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Global Backpackers Central

Hostel | 9 Shields St, Cairns, Australia 4870

69.8% Overall Rating

7 out of 14 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/01/2011)

"Great location. Loved the $5 meal deal and no bunk beds in my room. Plus everything was clean and staff were really helpful."

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Communal kitchen

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 7.19

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Check-in.......1pm Check- out....10am(strict) No curfew Reception Hours 7.00am - 10.00pm 24Hr Check-in please email/call us with arrival times. NO PASSPORT NO BED NO EXCEPTIONS SPECIAL RATES SUBJECT TO AVAILABLITY No guests in under the age of 18 without a parent or guardian.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 12:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Cairns?

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At Global Central enjoy the ultimate experience in inner city living at its best. This funky architecturally designed hostel is surrounded by restaurants, cinemas, nightlife, supermarket, shopping mall, beauty salon - the list goes on. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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3 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

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Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Double (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Twin (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Global Backpackers Central

Global Backpackers Central is located in the heart of Cairns CBD with everything at your doorstep, nightlife, restaurants, shopping, cinemas, esplanade boardwalk and lagoon, supermarket, bus terminals and this list goes on all within a 200m walk.

Boasting no bunk beds in our small dorms, a fully equipped kitchen, huge open balcony with views over looking the city center, fully air-conditioned, linen supplied and a large plasma screen to watch all the big games on!

Our tour desk has the most experienced staff to help plan your tours and trips with the world's friendliest staff manning reception!

Awesome Meal Deal with FREE Drink @ PJ O'Briens **Free Linen **Free Luggage Storage **24hr check-in **24hr Security **Great drink specials @ PJ'S for all in-house guests.

Accommodation Information

At Global Central choose to stay in our roomy, air-conditioned 3, 4, 6, 8 & 10 bed dorms or upgrade to a private double or twin. Majority of our dorms are bunkless which means a good nights sleep in a proper bed. At Global Backpackers, all rooms are air-conditioned, with your linen supplied and we offer friendly service and everything you need.

Location Information

Best location in town. We are a 2 min walk to everything.
Bus terminals (Oz Experience, Premier and local) are @ our doorstep.
Greyhound @ Esplanade Lagoon is a 2 block walk (5min) away.
Train is a 3 blocks away.
Airport pick up available for an additional charge.

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