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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Best Hostel i have Ever been to. The Room was really really clean with a Fan and an air condition. Also there is a Swimming Pool, a Pool table, a TV Room with netflix. The personnel was very Friendly and Niceee. Shout out to Kenny ^^ I was there 2 Weeks and now it s like a Familie. Best Hostel...

Thank Emre J
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Can't comment on the hostel as never stayed there however their in house travel agent Georgina was an amazing find! (Facebook Georgie's Getaways) You can book everything through Facebook if your not in Cairns or can't get to the hostel and she is the most genuine helpful travel agent I came across in Aus!! Unlike Peter pans etc who are...

1Thank BallantyneA91
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Castaways is awesome! All the staff are super helpful (shoutout to Kenny) and go above and beyond to make sure you're all set. Clean rooms, laundry, tv room, free pool, etc etc I will definitely stay at Castaways again if I come back to Cairns!

Thank hpscots22
Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

When me and my friend got to Cairns, we looked online and saw this cute little hostel. We booked a room for one night but we actually stay for almost 2 weeks. If we didn't book a flight to Bali we definitely would have stayed longer. It's just amazing. The owner (Wayne), his son (Kieran) and the receptionist (Kenny) are...

1Thank Lubehlu
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I didnt rate "very good" because of the mastress that wasnt real good. Otherwise this place was quite relax, with a free pool table, a small pool, it made me think of a motel as we see in the movies. People there were simple, relax and nice. Situted 10-15 min walk from the centre. Overall, nice basic place.

Thank adeline j
Lubeck, Germany
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Castaways is definitely the best place to stay in cairns ! We planned to stay 3 days but ended up staying for nearly 6 weeks because we fell in love with this place. Castaways offers you a movie room, wii and PlayStation area, a pool, pool table, an awesome BBQ every Sunday and many more activities nearly every day. The...

Thank neleschlichting
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Castaways is just an amazing place! We came here and only planned to stay there for a short time to move in a shared flat but we loved Castaways so extended our stay to almost 6 weeks. They don't have bunk beds, and provide you with a pool table, a pool, playstation and wii, a netflix room, free CBD shuttle...

Thank Malina G

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  • Kitchenette
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Additional Information about Castaway's Backpackers

Address: 207 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $24 - $60 (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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