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Globetrotters International

154 - 156 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #46 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Globetrotters International! The kitchen, common area and rooms were spotless. The pool area is quite nice and a great place to relax and enjoy a swim. I enjoyed the concept of borrowing dishes and cooking tools (for a refundable deposit) because it meant that there were never other backpackers' dirty dishes in the sink... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best backpackers I've stayed in round Australia. Rooms are like little flats and because the bunks are built in not your typical framed bunk bed it makes it so much nicer. Really comfy bed and very clean. It takes around 10 minutes to walk into the centre of cairns. Excellent value for money. The only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing Wifi, comfy beds and a great nights sleep... (even in a ten bed dorm!). Close to town. Great facilities. Brilliant atmosphere. Cheap. Social but not a party hostel. Cannot thank the staff enough! Love you long time Mimi and Mel!\

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Whitsunday Islands, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Globetrotters is the best hostel I've ever stayed in - and I've stayed in a fair few all over the globe during my travels! I stayed February last year and came back this March. it is a respectful and quiet hostel so don't stay here if you're into the party scene, but everyone here is friendly and considerate. it is... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I really like it here. It's clean and comfortable. It's not a party hostel,which is great if, like me, you get some work. It's a nice walk along the esplanade into the city. The staff are lovely, and everyone who stays seems pretty chilled out. The pool is cold, magic! There are 4 kitchens which means it's never too busy... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

4 of us traveled to Cairns in February, and we were really looking for a hostel that had a central location and that was affordable. We ended up with Globetrotters after doing some research, and they didn't disappoint at all. The staff was great. Our reef trip that we had planned was cancelled due to weather, so we had a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

we stayed in this hostel for a total of 7 nights. upon arriving we couldn't check in because the reception wasnt open but there was a foreign guy there who was working and told us we could have our room key but we had to leave our passports. we weren't happy with having to do this but becasuse we were... More 

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Linda R, Manager at Globetrotters International, responded to this review

Hi Jen thanks for enjoying your stay at globetrotters International and talking the time out to leave us such a lenghty review, it leaves me slightly confused as all our guests are sent a confirmation email on booking, this email contains all relevant informations for your check in so nobody should have a problems checking in if they happen to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Love this hostel! Thick comfortable beds, good sized kitchens,pretty good wifi. Relaxing and fun hostel not a party hostel. Party at clubs or where ever and then come back chill out maxin relaxin. Large refrigerators with seperate locker to lock your food comes in handy everyone has experienced the wrath of a drunk hungry hostel mate rummaging through fridges devouring... More 

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Ko Tao, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've spend 1 month in this hostel with my girlfriend. We were very happy of our stay there. The Hostel is clean & tidy, the kitchens (3) are full equiped and the fridges are very efficients(you'll pay 2$ for your all stay but you got a big locker who keep your food and drinks safe). There is nightwatchers every nights... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights for our last few days in Australia after travelling for four months. We were really disappointed with this hostel. We arrived around four pm and had to wait till 5 for reception to open. When we eventually got checked in we were served by a girl who's first day it was, she was really... More 

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Linda R, Manager at Globetrotters International, responded to this review

Dear disappointed guest, I am disappointed that you feel this way about the hostel. We try to keep our prices as low as possible for $48 for a double room most guest are very happy I'm sure the previous hostels you stayed at cost much more than that. We have asked our guest what they would prefer high priced room... More 

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