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722 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Step into a world class waterfront Youth Hostel for 18 to 35 year olds. Opened in 2019 Global Backpackers is in an awesome location on the Esplanade opposite Cairns swimming Lagoon, close to restaurants, nightlife and shopping.

We have a range of rooms, from deluxe queens with balconies and private bathrooms to dorms. Boasting modern facilities throughout, all bedrooms with air-conditioning, free WiFi, a travel desk and an awesome communal rooftop kitchen, deck and lounge overlooking the Coral Sea. Chill-out and take in the tropical waterfront vibe. With your room key you get many discounts in bars and clubs.

Our tour desk crew have years of experience to provide you with advice on activities & tours, skydiving, white water rafting, snorkelling, sailing, cultural experiences and much more. Live the dream in the Global Backpackers Cairns.

Check-in 13:00
Check-out 10:00
Reception opening hours 08.00 - 19.00
Night Manager can be contacted on 0411 088 0941 between 19:00 - 08:00
All non-business hours check-in will receive the keys from the Night Manager (please contact us prior to your arrival, you can also call through Whatsapp if you do not have an Australian sim).
Dorms only available for ages 18 - 35 years only.
24 hours cancellation policy.
Luggage may be stored at the property from 8.00am on the day of check in. There is no access before this time.
No Photo ID ... no bed ... no exceptions.

Special rates depending on availability.

Reviews & Ratings

722 Total Reviews
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  • Staff
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  • Value for Money
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Latest Reviews

Jun 27, 2024
Hostel was in a perfect location. Kitchen and laundry facilities were good. Big hostel with a lack of social space but the rooftop area was cool to eat dinner at night.
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Male, 25-30
Apr 27, 2024
Really nice staff and v clean place. Right on the front which is nice but means it’s very busy. Also a very big hostel with not a lot of social areas or any social event so slightly harder to meet people. Overall though it’s a nice place to stay for a couple days
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Female, 18-24
Mar 21, 2024
What a beautiful little hostel in the most perfect location in the city! I stayed in a 4-person en suite. The room was small, not a lot of space for luggage or moving around. The kitchen facility is the best I’ve ever seen in a hostel, with ample cooktops and sinks, a walk-in fridge, and indoor and outdoor seating. Plenty of lounges with couches to relax. Right outside the door you’ve got the Esplanade with restaurants to suit anyone, and you’re very close to the lagoon and boardwalk.
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Female, 31-40


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Fitness Centre
    • Air Conditioning
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Ceiling fan
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Postal Service
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Vending Machines
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

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