Global Backpackers - Port Douglas

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Global Backpackers - Port Douglas

2.0 star property
Port Douglas hostel with restaurant and bar/lounge

7.6/10 Good

26 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
38 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, QLD, 4877
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool access
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • ATM/banking services
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • TV in a common area
Feel at home
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free self parking
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool

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About this area

Getting around

  • Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) - 59 min drive

About this property

Global Backpackers - Port Douglas

Property highlights
At Global Backpackers - Port Douglas, you can look forward to a terrace, laundry facilities, and a bar. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Rattle n Hum Bar, the onsite restaurant. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas.
Other perks at this hostel include:
  • Outdoor pool access
  • Free self parking
  • Luggage storage, a 24-hour front desk, and a TV in the lobby
  • ATM/banking services and tour/ticket assistance
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the helpful staff and walkable location
Room features
All guestrooms at Global Backpackers - Port Douglas offer comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like WiFi.
Extra amenities include:
  • Ceiling fans and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Monday - Sunday (8 AM - 11 PM)
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: Rattle N Hum Bar

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • ATM/banking
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Towels

Stay connected

  • WiFi (surcharge)


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Rattle n Hum Bar - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Global Backpackers Port Douglas Hostel
Global Backpackers Hostel
Global Backpackers Port Douglas
Global Backpackers
Global Backpackers - Port Douglas Port Douglas

Frequently asked questions

Does Global Backpackers - Port Douglas offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Global Backpackers - Port Douglas does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Global Backpackers - Port Douglas?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Global Backpackers - Port Douglas?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Global Backpackers - Port Douglas?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Global Backpackers - Port Douglas?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Global Backpackers - Port Douglas and nearby?
Global Backpackers - Port Douglas has access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Global Backpackers - Port Douglas?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Rattle n Hum Bar. Nearby restaurants include Origin Espresso (3-min walk), Nautilus (4-min walk), and Paddy's (4-min walk).
What's the area around Global Backpackers - Port Douglas like?
Global Backpackers - Port Douglas is a short 1-minute walk from Macrossan Street and 6 minutes' walk from Four Mile Beach. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/10 Fair

Location was great. Room had an ensuite. $95. Very unclean, pillows and mattress protector badly stained, clean top sheet stains, cobwebs even near bed, smelly entrance and room, rusty noisy fans etc
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Comfort stay
Friendly staff and great location
ilaria, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

100% recommend
To start with, Port Douglas is SO beautiful and I highly recommend visiting. My partner and I are frequently using hostels and Global backpackers is definitely up there with the best. The check in was smooth and Clara was really efficient. She gave us a quick tour and the hostel has good space to chill as well as a good size kitchen and amenities. Laundry was cheap and the hostel also offered an amazing Meal deal for the bar next door (great food too). Our room was a double with an en suite which good air con and a TV! The bed was comfy, although slightly short for my 6'2 partner but we managed fine and it didn't effect his sleep. We ended up staying an extra night and would 100% go back. Thank you!
Catherine, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Would stay again!
Very clean, spacious dorm room. Hostal is centrally located which is nice to get out for a walk. Would definitely stay again if ever back in Port Douglas!
Isabel, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Handy to the main shopping area with limited parking but the cheapest ensuite accommodation we could find. Value for money but the communal kitchen is not kept clean by the guests who use it, so dishes pile up before staff come to clear up. Guests seldom wiped up the cooking area. Most of the guests seemed to be permanents on work visas.
Rose, 3-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Clean, well located backpackers
It’s a backpackers for sure, but we booked a double room ensuite. Came with towels and bedding, just bring your own soap. Well equipped shared kitchen, super close to al ost everything. Great discounts and meals at Rattle’n’hum resto downstairs. Clean and well cared for property, friendly guests.
Brian, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Luke, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Peter, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Michelle, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Busy hostel in centre of town
Overall a good stay but lots of little niggles. Slightly broken facilities, lack of plug sockets and more passive aggressive rules signs than I have ever seen before! Staff are really good and always helpful - they are the highlight.
5-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review