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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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Kiel, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A great chilled out hostel a 15/20 minute walk from the centre of Cairns. The kitchen has everything you need and is cleaned daily. The lounge area is nice and homely with really comfy sofas. The balcony area is lovely. In comparison to other hostels, it's a lot smaller so you don't have that feel of the place being overrun... More 

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Dawson Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Katie at reception and the cleaners are amazing. They go out of their way to ensure your experience is the best it can be. They treat you like family. Even when booking excursions they tell you their honest opinions. Very accommodating Best hostels i've been to so far

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

visited this place whilst travelling and spent 2 months here! loved the place. staff were amazing. its nice and quiet but lots of fun still! bus in to town is helpful although its a lovely walk a long the boardwalk!

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Stayed there Xmas Eve before flying to Adelaide and picked this hotel as I was low on funds. The hotel itself is quite nice, the key was exactly where they said it would be, and my room was what i paid for. And I initially didnt mind the guests running up and down the halls as it was xmas time.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Castaway's is a bit of a jaunt from downtown but is overall worth the extra 10 minute hike. The accommodations are comfortable and clean, the people are friendly and warm, and the overall vibe is spot-on. I am a repeat-visitor to Castaway's with my group of 12 university students and we always have an excellent time.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Myself and my French friend switched hostels from Global (a massive chain in the city centre) to Castaways - we ended up staying for 4 weeks. From the great vibe and the friendliness of the staff to the cleanliness and sense of family of the place, Castaways is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. Whether you... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This hostel is fabulous, It's chilled and if you want to party you can always have drinks on the balcony, they organise different nights out whether it's free pizza at the woolshed or a night out at salt house. I ended up staying for ages! People became like family! They also arrange days out in the lunch break to the... More 

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