Overview

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

AED 56+

Overall guest ratings

8.0/10 Good
Based on 203 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.4
  • 9.0
  • 8.8
  • 6.9

Good to know

  • Clean bathroom
  • Clean hotel facilities
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Friendly service

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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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    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
    • Tennis
    • Fitness centre
    • Designated smoking area
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Pets not allowed
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    Overall rating

    8.0 Good
    Based on 203 reviews
    • 9.4 "World class service."
      9.7 "97% found the staff to be very friendly."
      10.0 "100% were happy with the shuttle service."
      10.0 "Management was excellent, said 100%."
      7.5 "75% thought the service was very professional."
      10.0 "100% said the reception staff was great."
    • 9.0 "Excellent amenities."
      9.0 "90% thought the building was wonderful."
    • 8.8 "Food is delicious."
      10.0 "100% were happy with the price."
    • 8.4 "Vibe was good."
      9.1 "91% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere."
    • 8.2 "Very good internet connection."
      7.4 "74% said the wifi quality was great."
    • 6.9 "Location is acceptable."
      5.5 "Average proximity to the city centre, said 55%."
    • 6.1 "Rooms are ok."
      6.5 "For only 65%, the bathroom was ok."
      5.9 "59% thought the kitchenette was ok."
      5.7 "Only 57% thought the shower was ok."
    • 4.4 "Not very comfortable."
      4.2 "58% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      4.3 "57% said rooms were small."
      3.0 "Air conditioning was criticized by 70%."
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    Overall rating

    7.5 Good
    Based on 125 reviews
    • 9.4 "World class service."
      9.8 "98% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 8.8 "Good value."
    • 7.3 "Good location."
    • 7.1 "Good cleanliness."
    • 5.5 "Rooms are ok."
      6.8 "Only 68% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 4.0 "Not very comfortable."

    Overall rating

    7.4 Good
    Based on 77 reviews
    • 9.2 "World class service."
    • 6.8 "Location is acceptable."
    • 6.0 "Rooms are ok."
    • 4.3 "Not very comfortable."
    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.
    Good to know
    "Clean bathroom"
    "Clean hotel facilities"
    "Friendly atmosphere"
    "Friendly service"
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