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Nancy, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think this hostel probably is best for longer term stays (it notably has space to park camper vans) I however was only there for four nights and didn't enjoy it so much. Indeed while it is nice enough (clean, and friendly staff) it is too far away from the city center (20 mins walk) to be only nice. That... More 

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Bournwmouth
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here only for 1 night when we arrived in Cairns. We paid for a 5 bed mixed dorm so were really chuffed when we arrived and got a private room with an ensuite bathroom, TV and fridge! The wifi is really good and fast which is very rare in hostels. The staff were very chatty and friendly and helpful... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 weeks at the backpack, and we have a good memories of it. Friendly and helpful staff, clean kitchen, bathrooms and rooms. Nice terasse and swiming pool. Good prices and chilled atmosphere. We recommend

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Perth, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a week in this hostel. the staff was very friendly and helpful. If you stay 7 days the price is cheaper ($47 p.n. double room). The place is clean ,it's 25 min walk from the centre but there is the free bus if you ask the staff. The atmosphere is very chilled, specially the pool area. Fast and... More 

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CastawaysBP, Owner at Castaway's Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Castaways. Please note that our air conditioning is only $1 for 3 hours. Hope to see you again in the future. Kieran. More 

Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in this hostel for five nights. We arrived already around 6am and because the reception opens only at 7:30am, they organized a front gate key for us to get in. We were allowed to wait and sleep in the tv room before our room was vacant. This was great! The hostel owner and Finnish lady Jenni were super... More 

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CastawaysBP, Owner at Castaway's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Rikulitsa, Thank you for your feedback, We are still working on ways to get people to be respectful of the 10:30 noise curfew. Our lights automatically switch off at 10:30 around the pool table which has stopped people from playing pool, Unfortunately there are a few who choose to make noise after this time maybe those that choose not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We lived in a double-room, which had a fridge and it's own bathroom. Very friendly and helpful staff. We arrived around 1030 am, and we were told to wait for max 30 minutes while they made our room ready. We got to chill out in the tv-area (which has netflix and a projector!), and then they came and got us.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

The Atmosphere is nice but overall a meh experience given the rave reviews. The room was dirty and plain, the sheets untidy. There are only two showers for the while hostel which are also quite dirty and the water pressure is nearly non-existent. The kitchen was a small mess, unclean, sticky and smelling. The trash wasn't't emptied once in the... More 

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CastawaysBP, Owner at Castaway's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Jonas, I'm sorry to hear that you could only find 2 of the 7 showers situated throughout the hostel that are cleaned twice a day. Also I'm not sure why you mention that the trash was only emptied once in your week stay when you only stayed with us for 4 nights. The bins are emptied atleast twice a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Awesome staff, perfect place to meet lovely people, free wifi that works really good, free pool table, FREE SLUSH, pool area, nice rooms, available for campervans that can use all the facilities in the hostel, tvroom wig Netflix, awesome barbeque on Sundays, if the staff have time they will take you in the bus to cool places for free. Like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Stayed 2 nights in a twin private room. was very basic but did the job. had our own fridge and aircon ($1 per 3hours) which kept the room icey cold. Staff were really friendly and the common areas were great. Free pool table that was in good condition. A bit of a walk from the center of cairns but they... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

If you are looking for young party people who don't give anything about cleaning up the kitchen after they had used it and like to drink and party in the hostel, this is the place for you. Ok, it got quiet after ten when we were there, but still we didn't like the atmosphere. The kitchen is very small for... More 

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Amenities

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

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)
Number of rooms: 24
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