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    Global Backpackers Waterfront

    67 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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    Reviewed 26 July 2016

    It was a very pleasant stay for me. The staff made sure I was happy and explained everything to me. They gave you a $9 voucher which really help if you are on a budget. I love the music blasting during the day time. The...More

    Thank cryssoue
    Response from GlobalCrew, General Manager at Global Backpackers WaterfrontResponded 27 July 2016

    Hi there cyrssoue, Happy to hear that your enjoyed your stay with us, sounds like you also benefitted from our $9 meal and drink deal. Always good to hear that our staff are doing a good job and that were able to enjoy your trips...More

    Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

    Cheap accommodation, ideally located on the esplanade in Cairns. Rooms are not very clean and there is only small lockers to store valuables. Some staff are really helpful and you can leave things in the office if you go out for the day free of...More

    Thank Lucia W
    Response from GlobalCrew, General Manager at Global Backpackers WaterfrontResponded 27 July 2016

    Thanks for your comments Lucia W. Happy to see that you enjoyed our cheap hostel, friendly staff, free luggage storage and of course our 5 star location. We always take any negative comments very seriously and will continue to try to improve our product in...More

    Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

    I stayed here for 1 night before leaving to come home. This was purely because Gilligans was fully booked. Friendly staff. Clean -ish rooms. Bathrooms could have been better, the shower ran hot water for about 5 minutes, if that. Rooms are very small and...More

    Thank Aimiex
    Response from GlobalCrew, General Manager at Global Backpackers WaterfrontResponded 27 July 2016

    Hi There Aimiex, Thanks for your review, glad we were able to help you if only for one night. I noticed that you actually stayed last October, we have had a new management team since Jan 2016 and have been continually striving to improve our...More

    Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

    This hostel is grim. While the staff are friendly and polite they really need to up their hygiene routine. Bathrooms are awful, rarely cleaned, hair everywhere, toilet paper on the floor (also really nasty, cheap toilet roll that splits easily) The beds are worn out...More

    Thank Emma H
    Response from GlobalCrew, General Manager at Global Backpackers WaterfrontResponded 27 July 2016

    Hi Emma H Thank you for the review re your stay at Global Waterfront. We are sorry that you didn't appear to enjoy your stay with us. I read your comments regarding our cleanliness and I have to tell that that all of our common...More

    Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

    We stayed here for 3 nights the room was clean and the air con was free!! The bed was comfy! The reception staff we really friendly and made you feel very welcome! You also got a meal voucher for a local pub every night you...More

    Thank jhar1993
    Response from GlobalCrew, General Manager at Global Backpackers WaterfrontResponded 29 June 2016

    Hi there jhar1993 Many thanks for your review. Really pleased you enjoyed our clean, comfy, friendly hostel. Sounds like you had a good time with the discounted food and beers also. Hoping you enjoy the remainder of your time in Oz, please be sure to...More

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