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Global Backpackers Cairns

Free Cancellation Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

714 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

714 Total Reviews
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  • Location
  • Staff
  • Atmosphere
  • Cleanliness
  • Value for Money
  • Facilities

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Latest Reviews

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
Mar 03, 2024
Kitchen is well equipped and eating area has a nice view. Also has a film room which is a nice common area. Rooms are kept cool but there is not very much space for everyone's bags so they feel quite cramped. All other common areas do not have aircon so are very warm. Also no pool, but it is super close to the cairns lagoon so doesn't really matter. Good washing facilities. But some staff weren't very friendly.
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Female, 18-24
Jan 19, 2024
Overall was okay. Adversitied gym was a bit of a joke only 3 dumb bells and a rowing machine. Rooms while had AC didn’t get cool enough. Shared a dorm room with someone who had been living there for 2 months, felt a bit like she had claimed the entire room for herself - hair all over the floor everywhere! . Had food stolen out of the fridge: Location is great. Good communal space - wasn’t a social hostel, no events by the hostel. Was a tidy place
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Male, 25-30


  • 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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