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Global Backpackers Central

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Rooftop Bar
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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

I booked this hotel because it was cheap and looked good, they have a policy of "quiet hours" from 10 pm until 7 am. Well, that was the most loud moment in the hostel, every single night the room near mine was full of people...More

1  Thank Paulina T
Response from GlobalCrew, General Manager at Global Backpackers CentralResponded 27 April 2016

Hi Paulina Thanks you for taking the time to write a review, we are extremely sorry that your stay was ruined by niosy neighbours. You are correct in that we do have quiet hours however we cannot allow for people who check in and choose...More

Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

I stayed in quite some hostels during my trip in Australia, but this one was the worst. The rooms are tiny and smelly. There is a lot of noise from party people outside. The bathrooms are dirty. I didn't even have clean sheets when I...More

2  Thank Corrie H
Reviewed 3 February 2016

The waterfront had no availability so we swapped to the central, glad we tried it as it was also great. This is a rather new hostel however even though the cleaners do a great job there is a constant smell of urine and Goon in...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Quite a cheap hostel and it's good enough. Arrived at 2am, had to call night manager (few times, prolly sleeping), he let me in, no probs. They do try to keep bathrooms/toilets clean, but since it's a BIG hostel, it can happen that they are...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2015

I stayed here for 2 weeks the first time at the end of my East Coast trip and was pleasantly surprised with this hostel compared to many others up the East Coast. The hostel was clean, with all white sheets provided, clean rooms and bathrooms....More

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Response from Ciara B, General Manager at Global Backpackers CentralResponded 12 December 2015

Hi there, Thanks for your great feedback on our hostel. We really want our guests to enjoy themselves and take advantage of the specials and amenities that we have on site. It make us really happy that you made friends that you could travel with...More

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"Great facilities, good location and close proximity to everything"
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"2nd floor rooms 40 and above are the quietest."
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"first floor, take rooms from the kitchen so it will be less noisy"
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"Rooms with a window"
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