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This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Global Backpackers Waterfront is situated on the Cairns Esplanade waterfront and the Lagoon, boardwalk, marina, restaurants, shops and nightlife are a short walk away. There are evening activities held in the property's bar venues, all within a 5-minute walk from Global Backpackers Waterfront, where you can receive discounts in bars and clubs.

The hostel offers a range of rooms from private rooms with balconies and en suites to shared dormitory rooms. All have air conditioning and free WiFi.

Guests can also enjoy the views from the rooftop lounge and kitchen area where you can relax and enjoy the sunset or sunrise, or go swimming in the Esplanade Lagoon, located at the doorstep.

The travel staff at Global Backpackers Waterfront can offer guests advice on activities and tours including skydiving, white water rafting, snorkelling, sailing cultural experiences and more.

This is our guests' favourite part of Cairns, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Global Backpackers Cairns has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 19 Jun 2012.

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Cairns, this property has an excellent location score of 9.7


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4 reasons to choose Global Backpackers Cairns

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
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Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Cairns Night Markets
    0 miles
  • Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
    0.1 miles
  • Cairns City Library
    0.1 miles
  • Cairns Regional Gallery
    0.1 miles
  • Cairns Esplanade
    0.2 miles
  • Reef and Rainforest Research Centre
    0.2 miles
  • The Center of Contemporary Arts
    0.2 miles
  • The Cairns Museum
    0.2 miles
  • Cairns Family Court
    0.2 miles
  • Cairns Marlin Marina
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Rusty's Markets
    0.3 miles
  • Martin College
    0.4 miles
  • The Cairns Civic Theater
    0.4 miles
  • Cairns Rainforest Dome
    0.4 miles
  • Cairns Station
    0.6 miles
  • Cairns Base Hospital
    0.7 miles
  • Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens
    2.3 miles
  • Skyway Rainforest Cableway
    7.4 miles
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
    7.5 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Holloways Beach
    6 miles
Closest airports
  • Cairns Airport
    3.3 miles
How to get to Global Backpackers Cairns from Cairns Airport
    Private shuttle
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Facilities of Global Backpackers Cairns Great facilities! Review score, 9.0
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Movie nights
  • Water park Off-site Additional charge
  • Snorkelling Off-site Additional charge
  • Horse riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Games room
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Adult only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Lift
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages spoken
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules Global Backpackers Cairns takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 13:00 hours

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

Until 10:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Global Backpackers Cairns accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

There is a chargeable airport transfer shuttle to and from the airport.

Please inform Global Backpackers Waterfront in advance if you want to use the service, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please note that Global Backpackers Waterfront cannot accommodate guests under the age of 18.

Please note that guests are required to provide passport identification upon check-in.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

As a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has temporarily suspended its shuttle services.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

Please inform Global Backpackers Cairns in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Global Backpackers Cairns

  • The nearest beach is just 100 yards from Global Backpackers Cairns.

  • Check-in at Global Backpackers Cairns is from 13:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Global Backpackers Cairns by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 30min

  • Global Backpackers Cairns is 600 yards from the centre of Cairns.

  • Global Backpackers Cairns offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Games room
    • Snorkelling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Water park
    • Horse riding
    • Movie nights

  • The prices at Global Backpackers Cairns may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.