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Castaway's Backpackers

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207 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had the greatest time here last year so I stayed for 6 weeks and I came back again this year . Made so many friends here with fellow guests and with the staff who were always helpful . The reception was amazing they ha information in any and every trip you could imagine to do up and down the coast... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Affordable backpacker lodge, with tidy facilities. Staff were so helpful - every question was answered and they went out of their way to ensure we were looked after. This place is about a 20 minute walk to the centre of town so close enough to walk to dinner in the evening, but far enough away that the late night parties... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stay in this backpacker for a few months. It's a nice,easy,chill place with a great vibe. Not a big party place but u will always be able to fine someone for a few, if not ask one of the reception staff :). The staff was also very friendly,they help me lots to fine the tours who will be the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked in castaways for four nights in june, ended up staying almost two months! Cannot credit the staff enough, Nicky, Adam and Dorothee were incredible. Always up for rallying everyone to do group things whether it was nights out, waterfalls or bungee jumping. Very clean and tidy. Nice little pool for the sunny days. It was a little bit out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at this hostel for 2 weeks. And it was great experience. Really nice staff especially, Anna & Adam! They are so kind and helpful! The place is secured and clean. Just one thing, hope WIFI worked better. Sometimes it doesn't work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Even though it's a little bit outside Cairns (but there are free shuttles available if so), it's worthy and I would really recommend that place for a short or longer stay. So much freedom and pleasure there...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

I came by myself just for a three day reef trip, and the hostel felt like home by the time I left. It's small and a bit outside the city centre, so you can have a quiet, peaceful time if you prefer. And you don't get overwhelmed by obnoxious drunken teens like you might elsewhere. But there are also frequent... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Stayed there a couple of years ago. couldn't fault the fault the place. fun loyal people this time 6/15 ruined my visit to cairns rang in advance but book me in at the highest rate the place was dead stunk of filth the floors were yuk with old black filth just pushed up in the corners and along the edges... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Loved this hostel. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The place is always clean, tidy and overall well kept. One thing I experienced here that I have yet to at any other hostel is that they put an effort into rallying guys up for a good night out where the staff join in and make sure everyone is having a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Great for the price, paid $55 for a double room with shared bathroom. It was very clean, the bathroom was perfect and the shower was very clean and nice. The staff were lovely, very accommodating as we arrived later than expected due to huge delays with a flight. They were very friendly. There's a little pool- we didn't use it... More 

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