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Castaways Backpackers

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Overview
207 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Kitchenette
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed there 6 nights. The room was very clean, there's a bus shuttle to CBD and for a cheap price also to the airport. The boss, Wayne, and his team are very nice, give you tips for tours (e. g. Barrier Reef) and do...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Christoph L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend stayed at Castaways in two different ways: (1) with our campervan and after we returned it we stayed (2) in a double room. This is why we can review both, and can say: this hostel is perfect! The hostel is quiet...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Ramixah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed in this hostel for a few days and we enjoyed it so much! We stayed in both, van and double bed room, and both were totally fine. The hostel is very clean and has a lot of entertainment opportunities: cinema...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Curiosity565304
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice & quiet place outside the city but still close to city. It has free parking .I didnt really use the kitchen & common areas but they looked good.It could have couple of more toilets but nevertheless wasnt a big issue as such.!! The owners...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank 265amitg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here my first week in Cairns. It is a really cosy and friendly hostel where you feel at home really quickly. The only negative were the beds. Some spirals were sticking out. The owner however told me that they are still working on...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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About
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
24
Price range
US$17 - US$40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
24
Price range
US$17 - US$40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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Traveller (40)
Room & Suite (13)
Dining (5)
Pool & Beach (3)
Family and Play Areas (2)
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Nicole W
16 September 2017|
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Response from Ashley N | Reviewed this property |
I believe it runs every hour from around 9 am-7pm, but when they aren't busy they'll take you at any time! And they will pick you up at a central location if you ask them too.
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seishifhs
5 January 2017|
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Response from CastawaysBP | Property representative |
Hi There, Our last shuttle run is at 6:45pm and reception closes at 7pm, You will receive an email explaining how to find your key when you arrive at the hostel and the free CBD shuttle service doesn't start until 8am. If... More
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Jenny M
20 November 2016|
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Response from SZDenmark | Reviewed this property |
At Castway's your bed is made with fresh linen, and you can rent fresh towels
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Room Tips
"Had en suite double room with double bed and single bed, great for families"
shelleyblackstein
25 Feb 2017
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"Rooms vary in size :)"
JackRuby2016
27 Oct 2016
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"Awesome environment"
adriennem196
12 Jan 2016
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"not right next to the kitchen just in case there are early risers"
Syd_T-K
17 Dec 2015
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