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207 Sheridan Street, 4870 Cairns, Australia – Show map
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BBQ Facilities, Outdoor Pool
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
Shuttle Service (free) , Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Shared Lounge/TV Area
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
2:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Score from 1065 reviews Very good
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Score from 293 reviews Good
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Score from 355 reviews Review score
The staff were extremely helpful. There was a lovely laid back atmosphere. kitchen, bathroom and room were clean.
Coin operated air con and no wifi in room.
There were aircondition.
Aircondition was very loundly.
I realy enjoyed my time in castaways and I always will book it when I come back !
Sugar ants in my room
Really enjoyed my stay at castaways - location very convenient, an easy walk into town! Parking is an issue in Cairns CBD but not at castaways. Staff are super friendly and knowledgable, if you're hot you can take a dip in the pool. There's a liquor land and night owl convenience store right across the road.
Don't have anything to complain about!!
The manager is very nice, and rides is good.
No clean too each day and towels. Wifi can't work at the room as promised.
The staff were both helpful and friendly and the accommodation clean and spacious.It was particularly helpful to be met and dropped off at the station.Henley Davis UK
Nice family run hostel. The staff was awesome and took really good care of everyone. Spend just a few nights here but felt very welcome. Highly recommended!
It's a bit out of town and a 20 min walk to the promenade is something you can't really enjoy in 35C but there is a free shuttle you can call to get you into town and pick you up.
The staffs were very friendly and kind :) Free-wifi was well connected. The hostel provides a free drive to the city and a free pick up from the city 8 times a day!
The room doesn't have any plug so I needed to go to a common room to use electricity. It cost to use an air conditioner. The fan was too weak so the room was so hot even at night.
The price for the stay was amazing (comapred to other places we have been all over Australia). The staff is very friendly. They help you with organizig the trips, they even organize a hostel bus that take you to the city centre a. Facilites are good and clean, rooms are very nice. Staff is really friendy.
Location is a bit far from the city centre (20 minute walk), but they do have hostel bus driving to the city centre and back a couple times a day. Botanic gardens are a 30 minute walk away.
It was just amazing. The hostel was so nice and familiar. The staff was really nice and we felt verry welcome and integrated.
The shuttle didn't worked two times (out of many!) But you can walk the distance from the City as well
Very friendly staff (allowed us to check in early). Free WiFi. Friendly atmosphere. Nice common areas (kitchen, bathrooms, balcony etc).
AC not free of charge (would have preferred to have it included in the fee for a few extra dollars). AC was also quite noisy in our room (number 4).
Cheap Small Homely
best backpack we ever tried we can't find nicer staff, people very friendly perfect facilities you should book as soon as possible
Everything, cleanliness, balcony, friendly staff, parking lot
An excellent hostel to use if you are looking for a low key place to rest and meet people. The staff was super helpful and friendly, often gathering groups of guests to go to events downtown. The place was cleaned daily and I never experienced an issue with the shared bathroom I used. My room was one of the rooms without A/C, so it was hot until about 10PM. Excellent value and within easy walking distance of the city center. I would recommend Castaways to my friends as a cheap, friendly and safe place to stay.
Wifi could be better.
Friendly staff and other backpackers
Location is good and stuff are friendly.
The first night I stayed in castaway, lots of people went out for drinks and got back at around 3am. I was waken up by their screams and shouts, and they were talking very loudly in the kitchen. I asked them to keep their voice down, but they were still very loud. I couldn't sleep that night till 5am.
staff was friendly and helpful. free pick up and drop off service several times a day and still you can easily walk to town centre. hostel was good and well equipped, kitchen was very clean!! would definitely recommend it!
opening hours of reception were too short. mattress was quite old.
The location is good, it's cheap and the wifi is good in the rooms with shared bathrooms.
There was so many bugs in the room that just kept coming in!!! My boyfriend and I were killing bugs endlessly all the time. There is a fan mounted on the wall that has that much dirt and dust on it it's quite disturbing. The floor is sticky and makes your feet black like it's never been mopped and the sheets have holes and ropes in them. Would recommend you stay somewhere else unless you are on very tight budget but don't say you haven't been warned
Can be a little noisy at times but that is to be expected... Nothing out of the ordinary...
most of staffs were kind. i was using just one shower room where was good water pressure. near the night owl.
my room was next to terrace. one night some people was staying at terrace till midnight. they were drinking and chatting, so it was noisy. i wasn't able to sleeping.
The backpack was quite small but the common area was nice and cosy
However, due to the fact that the persons who are running the backpack are backpackers, this is a jungle. We couldn't sleep, because they were too much preoccupied to flirt and try to lay down with one of the girls group that was here. You can hear everything which was pretty annoying. They are supposed to turn off the music around 8.30pm-9pm but because the staff is partying with the backpackers around(especially with the girls of course) nobody was looking after the noise. I do not recommend this backpack, you will have better sleep, better location and better rooms somewhere else with the same price
Location and wifi.
1 poor environment: some people talking about and flurting until mid-night; a lot of insects flying and crowing in your room. 2 walking to center 15 minutes.
noisy, not friendly staff, noisy, too small kitchen, noisy, wifi only from 7am to midnight
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