AUD 17 per night
AUD 17 per night
Global Backpackers on the Waterfront, Cairns, Australia

Global Backpackers on the Waterfront

Cairns, Australia - 67-69 Esplanade

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Description - Hostel

Partypacking Cairns – Waterfront
At Global Waterfront, the Esplanade lagoon is directly opposite you, so you can cook a BBQ, swim, enjoy free fitness classes or simply chill-out and enjoy all the tropics has to offer. This is the best location in town for inner city living located on the waterfront with amazing views, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, money exchange, markets and much more, all at your doorstep.

Pool (Esplanade lagoon opposite)
Rattle n Hum Bar
Mixed and Female only dorms
Double, Twin & Single Rooms (with shared facilities)
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Lockers & Security Safe
Linen Provided
24 Hour Wireless Internet (Global gossip)
Common Area with Cable TV and pool table

FREE Airport Pick Up
FREE Nightly Meal @ PJ’OBRIENS
FREE Luggage Storage
24 Check–In
24 Hour Security
Travel & Tour Desk
Guest Message and Mail Service

Pole Idol @ PJ'OBRIENS (Tues)
Coyote Ugly @ PJ'OBRIENS (Wed & Sat)
Traffic light Party @ PJ'OBRIENS (Thur)
Ladies Night @ PJ'OBRIENS (Thur)
Free Entry & Drink Specials for all Global Guests @ PJ'OBRIENS see reception for your VIP wristband.

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 54
  • Year built: 1995
  • Renovated: 2009
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: AUD 17 (Australian Dollar)

4 Bed Dorm Waterfront Double Female Dorm Mixed Dorm Single Triple Twin
  • Check-in: noon
  • Check-out: 10:00am

Hostel amenities

Roof top chill out area with views over the whole city. Great for sunbathing in private. This is inner city living with the best location in town.

24-hr front desk Airport pickup All inclusive plan Car rental Children not permitted Currency exchange Internet access Internet wireless (charge) Linen included No curfew Restaurant on site Safe deposit box Tour/sightseeing assistance

Room amenities

At Global Waterfront choose to stay in our roomy, air-conditioned dorms or upgrade to a private double, twin or single with shared facilities. For those who want a little extra, we also offer our Waterfront dorms with your own private balcony looking out over the lagoon & waterfront. At Global Waterfront, all rooms are air-conditioned, with your linen supplied and we offer friendly service and everything you need.

Backpacker facilities Balconies Internet access Ocean view rooms Shared bathroom


Located on the main strip of the waterfront. Everything is at your doorstep.
Night markets are 5 door up. Marina, Saturday markets and live entertainment located directly opposite. FREE BBQ areas and FREE fitness classes every morning all offered at the lagoon.

Points of interest
  • Marina (100m)
  • Esplanade Lagoon (2m)
  • Esplanade Boardwalk (2m)
  • Rainforest Dome (100m)
  • Casino (100m)

Food and drink
Eating in house
Rattle N Hum
Rattle is over looking the waterfront. Great food, famous for there woodfired pizza's you won't be dissappointed. Busy 7 days a week.
Eating out
Pier Bar & Grill
Located on the waterfront with amazing views to enjoy a pint and grad a bite to eat.
The $10 Meal Deal is the Best value in town. A main meal plus a pint or basic spirit or house wine all for $10.

Price details

AUD 17 - 55 per night (Australian Dollar)

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaMasterCard

Available discounts

Vip card holders

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

Cancellation policy: (not applicable to online confirmation payments)
Cancellations with less than 24hrs notice or No-Shows will result in one nights accommodation as per booking, to be charged to Credit Card.

Location - Hostel

67-69 Esplanade
Queensland (State of Queensland)
Australia  4870

Latitude: -16.92026, Longitude: 145.77707

How to get there

Located on the main strip of The Esplanade Cairns on the waterfront.
Located next to Rattle n Hum Bar.
Directly opposite the Cairns Lagoon

Greyhound terminal located 100m walk
FREE courtesy bus pick-up

Nearest airport: Cairns (7km)