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Castaway's Backpackers

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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great, small, friendly hostel! Our stay in cairns got extended due to the cyclone but castaways did everything possible to make our stay great, from poker nights to pool partys! The staff are really friendly and make you welcome! Would defo recomend this hostel to anyone traveling to cairns!

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've stayed at nearly every hostel in Cairns and Castaways in by far the best. Although it is a bit of a walk from the city centre (15-20 minutes) the staff offer a free shuttle bus the leaves frequently and sometimes by request. During the day the friendly staff often organise small trips to the beach or to local swimming... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked a room for to nights and in the end I stayed 1 week. A small hostel with wonderful, friendly, helpful staff, clean rooms, big tour board and nice guests also. Was stuck here because of the cyclone and it could be no better place. There is not much to do in cairns but in this hostel you'll always... More

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Coatbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I are currently staying in this hostel at the moment. We feel it is an ideal place for backpackers on a budget as its not too expensive. It is a small family run business. It is very clean and friendly. The only issue with this hostel is its location. It is not in the centre of Cairns... More

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Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 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 March 19, 2014

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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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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Address: 207 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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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