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Reviews of Castaway's Backpackers

Hostel | 207 Sheridan St, Cairns, Australia 4870

84.8% Overall Rating

202 out of 220 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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Facilities

  • 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

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84.8%

Overall Rating

202 out of 220 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Castaway's Backpackers'

Atmosphere
84.0%
Location
60.8%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
92.0%
Staff
91.2%
Value
89.6%
Safety
89.6%
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

03 March 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really good clean hostel - got upgraded from a dorm room to a private room with ensuite as it was quiet. 20 minute walk from town but there regular shuttle buses. Staff very very friendly and helpful. Free cheese and wine tuesday nights too!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

03 February 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free shuttle bus into town, free cheese and wine twice a week and meal vouchers for dinner at a pub in town!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

14 December 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free airport pickup and do shuttles to town during the day and when you book anything they drop you to the place.Very helpful staff explain everything to you.Keep up the great work Castaway's

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

21 October 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The free meal included in the price, I had T-bone steak for $8, bargin.The helpful staff on reception who will sort out trips for you,

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

17 September 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: atmosphere, wine and cheese day:), cleaness

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Geraldine JACQUINOT

14 September 2008 Geraldine would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness, the boss (nice and responsible), the people, the quietness (didn't want a place to party), nice inner court/garden, nice terrace.

Disliked: Geraldine left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

11 September 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, staff, spacious bathrooms and kitchen

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Christine Hoeflich

10 September 2008 Christine would recommend this property

Liked: it's clean and mostly quiet. very friendly staff

Disliked: Christine left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

09 September 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean and friendly

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Bonnie Fong

18 August 2008

Liked: There was free internet.

Disliked: Bonnie left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Sergio Bizzarri

29 June 2008 Sergio would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful and kind staff

Disliked: Sergio left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

08 June 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free wine and cheese party twice a week. Also having a fridge in the room

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

LEANDROS MAVROMMATIS

02 June 2008 LEANDROS would recommend this property

Liked: Free shuttle to town and discounted meals at Woolshed. Free internet connection. Spacious double room, but needs some renovations (windows).

Disliked: LEANDROS left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

27 May 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It had a balcony, free food sometimes.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Stefan Schnegas

25 April 2008 Stefan would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly Staff, clean kitchen and bathrooms, very good atmosphere

Disliked: Stefan left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

04 April 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Room size, trip organisation

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Anne Wardekker

25 March 2008 Anne would recommend this property

Liked: cheap, free meal, quiet

Disliked: Anne left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Christopher Smart

21 March 2008 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, who knew the best ways to see the town.

Disliked: Christopher left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

DOMINIC FINLAY

10 March 2008 DOMINIC would recommend this property

Liked: the friendly staff and that the hostel was so chilled out. its in a good location not too far from the centre but also not in the centre. we had a top stay at castaways and enjoyed it loads, highly recommended!!

Disliked: DOMINIC left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

07 March 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free pickup from airport.Added bonus of free lifts to and from town daily.Free cheese and wine evenings twice weekly were a good way to meet others in the hostel.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

04 March 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were very helpful and friendly.It was very clean and well looked after. Free bus very good

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Edwin Tan B H

02 March 2008 Edwin would recommend this property

Liked: Though it is not situated in the city centre, it provides transport to and fro city centre that makes it very convinent. Also, not located right in the city centre gives peace and the relaxing feel at the end of the day. Helpful staff has made the trip very pleasent. There are lots of activities that can be booked from the hostel as well.

Disliked: Edwin left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

28 February 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: swimming pool, nice staff, free pickup from airport, not too expensive single room

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Andrew Healy

20 February 2008 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Good location with free meal and mini bus into town. The hostel has a very good vibe about it and its well located for shops and eating. Staff were helpful and the tours on offer are extensive.

Disliked: Andrew left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Adriano Assenza

01 February 2008 Adriano would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliss, free city shuttle, location

Disliked: Adriano left no negative feedback.


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