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9.1

Exceptional

929 reviews

929 reviews

Housekeeping3
Breakfast1
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9.6

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Esplanade Boardwalk

30 m

Michael Seebeck Gallery

30 m

Michaelmas Cay

50 m

Night Markets

120 m

IGA Xpress

120 m

Popular landmarks
Cairns Aquarium

350 m

Green Island

410 m

The Reef Hotel Casino

520 m

Muddy's Playground

600 m

Cairns Botanic Gardens

3.5 km

Closest landmarks
Rattle N Hum

10 m

Cairns Square

130 m

Australian Leather Company

200 m

Cairns Library

210 m

Esplanade BBQ

230 m

Global Backpackers Cairns

67 The Esplanade, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Cairns City Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Esplanade Boardwalk. Indoor pool and outdoor pool are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

Highlights

Located in heart of Cairns

Check-in/out [express]

910 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

20 meters to Esplanade Boardwalk

Hygiene Plus

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Swimming pool [indoor]

Golf course [on-site]

Bicycles

Fitness center

Game room

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money9.0
Location rating9.6
Nearest airportCairns Airport (CNS)
Distance to airport5.5 km

Rooms available at Global Backpackers Cairns

Queen Room
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  • Room size: 4 m²/43 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 1 queen bed
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View Queen
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 queen bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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Queen Mobility Accessible
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 3 bunk beds
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Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Ensuite
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 4 bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Ensuite
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Superior Double Bed Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
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8 Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Global Backpackers Cairns?

Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Global Backpackers Cairns?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Global Backpackers Cairns has a car park that's close to the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Cairns with private transportation, the hostel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at Global Backpackers Cairns?

Global Backpackers Cairns does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Global Backpackers Cairns?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Cairns Railway Station, 890 m away from Global Backpackers Cairns.

What restaurants are nearby Global Backpackers Cairns?

Global Backpackers Cairns’s neighborhood is Cairns City Center which includes popular restaurants such as Salt House Restaurant, Salt House and Cock & Bull.

What popular shopping places are close to Global Backpackers Cairns?

Located in the Cairns City Center area, Global Backpackers Cairns is close to great shopping choices like Night Markets, Rusty's Market and DFO Cairns, Direct Factory Outlets.

What are popular attractions near Global Backpackers Cairns?

Global Backpackers Cairns’s location in the Cairns City Center neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Cairns Botanic Gardens, Green Island and Cairns Aquarium.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Global Backpackers Cairns?

Global Backpackers Cairns is located within Cairns City Center, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Esplanade Boardwalk, Michaelmas Cay and Cairns Holiday Park.

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What people love about Global Backpackers Cairns

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Cleanliness

    "Toilets are clean and the seating areas outside of the rooms are pretty great to have."

    Celia

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    July 20, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Amazing location and accommodation- so clean, comfortable and convenient- staff went above and beyond"

    Cathy

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    April 20, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "A great hostel in a fantastic location!"

    Arjun

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    December 4, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 430 Cairns properties
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Location score
9.6/10
Value for money score
9/10
Service score
9.2/10
Cleanliness score
8.9/10
Better than
97
%
of Cairns properties
Better than
96
%
of Cairns properties
Better than
95
%
of Cairns properties
Better than
93
%
of Cairns properties
Overall rating:

9.1

Exceptional
929 reviews
Cleanliness
8.8
Facilities
9.2
Location
9.6
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What travelers say they love:
Good location
Jack from Australia
Solo traveler
More about Global Backpackers Cairns

More about Global Backpackers Cairns

Global Backpackers Cairns

Global Backpackers Cairns is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Cairns. Experience an urban escape in Cairns with a stay at Global Backpackers Cairns, with its exceptional location right in the city center.
Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Global Backpackers Cairns. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Taxi and car hire services provided by the hostel make it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Cairns. The hostel provides front desk services such as express check-in or check-out and luggage storage for guests' convenience.
If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? laundromat and laundry service offered at the hostel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hostel to allow cleaner air for all guests.
Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Global Backpackers Cairns guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms are equipped with linen service and air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Global Backpackers Cairns include special design features like a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment such as cable TV, is provided for guests in select rooms.
It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

A night in at the hostel's nightclub and casino can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions. Global Backpackers Cairns has vending machines that provide round-the-clock refreshment, at low cost. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house shared kitchen available here.
Recreational facilities at Global Backpackers Cairns are designed for escape and relaxation. Don't forget to explore the hostel's easily accessible beach. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool. Fitness lovers who want to keep up their routine on vacation can drop in at the hostel's fitness facility.
Have some easy fun without traveling far, while playing golf course on site at Global Backpackers Cairns. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the games room and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

One doesn't need to look far as the hostel enjoys close proximity to sightseeing options and local attractions. Get fanatical at Cairns Esplanade Lagoon located 140 m away. During the season, you can buy tickets to see home games and cheer with the locals. Get a photograph of yourself in front of Green Island located 410 m away, a must-see for anyone visiting Cairns.


