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Castaways Backpackers

207 Sheridan St, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
+61 740 511 238

$20+

Overall guest ratings

7.8/10 Good
based on 208 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.5
  • 7.9
  • 6.0
  • 5.5

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    About

    Castaway's Backpackers is a small, clean, family-owned hostel that has been operating in Cairns for 26 years. We have friendly staff providing travelers with a real "home away from home" atmosphere.

    Our staff have expert knowledge of all the local tours and are happy to help you book trips to make your stay a memorable one.

    We provide our guests with FREE wifi, FREE tea and coffee, discounted meal vouchers and a weekly BBQ.

    Our place has a lovely, tropical swimming pool, fully equipped kitchen, a TV lounge with FREE movies and a book exchange.

    Castaways Backpackers has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence 2015 for the fifth year in a row by Tripadvisor and the 2014 Top Choice Award by Lianorg.com.

    We provide a FREE bus shuttle to and from the city centre. Next door to Castaway's are great local shops such as a supermarket, deli, bakery, 24h convenience store, ATM, pub and a bottleshop.

    Castaway's Backpackers is located near Cairns Airport.

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    Castaways Backpackers

    Amenities

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Concierge service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Bicycle hire
    • Outdoor pool
    • Express check out
    • Air-conditioned
    • Kitchen/Kitchenette
    • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
    • Free Internet
    • Train station shuttle
    • Terrace/Patio
    • Free parking
    • Storage available
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Pets not allowed
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    Reviews

    Guest reviews

    Overall rating

    7.8 Good
    based on 208 reviews
    • 9.5 "World class service."
      10.0 "100% found the staff to be very friendly."
      10.0 "100% were happy with the shuttle service."
      10.0 "100% said the reception staff was great."
      10.0 "Management was excellent, said 100%."
    • 7.9 "Good amenities."
      7.8 "78% thought the building was wonderful."
    • 7.4 "Good vibe."
      8.4 "84% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere."
    • 7.4 "Internet works."
      10.0 "100% thought it was a great value."
    • 6.2 "Average cleanliness."
      5.4 "Only 54% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 6.0 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 5.5 "Location is acceptable."
    • 5.0 "Rooms are ok."
      6.0 "For only 60%, the bathroom was ok."
      5.4 "Only 54% said rooms were clean enough."
      5.2 "52% thought the kitchenette was ok."
      5.0 "Beds were acceptable for 50%."
      5.5 "For 55%, maintenance was acceptable."
    • 4.3 "Not very comfortable."
      4.5 "55% said rooms were small."
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    Overall rating

    7.9 Good
    based on 133 reviews
    • 9.5 "World class service."
      10.0 "100% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 6.2 "Location is acceptable."
    • 6.2 "Average cleanliness."
      5.3 "Only 53% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 4.8 "Rooms are not good."
    • 4.3 "Not very comfortable."

    Overall rating

    7.0 Good
    based on 74 reviews
    • 9.6 "World class service."
    • 7.5 "Good vibe."
    • 5.5 "Location is acceptable."
    • 4.9 "Rooms are not good."
    Hotel type
    Solo Hotel
    Guests recommend this hotel for solo travelers.
    Friends Hotel
    Guests recommend this for traveling with friends.
    Economy Hotel
    Guests recommend this hotel for budget travelers.
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