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Hannover, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Lubeck, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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... More 

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Thank neleschlichting
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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... More 

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Thank Malina G
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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... More 

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Thank Andy O
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More 

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Thank Cory W
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More 

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Mission Beach, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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... More 

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Cairns, Australia
1 review
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... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • 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: ₹ 1,159 - ₹ 2,864 (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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