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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place really set the bar for other hostels for us. The beds and pillows were exceptionally comfortable. It was much better than the bed I had at home at that time. They set up good small cozy activities for the people staying there to chill and socialise. Staff was quite helpful with directions. We were in a mixed shared... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Nice hostel, relaxed atmosphere, only a 10 min walk from city centre so easy to reach the party. Good price, nice staff, good quality and amount of facilities and awesome freebies like breakfast and wifi. Overall one of the best hostels I've stayed in Australia, would definitely recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This place is my favourite hostel I have stayed in. Although it is about 1-1.5km our of the main town centre, it makes for a nice beach walk every morning (or a more direct route which is much less aesthetically pleasing!). The hostel is quite reasonably priced, and if it is still a bit much for you, they offer the... More 

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South Tyrol Dolomites, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stayed in a private room for 26 Dollars during low season. The room was clean and nice but a little small without a wardrobe. Breakfast is included but you will get one coffee and a bowl of cornflakes or two slices of toast. If you ask for a slice of toast more, they will not give it to you.... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in a private twin room for 3 nights. Kind of annoying you can only check in at certain times (I think between 4-7pm, quite late in the day really). Staff weren't very helpful, didn't explain why they wanted so many deposits very well, or why you had to pay for fridge space. Would be better if there was an... More 

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

Hi Clare thanks for taking the time to review our hostel it seems you obviuosly thought wrong regarding checking in you obviously did not read your booking confirmation email, this explain everything you need to know about checking in and checking in outside of office hours there was no need for you to wait until 4pm as we have keys... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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 April 6, 2015

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 March 30, 2015

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 March 20, 2015

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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