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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
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome 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 rise!) 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.
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 8.8

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    06 Jul 2022
    Very good Hostel with the best location. Very good showers and dorms. A little bit sad that the water dispenser most of the time empty is and the kitchen at 10 closed.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    19 May 2022
    Looooove global backpackers ! Such a friendly hostel vibe . The staff are lovely , the hostel is clean and the kitchen and lounge area are really big (only wish they didn't shut so early 10/11pm) . Amazing views over the esplanade and a stones throw away from the lagoon . Would highly recommend and will be returning myself . Reception is not 24/7 and a few homeless people kept coming in behind people and using the kitchen and sleeping in peoples beds . Security needs to be looked into .
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    21 Apr 2022
    Really enjoyed my stay here, the location is perfect and the hostel is clean and modern. The staff were very friendly and couldn’t do enough to help and answer any questions. Would definitely recommend staying here!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    30 Dec 2021
    I loved our stay here! Definitely one of the cleanest and well maintained backpackers I’ve ever stayed in. The location is perfect and the staff were friendly.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    19 Apr 2022
    The deck area is awesome. Not as loud as some of the other hostels in Cairns.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    29 Apr 2022
    A bit grimey, but if you're doing it on the cheap and want a good location you can get past that
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    14 Apr 2022
    I stayed for 4 nights but ended up just paying for the next night to have the room for the day as my flight was at 8pm. I have lived in Cairns for 6 years and have a Tourism D so my stay might be a little bias. I like the location as close to the lagoon, restaurants, bars but hostels with pool facilities would feel indifferent. had room to myself awesome..tiny things no ventilation in shower, wasnt cleaned and staff told me to clean up after they hadnt themselves locked out when arrived
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    31 May 2022
    Do not stay in the 10 bend rooms, they are gross. I moved into a 4 bed room which was nice but after one person moved out and left rubbish and dirty sheets piled up it never got cleaned (7nights) so I can only assume the rooms just never get a cleaning
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    16 May 2022
    If you arrive after check in (anytime after 6- which seems very early) the entire front of the hostel is shut and you have to call a night manager who didn’t pick up the first few times we called. Security - We were able to get into the building easily when we shouldn’t have. Location/cleanliness/value - clean and in a central spot. Facilities and atmosphere were nothing special. Just a place to stay and everyone in our room was to sleep by 11 on a weeknight.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    01 Jul 2022
    Very hot in the rooms. Bathrooms were not very clean. Dirty sheets laying around the hostel. Dirty sheets were still on our beds when we got to our room. Location is great and staff are friendly.
    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