We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Globetrotters International

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Globetrotters International
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

257 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Globetrotters International
See the most recent reviews
Showing 226: English reviews
Cairns, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Lovely, clean place to stay, staff are very helpful and friendly nothing is too much to ask. Free BBQ twice a week and free breakfast everyday which is good. Free Wifi :) always good, also has a very homely feel to it everyone looks out for one another. would definitely recommend to stay here.

Helpful?
2 Thank suzannedavies1992
Cairns, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

There was a decent atmosphere throughout the time I spent here...the staff are friendly and the accomodation on offer is better than other hostels I have stayed at in Cairns. Would definately recommend staying here.

Helpful?
2 Thank joshp52016
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

After visiting other hostels in Cairns I have to say this was the best hostel I stayed in. First of all it offers free breakfast and free fast WiFi which is a steal considering the price you pay for a room. The rooms have comfortable beds, high quality bedding, air conditioning, all of the rooms are clean and their a... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank willp365
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

As a solo older traveller I was tired & getting a bit desperate when I stumbled on Globetrotters international.Having never really stayed in backpacker accommodation before I was a bit wary but I need not have worried.The experience was so enjoyable I booked for a second night when I returned to Cairns on my way home. The room was clean&... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank wingpoint60
Paderborn, Germany
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Literally every second person you come across works at the hostel. This doesn't necessarily mean a bad thing but it creates an uninviting atmosphere. I had one older guy, around 50 or 60 and from Melbourne, in my room that worked there since 6-7 months. He was very rude. It started with him pumping music with his speaker till 11... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank El-Eimer
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Had a great time saying at globetrotters, very clean and an enjoyable place for all. Great facilities to kick back and chill out with friends and others. Was very close to the beach and city shops, perfect place for anyone traveling to cairns.

Helpful?
3 Thank Casey C
Cairns, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Moved up to cairns to work and booked into Globetrotters for a week ended up staying 6 months! One of the most friendly laid back and clean hostels I've come across in my time in Australia! All the staff and owners are really helpful and friendly, they make it easy to feel at home! Got put on the work for... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank nick200690
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Stayed here for initially 4 nights and ended up extending and staying a total of 2 weeks... The hostel is extremely friendly and chilled, offering excellent amenities. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with very comfortable beds and air conditioning provided overnight. The showers in red house are excellent and very powerful, a,though the one bathroom upstairs is looking a... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Matthew S
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed in this hostel for 6 nights and found the staff couldn't do enough for you and everyone was super friendly. Stayed in two different dorms ( 8 bed & 4 bed ) both were great with comfy beds and air conditioning however there weren't lockers in the rooms ( only a few in the lounge/reception area ). 3 Kitchens... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank Katie W
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Stayed in a dorm but was very roomy and beds were very comfortable. Manager is a great guy and though strict is very fair. Had a great time and ended up extending my stay there significantly. It was a great atmosphere, good facilities and the problems that cropped up were dealt with quickly and effectively. I would highly recommend globetrotters... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Tadhg T

67 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (38)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Other (21)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (29)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (26)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Cairns hotels
1.1 km away
Reef Palms
Reef Palms
#3 of 68 in Cairns
519 reviews
0.3 km away
Cairns Plaza Hotel
Cairns Plaza Hotel
#10 of 68 in Cairns
949 reviews
0.5 km away
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 km away
Tropical Heritage Cairns
0.7 km away
Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
0.2 km away
Caravella Backpackers
Caravella Backpackers
#5 of 88 in Cairns
447 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Globetrotters International

Address: 154 - 156 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $25 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 55
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Agoda and Booking.com so you can book your Globetrotters International reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Globetrotters International staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a room in the 'red house' for less noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 705taranr, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are good, they do offer private so would recommend if in a couple.”
 of 5 bubbles suzannedavies1992, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“preferible elegir las habitaciones que no dan al frente.”
 of 5 bubbles Makitaler, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Travel in even numbers in order to book private rooms. They are much more comfortable than dorms.”
 of 5 bubbles sarahwC2726IH, 1 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I recommend the all female dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles Y5916VEerinm, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay