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Global Backpackers Central
Ranked #69 of 85 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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1 review
“Worst hostel in Australia”
Reviewed November 22, 2007

After 10 days they decided to throw my luggage in the garbage bin. I lost a expencive computer bag, a 400 dollar electric razor, all my photoes and my cloths. They said I had my self to blame, was very rude and didn't give me any compensation. The bunk rooms are very untidy and the hostel very unclean. Stay away!

  • Liked — I didn't like anything about it
  • Disliked — that they was very rude and threw my luggage in the garbage bin for no reason
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2007

we stayed here for three nights in august 07. it was without doubt the best hostel i have ever stayed in. it had an excellent location, close to the lagoon, shops, marina etc. the rooms and comunal areas were extremely clean. i would highly recommen this place and would definately stay here again

  • Liked — location, cleanliness
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2007

This hostel was definately the best one we stayed in, and right in the center of the town.
The rooms are very clean, and definately bed bug free!(sleeping bags are not alowed in the rooms). A maid comes and empties your bin every day (rare in hostels!). The kitchen is large and upto date, and cleaned twice a day. You have to put a deposit down to to rent cutlery, but this means you get your own, and everyone has to wash their own stuff up and put it away, so its a good idea. Theres a balcony to eat you food on, and a TV room and pool tables, clean showers,washer/dryers and iron. Best of all theres a swiming pool on the roof!! its small, but its still lovely.
When i stayed you also got free meals at a bar called PJs, which were satisfactory, although small.
The staff are friendly, its clean, attractive and cheap. please dont waste your money in some of the other cheap hostels in cairns, i stayed in three in total while i was there, and the others left alot to be desired!!

  • Liked — pool on the roof and balcony
  • Disliked — There was no hooks or shelves in the rooms. litraly just a bed, a mirror, and a bin!
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
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Property: Global Backpackers Central
Address: 9b Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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Ranked #69 of 85 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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Hotel Class:2 star — Global Backpackers Central 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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