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Global Backpackers Cairns
Global Backpackers Cairns
Global Backpackers Cairns
Global Backpackers Cairns
Global Backpackers Cairns
Global Backpackers Cairns
Global Backpackers Cairns

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9.5

Exceptional

35 reviews

35 reviews

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Breakfast1
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9.9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Esplanade Boardwalk

30 m

Michael Seebeck Gallery

30 m

Michaelmas Cay

50 m

Night Markets

120 m

IGA Xpress

120 m

Popular landmarks
Cairns Aquarium

350 m

Green Island

410 m

The Reef Hotel Casino

520 m

Muddy's Playground

600 m

Cairns Botanic Gardens

3.5 km

Closest landmarks
Rattle N Hum

10 m

Cairns Square

130 m

Australian Leather Company

200 m

Cairns Library

210 m

Esplanade BBQ

230 m

Global Backpackers Cairns

67 The Esplanade, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Cairns City Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Esplanade Boardwalk. Indoor pool and outdoor pool are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Located in heart of Cairns

Top Value

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Airport transfer

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Swimming pool [indoor]

Golf course [on-site]

Bicycles

Check-in/out [express]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Cairns every 23 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.5
Location rating9.9
Nearest airportCairns Airport (CNS)
Distance to airport5.5 km

Rooms available at Global Backpackers Cairns

Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 3 bunk beds
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Queen Mobility Accessible
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Queen Room
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  • Room size: 4 m²/43 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 1 queen bed
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View Queen
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 queen bed
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Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Superior Double Bed Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
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8 Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
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Shared room (Dormitory max. 4 beds)
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    Frequently asked questions

    How much does it cost to stay at Global Backpackers Cairns?

    Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

    What time is check-in and check-out at Global Backpackers Cairns?

    Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Global Backpackers Cairns?

    Global Backpackers Cairns is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 15 AUD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Global Backpackers Cairns also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Global Backpackers Cairns has a car park that's close to the hostel.

    Is breakfast offered at Global Backpackers Cairns?

    Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Global Backpackers Cairns.

    What is the smoking policy at Global Backpackers Cairns?

    Global Backpackers Cairns does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

    What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Global Backpackers Cairns?

    The closest train, metro, or bus station is Cairns Railway Station, 890 m away from Global Backpackers Cairns.

    What restaurants are nearby Global Backpackers Cairns?

    Global Backpackers Cairns’s neighborhood is Cairns City Center which includes popular restaurants such as Oasis Kebab, Ocean View Fish & Chips and Pinocchio's Pizza.

    What popular shopping places are close to Global Backpackers Cairns?

    Located in the Cairns City Center area, Global Backpackers Cairns is close to great shopping choices like Night Markets, Rusty's Market and DFO Cairns, Direct Factory Outlets.

    What are popular attractions near Global Backpackers Cairns?

    Global Backpackers Cairns’s location in the Cairns City Center neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Cairns Botanic Gardens, Green Island and Cairns Aquarium.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Global Backpackers Cairns?

    Global Backpackers Cairns is located within Cairns City Center, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Esplanade Boardwalk, Michaelmas Cay and Cairns Holiday Park.

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    What people love about Global Backpackers Cairns

    • 8.4

      Excellent

      "Right on the Esplanade, the views are amazing and you are at the boardwalk upon leaving the front door."

      Celia

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      July 20, 2022

    • 9.2

      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Great Location and the staff are really helpful with any request."

