Global Backpackers Cairns

67 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
+61 740 311 545

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Distance to city centre 0,6 km
Location rating 10,0
Nearest airport Cairns
Distance to airport 4,4 km


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  • Excellent
    Sep 2019

    Best hostel I've ever stayed in! Super clean and bright, modern design/facilities, big kitchen, nice social areas and Netflix room, perfect location right in the centre of Cairns near the main street/lagoon, views overlooking the espanade. Felt like luxury! 10/10 would recommend!

    Literally nothing I didn't like!

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019

    Brand new, fantastic facilities. Very helpful staff and awesome location, right on the esplanade

    A little bit of street noise coming through, we had a street facing room

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019

    Excellent .. best backpackers I've seen/stayed! Hope it can be maintained as nice as it is now. Great central location. Awesome common areas with ocean view and shared facilities. Lovely helpful staff. Tour bookings very helpful.

    Ocean view private front room with ensuite. Front room great view but bit street noisy in evenings Bed very basic. Could do with a better quality.. personally I'd be happy to pay extra for a better quality bed especially when already paying for a private room. Questionable alarm system- I was advised that bathroom/shower steam or even deoderant spray could set off the fire alarm! I don't agree it's fair to charge me a fire brigade call out fee of $1500 if the smoke detector alarm goes off from shower steam! (which is what I was advised). That's nonsense.

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019

    From start to finish we were made to feel welcome by the friendly staff . We stayed in a Queen room with a balcony which enabled us to watch the Cairns festival Parade and Fireworks and the added bonus of watching people trying to park their cars which at times was hilarious. This was our 2nd stay here and we shall certainly be back. The top floor terrace is a fantastic place to chill out and watch the world go by and the walk in fridge is a great idea. Overall I would highly recommend Global Backpackers to anyone who wants a quality stay in Cairns without paying exorbitant hotel prices. Hats off to Cara on the front desk who always had a smile and a hello for us.

  • Good
    Aug 2019

    New hostel with good facilities. Everything was new and clean, good size kitchen with everything you need. Basic breakfast included. Nice terrace overlooking the Esplanade. Great location, very close to the port, Railway station 15 min away.

    it was all good

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Global Backpackers, a brand new, world Class hostel located on the Cairns Esplanade Waterfront.

Global Backpackers Waterfront has everything at your door step, The Lagoon, boardwalk, marina, restaurants, shops & nightlife. There are evening activities always going on in our bar venues (all within a 5 minute walk from the accommodation) and your room key gets you loads of discounts in bars & clubs.

Our travel staff have years of experience to help you with free advice on what activities and tours will help you live your dreams... Skydiving, White Water Rafting, Snorkelling, Sailing, Cultural experiences and more.

You can also find the best view in town from our rooftop lounge and kitchen area. So kick back and take it all in while the sun goes down (or comes up!) Our swimming pool is the famous Esplanade Lagoon at our doorstep.

We have a range of rooms from Deluxe Queens with Balconies and ensuites to Share Dorms. All have air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.

Live the dream at Global Backpackers.

Global Backpackers Cairns



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

9,6 Excellent

based on 24 reviews









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  • Great view

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Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Game room
No smoking
Express check out
Cable or satellite TV
24-hour front desk
Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
Free Internet
Pets not allowed
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Disabled access


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Most popular landmarks

  • Esplanade Lagoon 133 m
  • Cairns Regional Gallery 202 m
  • Cairns Esplanade 226 m
  • Center of Contemporary Arts 284 m
  • Cairns Rainforest Dome 0,5 km
  • Reef Hotel Casino 0,6 km

Getting around

Cairns 4,4 km
Bloomfield 125,6 km

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