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Castaways Backpackers

Hostel | 207 Sheridan St, Cairns, Australia 4870

85.5% Overall Rating

203 out of 221 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/09/2014)

Simon Paré-Gaudreault thinks…

"I really enjoyed my stay at Gilligan's ! My room was clean, the bed was comfortable, there was a desk in my room and a free internet connexion. There was also a free transport in the city center…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

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We are a small family owned hostel that has been operating in Cairns for 20 years. We are clean and very friendly providing travelers with a real "home away from home" atmosphere.

Castaways backpackers cairns has the Tripadvisor Certificate for excellence three years in a row 2012-2014 and top choice award 2014 from lianorg.com

Enjoy free WiFi and access to a swimming pool and a communal kitchen at Castaways Backpackers Cairns. It is located 10 minutes walk from the popular Esplanade. Read more

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About Castaways Backpackers

The property operates a free bus shuttle to and from the city centre and can arrange a free pick-up from the train and bus terminal. You can meet other guests in the lounge area, which features a TV, XBox and DVD player.

Important information Please let Castaways Backpackers Cairns know your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.
Please note that Castaways Backpackers Cairns does not accept payments with American Express credit cards.

Accommodation Information

All rooms offer ceiling fans, a refrigerator, coin-operated air conditioning and shared bathroom facilities.

We also have private ensuite rooms available. We have no bunk beds, real beds only!

Location Information

Castaways Backpackers is a short drive from the Cairns Airport.

Next door to Castaways are great local shops. Supermarket, deli, bakery, 24h convenience store, ATM, pub and a bottle shop.

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