      Theodor

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      May 31, 2022

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Amazing location and accommodation- so clean, comfortable and convenient- staff went above and beyond"

      Cathy

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      April 20, 2022

    Property ranking|Compared to 433 Cairns properties
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    Value for money score
    9.5/10
    Location score
    9.9/10
    Service score
    9.7/10
    Cleanliness score
    9.4/10
    Better than
    99
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    Overall rating:

    9.5

    Exceptional
    35 reviews
    Cleanliness
    9.4
    Facilities
    9.6
    Location
    9.9
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    What travelers say they love:
    Good location
    Jack from Australia
    Solo traveler
    More about Global Backpackers Cairns

    More about Global Backpackers Cairns

    Global Backpackers Cairns

    Global Backpackers Cairns is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Cairns. Experience an urban escape in Cairns with a stay at Global Backpackers Cairns, with its exceptional location right in the city center.
    Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Global Backpackers Cairns. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the hostel can arrange it before your check-in date. Shuttle services provided by the hostel make exploring Cairns even more convenient.
    The hostel provides front desk services such as concierge service, express check-in or check-out and luggage storage for guests' convenience. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? laundromat and laundry service offered at the hostel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room.
    Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hostel to allow cleaner air for all guests.
    Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Global Backpackers Cairns guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms are equipped with linen service and air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Global Backpackers Cairns include special design features like a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment such as cable TV, is provided for guests in select rooms.
    It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious free breakfast, which you'll always enjoy at Global Backpackers Cairns. Global Backpackers Cairns has vending machines that provide round-the-clock refreshment, at low cost. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house shared kitchen available here.
    Recreational facilities at Global Backpackers Cairns are designed for escape and relaxation. Don't forget to explore the hostel's easily accessible beach. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool. Have some easy fun without traveling far, while playing golf course on site at Global Backpackers Cairns.
    Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the games room and shared lounge and TV area.


    Around the property

    One doesn't need to look far as the hostel enjoys close proximity to sightseeing options and local attractions. Get fanatical at Cairns Esplanade Lagoon located 140 m away. During the season, you can buy tickets to see home games and cheer with the locals. Get a photograph of yourself in front of Green Island located 410 m away, a must-see for anyone visiting Cairns.


    Reasons to stay here

    Guests who stayed here rated the facilities above 99% of other accommodations in the city.
    This accommodation is highly recommended for its location, scoring higher than 99% of other options in the city.
    This accommodation is highly rated for its staff and service, beating 99% of competition within the city.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Exceptional
    Facilities

    9.6

    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast

    1 mention

    Housekeeping

    1 mention

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Outdoor

    • Bicycles

    Accessibility

    • Wheelchair accessible

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Game room
    • Garden
    • Golf course [on-site]
    • Hiking
    • Horseback riding
    • On-site entertainment
    • Snorkeling
    • Swimming pool [indoor]
    • Swimming pool [outdoor]
    • Ticket services
    • Tours
    • Water park

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • First aid kit
    • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Breakfast [free]
    • Kitchen
    • Shared kitchen
    • Vending machine

    Services and conveniences

    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Concierge
    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Food delivery
    • Laundromat
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    • Terrace

    For the kids

    • Family room

    Land sports

    • Golf course (within 3 km)

    Access

    • Adult-only property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Check-in/out [express]
    • Check-in [24-hour]
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Safety/security feature
    • Security [24-hour]
    • Smoke alarms

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer
    • Car park [nearby]
    • Shuttle service

    Available in all rooms

    • Accessible by elevator
    • Air conditioning
    • Fan
    • Free bottled water
    • Linens
    • Non-smoking
    • Safety/security feature
    • Shower
    • Sleep comfort items
    • Smoke detector
    • Socket near the bed
    • Soundproofing
    • Toiletries
    • Trash cans
    • Wake-up service
    • Wooden/parqueted flooring
    Location
    67 The Esplanade, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870
    Exceptional
    Location

    9.9

    Airports

    • Cairns Airport (CNS)
      5.5 km
    • Dunk Island Airport (DKI)
      119.4 km

    Public transportation

    • Cairns Railway Station
      900 m
    • Freshwater
      8.3 km

    Hospital or clinic

    • Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic
      510 m

    Shopping

    • Night Markets
      120 m

    Convenience store

    • NightOwl
      100 m

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      50 m
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Esplanade Boardwalk
      30 m
    • Michaelmas Cay
      50 m
    • Night Markets
      120 m
    • Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
      140 m
    • Cairns Aquarium
      350 m
    • Green Island
      410 m
    • The Reef Hotel Casino
      520 m
    • Muddy's Playground
      600 m
    • Cairns Botanic Gardens
      3.5 km
    • Gallo DairyLand
      5.5 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Rattle N Hum
      10 m
    • Esplanade Boardwalk
      30 m
    • Michael Seebeck Gallery
      30 m
    • Michaelmas Cay
      50 m
    • Night Markets
      120 m
    • IGA Xpress
      120 m
    • Soho
      120 m
    • Cairns Square
      130 m
    • Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
      140 m
    • WetRez
      180 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from12:00
    • Check-out until10:00

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer fee15 AUD

    Reviews of Global Backpackers Cairns from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    9.5
    /
    10
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness9.4
    Facilities9.6
    Location9.9
    Service9.7
    Value for money9.5
    High score for Cairns
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (15)
    8-9 Excellent (3)
    7-8 Very Good (0)
    6-7 Good (0)
    <6 Below Expectation (0)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (9)
    Jun - Aug (5)
    Sep - Nov (3)
    Dec - Feb (1)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kiseung from Australia
    Couple
    Queen Mobility Accessible
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    The best place to stay”

    I have been here for two night on my holiday, and I wanted to stay more! The room was very clean and everything is brand new. The best location and viewing in the city, I could watch whatever I want on Netflix for free. They provided free breakfast from 7am to 9am, and when I got home I did not have to pay for Uber fare!! The staffs are really friendly, especailly thanks Ciara.

    Reviewed July 21, 2019

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    Hi Kiseung Thank you so much for your great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and took advantage of the new amenities that we have. We do have the best view in town and you're right - you don't need to catch an Uber home with our location if you are out and about in the city. We will definitely pass on to the staff that you enjoyed your holiday with us and hopefully we will see you again soon! Thanks! The Global Team

    Responded July 22, 2019
    Global Backpackers Cairns
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Chia from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

    Stunning view and great location”

    Hostel located right opposite of Esplanade Lagoon. Next to Mcdonalds and 3min walk to Woolworths. Receptionist Laura is so helpful and friendly. I'm in love with the 4th floor open concept kitchens and living area I spend at least 4 to 5 hours sitting there to watch sunrise or sunset. The only hostel in Australia I had ever stayed with seaview. Kitchen is huge and clean. The only thing is imperfect was housekeeping. I been staying for 4days and 3nights. The floor mat was dirty since the day I checked in and not changing until I checked out. I can only see the rubbish was thrown and toilet roll and towel were refills. But definitely I will be back!

    Reviewed October 13, 2019

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    samantha from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    View Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2020

    Exceptional”

    Great location and great staff. Only negative is that the room with a view doesn't really have a view as it is at tree level height.

    Reviewed September 17, 2020

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Celia from Australia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2022

    Rooms can be very small but great location and facilities”

    Right on the Esplanade, the views are amazing and you are at the boardwalk upon leaving the front door. Plenty of food options and a Woolsworth about 4 mins away. Big kitchen, great views from the rooftop. Toilets are clean and the seating areas outside of the rooms are pretty great to have. Only downside is that living in a 6-people mixed room, the rooms are TINY. There are no locker space and everyone's bags are everywhere, leaving to very little space to move about. Rooms can be very dirty too, depending on who you live with. Toiletries and towels are not provided (towels can be rented) but linen are (and you have to put it on yourself). Overall, if you can get yourself a single room or a smaller pax shared room, you've got yourself a very good deal in a hostel with an amazing location.

    Reviewed July 21, 2022

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Theodor from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Queen Room
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

    Great Location”

    Great Location and the staff are really helpful with any request.

    Reviewed May 31, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Margaret from Australia
    Solo traveler
    View Queen
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2022

    Keep it a secret!”

    Naaahhhh. I want to keep this place a secret!

    Reviewed April 26, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Cathy from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Queen Room
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2022

    Mature Traveller”

    Amazing location and accommodation- so clean, comfortable and convenient- staff went above and beyond

    Reviewed April 20, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Karen from Australia
    Solo traveler
    View Queen
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2022

    Bright coloured hostel ”

    If you like bright coloured places, clean, safe, with a balance of old and young guests, huge shared kitchen, a balcony from the kicthen area, close to the esplanade, the night market and in proximity with cafes/restaurants -look no further, you have found THE hostel for your stay In cairns. Stayed from 1-6 april. Loved it the moment i stepped foot in it. The night manager was friendly when i got to the hostel at night time. Came across some issues with my bookings which the managers quickly resolved for me. Could have stayed longer but Port douglas was calling :D

    Reviewed April 14, 2022

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    suzanne from Australia
    Family with teens
    Queen Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2022

    Great private accommodation at backpacker price”

    I had not stayed in backpacker accommodation in the last 30 years but I must say Global packpackers is fantastic. I booked a private room for myself and 18 year old son on the recommendation of a friend. Fantastic private room with ensuite just across from the Cairns Lagoon and boardwalk. Best location you could ask for in Cairns CBD. Fantastic air conditioned room, comfy bed and spotless ensuite. Plus great wifi! At a bargain price under $100 a night The communal kitchen ( including walking cool room), indoor outdoor dining and lounge areas were fantastic!

    Reviewed April 13, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Pia from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2022

    Amazing staff And always clean !!”

    Best hostel in town !! I’ve been everywhere and I 100% recommend Global !!

    Reviewed March 22, 2022

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Yidian from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Queen Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2021

    Modern”

    Stayed in the private queen room which was value for money! Hostel has been renovated recently (think 2019 pre-COVID) and the room/beds were comfortable. Location was perfect being located right at the esplanade, but you do not have to worry about noises from the street as the rooms are located at the back of the building. Kitchen facilities were spot-on and the walk-in fridge was the largest I have seen in any hostel :)

    Reviewed December 26, 2021

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Jack from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2021

    Need regualr clean-up”

    Pros: 1. Good location 2. New and good facilities. 3. comfortable bed. Cons: 1. Looks they don't clean up the room. many dust and little rubbishes on the floor in the room. ( I found a small cockroach. ) 2. They close and lock the kitchen until 6 AM. So cannot use kitchen and even approach your food before 6 am. ( you should know this if you have to leave early morning. )

    Reviewed November 01, 2021

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    melanie from Australia
    Couple
    View Queen
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2021

    Amazing view!”

    Great location.

    Reviewed October 12, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Margaret from Australia
    Solo traveler
    View Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2021

    New favourite 2nd home”

    It's so fabulous I am reluctant to write the review....

    Reviewed July 15, 2021

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Paul from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Queen Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2021

    Great stay!”

    I really enjoyed my 3 nights I stayed here in Cairns. As soon as I arrived I felt at home and welcome by the lovely staff and was able to check in early around 11.30 am. The room I had was a queen room and was really nice. I was on the floor where kitchen and belcony was which was handy. I booked a white water rafting tour through the hostel which was fun. I met some cool people at global and had a relaxed stay. The place is nice and clean and has everything you need. It is right in the action on the Esplanade where you want to stay in Cairns. I will be back next time in Cairns.

    Reviewed June 05, 2021

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    bernadette from Australia
    Couple
    View Queen
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2021

    Great location”

    Right in the middle of the action and across the road from the water.

    Reviewed April 29, 2021

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Yuki from Japan
    Group
    View Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2022

    Excellent”

    オーシャンビューの部屋に滞在しましたが最高でした! 周囲にはレストランやスーパーがあり、クルーズが出発する港もあります。共有キッチンには必要なものが全て揃っているので便利でした。部屋も共有スペースも綺麗でした。 滞在期間中はランドリールームが使用不可となっていたので、近隣の宿泊施設などで使用できるようにしてもらいたかったです。

    Reviewed August 14, 2022

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    恩恩 from Taiwan
    Couple
    Queen Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2022

    位置很讚”

    Queens room面對海邊,有陽台很舒服😌~

    Reviewed July 10, 2022

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