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Castaway's Backpackers

207 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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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Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a family-run hostel with very friendly staff and clean rooms. I stayed here for two nights and i enjoyed it very much. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen has everything you need. I can definetely recommend it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Castaways is close enough to town to go out at night and far enough that you don't have to hear any drunken passers by. It's a very social hostel and all the staff are backpackers too which I think helps the social dynamic as well as the travel and tour advice they give. The staff ended up good friends who... More

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Clermont-Ferrand, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed in this hostel for about one week and I think it was the perfect hostel to stay in! No bunk beds which is such a good thing. You don't feel in this kind of "backpackers industry"! The team of the hostel is really nice and helpful ! (Do not hesitate to book your tour with... More

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Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I first checked in here end of December last year for 6 nights but had to leave almost immediately after getting farmwork offered on the first day of my stay. The owner was kind enough to let me use the unused nights when I liked and I have just used 4 of them two months later. I needed a break... More

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Had a great stay at castaways whilst in cairns. The staff were friendly and a big help when trying to book and organise my day trips. They always had a welcoming smile and a "how was your day?" Every time I walked by the office. They were also very helpful with early morning lifts to the marina and the bus... More

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights and was greeted warmly by the owner on arrival although it went quickly into a full on 'what do you want to do in Cairns talk' which is fine but the annoying thing was that I was told that their prices were the same as what the other tourist centres charge, which they were... More

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Cairns, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This hostel is one of many lovely hostels in Cairns, don't settle for something you don't like in Cairns there is just so much choice. This suited my partner and I perfect we could go out have fun but come back to a nice relaxed homely Hostel to relax. Frustrating paying for aircon and the set up means that noise... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Castaway's is about a 10-15 minute walk from the downtown area where the bars are, which could be a plus for some. The rooms are fairly basic, but well put-together and clean. The kitchen is a little small but nice. The staff are both helpful and friendly all the time, since they all live there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Stayed for three nights, staff were very helpful in helping us book some trips. They offer a free shuttle to the town, but they close the office for too long in the afternoon which was a little annoying at times if you needed something or like us you arrive during that time. Room was clean, one dolla for three hours... More

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Hervey Bay, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I'd like to start by just saying that I stayed there six months, even though I had an opportunity to get a room in a share house. The hostel is the cleanest one I've been in, the kitchen is best stocked, comfy couches in front of the TV (with Xbox :) ) and the staff is just bloody lovely! Only... More

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Address: 207 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 82 Specialty lodging in Cairns
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