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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I've been staying at Castaways for about 2 months. I'd highly recommend it because it's cheap, clean, and the staff are awesome. It's a very social atmosphere because almost every week there's some sort of event the staff organizes for anyone who wishes to take part (Bungee Jumping, visiting Crystal Cascades, etc.) I've really enjoyed my time here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I stayed in the castaways backpackers for about a week. It's fifteen minutes to the city which means that the hostel itself isn't as noisy as many others. Though you can still going out and enjoy the nightlife, for example in the free pizza night the hostel offers. I would definetely go there again! Also the bathrooms and the kitchen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Fisrt the staff is just amazingly kind and helpfull, a free shutle is provide to reach the city center. Then the facilities are nice and clean. Our staying was really quiet and pleasant ! Awsome, wish all backpackers would be that great !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I've just spend 4 nights with Castaway and it was great. Very nice and clean place with good facilities. Nicky and Adam were fab, they took us out on Our first night in Cairns and we had such a great time. Strongly recommended place for all backpackers n Cairns

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