Reasons to stay here

This hostel beats 96% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
Guests who stayed here rated the facilities above 97% of other accommodations in the city.
This accommodation is highly recommended for its location, scoring higher than 97% of other options in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Exceptional
Facilities

9.2

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

1 mention

Housekeeping

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
Outdoor
  • Bicycles
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Canoeing
  • Casino
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Nightclub
  • Pub crawl
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water park
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • Adult-only property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • Smoke detector
  • Toiletries

Location

67 The Esplanade, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870
Exceptional
Location

9.6

Airports
  • Cairns Airport (CNS)
    5.5 km
  • Dunk Island Airport (DKI)
    119.4 km
Public transportation
  • Cairns Railway Station
    900 m
  • Freshwater
    8.3 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic
    510 m
Shopping
  • Night Markets
    120 m
Convenience store
  • NightOwl
    100 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    50 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Esplanade Boardwalk
    30 m
  • Michaelmas Cay
    50 m
  • Night Markets
    120 m
  • Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
    140 m
  • Cairns Aquarium
    350 m
  • Green Island
    410 m
  • The Reef Hotel Casino
    520 m
  • Muddy's Playground
    600 m
  • Cairns Botanic Gardens
    3.5 km
  • Gallo DairyLand
    5.5 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Rattle N Hum
    10 m
  • Esplanade Boardwalk
    30 m
  • Michael Seebeck Gallery
    30 m
  • Michaelmas Cay
    50 m
  • Night Markets
    120 m
  • IGA Xpress
    120 m
  • Soho
    120 m
  • Cairns Square
    130 m
  • Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
    140 m
  • WetRez
    180 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from13:00
  • Check-in until01:00
  • Check-out from01:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until18:00
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes

Reviews of Global Backpackers Cairns from real guests

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9.0
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10
Exceptional
Cleanliness8.8
Facilities9.2
Location9.6
Service9.1
Value for money9.0
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8-9 Excellent (4)
7-8 Very Good (1)
6-7 Good (1)
<6 Below Expectation (1)
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10.0
Exceptional
Karen from Australia
Solo traveler
View Queen
Stayed 3 nights in April 2022

Bright coloured hostel ”

If you like bright coloured places, clean, safe, with a balance of old and young guests, huge shared kitchen, a balcony from the kicthen area, close to the esplanade, the night market and in proximity with cafes/restaurants -look no further, you have found THE hostel for your stay In cairns. Stayed from 1-6 april. Loved it the moment i stepped foot in it. The night manager was friendly when i got to the hostel at night time. Came across some issues with my bookings which the managers quickly resolved for me. Could have stayed longer but Port douglas was calling :D

Reviewed April 14, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Kiseung from Australia
Couple
Queen Mobility Accessible
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

The best place to stay”

I have been here for two night on my holiday, and I wanted to stay more! The room was very clean and everything is brand new. The best location and viewing in the city, I could watch whatever I want on Netflix for free. They provided free breakfast from 7am to 9am, and when I got home I did not have to pay for Uber fare!! The staffs are really friendly, especailly thanks Ciara.

Reviewed July 21, 2019

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Hi Kiseung Thank you so much for your great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and took advantage of the new amenities that we have. We do have the best view in town and you're right - you don't need to catch an Uber home with our location if you are out and about in the city. We will definitely pass on to the staff that you enjoyed your holiday with us and hopefully we will see you again soon! Thanks! The Global Team

Responded July 22, 2019
Global Backpackers Cairns
9.6
Exceptional
Paul from Australia
Solo traveler
Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2021

Great stay!”

I really enjoyed my 3 nights I stayed here in Cairns. As soon as I arrived I felt at home and welcome by the lovely staff and was able to check in early around 11.30 am. The room I had was a queen room and was really nice. I was on the floor where kitchen and belcony was which was handy. I booked a white water rafting tour through the hostel which was fun. I met some cool people at global and had a relaxed stay. The place is nice and clean and has everything you need. It is right in the action on the Esplanade where you want to stay in Cairns. I will be back next time in Cairns.

Reviewed June 05, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Chia from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Stunning view and great location”

Hostel located right opposite of Esplanade Lagoon. Next to Mcdonalds and 3min walk to Woolworths. Receptionist Laura is so helpful and friendly. I'm in love with the 4th floor open concept kitchens and living area I spend at least 4 to 5 hours sitting there to watch sunrise or sunset. The only hostel in Australia I had ever stayed with seaview. Kitchen is huge and clean. The only thing is imperfect was housekeeping. I been staying for 4days and 3nights. The floor mat was dirty since the day I checked in and not changing until I checked out. I can only see the rubbish was thrown and toilet roll and towel were refills. But definitely I will be back!

