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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

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Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 84%

Facilities 86%

Location 67%

Safety 87%

Staff 90%

Value 89%

Showing 31-12 of 12 reviews

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Dec 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Friendliness of staff

Disliked: You had to pay ffor air con and it was atleast a 20 minute walk from town.

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

Anonymous
23 Oct 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: You get a real bed - no bunkbeds! It's clean and the staff are really friendly.

Disliked: Nothing.

Customer would recommend this property

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Oct 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: This place is quiet and clean and for $22 I got a pick up from the airport, a free dinner at a down town restaurant - this is a substancial meal not just a snack, and a clean bed for the night. Very good value.

Disliked: It is a 15 minute walk to the city centre and there is no real common area so it is a bit difficult to interact with other travellers. The rooms are hot so I wouldn't recommend a stay here in December or January.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
05 Oct 2011

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Lovely and relaxed, a nice place to chill out. Good facilities, free laundry, wifi. Really helpful staff. Very clean and big room.

Disliked: A little way out of town but plenty of shops, places to eat and a pub nearby.

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
27 Sep 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: the atmosphere here is really great, and stuffs are very friendly!

Disliked: It might take a walk about 15 minutes or more to go to town

Customer would recommend this property

54% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 60%
54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Sep 2011

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: not much - was expecting a high standard after reading reviews but was definitely below par

Disliked: couldn't get in even though we'd specified exact time and booked our transfers through them - not what u want after 14 hrs on the road! not that clean, poor internet(turned off at night), far from town, not a nice looking place.

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Aug 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: no bunk beds, beds really comfortable. Staff really friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Not precisely described especially Location and wifi.Showers Not Fitting for Tall persons

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
10 Aug 2011

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff and clean

Disliked: Limited internet and WiFi access. WiFi only works between 8am and 8pm.

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
04 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: It has been our best stay in backpacker so far. Thumbs up!! Plenty of space in rooms, great facilities-everything is clean and working:), awesome staff, cozy place! I am giving 100% to it !!!

Disliked: when you share room it is always hassle (snoring:)) but this is more about people than hostel itself:)

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
25 Jun 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing

Liked: the easy meeting people

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

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