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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

I'm giving the place a 3, purely for the fact it's clean, good central location and pretty good value on the "Buy 3 nights get the 4th free". But the fact that the night hate has been shut twice on me in two nights is ridiculous. There is no number on the door to call for someone to let you...

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Ciara B, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback on your stay with our hostel. I apologise that you were locked out during the night, for security we close the night gate between 10pm and 11pm. Your room key gets you back through the door and into the hostel which is why we recommend that everyone takes their key with them when leaving their...

Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stayed here for a week - smack bang in the middle of town (cheapest hostle Iv'e stayed at in a city so far) a fair price with sooo much to offer. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Rooms and facilities were awsome. would stay here agen.. =]

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sydney
Reviewed June 16, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed there for 4 nights. We were in a 4 bed dorm. They are bunkless so this is a good point, everyone sleeps in a good bed. They just give you one sheet, no blanket. The 3 first night, it was very cold as they always leave the air con on, and you can switch off...

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Upon arriving at Global Backpackers at around 6pm, we were given the key to our room. We had rented out a private, as it was my last night in Australia and I wanted to enjoy it and sleep well. We walked into the room and found that the beds were not made, and that there was someone else's puke on...

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1Thank Candice P
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed June 14, 2014

I stayed in a 3 shared room (not even the cheapest) and just wanted to leave the next morning. After me and my friend checked in nobody helped us finding our room, kitchen or the toilets. My friend had to change her bedsheets on her own, because they have been used and dirty. I should have checked mine too, old...

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2Thank Esther R
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed June 11, 2014

Stayed at a private double, which was clean, with a good fan and aircon. If you are looking for a quiet place to stay, this is not for you as the rooms are right at a main hallway and you can hear everything as all noise just echos. Balcony was nice and the location is right in Cairns so it's...

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Airlie Beach, Australia
Reviewed May 28, 2014

The location is really good, close to the main street, convienent, outside already is the pick up/ drop off point of the tours. Staff is welcoming and helpful. I stayed in 8 ppl mixed dorm, bed already made with pillow and duvet. if something could be improved, that must be the cleanliness of the room, hope the staff would sweep...

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Buenos Aires
Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Very nice and clean hostel in a perfect location in Cairns. I stayed in a 3 bed dorm with a/c and proper beds (not trunk ones) The only annoying thing was that the clean up time of the kitchen was in the morning at breakfast time

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San Jose, California
Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

This hostel is great value for money - cheap, clean, and in the central of Cairns. They have a deal where is stay 4 nights pay for 3 which is awesome. No free wifi but you can get free wifi outside since Travel Bugs, BWT, and Peterpans are steps away (as well as Woolworth's). There isn't a good hostel vibe...

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Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

This was probably my favorite hostel in the east coast of Australia. It's like college: a huge party scene. Everyone was really nice and down to have a good time. So if you're not into that, you can get your own room for like $50 a night or so. The bathrooms were clean for the most part but there's only...

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Additional Information about Global Backpackers Central

Address: 9b Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $13 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Global Backpackers Central 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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“Rooms with a window”
 of 5 bubbles newi94, Jun 1, 2016 | Read review
“avoid the roo next to the main aisle, too noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles sc0326, Aug 22, 2015 | Read review
“Pay a little extra for a 3/4 bed dorm, all single beds”
 of 5 bubbles Razzie87, Jul 8, 2015 | Read review
“Don't take a room here”
 of 5 bubbles tomac68, May 8, 2015 | Read review
“female only dorms available, they also have mixed, and you can pay a bit more to have a private room, double or twin. $7 meal deal with drink at PJ's is great value, top spot too”
 of 5 bubbles BuddhistNYC, Feb 21, 2015 | Read review
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