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Reviews of Castaway's Backpackers

Hostel | 207 Sheridan St, Cairns, Australia 4870

84.5% Overall Rating

200 out of 218 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/04/2014)

Graham Neville thinks…

"lovely hostel with really nice staff. Angie especially helped us out. regular shuttles into the city centre which was really handy!"

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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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84.5%

Overall Rating

200 out of 218 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Castaway's Backpackers'

Atmosphere
84.0%
Location
61.6%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
92.0%
Staff
91.2%
Value
88.8%
Safety
88.0%
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Customer review

20 January 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked that the staff was very helpful and friendly. The airport pickup was free and awesome. I liked the free use of the internet and the kitchen. The bus into town was perfect and free. I loved being able to rent the bikes for free. We got to save so much money and the staff was SO helpful with what activities to do. The ones the recommended, we did. Like Cape Tribulation and Passions and we LOVED them both.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

19 January 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pool

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Isabella Rugebreegt

15 January 2008 Isabella would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and clean, friendly staff and even with rain, plenty of things to do

Disliked: Isabella left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

09 January 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hotel was a 20min walk from the hotel although the staff would run regular shuttle bus's into town every hour up to 7pm. Staff were friendly and helpful - there's free internet, and your evening meal is free at a pub in town. Cheese and wine evening (free) on a Tuesday, and there's a small pool - just big enough to splash around in but not to swim. Great atmosphere, and although the rooms were basic, they were good value and clean. Had aircon and fridge in mine, with tv in the common room. Good kitchen and laundry facilities too. Would recommend this as a great place to stay, although if you want to be closer to the noise and action then try something closer to town.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

02 January 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendliness and helpfulness of the staff was second to none

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

danielle Barber

20 December 2007 danielle would recommend this property

Liked: the helfullness of the staff, a quite little cortyard, clean spacious bathrooms

Disliked: danielle left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Paul Corcoran

19 December 2007 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: The staff Kim, Hannah and Erin were all incredibly helpful and polite

Disliked: Paul left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

06 December 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good deal with the Woolshed's. Firendly and helpful staff. The cleanist kitchen known to man!!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

03 December 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: small, friendly, relaxed, quiet

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Anne McGwinn

27 November 2007 Anne would recommend this property

Liked: very helpful staff, opportunities to meet others (free cheese and wine party)

Disliked: Anne left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

11 November 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a pretty nice place and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Richard Mason

01 November 2007 Richard would recommend this property

Liked: Free meal at the Woolpack was good, also free wine and cheese night, bit of a alk to centre of town, but shops nearby etc

Disliked: Richard left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Robert Hodge

30 October 2007 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: The workers are friendly, helpful and courteous.

Disliked: Robert left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

kieron kennedy

30 October 2007 kieron would recommend this property

Liked: The owner was on site each day and ran the business more like a home than a hostel. The office was manned from early morning to evening by very friendly staff eager to advise. There were two wine and cheese nights each week, an ideal way to meet everyone staying there and get introduced. Overall, a very safe, quiet and friendly place to stay.

Disliked: kieron left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

25 October 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very comfortable and clean.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

20 October 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Leslie, the owner, is really great and helps you make the most out of your visit in Cairns.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Kim Magee

13 October 2007 Kim would recommend this property

Liked: The family atmposhere, the close but not too close to town location, the pool the clean facilities and friendly and helpful staff.

Disliked: Kim left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

karen smith

05 October 2007 karen would recommend this property

Liked: close to centre but far enouh out so quiet

Disliked: karen left no negative feedback.

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

Jessica Jones

21 September 2007 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff and well organised business ethics

Disliked: Jessica left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Amelia Baker

19 September 2007 Amelia would recommend this property

Liked: Claire - she rocks!! This place was great....originally me and my boyfriend were only booked in for a couple of nights but ended up staying two weeks. The rooms are lovely and very clean and the staff will do anything to help you out.

Disliked: Amelia left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

16 September 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: possibility to be autonomous

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

JEANNETTE SHIPMAN

15 September 2007 JEANNETTE would recommend this property

Liked: You can get a free pick up from the airport, which is great after a long flight! The staff were all really friendly and helpful in booking days trips etc. The cheese and wine nights were a great way to meet the other people staying at the hostel as they helped to break the ice! Some of the staff also socialised with the guests, which added to the friendly atmosphere. Although it took about 15-20mins to walk into the centre of Cairns, you don't really notice it as it's a lovely walk along the esplanade. Other positive points - very clean/free internet/free use of bikes. I would definitely tell everyone to stay there and I'd definitely go back!

Disliked: JEANNETTE left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

29 August 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free rides to Cairns locations; free wine and cheese night

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Suriyakumari Lane

12 August 2007 Suriyakumari would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were helpful but some were less friendly than others. There were little ants in the bedroom (although I had not kept any food).

Disliked: Suriyakumari left no negative feedback.

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maria pelzer

05 August 2007 maria would recommend this property

Liked: the atmosphere, character, friendliness and helpfulness.also your help when we came back.thank you verry much.With regards,Maria

Disliked: maria left no negative feedback.


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