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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a week whilst travelling around Australia. This is one of the better ones and one of our more pleasant stays. Clean kitchen, bathroom and bedroom, very spacious, not too much noise. Great location and would consider staying here if I was to return to Cairns.

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Thank Rob B
GlobalCrew, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central, responded to this review

Hi Rob B Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Global Central, we have been working hard to improve our product over the last few months and it's always extremely pleasing to see that our efforts have been noticed. Hoping that you enjoy the rest of your travel, please be sure to come and visit us again... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good stay here. 10 nights in total. Staff were very friendly and location was great. Shame the toilets are shared by the entire floor and that there is no free wifi. Make sure you specify a bunk less room if you want one as not all rooms are. Overall it's a good hostel.

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Thank Layna F
GlobalCrew, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central, responded to this review

Hi Layna F Many thanks for your review of Global Central. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes there a couple of dorms that have bunks however the remainder of the hostel is all single beds and there are further shared facilities on all levels. Hoping you enjoy the remainder of your time in Australia, please be... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We paid $15 Aus per night for 8 bed dorm so really cheap. Rooms seemed clean enough but often smelled funny. The hostel is really big, the kitchen is big but not big enough for amount of people. If you don't like to party then this is not the hostel for you, people woke us up nearly every night coming... More 

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Thank Libby R
GlobalCrew, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central, responded to this review

Hi Libby R Many thanks for taking the time to review Global Central, thanks you for the positive comments regarding our, staff, location and cleanliness etc. As for for the noisy nights, we do have a night manager who is employed to keep the common areas clean and deal with the occasional noisy guest . It is extremely difficult to... More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We booked a twin room for 4 nights (4 for the price of 3) and were greeted with a small room, two beds and a plastic patio chair. No tables, a blacked out window from the entrance walkway, chipped white paint and ants underneath the beds. The rooftop pool area was closed, the kitchen was not particularly clean and there... More 

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GlobalCrew, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central, responded to this review

Hi there mystery guest Thanks for taking the time to review Global Central, very pleased you were able to take advantage of our Stay 4 Pay 3 special. As you left no name we are not able to determine exactly which room you stayed in however I can tell you that all rooms have windows some with opaque glass and... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one week and we really enjoyed our stay here. The room was very simple but they are still alright. The kitchen area was big and tidy. And this is one of few hostel that we've stayed at in Australis that allowed you to bring your own alcohol.

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GlobalCrew, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central, responded to this review

Hi there rebeckamg, Many thanks for taking the time to review Global Central. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have been working very hard over the last few months to improve our product so its always extremely satisfying to hear that our guests appreciate our efforts. Hoping that you enjoy the remainder of your... More 

Española por el mundo
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151 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

The backpackers is big and centrally located in Cairns. Rooms and bathrooms are spacious enough, and clean. Staff is helpfull. The place is a bit too big, aisles and stairs a bit too dark, but I still recommend this place , is good value for the price.

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Thank ViajeraJen
GlobalCrew, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central, responded to this review

Hi ViajeraJen Thank you for your review, we are very pleased that you found our hostel clean and friendly. Please be sure to visit us again should you ever return to Cairns. Hoping that you enjoy the remainder of your stay in Oz. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

I booked this hotel because it was cheap and looked good, they have a policy of "quiet hours" from 10 pm until 7 am. Well, that was the most loud moment in the hostel, every single night the room near mine was full of people not partying (nothing wrong with that), they were SCREAMING, I don't know why, and this... More 

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Thank Paulina T
GlobalCrew, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central, responded to this review

Hi Paulina Thanks you for taking the time to write a review, we are extremely sorry that your stay was ruined by niosy neighbours. You are correct in that we do have quiet hours however we cannot allow for people who check in and choose to ignore this request. I must inform you that we do have a night manager... More 

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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in quite some hostels during my trip in Australia, but this one was the worst. The rooms are tiny and smelly. There is a lot of noise from party people outside. The bathrooms are dirty. I didn't even have clean sheets when I arrived. I booked for 2 nights, but after the first sleepless night I left a... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

The waterfront had no availability so we swapped to the central, glad we tried it as it was also great. This is a rather new hostel however even though the cleaners do a great job there is a constant smell of urine and Goon in the whole place! we wasn't so bad in room 11 but next door stank... guess... More 

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Quite a cheap hostel and it's good enough. Arrived at 2am, had to call night manager (few times, prolly sleeping), he let me in, no probs. They do try to keep bathrooms/toilets clean, but since it's a BIG hostel, it can happen that they are not, but no biggie. Rooms are clean, staff is OK. The hostel is nothing special,... More 

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Address: 9b Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $19 - $41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Global Backpackers Central 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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