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Reviews of Castaway's Backpackers

Hostel | 207 Sheridan St, Cairns, Australia 4870

85.0% Overall Rating

198 out of 216 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (08/03/2014)

Cornelia van Dooijeweert thinks…

"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!"

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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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85.0%

Overall Rating

198 out of 216 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Castaway's Backpackers'

Atmosphere
84.8%
Location
61.6%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
93.6%
Staff
91.2%
Value
89.6%
Safety
88.8%
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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.

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

01 January 2007 would recommend this property

Liked: Big rooms and no loud drunk people. Bathrooms are private and nice.

Disliked: left no negative feedback.

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

31 December 2006 would recommend this property

Liked: The privacy

Disliked: left no negative feedback.

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

28 December 2006 would recommend this property

Liked: great friendly helpful staff, free cheese and wine nights, clean kitchen, great bbq, nice place to stay.

Disliked: left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

13 December 2006

Liked: It was inexpensive

Disliked: left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

24 November 2006 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The free buses and email and the staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

16 November 2006 would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, free bike rental, free transfers from airport and into town and helpful staff

Disliked: left no negative feedback.


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