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Global Backpackers

38 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The entry of the hostel is in a kind of backyard of a restaurant, so the smell of food is really gross. The rooms are really dirty (dusty windows, rubbish on the floor under the beds...). And most of all, the hostel has no free internet, and the staff is so not friendly... Most of the time, the reception is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

i found Global in Port Douglas exceeded my expectations, after excellent stays in Airlie beach, at Beaches, and in Cairns, at Central, and the Waterfront on the Esplanade, i knew i'd stay with them in Port Douglas, on the main drag, right in the heart of town, staff were super friendly, the place has great facilities, and atmosphere, great views... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Nothing wrong with the hostel just was full of people working in port Douglas so they were all a bit clique and not that friendly and we felt a bit like we were intruding in their rooms. We only stayed one night whilst visiting port Douglas. Kitchen, common areas and bathrooms all really nice and clean. Would recommend it

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My husband and I were really sorry we stayed here. Our private room was next to the kitchen living room area and therefore VERY noisy. The bathroom was dirty, hair in the sink, and there was no soap not even over the sink. They only provided a sheet and no blanket or quilt. Further no eating, food etc. was allowed... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We booked this because it was listed high in Lonely Planet. Kind of a disappointment. Later found cheaper, nicer options in Port Douglas. We have a clean room with nice ensuite bathroom. However, the shared kitchen is pretty gross. Pots, pans, cutlery, dishes must be rented. Fridges reek of rotting milk. Noise from the lounge area is loud at 11... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I stayed at global's in November 2013. It's the beginning when everyone leaves port Douglas and it gets very quiet around here. With means on the other hand that the Hostel prices drop ($17 a night ) and job opportunities come up. A lot. Working for accommodation and an extra job next to it are very possible here. Nice clientele... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

It's the sort of place that will do. If your not wanting much then you'll be fine. It's cheap. It's kinda clean. The beds are ok. But the pub downstairs a is great. They have hospitality night in Tuesdays in port Douglas that's worth a go. Great reef trips too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My friends & I traveled to Port Douglas for a 30th birthday. All we wanted was somewhere to sleep whilst we hit the beach and the pubs, as well as explore the Daintree Rainforest. At Global Backpackers we got exactly what we wanted. The facilities were great and location was excellent. I recommend!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stayed in the hostel for one night. It was okay, the rooms were clean, the kitchen was clean and the bathroom was okay as well. We got a discount for pizza in their restaurant/bar, which was really yammi. Most of the time the staff was not available, which makes it a rather bad service. Also I think it is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

The backpacker itself is quite nice. Rooms are fine, bathrooms are OK (though they could be cleaner), kitchen is decent. The management is atrocious however. Currently the manager is actually a backpacker who has no idea what he's doing. If you book online, cross your fingers that they will actually get what you booked. The people we met there were... More 

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