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Global Backpackers

38 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is what I was looking for. Location? Tick. Right in the heart of town. Pubs, Beach, Food, Shops... Metres away, literally. Helpful staff? Tick. Louise and Ali were generous with their time showing me around Global and pointed me in the right direction for some entertainment in town, and Danielle runs a good bar next door (some work might... More 

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't get a better location than right in town! Great value for money, clean and cool in the rooms. Great common area with kitchen facilities and tv. Located above restaurant and bar and 1 min walk to shops beach. Thank you for a great stay. The staff were amazing and accomodating. Will definitely stay again

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came up to Port Douglas to work for the season i lived at global for 6 months and loved it! Had a great happy hour downstairs everyday! I have stayed there a number of times after that also and worked in the hostel and the bar downstairs. Its in a great location in the main street of Port Douglas... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for almost 6 months and had a great time the beginning of my stay. Just sad I have to leave a bad review for Global. The first months it was great! Nice people, clean room and great atmosphere. Unfortunately everything changed the last months. They introduced some hopeless rules what turned the hostel in to a prison. Some... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

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 18, 2014 via mobile

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 via mobile

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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