like many hostels have, was incredibly clean, had a really helpful front desk, new washers and dryers and a stellar rooftop for dinner and views. Best hostel I’ve stayed in on my trip so far, highly recommend for a stay.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    26 Feb 2020
    Gorgeous hostel, super clean and very friendly / helpful staff. The kitchen is one of the best I’ve seen with a giant walk in fridge and the Netflix lounge is super chilled! Dorm rooms were spacious (I stayed in a 10 bed) and the location is ideal, right on the waterfront opposite the lagoon. Just a helpful note for any smokers - they don’t have a smoking area within the hostel, which means you have to walk out and across the road to smoke (which can feel a little dodgy at night).
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Feb 2020
    Great location, AC keeps room cold, bathrooms are brand new with large showers. Nice communal balcony to hang/eat at
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    09 Mar 2020
    If you are looking for a place to chill and relax, this is a good place. If you are looking for a social atmosphere, this is not really the place. There isn’t a common area (the one that does exist isn’t very functional). Also, if you want to use facilities after you have checked out for the day, they charge $5 for a shower (I thought this was a bit cheap as every hostel I have ever stayed at allows you to use facilities freely as you wait for your flight). Overall, clean/new/nice hostel.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi