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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have lived here for the last few months in Cairns very affordable and perfect location across the road to the only attraction in Cairns the lagoon. Staff are more than friendly I have created friends i'll keep forever. Budget hostel but the people really make it!

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Thank Samuel D
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Good place to spend a few nights!! The staff is very friendly and helpful, Kiera in the reception helped me out when I was in a tight spot. In case of trouble just ask and they will try to fix it. I also got great tips on where to go during the days from the travel staff just to the... More 

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Thank Martin M
GlobalCrew, General Manager at Global Backpackers Waterfront, responded to this review

Hi there Martin M Thanks for your kind review. Always pleasing to hear that our staff are doing their jobs properly and that they helped you enjoy your stay with us. I will be sure to pass on your kind words. Be great to see you back here again even if it is just to say hello. Enjoy the rest... More 

New South Wales, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I stayed at Global Backpackers for a couple of weeks and loved the location! It's directly on the Esplinade/Waterfront and for a cheap rate you can get a room(great for the cost) :)), they even have cheaper deals if your staying a few days. If you want to figure out your tours for Traveling the East Coast... or anywhere in... More 

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Thank hemado12
GlobalCrew, General Manager at Global Backpackers Waterfront, responded to this review

Hi there Hemado12 Many thanks for your review of Global Waterfront. Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Hannah. Always very pleasing to read that our staff are going the extra mile to help everyone. Hoping that you enjoy the remainder of your travels in Oz. More 

Savannah, Georgia
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48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Loved staying two nights at Global Backpackers on the waterfront in Cairns. First of all, it has a great view of the waterfront! There is a great common area with couches, a big table, a tv, and books all in an open porch overlooking the waterfront! The staff at the front desk were friendly and helpful. The kitchen is huge... More 

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

Hi there lec3734 Thanks you for the review of Global Waterfront. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you quite clearly identified all the positives that we try to provide here. Yes we have an old building however we work extremely hard to make sure that it is kept clean and that all this is... More 

Hudson, New Hampshire
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Hannah W. was the most helpful and patient with me when I needed to make a decision on which reef tour to choose. With hundreds of options and different ways visitors can experience The Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, it was very overwhelming. Hannah calmly and thoroughly went through a few narrowed down options based on my interests, and she... More 

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

Hi there bmaria21 So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Global Waterfront. More importantly very happy you were looked after by our Travel Crew especially Hannah. Please be sure to visit us again if you return to Cairns and hoping you enjoy the remainder of your travels in Australia. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

One of the worst places we've stayed in, I'd literally describe it as rank. The first room we were put in was awful. Smelt disgusting and was an actual mess. With a ton of cockroaches so we went and asked to be moved, which we were, the lady on the desk was so lovely and understanding. Our second room was... More 

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Three great things about the place: location, prices and kevin, the coolest frontdesk guy ever :) Forget about the rest. The rest is functional (kitchen, bathrooms, rooms), but crap. Also, very noisy and dirty.

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36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Yes it's cheap. Yes it's in a prime location. BUT it looks and feels like a prison inside bunk beds stacked up in small rooms. Windows overlooking concrete walls and cockroaches. Even in the beds. Don't believe me. Try the place yourself. Much better hostels in cairns

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Reviewed 6 August 2016

I'll start off by saying yes it very basic but that's fine. The prices are very fair and I had an enjoyable experience. A very nice lady checked me in called Sally and was very helpful. I had 2 problems while staying at the hostel nothing to do with the hostel them selfs though, but Sally helped both times and... More 

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

Hi there Charlie F. Many thanks for your review. Extremely happy that you enjoyed you stay with us at Global Waterfront. We strive to provide top notch customer service so always very pleasing to hear that we are achieving this. Sally is stoked that you have bothered to mention her by name. Please be sure and visit us again if... More 

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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

There is nothing special or nice about this hostel. The set up feels like a prison block, which is not warm or welcoming at all. The people and staff are no better. The mattresses are hardly thicker than yoga mats and mine had springs poking out of it. Power outlets are in very short supply, so make sure your phone... More 

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Address: 67 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: RM62 - RM187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Global Backpackers Waterfront 2*
Number of rooms: 57
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“Just tell them if you want anything change”
 of 5 bubbles cryssoue, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“if travelling in a pair, private room with the '4nights pay for 3' deal will give you dorm bed prices for a private room.”
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“choose another hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles deanlin2015, 25 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Be aware that none of the Single Rooms have any Windows.”
 of 5 bubbles AlexP-WoyWoy, 26 Jul 2015 | Read review
“3rd floor - it is a lot of stairs. Stay on the second if possible :)”
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