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Global Backpackers

38 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013
Emilia M Perth, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chennai (Madras), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

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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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

This place is the cleanest backpackers I have ever stayed in. As it was Christmas Day I had a room to myself. The bed was very comfy and the air conditioner kept the room nice and cool. The bathrooms & showers look new and were spotless. The only bad thing that I encountered was a group of males being loud... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

To find any staff you have to go via the Rattle and Hum Bar, next door, most staff are really friendly and helpful though. Originally a 10 bed dorm and moved to a 4 bed dorm, just because the amount of long term people staying there, who seem to think they own the rooms and kitchen, put there things everywhere.... More

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Portland, OR
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

Short review: this place is not ready for prime time. Worst hostel experience ever, and we've traveled the world. Long review: We booked and prepaid for a private double in advance via their website. We arrived around 8 pm to find an empty reception desk with a sign saying to look for staff upstairs in the hostel or next door... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2010

This place doesn't have any undesirables, its friendly, clean and seemed very secure. The staff are helpful, and you can get jobs downstairs and your room might be free. It's lovely open air balcony is perfect, wide screen tv and bar/restaurant downstairs make it perfect. (just missing a pool). Highly recommend!! A :o)

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Address: 38 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant
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Ranked #45 of 54 Specialty lodging in Port Douglas
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