Welcome to Global!

Your ultimate Cairns,
Port Douglas & Airlie Beach
Accommodation & tours

Free Courtesy Bus...

Running Port Douglas to Cairns
+ Cairns to Port Douglas

Awesome Tours!

The latest deals on Great Barrier Reef Cruises and more!

Courtesy Bus

Free Bus Cairns to Port Douglas!
Runs Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday.  Learn more

Cairns Central


Port Douglas – Global

Port Douglas Backpackers

Airlie Beach – Beaches 

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Welcome to Global Backpackers Australia!

We offer 4 great hostels in 3 amazing destinations: Cairns, Port Douglas and Airlie Beach.

We are situated in 5 fantastic locations; on the Waterfront and in the heart of Cairns, on the main street of Port Douglas, the heart of Port Douglas, and in the very centre of Airlie Beach.

Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the oldest rainforest in the world. There are Volcanic Tablelands with unbelievable waterfalls, cultural experiences and ADRENALIN PUMPING, SCREAMING, MOUTH DRYING EXCITEMENT on tap all day, all week, all year!

If you still have energy at the end of the day there is always the nightly activities. You can shop till you drop, enjoy the night markets, have a spin at the Casino, sample some fine cafe, Restaurants and bars, so get ready to take on our nightlife or just kick back, chill-out and get ready for your next tour.

Come and stay with us!

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Our Promise

Best in town

Super comfortable accommodation at awesome prices – you’ll be impressed!

The  heart of the action

All our locations are suited to those who want to be part of the action – once you’ve checked in, you can relax and enjoy the town!

Good times

We’re famous for our vibrant social atmosphere – we’re not called Global for nothing. Our staff will always welcome you with a smile and helpful advice.

Partner venue meal deals

We’ve teamed up with some of the best food venues in each town to offer you brilliant value and quality dining options.

Courtesy Bus

We run a free shuttle service between Port Douglas and Cairns every Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday! Learn More

Awesome tours

We know you want to get out and experience all our amazing area has to offer. With the best hook-ups in town, we’ll have you sorted for tours and activities.

What people are saying

"When we checked into our room, we were blown away. The location is perfect, as it is on the same street as every bar and club worth going to in Airlie. The rooms were unbelievably spacious-- with 6 beds, we had still had tons of room to move around, a working television, a large bathroom, and even closet space!"

− Candice P, TripAdvisor

"The pub is amazing value, the meals were delicious, it's honestly the best value dinner deal I have come across. "

− Hannah D. Trip Advisor

"“Your staff are amazing!!!!”"

− Stuslostinaus, Trip Advisor