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    Global Backpackers Central

    9b Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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    04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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      2 adults
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          US$41
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          • Excellent19%
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          Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

          We stayed in a 4 bed dorm on the pay for 3, stay for 4 nights deal. Our room was super clean although did smell slightly damp - we think it was from the air con. Loved that it was single beds not bunk beds....More

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          Response from GlobalCrew, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central

          Hi there Emma Q. Many thanks for your kind words. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay. I will pass on your comments to the our cleaning crew. We do send someone through the toilet blocks at least 4 times a day, I will certainly look...More

          Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

          So me and my sister are currently Staying here, and we havnet slept for more than Two hours a Night here, because People are Yelling and loud all Night, and the hostel service dont do anything about it. Alot of visitors after 10pm aswellMore

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          Response from GlobalCrew, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central

          Hi there Valdemar Q. Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us at Global Central. We're extremely sorry that didn't appear to enjoy your time with us due to disturbances during the night time. I have checked our accommodation records and...More

          Reviewed 13 February 2017

          Hostel is in amazing location in the centre of Cairns, staff are all really friendly and so helpful, they are always up for a chat! Hostel has air conditioning in the rooms and charge for WiFi but the WiFi is really decent! In my room...More

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          Response from GlobalCrew, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central

          Hi Sian Thank you very much for your lovely review regarding your stay with us at Global Central. We're extremely happy that you enjoyed your stay. I will be sure to pass on your comments to all the crew. Please be sure and come visit...More

          Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

          I've stayed in this place twice and mostly because it's very cheap and in a good location. They have weekly rates as well (at least had when I stayed there). This is a big hostel with a lot of rooms and young backpackers so if...More

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          Response from GlobalCrew, Front Office Manager at Global Backpackers Central

          Hi Mindy, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review for Global Central. I was a little confused to begin with as so many of the points you made were correct once upon a time but have been improved on over the last...More

          Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

          I have stayed in a few different hostels in Cairns and this is by far the best stayed here for over a week. Rooms are so clean and bright and tidy, bathrooms and showers are perfect and good cooking and outdoor areas. So central and...More

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          Response from GlobalCrew, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central

          Hi Kathryn Many thanks for your great review. We have been working hard over the last few months to improve all areas of Global Central. Its always great to read that people appreciate it. I will be sure to pass on you kind words to...More

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          • US$13 - US$41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • 37
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          "Rooms with a window"
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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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