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Castaways Backpackers Cairns Reviews

Po Box 5648, 207 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Australia

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87%

Rating
234 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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60%

It is ok for one night and party people. The facilities aren't really clean, and it can be quiet loud at night when guests and staff are partying on the balcony or coming back from town. Staff was friendly.


74%

Great if you want somewhere quiet to stay, the free pizza night is a good effort from the staff to get everyone to socialise with each other as well as the paid bbq on Sunday's. It's a bit of a walk to downtown but they do offer a shuttle on demand from reception which is good. We stayed the week there was a change of owners and unfortunately there was a bit of a conflict of information about our stay with them but it was otherwise fine.

  • 3rd Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

This was a great place to stay as a base in Cairns. It is quite a walk from the city centre (25 min) especially in the 30C heat! They do operate a shuttle bus into town a few times a day though. I went on day tours to the Reef and Daintree while in Cairns and the tour will pick you up straight from here so that's convenient. I had a double ensure room which was perfect, nice size, impeccably clean and just what I needed. A fridge in your room is a nice touch too. The room was lacking a safe.

  • 25th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Well sadly my time in castaways is coming to an end, I originally booked for just one week but 4 weeks later I'm still here. The last 4 weeks have been trueley amazing the hostel is small and friendly and you feel like a family rather than a number that's paying to stay. The hostel has bbq nights on a Sunday for just a small price you get a great meal. The staff including the new owners are awesome and will do anything for you. By far the best hostel I've stayed in and so sad to leave :(

  • 24th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Lovely stay, quiet and clean


100%

What a great experience and great staff. Very helpful and caring. Their kitchen was very clean and organized. Wifi was working really well.

  • 26th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Phenomenal staff! Family atmosphere!




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