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Castaway's Backpackers

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 4 nights in a double room. The bathrooms are really clean and quite modern! Probably the cleanest bathrooms we ever saw in a hostel. Cute kitchen with modern devices! The WIFI is extremely fast, free and unlimited (best WIFi we had so far in a hostel). We also liked the free billiard table. The staff is extremely friendly!!...

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Daventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights - one of them I got in late and the second was after a long day out in the Great Barrier Reef so I didn't really have a chance to meet/talk to anyone. There isn't really anywhere to sit and meet people other than the pool and snooker table which are both outside. The...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean rooms, nice staff, cheap and very good hostel! It has fast wlan, a nice pool, friendly 3 bed rooms, it is a quite place but also good for partypeople. Kitchen and toilets are clean and the staff is friendly and helpfull!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Double room very comfortable plus en suite, good value. The owner/staff very accommodating like you were one of a family. Amenities good, fully equipped kitchen, free tea/coffee facilities, laundry room, snooker table, movie room, lifts to/from hostel

Thank shelleyblackstein
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Good location. Aircon. Fan. Swimming Pool. Laundry Facilities. Iron. Cinema Room. Bike hire. Transfer to and from ferry. Transfer to airport. Staff that go above and beyond. Friendly residents. Best hostel we have ever stayed in. Thanks Kenny and Wayne! We will be back next year!

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Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

We spent two nights here at the start of our trip down the East coast and it was the worst place we stayed in. To be fair the reception staff were friendly and helpful and the WiFi worked well but the hostel was dirty! Nothing felt very clean, maybe because everything had that old tired feel to it. None of...

Thank Louise S
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

What a place to start my trip to austrailia! The guys that work here go above and beyond to make sure your time in cairns is unforgettable! Its like a home from home! If you don't go here you're a joker! P.s cheers for the biscuits

Thank Hugh R
Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Best Hostel i have Ever been to. The Room was really really clean with a Fan and an air condition. Also there is a Swimming Pool, a Pool table, a TV Room with netflix. The personnel was very Friendly and Niceee. Shout out to Kenny ^^ I was there 2 Weeks and now it s like a Familie. Best Hostel...

Thank Emre J
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Castaways is awesome! All the staff are super helpful (shoutout to Kenny) and go above and beyond to make sure you're all set. Clean rooms, laundry, tv room, free pool, etc etc I will definitely stay at Castaways again if I come back to Cairns!

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Hannover, Germany
Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

When me and my friend got to Cairns, we looked online and saw this cute little hostel. We booked a room for one night but we actually stay for almost 2 weeks. If we didn't book a flight to Bali we definitely would have stayed longer. It's just amazing. The owner (Wayne), his son (Kieran) and the receptionist (Kenny) are...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Castaway's Backpackers

Address: 207 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $17 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Castaway's Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Had en suite double room with double bed and single bed, great for families”
 of 5 bubbles shelleyblackstein, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms vary in size :)”
 of 5 bubbles JackRuby2016, Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
“Awesome environment”
 of 5 bubbles adriennem196, Jan 12, 2016 | Read review
“not right next to the kitchen just in case there are early risers”
 of 5 bubbles Syd_T-K, Dec 17, 2015 | Read review
“choose rooms that are located in the 2nd floor which may have better ventilation”
 of 5 bubbles FionaCheng, Dec 7, 2015 | Read review
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