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Reviews of Castaways Backpackers Cairns Cairns Hostel

Po Box 5648, 207 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Australia

Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 84%

Facilities 86%

Location 67%

Safety 87%

Staff 90%

Value 89%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • PlayStation
  • Postal Service
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Cairns?

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Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 84%

Facilities 86%

Location 67%

Safety 87%

Staff 90%

Value 89%

Showing 11-12 of 12 reviews

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife, Shopping

Liked: Friendly staff, nice swimmingpool, kitchen has everything you need, they organize nice nights out, you can book lots of tours at the reception. Nice, small hostel, recommended!

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Friendly helpful staff. Free wifi. Clean, spacious dorms with no bunk beds. Sociable but not a party Hostel. Would highly recommend this Hostel.

Disliked: 15 minute walk to town (although there are free shuttles provided) plus lockers would be nice.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Nice clean and friendly place. Easy to meet people here. Great friendly staff and very helpful with tours. Free tea and coffee. TV and xbox in comfy lounge, decent kitchen and balcony for eating and drinking.

Disliked: 20 minute walk into town

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: LOVED our stay at castaways in cairns! We had only booked for a week but ended up extending it to two weeks since we were having such an amazing time! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we had a great experience at castaways. The staff offer shuttle buses throughout the day as the hostel is around a ten minute walk for the cbd, lagoon and bars and clubs (we walked this about twice a day and it was no problem) they are also on hand with loads of local knowledge and can book trips and tours for you - many of which they've done themselves so can recommend and advise on the best ones. Nothing is ever too much trouble for these guys. The hostel itself is very clean, bonus of your own fridge in the room and free wifi! We enjoyed bbqs and drinks on the balcony but you can be as involved or not as you like, there's no pressure. There's a large well equipped kitchen/dining area and a comfortable communal lounge. We made some amazing friends during our stay and really didn't want to leave!

Disliked: Absolutely NOTHING!

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Work / volunteering

Liked: The hostel staff is awesome and the hostel is really clean!!It's not in the CBD but still just 10 minutes walk away. They also offer you shuttles, if you don't want to walk.Nice pool, BBQ area and a big balcony.and very important: no bunk beds ;)

Customer would recommend this property

37% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
37% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Liked: nil

Disliked: the location was far from the city, although they has a shuttle bus, the number of the bus was very rare (the latest bus was 1945), and there is only 6 seats in each bus, so you have to book very early, not convenient.

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Nov 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Great hostel.Chris and Laura who run it are a great help with places to go and things to do.They go above and beyond with looking after guests.The owner should give them a rise.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Sep 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Family Holiday, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Clean and quiet

Disliked: A bit far from the city

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, City break, Relaxation / spa, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Quiet, comfortable place. Good facilities. Friendly staff. Location no problem, easy walk into town, Esplanade not far away, shuttle available. I can only recommend this backpacker.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Family Holiday

Liked: it was really clean

Disliked: it's a bit far from the city

Customer would recommend this property

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