Global Backpackers Central

Address: 9b Shields Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870, Australia | Hostel
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This hostel, located on 9b Shields Street, Cairns, is near Paronella Park, Cairns Dive Centre, Billy Tea Bush Safaris, and Great Adventures.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsGlobal Backpackers Central Cairns

      Reviewed by zoegilbert1990

      not great

      Reviewed Oct 31, 2013
      by (9 reviews) Devon , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      huge hostel ideal for price and convenience!! apart from desk service i would recommend the rest!! beds very uncomftable and service was almost non existant on arrival but fine one you have your keys!!

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Reviewed by tanitas-travels

      Close to everything

      Reviewed Aug 30, 2012
      by (5 reviews) South Africa , South Africa Flag of South Africa

      Really big hostel. The rooms are really basic. Its probably a good place to meet lots of people.
      Only downside is that everything is noisy, buy ear plugs if you want a decent nights sleep

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      TripAdvisor Reviews Global Backpackers Central Cairns

      3.00 of 5 stars Good

      Travel Blogs from Cairns

      'Who lives sees, but who travels sees more'

      A travel blog entry by mimb25 on May 10, 2014

      1 comment, 43 photos

      "Im leaving on a jet plane, don't know when I will be back again"

      After along time decided where I will start my journey me and mum decided to start in Cairns, and it would take 26 hours to get there..... Manchester to Heathrow, Heathrow to Hong Kong, Hong Kong to Cairns.

      The Day before I was due to travel I was ill, I went …


      A travel blog entry by jennet on Apr 01, 2014

      During the morning I sorted out all my paperwork; checking in for my flight my flight, checking out of my hostel, booking airport shuttle etc. I spent a few hours sunning in the Esplanade before walking around the docking area. In the evening I went for a lovely meal at a Balinese restaurant with Brad and Paris (My au pair family- Megan's cousin …

      Tully river rafting day!

      A travel blog entry by jennet on Mar 31, 2014

      Was up at 5am to get ready and call home! At 6.30am I was picked up along with a few others from my hostel and we headed to the 'Raging Thunder' office where we checked in. Next we boarded a large bus and headed to the Tully river- about a 2 hour drive from Cairns. We were kitted out with our helmet and life jacket before we started the white water …

      Cape Tribulation

      A travel blog entry by jennet on Mar 30, 2014

      1 photo

      I woke up and went for a little stroll to the beach and made it back to the dining hall just in time as the skies opened!! It was quite nice sitting in the Veranda as the rain hammered down on the rainforest around us! We got picked up at 1 and headed to an ice cream factory (a little random for the middle of the rainforest but hey!!) and then onto …


      A travel blog entry by jennet on Mar 28, 2014

      Headed off early to the markets around the esplanade which were fun to go around. Then later I wandered around the main shopping mall in the centre of Cairns- just looking as there is literally no room left in my suitcase for anymore purchases!!! In the afternoon I met up with Charlotte and Emma and we made the most of the half price meal deal …

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