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Reviews of Globetrotters International

Hostel | 154 - 156 Lake Street, Cairns, Australia 4870

81.7% Overall Rating

284 out of 305 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (08/04/2014)

"I liked that it was quiet and peaceful, the beds are so comfortable and the air con was greatly appreciated!"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 4.68

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

All guests are required to present International Passports on check in All guests must be over 18years of age (new policy) Late checkins must contact hostel business hrs (8am -5pm)

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81.7%

Overall Rating

284 out of 305 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Globetrotters International'

Atmosphere
79.2%
Location
76.8%
Facilities
79.2%
Cleanliness
81.6%
Staff
83.2%
Value
85.6%
Safety
86.4%
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71.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free wi-fi

Disliked: Breakfast

The property's response is...

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice rooms, great to have own kitchen, living room and bathroom.

Disliked: Was not informed of building work that was ongoing and was woken every morning by the noise. Also the cleaner brought friends into our room for a chat as we tried to sleep.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

kimberley swann

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 July 2011 kimberley would recommend this property

Liked: the rooms were clean and the friendly staff on hand all the time. the fact they are travelling backpackers themselves, makes them understand your needs a lot more.

Disliked: nothing was wrong with the property.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I felt very safe there. It was very clean! The front desk people were cordial and helpful. There was enough space to relax.

Disliked: Not very much character, kind of far from the center.

100.0%
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Claire Nesbitt

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 June 2011 Claire would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent hostel, great value for money! The rooms are amazing for the price, staff are super helpful and friendly, very clean, safe and secure and its not too far from the centre! The free wifi is an amazing bonus, just what every backpacker needs! Loved this place, great find!

Disliked: Nothing

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and comfortable room, tv and fridge in room. Generally pretty quiet, slept very well during the night

Disliked: Airconditioning only available in room between 430pm and 930am, (on a timer) - rooms are advertised as 'airconditioned' this is a bit misleading if tired/unwell/jetlagged and need to sleep during the day. A fan was offered but room hot and small so wouldn't have helped. Hostel probably caters more for a younger crowd, older travellers might prefer YHA.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

jenny horsley

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 May 2011 jenny would recommend this property

Liked: amazing rooms felt like an apartment, fantastic receptionist, Ashley so friendly and helpful made my stay very enjoyable.

Disliked: Nothing it was perfect

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Elizabeth Wang

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

06 May 2011 Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was extremely helpful and flexible, the location is a little bit of a walk from the city center (good exercise!), but it's only two short blocks from the esplanade, which is great to walk around. The free meal on the first day was a really nice start to the trip!

Disliked: n/a

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Georgina Warner-Smith

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

05 May 2011 Georgina would recommend this property

Liked: Really lovely layout with nice outside area and good communcal facilities.

Disliked: Bit of a walk from the bus terminal.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 May 2011

Liked: the owner

Disliked: no internet connection for over a week

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

03 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This place was amazing! The staff couldn't have been more helpful. Brian and Linda really go out of their way to accomodate visitors. I would definately advise booking tours through them as the office staff offer the best friendly and informative advice, I also found their prices alot more reasonable than so-called 'deals' I saw about town. This place was probably the cleanest hostel I have ever stayed in. It was nice to wake up in the morning to free cornflakes and coffee and then spend the day lying by the pool on the sunloungers. The free wifi is a great bonus, (One of the reasons why I chose to stay here.) and the free evening meal vouchers saved me a fortune on food. The place is very safe and secure, I would definately stay here again rather than hostels in the middle of town. I much prefer this laid back hostel to a party place. It has a lovely friendly family atmosphere, were you will be guaranteed a good nights sleep.

Disliked: Nothing!

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, nice little hostel with great atmosphere!!! Stuff is very helpfull and nice

Disliked: a little bit far away from the city center (10min walk)

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

28 April 2011

Liked: It was a good walk to get into the city via the esplanade. Bryan and Linda were extremely nice people. The cereal and coffee every morning were great. The people were very nice and accommodating. Brian handles everything you want to do. This couple really loves what they do.

Disliked: There was no Internet the entire time I was there. That was frustrating as it was a draw to that hostel was the free Internet. Pillows were flat. There are a lot of tiny ants in the kitchen and out beds. There are no hooks in the bathrooms or bedrooms for you to hang a towel or sweater. There were no forks in out main kitchen but plenty of spoons!

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

28 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Non-party facility. All people there behaved in a mature fashion. Clean. Friendly staff. "coastal" atmosphere." They let a lot of people work for their stay.

Disliked: NO LOCKERS! What is wrong with these hostels which can't go to some used furniture place and get a discount set of lockers. We bring computers, money, credit cards, cameras, iPods, and so on. Too much stuff to carry around with you all day and too much to lose.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

26 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean. Kitchen very tidy. But main selling point are the owners. they could not be more helpful and friendly if they tried. Really do everything they can to make sure people who stay with them get the best out of their holiday. This was the best hostel we stayed in Australia

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
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Andreas Wagner

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

21 April 2011 Andreas would recommend this property

Liked: awesome place!! it was not a room! It was an appartment!!!! wow!! fridge, wifi, just briiliant!!

Disliked: nothing!!! just a bit a pity that the pool was closed :-P

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Brenda Palmgren

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

14 April 2011 Brenda would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were really friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. The pool was great. Really good for booking tours!! (go with Passions of Paradise for the reef).

Disliked: The kitchen was quite dirty and there were lots of bugs though this could just be due to the location.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Amanda Kloeppel

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 April 2011 Amanda would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was helpful. I wished we would have had longer to enjoy the property, but it seemed nice. The rooms were wonderful. Would stay there again.

Disliked: Advertised some free meals which I never saw while there. The gate was a bit difficult to figure out.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, great amount of space for the fee per night.

Disliked: The bathroom was moldy and smelly.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Extremely helpful

Disliked: Bathrooms didn't seem to be that clean

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast was nice, coffee was good. Cooking facilities were fine. Room was spacious.

Disliked: Internet didn't always work. Rooms were very humid, could only put air conditioning on at certain times of the day. Our fridge didn't work and smelled disgusting. The bathrooms were constantly out of soap/toilet paper.

88.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Andre DeCairos

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

09 March 2011 Andre would recommend this property

Liked: Free Internet!

Disliked: Short walk away from the city centre

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Francisco Castro Saldana

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

04 March 2011 Francisco would recommend this property

Liked: the big rooms

Disliked: no lockers in room

100.0%
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MICHAELA ILCHEVA

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 March 2011 MICHAELA would recommend this property

Liked: I have no words to describe how nice Bryan,Linda and John were! Their friendliness and careness about the hostel guests makes this place a beautiful acommodation for every tourist.The hostel itself is very cosy and quiete,perfect for resting.Bryan and John were just the best!I had a bad injury on my foot but they made my stay so much more comfortable.Thank you John for all your help and kindness.It was a pleasure to meet you.I would recommend this hostel to anybody.I will not regret it!

Disliked: There is nothing to disliike.This is the best hostel I have slept in while in Australia!

100.0%
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Achim Helm

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 February 2011 Achim would recommend this property

Liked: a quiet, cozy Hostel, with very friendly and helpful owners (Brian and Linda); free breakfast and Internet for free; fridge and TV in the SINGLE ROOM - thats Backpacker - LUXURY;

Disliked: nothing


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