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Guests receive free Wi-Fi and access to a swimming pool and a communal kitchen at the Castaways Backpackers Cairns. The property is located just a 5-minute walk from the popular Esplanade.

The property provides a free bus shuttle to and from the center of the city and can arrange a free pick-up from the train and bus terminal. You can meet other guests in the lounge area, which features a TV and DVD player.

All rooms have ceiling fans, a refrigerator and coin-operated air conditioning. Most rooms have access to shared bathroom facilities.

Castaways Backpackers is less than a 15-minute drive from Cairns Airport and Raintrees Shopping Center. Palm Cove is a 30-minute drive away.

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About Castaways Backpackers Cairns

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  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    Sure! We do special movie nights in the cinema room where you get free popcorn, we like to do barbecues, live music, and even go for a walk in our beautiful forests when a small group is willing to do it :)


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    Answered on September 8, 2019
  • can we check in at late night around 12am due to our flight?

    We allow 24/7 check-in's. If you are arriving late after we close reception at 7pm we will provide you details on how to collect your key when you arrive. Please note we require pre-payment if checking in late.


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    Answered on May 24, 2021
  • Is it quiet at night?

    Yes totally. From 11pm, all common areas gets very quiet and you can sleep like a baby :)


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    Answered on September 8, 2019
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Sheets are of course, and we can always give you a towel if you don't have any :)


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  • Is there a tv in the room

    Hi, Only our ensuite rooms have included a flat screen TV's, with free to air channels and a HDMI cable for connectivity to your own device. All rooms have access to our cinema room with paid TV channels and Netflix.


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  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    Yes, we simply put your luggage in the back of the reception, it's 100% safe :)


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  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?

    Sorry but no, we need to be carefull with bugs and stuff, but we have extra sheets in case you are cold :)


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  • how much is the coin operated air conditioner? and how much time do you get?

    For a $1 coin you get 3 hours of air-conditioning. This is to ensure that people are environmentally responsible with the amount of electricity consumed.


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  • if i book the twin bed room for $1300 for 3 weeks will i have the room to myself?

    Yes, The twin is a private room, which means no one else but you and your +1 can be in there.


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  • Is there an age limit I'm forty eight years old, IV booked places then arrived and been told their age limit is thirty five years old

    There is no Maximum age, For persons under 18 they must stay with an adult.


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Area Info *
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What's nearby
  • Cairns Base Hospital
    0.2 miles
  • Cairns Electorate Office
    0.6 miles
  • The Cairns Civic Theater
    0.6 miles
  • The Center of Contemporary Arts
    0.7 miles
  • Cairns Esplanade
    0.7 miles
  • Cairns City Library
    0.8 miles
  • TAFE Queensland North - Cairns Campus
    0.8 miles
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre
    0.8 miles
  • Cairns Showgrounds
    0.8 miles
  • Cairns Family Court
    0.8 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Cock & Bull
    0.1 miles
Top attractions
  • Cairns Night Markets
    0.9 miles
  • The Cairns Museum
    0.9 miles
  • Cairns Station
    0.9 miles
  • Cairns Regional Gallery
    0.9 miles
  • Cairns Rainforest Dome
    1.2 miles
  • Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens
    1.5 miles
  • Skyway Rainforest Cableway
    6.5 miles
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
    6.7 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Great Barrier Reef
    0.6 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Holloways Beach
    5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Cairns Airport
    2.6 miles
How to get to Castaways Backpackers Cairns from Cairns Airport
    Taxi
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of Castaways Backpackers Cairns
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Movie nights
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Snorkeling Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Library
  • Darts
  • Pool table
  • Game room
Food & Drink
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Transportation
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Spa
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives

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Check-in

11:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Check-out

Until 9:30 AM

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prepayment

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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

Please let Castaways Backpackers Cairns know your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please note that Castaways Backpackers Cairns does not accept payments with American Express credit cards.

Free pick up is available from Cairns Central train and bus station. Please inform Castaways Backpackers Cairns in advance if you want to use this service, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please note that this property requires an AUD 10 cash key deposit, per key, upon check in.

FAQs about Castaways Backpackers Cairns

  • Castaways Backpackers Cairns offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Snorkeling
    • Library
    • Diving
    • Canoeing
    • Darts
    • Movie nights
    • Bikes available (free)
    • Live sports events (broadcast)

  • Castaways Backpackers Cairns is 0.7 miles from the center of Cairns.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Castaways Backpackers Cairns (subject to availability):

    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Free parking

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Check-in at Castaways Backpackers Cairns is from 11:00 AM, and check-out is until 9:30 AM.

  • The prices at Castaways Backpackers Cairns may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Castaways Backpackers Cairns by:

    • Taxi 10min