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Castaways Backpackers

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 6 nights, it was so awesome!!! Really nice staff, friendly people, nice kitchen, nice rooms (but the white neon-light in my room was horrible :( )!! Tv / games room, billiard, clean bathrooms and so much more!!! I will really miss "Honey", the hostel dog. Was allways nice to cuddle with her😊 Airport Shuttle for 10 bucks-...

Thank Benny H
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Extremely warm welcome from a group of amazing people who will go above and beyond to help (speical shout to Janet)! Everyone is friendly and has a great sense of humour. Good facilities and group activities in the evenings which really make you feel included. It felt a little bit like home and we are missing it a lot! P.S....

Thank Naomi H
KieranHut, Owner at Castaways Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Naomi, Thank you for your kind review. I'm Glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels from the team at Castaways.

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Clean and tidy, very welcoming and lots of services and stuff available to do! It a bit far out of the town but they do offer free lifts so not too bad! Air con took coins but it was cheap so I would stay here again!

Thank Emma P
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 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 11 March 2017 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...

Thank hayleyhumphries95
Rome, Italy
Reviewed 3 March 2017

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!

Thank maxitrenker
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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 10 February 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!

Thank demi1293
Reviewed 4 February 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 7 January 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

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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Additional Information about Castaways Backpackers

Address: 207 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: RM90 - RM215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Castaways Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Had en suite double room with double bed and single bed, great for families”
shelleyblackstein, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms vary in size :)”
JackRuby2016, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Awesome environment”
adriennem196, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
“not right next to the kitchen just in case there are early risers”
Syd_T-K, 17 Dec 2015 | Read review
“choose rooms that are located in the 2nd floor which may have better ventilation”
FionaCheng, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
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