Reviewed October 13, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Yidian from Australia
Solo traveler
Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2021

Modern”

Stayed in the private queen room which was value for money! Hostel has been renovated recently (think 2019 pre-COVID) and the room/beds were comfortable. Location was perfect being located right at the esplanade, but you do not have to worry about noises from the street as the rooms are located at the back of the building. Kitchen facilities were spot-on and the walk-in fridge was the largest I have seen in any hostel :)

Reviewed December 26, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
suzanne from Australia
Family with teens
Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

Great private accommodation at backpacker price”

I had not stayed in backpacker accommodation in the last 30 years but I must say Global packpackers is fantastic. I booked a private room for myself and 18 year old son on the recommendation of a friend. Fantastic private room with ensuite just across from the Cairns Lagoon and boardwalk. Best location you could ask for in Cairns CBD. Fantastic air conditioned room, comfy bed and spotless ensuite. Plus great wifi! At a bargain price under $100 a night The communal kitchen ( including walking cool room), indoor outdoor dining and lounge areas were fantastic!

Reviewed April 13, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Pia from Australia
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 4 nights in March 2022

Amazing staff And always clean !!”

Best hostel in town !! I’ve been everywhere and I 100% recommend Global !!

Reviewed March 22, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Cathy from Australia
Solo traveler
Queen Room
Stayed 4 nights in April 2022

Mature Traveller”

Amazing location and accommodation- so clean, comfortable and convenient- staff went above and beyond

Reviewed April 20, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Margaret from Australia
Solo traveler
View Queen
Stayed 2 nights in July 2021

New favourite 2nd home”

It's so fabulous I am reluctant to write the review....

Reviewed July 15, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
samantha from New Zealand
Solo traveler
View Queen
Stayed 2 nights in September 2020

Exceptional”

Great location and great staff. Only negative is that the room with a view doesn't really have a view as it is at tree level height.

Reviewed September 17, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Margaret from Australia
Solo traveler
View Queen
Stayed 4 nights in April 2022

Keep it a secret!”

Naaahhhh. I want to keep this place a secret!

Reviewed April 26, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
bernadette from Australia
Couple
View Queen
Stayed 4 nights in April 2021

Great location”

Right in the middle of the action and across the road from the water.

Reviewed April 29, 2021

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8.4
Excellent
Jack from Australia
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2021

Need regualr clean-up”

Pros: 1. Good location 2. New and good facilities. 3. comfortable bed. Cons: 1. Looks they don't clean up the room. many dust and little rubbishes on the floor in the room. ( I found a small cockroach. ) 2. They close and lock the kitchen until 6 AM. So cannot use kitchen and even approach your food before 6 am. ( you should know this if you have to leave early morning. )

Reviewed November 01, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Theodor from Australia
Solo traveler
Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

Great Location”

Great Location and the staff are really helpful with any request.

Reviewed May 31, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
melanie from Australia
Couple
View Queen
Stayed 3 nights in May 2021

Amazing view!”

Great location.

Reviewed October 12, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Arjun from Singapore
Solo traveler
Bed in 4 bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Ensuite
Stayed 3 nights in December 2022

A fabulous hostel!”

A great hostel in a fantastic location! On the Esplanade super close to the lagoon and the marina (starting point of Great Barrier Reef tours). Staying there also gives you some discounts on food and drinks at nearby bars! The staff (especially Michelle) were incredibly friendly and helpful too!

Reviewed December 05, 2022

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8.8
Excellent
Almog from Australia
Solo traveler
Bed in 4 bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Ensuite
Stayed 3 nights in October 2022

Excellent”

Have some rooms with private toilet and shower which doesn't cost too much. You can see the lagoon from the balcony because it's so close. The night market is also 2 meters away and there are a lot of restaurants close by

Reviewed November 02, 2022

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8.0
Excellent
未来 from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in September 2022

Good”

Good

Reviewed October 01, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Danielle from Australia
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2022

Location”

This place is amazing, great discounts on restaurants and pubs, clean and friendly.

Reviewed September 27, 2022

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8.4
Excellent
Celia from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in July 2022

Rooms can be very small but great location and facilities”

Right on the Esplanade, the views are amazing and you are at the boardwalk upon leaving the front door. Plenty of food options and a Woolsworth about 4 mins away. Big kitchen, great views from the rooftop. Toilets are clean and the seating areas outside of the rooms are pretty great to have. Only downside is that living in a 6-people mixed room, the rooms are TINY. There are no locker space and everyone's bags are everywhere, leaving to very little space to move about. Rooms can be very dirty too, depending on who you live with. Toiletries and towels are not provided (towels can be rented) but linen are (and you have to put it on yourself). Overall, if you can get yourself a single room or a smaller pax shared room, you've got yourself a very good deal in a hostel with an amazing location.

Reviewed July 21, 2022

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