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Reviews of Castaways Backpackers

Hostel | 207 Sheridan St, Cairns, Australia 4870

85.9% Overall Rating

205 out of 223 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/04/2015)

"Nice little family owned hostel. The hosts ware super friendly and try to help whenever they can. They even called me on my arrival to know when to pick me up. Rooms were all clean as the whole hostel. You feel like you…"

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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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85.9%

Overall Rating

205 out of 223 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Castaways Backpackers'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
63.2%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
92.0%
Staff
91.2%
Value
91.2%
Safety
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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.

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

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.

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

Customer review

27 July 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good ensuite rooms, free internet, safe clean feeling

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

09 July 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Big rooms

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Richard Lye

20 June 2007 Richard would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff

Disliked: Richard left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Matt Lawson

02 June 2007

Liked: Staff were friendly.

Disliked: Matt left no negative feedback.

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

Heike Epping

13 May 2007 Heike would recommend this property

Liked: there was a really friendly staff - they helped you and organised everything. Free pickup from the airport, free dropoffs in the city, free meals...Very clean and the beds were really good to sleep in (no bunks)Just a great place to stay (if you don't mind walking 15mins to the city!!)

Disliked: Heike left no negative feedback.

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

Elisabeth Juscinska

01 May 2007 Elisabeth would recommend this property

Liked: friendliness of the staff

Disliked: Elisabeth left no negative feedback.

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

Rebecca Long

01 May 2007 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: clean, quiet, well presented, felt safe. helpful staff. shelf space to unpack your stuff. comfy beds. clean kitchen.

Disliked: Rebecca left no negative feedback.

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

Sholto Davidson

30 April 2007 Sholto would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were the friendliest & most helpful i have ever come across, & the hostel was well equipped & clean.

Disliked: Sholto left no negative feedback.

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

Jenny Waxberg

21 April 2007 Jenny would recommend this property

Liked: the private ensuite rooms were worth every penny!the free internet was so helpful! wine and cheese night was tasty & everyone was really nice

Disliked: Jenny left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

19 April 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the staff and free internet

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

18 April 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, helpful staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Nigel Lever

03 April 2007 Nigel would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very heplfull and would go out of their way for you.

Disliked: Nigel left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

03 April 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: that the staff was really great and extremely helpful!! and the A/C was really good, you could freeze your self if you wanted to!!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

15 March 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were excellent

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Jens Grigoleit

08 March 2007 Jens would recommend this property

Liked: free bus transfers from airport and to the city

Disliked: Jens left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

25 February 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good place to stay

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

20 February 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice chilled atmosphere, friendly staff always willing to help. The free driving service into town is a great idea, as it is abit of a walk.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Jessica Dutton

13 February 2007 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: The twin room was of a very good size and really clean

Disliked: Jessica left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

24 January 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpfulness of staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

15 January 2007 would recommend this property

Liked: The wine and cheese nights was great fun and a really good way to meet people

Disliked: left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

12 January 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Internet computers. Helpful and knowledgable staff. Free ride to town.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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