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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Originally stayed at Castaway's Backpackers for 5 days but extended to 7 due to the amount of atmosphere this place releases. There is always something to do at this hostel, from playing pool downstairs or video games on the balcony to going on many the activities organised by staff such as bungee jumping, swimming at the creek, incredible BBQ's and...

Thank Andy O
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Castaway's backpackers is a fantastic hostel close to the centre of town. The family owned property is hands down the best hostel in Cairns. The hostel itself boasts a variety of activities within, including, a free pool table, cinema room, games station, swimming pool, very fast WiFi, and best of all, no bunk beds! The staff at the hostel are...

1Thank Cory W
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Such a chilled out hostel, they provide a shuttle into town and the staff will all most do anything for you. The bathrooms and showers are always clean the kitchen is fully equipped, a little small but does the job there's long term and short term guest at the hostel but there's always a good atmosphere. They also have a...

Thank Shaun S
Mission Beach, Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Been traveling around Australia for a while and this was by far the best hostel we have stayed in!! The staff were so friendly and couldn't do more to help, full of knowledge about the area etc. Melody on the tour desk was a legend pretty much booking our trip for us, didn't push the expensive ones like a lot...

1Thank Jstone15
Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This was a very nice, family/locally owned hostel. It was very reasonably priced and provided all the basic amenities a hostel should for a good price. It is about a 15 minute walk from downtown, however, they offer shuttle service around to the entire city. Very down to earth staff and guests, and everyone was kind and wanted to help...

Thank conorquarry
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Castaways Backpackers has been nothing short of Astounding, Facilities are Great the Kitchen is equipped, activities are often happening and the Staff are Helpful the Owner Wayne has worked a lot on the Hostel and you can tell. Kenny and Morgan Cook a delicious $10 BBQ on Sunday and are always Helpful where they can be, also ask Kenny about...

Thank JackRuby2016
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great hostel in Cairns. Not in the centre but they do offer a shuttle service and it's not too far. Just a 20 min walk. Great variety of stuff to keep you occupied if not going out. Nintendo Wii and Playstation 4, movie room with Netflix, pool table, free slushies, pool. Also shout out to Kenny for being a top...

Thank EmmP22
Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 14 October 2016

As hostels go this is a good one. The rooms are clean with fresh sheets and quilts, and no bad smells. I had a single room with ensuite bathroom. The room, which actually had a double and a single bed, had a fridge and a TV, and shelves to put your stuff, which I haven't seen in other hostels I've...

Thank SZDenmark
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I would strongly recommend this hostel to anyone visiting Cairns! It's without a doubt the best hostel we have ever stayed in. Rooms are spacious (no bunk beds) and have air con and a fridge. The staff are very kind, friendly and always doing their best to help with anything they can! We have tried to leave this hostel numerous...

Thank Stanislava D
Rostock, Germany
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I can only recommend this hostel to anybody who likes to stay in Cairns for a while. In general the facilities and rooms are good and the price is pretty good. It´s a little bit out of town and has a more relaxed atmosphere than other hostels I stayed in. But the service made it extraordinary. Kenny and the other...

Thank maxpos92

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

Additional Information about Castaway's Backpackers

Address: 207 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: RM76 - RM187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Castaway's Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Rooms vary in size :)”
 of 5 bubbles JackRuby2016, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Awesome environment”
 of 5 bubbles adriennem196, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
“not right next to the kitchen just in case there are early risers”
 of 5 bubbles Syd_T-K, 17 Dec 2015 | Read review
“choose rooms that are located in the 2nd floor which may have better ventilation”
 of 5 bubbles FionaCheng, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The wifi can be slower than most places at times, sitting in the communal sofa area downstairs provides the fastest speeds.”
 of 5 bubbles dannyalder88, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
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