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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Typical backpackers accommodation...good facilities with kitchen and cooking facilities...laundry...clean showers and toilets...lounge area...close to all entertainment as in pubs etc...check in was easy as was checking out...towels available for hire ...wifi available at reasonable rates.

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Autun, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

At least a clean hostel! Rooms are new and clean as well. People are very nice and respectful. Kitchen is clean and full equipped. Living room is pleasant. The location is great and there are interesting deals with restaurants everyday. The only problem was the WiFi which was not free.

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Thank Marion C
Port Douglas, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

The manager Grant and his staff are a class act. We were so well looked after and they were so much fun. The dinner specials down stairs are great value and quality. Really makes it not worth cooking your own. Also the location is in the heart of Port Douglas so a car was totally not needed.

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Thank RossMurdoch
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

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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Thank Adam M
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

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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Thank Mark L
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rattle and Hum is a brand new upmarket 50 bed hostel located on the main street of Port Douglas. This is the BEST location in town - 100 m walk to 4 Mile Beach, shopping, restaurants, bars, marina and markets all at your doorstep. This stylish modern property has everything you need for a relaxing stay in Port. A beautifully designed open-plan kitchen and lounge/ TV area lets you experience tropical living with views of the picturesque Port Douglas by day and night. For the sports fans there is a large plasma screen showing all Foxtel sports, which means you never have to miss a match. We bring it to you live 24 hrs a day!! Our rooms are modern and spacious, fully air-conditioned and equipped with ceiling fans. All rooms have a security swipe card system, and beds are made for you with linen supplied. All private rooms are en-suite and spacious. Large guest shower and toilet facilities mean hot showers and no crowding. We also have a beautiful outdoor deck to chill-out on and read a book. Planning a day out of town? Just ask our friendly travel staff about the area and we can help advise you on any tours or sightseeing you may like to try. We have Global Gossip Internet for your convenience too. Downstairs you can experience our great bar - The Rattle n Hum. Rattle ROCKS and offers a great menu which includes wood fired pizzas. Visit our friendly staff, pool tables and all your favorite sports channels (Foxtel & Setanta) and daily drink and meal specials for all in house guests (just show your room key). Let us share Port Douglas with you....... LIVE THE DREAM AT PORT ... more   less 

Additional Information about Global Backpackers

Address: 38 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range: $15 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Global Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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