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Valence, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I booked a double bed room for 5 days while we enjoyed the great barrier reef. We booked at castaways because it was the cheapest hostel we could find. Castaways is located very close to a few takeaway shops and a 24/7 supermarket which makes it super easy to finish preparing dinner if you forgot something. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Great hostel and most helpful guys you can imagine! Trust their recommendations on trips to the reef. We had an awesome time there! When we had a problem with the car, they helped us out the misery within 5 minutes. Saved our day! Thank you!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

After spending months traveling me and my girlfriend wanted to have a couple of relaxing days to re-energize before the next adventure (New Zealand). We found this place and the reviews said it was located far from party town and that they had good WiFi so we decided to stay here. The staff seemed lovely and I have nothing but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Castaway's and it was my very first time staying at a hostel and i can honestly say i can't wait to either come back for another visit or go off and explore more and stay in more hostels around the world. The staff was unbelievably friendly and helpful they all knew so much about all the trips... More 

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Shinagawa, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

My friend and I stayed for 4 nights, and every part of our stay was great. Everyone was super helpful. We were able to book our tours there, as well as arrange everything we needed, including airport transportation and transportation around the city. Wayne, Kieran, and Kenny did so much to help make our stay enjoyable and they also cared... More 

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Thank NaomiMMW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Awesome staff that will help you with anything and they will do their best to help you out. High speed internet free wifi, air conditioned, clean rooms with nice beds, nice kitchen (sometimes even free food!), swimmingpool, pooltable, lots of nice baths everything you name it! It's even cheap! What more can you ask for? The residents are really awesome... More 

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

Daniel! Thank you very much for your feedback! It seems we enjoyed having you as much as you enjoyed staying with us! I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels and know you are always welcome back at Castaways! More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

I was here for 10 days and the owners and staff were really friendly and cared about your well being, inviting everyone in activities, games and cheap meals out. Rooms are spacious and comfortable to stay in. Winnie at reception helped me numerous of times with booking tours and any issues I had. They are generally all there to make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

8 nights. Castaway's is family owned and operated. The family (Wayne, Helen & Kieran) and staff (Kenny & Winnie) treated me with dignity and respect. They worked with me to revise my check out date twice, did some leg work toward finding me an available rental car on New Years Day, gave me a towel to use when I didn't... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Stayed at Castaways for 5 nights and was the best hostel we had stayed in in our whole time on the east coast. Very friendly staff and new owners are making the place a must go for backpackers. They offer free shuttle rides into the city and Airport drop off's which makes life so much easier. Also if they have... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The Castaways Crew made my stay amazing! The curtesy van was so helpful and the guys were very accommodating with making it work for us. Kenny helped set up a day trip for us to an amazing nature hike and swimming hole. Wane helped us find a craft store and then brought us there in the curtesy van. The staff... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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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