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Castaway's Backpackers

207 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #12 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staff were really friendly and welcoming. Bed was very comfortable. Unfortunately the curtain didn't cover the full length of our window so we put a towel up to ensure privacy. Bit of a walk into the main part of town but for the price of the hostel we were happy. They even helped us book an early shuttle to the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay. Good location, clean and powerful showers, friendly staff. My only negative comment would be that the wifi is really slow. Would recommend to others. Didn't use the kitchen so can't comment on this. Use of luggage room was handy too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed there for one night only after arriving in Cairns. They are on the main road. I have booked a twin room with a shared bathroom and on an arrival they upgraded us to the room with a bathroom. The room was big with its own TV and a fridge (what a great idea). The bathroom was also big,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We arrived a day late (due to plane cancellation), but the staff kindly waived the booking fee for us which was greatly appreciated. The double room (no ensuite) was spotlessly clean and well kept. Use of a private fridge was a great feature. The staff seemed very relaxed and happy to help us out when prompted and clearly know their... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I've been staying at hostels in Cairns for the last 6 weeks. I spent 7 nights at castaways hostel and found the staff to be so welcoming, friendly and helpful. The hostel is about a 15 minute walk into the centre of town so you are able to enjoy your stay in cairns and cruise into town with everyone from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Leslie Made the place welcome, staff at the time Louise Odell and rob Claire and Roxy were awesome lots of fun very helpful good film nights wine and cheese nights! Pub crawls plenty of activities to do!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Friendly staff who gave good advices for the visits and helped us to find the best prices. The private rooms are spacious and confortable. Both rooms and kitchen were clean. We spent a nice stay with our 4 year old son.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Hello there, that's Neil from Norwich ere. Ruddy lovely little hostel this is! Stayed ere for roughly 3 weeks! The staff were tremendous and them rooms were bloody bootiful! As for that shuttle, I avent seen nothing like it! If you like a chilled out hostel with a great vibe then I suggest you come see these! Let's be Avin... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Spent just over 2 weeks here.. Nice friendly little hostel where all the staff were fantastic and very welcoming. Free shuttle was a nice touch and they did their best to find us the cheapest rates with trips and rental cars. Hoping to come back again sometime later this year!

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I spent almost a week at Castaways and had a great time there. Staff was very friendly and helpful (btw thank you Callum for throwing in my postcards - they all made it to Germany :-)), rooms, bathroom, kitchen etc. were always very clean. Plus: no bunkbeds!!! Unfortunately the location is a bit of a walk from downtown (20 min... More

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Address: 207 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
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