Global Backpackers Central Cairns


Global Backpackers Central Cairns

9b Shields Street, Cairns QLD 4870
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(07) 4031 7921 or 1800 819 024
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Awful - worst hostel I have ever stayed in
28 November 2008
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The staff and facilities
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Good central location/Good travel booking agency
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This really was an awfyul stay! Despite the recption staff being really lovely and the travel agency as well the Hostel is among the worst managed I have ever seen. Where to start?? The kitchen is in a deplorable state. The hobs have no starters - you need to be lucky to have the forsight to bring your own matches. No crockery or cutlery - you have to get these from reception - even then no cups or mugs are given. The surfaces are filthy as are the fridges. The whole place reeks as well. To top everything off whilst I stayed on each night my food was stolen out of the fridge! On my first night stay I was woken at 4am with a group of what i later found to be staff members returning drunk from a club and then kicking off a party in their room using music at top volume (leaving their door open). The walls of my room were vibrating! Night management did nothing to stop this (and infact i think were part of the party) eventually at about 5am when they turned off the music decided this was a good time to start playing the guitar. Second and third nights the same - except the second n9ight I believe a different group decided to dismantle the toilets and through everything around the hostel. Again night manger not present. The toilets are complete;ly devoid of any hand soap and general level of hygene on par with third world hostels! All in all a terrible hostel managed by inconsiderate and selfish partygoers!

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been to worse
23 November 2008
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no bar
Pros
the really hot girls working at reception!
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only stopped 1 night here so didnt really get a feel for the place but seemed to be in good condition,friendly staff too

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Global palace threw mu luggage in the garrbage bin. What kind of place throw peoples luggage?
14 November 2007
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That they throw away their guests luggage and make them feel that it's their fault.
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If you want a terrible weekation, this is the place for you.
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I took a Advance Course at Pro Dive last week. Before I came to Cairns I was recommended to stay at Global Palace Backpackers as stated as one of your accomendation suggestions. I had a very unfortunate stay at Global Backpackers which yesterday decided to throw all my luggage in the rubbish bin. I question the practises of such a place that treat people luggage as trash. They refused to give me my money back for the stay at their hostel. I had a talk with a journalist today from Cairns Post and the case is going to end up in the newspaper tomorrow. Please do not recommend Global Palace Backpackers as it is the most run down accomandation in Cairns. It's anything then clean and they have the most incompetent staff I have ever met. Cheers Johan Sydseter :angry:

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Cazza
Clean, modern and in a good location
2 November 2004
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We were planning to stay at Gilliagans but were quoted $85 a night for a double room, whereas the Global Palace was only $50. The rooms are fairly small and have no windows but were clean and modern so I had no complaints. The bathrooms were modern and clean too. Theres a nice roof terrace and swimming pool. The only bad thing was the crockery/cutlery - you had to rent them but they did not have enough to go round. We went off to Cape Tribulation for 3 days and when we came back we couldn't get any so had to eat out.

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Anonymous
glitz and glamour
24 May 2003
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This hostel is very flash until you get to the rooms. They are small, have no windows and therefore smell stale (one bonus is that there are no bunk beds). The kitchen is poorly equipped with cooking supplies and like all other VIP hostels you have to rent your dishes. Other than that the location is great and so is the rest of the hostel's facilities.

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jenny
great modern hostel
8 November 2001
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this place has a hotel feel - very modern, clean and efficient, late reception which can also help with booking tours. Maybe a bit impersonal - ie, you have to pay to hire crockery and sheets etc. Great central location.

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Anonymous
Hostel???or hotel
26 October 2001
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We were going to stay in cairns for a few days, we checked in and almost 2 weeks later we finally left! Great staff!

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