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    Global Backpackers Central

    9b Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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          Reviewed 27 August 2016

          Stayed here in July. We walked through a mall, then trough a large door. When we walked through the corridor, it was dim and looked literarily like death row! In our room my bed was dire, it had one leg missing, slats were missing and...More

          4  Thank alex17242
          Response from GlobalCrew, General Manager at Global Backpackers CentralResponded 29 August 2016

          Hi there Alex, many thanks for taking the time to write a review regarding your stay with us recently. We're sorry you didn't appear to enjoy your stay however I do have a few unanswered questions. Have you ever been on death row? Personally I...More

          Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

          I stayed here 6 days. Our food got stolen THREE TIMES. I do understand that this is part of staying in a hostel, but at least they should fix the camera in the kitchen because you can not take food into your room but if...More

          3  Thank saritaaamr
          Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

          The facility itself is actually a lot better than Waterfront. It is open and airy and overall much more comfortable. I stayed in two different rooms and both were good as far as space goes; however, they could have been cleaner. Global's idea of daily...More

          2  Thank Amanda T
          Reviewed 26 July 2016

          Stayed here for a week whilst travelling around Australia. This is one of the better ones and one of our more pleasant stays. Clean kitchen, bathroom and bedroom, very spacious, not too much noise. Great location and would consider staying here if I was to...More

          Thank Rob B
          Response from GlobalCrew, General Manager at Global Backpackers CentralResponded 27 July 2016

          Hi Rob B Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Global Central, we have been working hard to improve our product over the last few months and it's always extremely pleasing to see that our efforts have been noticed. Hoping that you...More

          Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

          Had a good stay here. 10 nights in total. Staff were very friendly and location was great. Shame the toilets are shared by the entire floor and that there is no free wifi. Make sure you specify a bunk less room if you want one...More

          Thank Layna F
          Response from GlobalCrew, General Manager at Global Backpackers CentralResponded 12 July 2016

          Hi Layna F Many thanks for your review of Global Central. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes there a couple of dorms that have bunks however the remainder of the hostel is all single beds and there are further shared facilities...More

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          "avoid the roo next to the main aisle, too noisy."
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          "Pay a little extra for a 3/4 bed dorm, all single beds"
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