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Castaways Backpackers
Ranked #15 of 85 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
1 review
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

It was probably the best hostel where I stayed during my trip through Australia! The Staff is very friendly - they showed me the whole hostel and even when the reception was closed they were available. It is clean and the showers are amazing! If you are looking for a quit hostel to enjoy yourself it would be perfect. There is no party every night, but you can always find people on the balcony to talk to, play games, drink a beer or to go out. You can walk into the city within 15min, but they also have a free shuttle bus a few time a day. I really enjoyed my stay in the hostel! Thanks Guys!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

I stayed here for 2 nights and wished it had been more.The staff are really freindly and helpful
with questions, suggestions and booking tours for you. They are about a 20 minute walk from center from town but they run a free mini van into downtown nearly every hour and pick you up to if you give them a call. I found the rooms tidy, clean secure.
I would definately stay here again and for longer. Only one thing that bothered me a little was that they had no insect screens on the windows, I was worried that if I left the window open I would wake up with a furry 8 legged bed fellow!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed June 7, 2012

I stayed at Castaway's 3 times for a total of 10 nights. The staff are so friendly and always ready to help you with whatever problem or question you have. Nice and clean rooms, stayed at a double and dorm. Loved the atmosphere and everybody is so friendly almost like a family. I would definitely recommend Castaway's Backpacker's. There is free WiFi and computers in the reception. The balcony is perfect when you want to sit outside in the evening and listening to some music and maybe have a drink.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. It is small and all of the staff are very helpful and friendly. free wifi and free pick up. lovely, clean rooms. Go to cairns and you have to stay at castaways :-)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

Amazing little hostel with awesome people. I´ll always come back to this beautiful place!
Clean, toilets, clean kitchen, clean rooms, low prices, helpful and friendly staff, especially El.:) Will miss you, guys, all the best.
Mareike and Carina;)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

me and my friend stayed here for 3 nights, the hostel is small, friendly and the staff are awesome. This is the only hostel where the staff go out of the way to pick you up from different locations in the city, have free excellent wifi (with computers to use too). We stayed in a 5 room dorm, with no bunk beds, good air conditioning (have to pay $1 for 3 hours) but it is worth it if it's a hot night.
The hostel is about a 20 minute walk out of town, and in a quiet location...this is perfect if you want to sleep at night. The hostel is extremely clean and always tidy and there are always staff around the hostel to help you out.
I would recomend this hostel to anyone not wanting the party life (in the hostel), and if you are wanting an excellent nights sleep.

Room Tip: all the dorms do not have bunkbeds...so chose any!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

This place was amazing, Craig and Nathan are so helpful. The hostel runs a free bus service every half an hour, even on public holidays. They will also come and pick you up from where ever you are.

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Property: Castaways Backpackers
Address: 207 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 85 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Castaways Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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