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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2015 via mobile

Firstly we check in on time we are booked for a double room. We get the key walk into a room with three single beds.. So back down stairs.. Simple mistake. We are handed another key for a double room but someone is in this room..back down stairs again.. No apology just a "it's a really busy time of year... More 

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Thank Doyleamanda
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Reviewed 20 January 2015 via mobile

This hostel has it's pros and cons and for $18 a night I didn't expect much.. Reception staff were lovely and really helpful, $7 meal deal thing is good. Pricey wifi but that's in most places in Aus. The rooms are okay. Not very big but we had aircon and trust me, you NEED this!!! There is NO air con... More 

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Thank 93412bjj
Cairns Region, Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Spent New Years Eve here with friends, staff very friendly and make you feel so welcome, hostel was spotless clean and you cant beat the location, had lunch on New Years Day and food nearby, very good standard and good value for money, accommodation at very reasonable prices. Loved it! Your in capable and safe hands.

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Thank AGrumpyPig
Cairns Region, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Perfectly located in the heart of Cairns, Global Backpackers Central is within 2 minute walking distance of everything you'd want/ need in Cairns. It also offers very friendly and accommodating staff, clean room and facilities, and a secure feeling. What impressed me most was that although the hostel is in an ideal location for going out at night, the hostel... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 11 November 2014

We stayed in two different rooms in global - one an 8 bed dorm which had good a/c but the mattress was so uncomfortable and I got an awful nights sleep. The other room had great beds but was was like a prison cell- very small and stuffy. Bathrooms were clean as was the kitchen but every time you wanted... More 

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Thank Emerclaire
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Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

The hostel itself is very nice and clean and bathrooms are ok. But when I came to check in the staff weren't helpful and only interested in people who want to book tours. I'd emailed and asked what time I could check in but never got a reply because it didn't say on the website I booked through. Then when... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

The layout of this hostel is a bit strange - there is a lot of empty space and it doesn't have much character. However it is spotless and one of the cheapest hostels I've stayed in. I stayed in a few different rooms while I was there, the best being the female only dorms which were clean and bright. There... More 

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Thank Pam T
Essex
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2014

cant fault this hostel! global central backpacker is in a great location. clean rooms and a nice common room area and kitchen area. the hostel is great as it offers discount on travel trips and meal deals for food which is great for any traveller trying to save money. would reccomend this hostel to everyone and am going to come... More 

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Thank KayleighL
Ciara B, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central, responded to this review

Hi Kayleigh, Thank you for taking the time to leave such positive feedback for our hostel. We work really hard to make Central a nice, comfortable place to say and we are glad your enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Stay 6 night there in 9/2013. First day in 5 bed dorm. Air-con keep dripping.Staff just put a towel under the dripping point then ignore it. Change to 6 bed dorm for the next 5 nights. Even worse. Report to the staff that the air-con doesn't work totally and there is no window. They said someone will fix it tomorrow.... More 

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Thank haidi2014
Ciara B, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for letting us know about your time at Global Central. In regards to the air conditioning unit dripping. This is usually caused by the unit continuously running which causes the unit to freeze and the pipes to become damaged. We always advise that guests leave the air conditioners off for a few hours each day to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2014

I booked in to stay for 4 nights and the reception told me all rooms have air con. The air con did not work so the man came and fixed it and it broke again. There are no windows so the rooms are stuffy and hot all the time! I asked to move room so they tried 2 new rooms... More 

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Ciara B, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central, responded to this review

Hi there, We appreciate you providing us with feedback on your stay with us at Global Central. Each of our rooms is provided with an air conditioning unit designed to run for 3-4 hours at a time. This is not only to protect the beautiful environment in the tropics but also to stop the air conditioning units freezing and shutting... More 

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Additional Information about Global Backpackers Central

Address: 9b Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: €21 - €40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Global Backpackers Central 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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“Rooms with a window”
 of 5 bubbles newi94, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“avoid the roo next to the main aisle, too noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles sc0326, 22 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Pay a little extra for a 3/4 bed dorm, all single beds”
 of 5 bubbles Razzie87, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Don't take a room here”
 of 5 bubbles tomac68, 8 May 2015 | Read review
“female only dorms available, they also have mixed, and you can pay a bit more to have a private room, double or twin. $7 meal deal with drink at PJ's is great value, top spot too”
 of 5 bubbles BuddhistNYC, 21 Feb 2015 | Read review
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