Castaway's Backpackers Cairns

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Po Box 5648, Cairns, Australia

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hayley499 hayley499
35 reviews
not bad if your on a budget Jul 18, 2011
this place was OK. it had a small pool rooms were small and very basic. staff not that helpful and qui

te rude i think it was family run. hostel was a good 15 to 25 minute walk from center of town.

you did get free meal voucher's every nite for a bar in town i think the place was called the wool pack the food was good and was a great place for meeting other travellers.

i wouldn't rush back to stay here again we did find better places for the same money most of the hostels in cairns do the free meal deals. this place was a bit dirty they didn't really keep on top of the cleaning.the bathroom loOKed like it hadn't been cleaned in a long time and the bedding was dirty with holes in you had to pay extra for air conditioning and it was quite expensive and didn't work very well.
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glennisnz glennisnz
54 reviews
Comfortable Backpackers in Cairns. Aug 20, 2008
We arrived in Cairns around midnight so used the free phone to request a room for the night, no problem, were instructed on how to get into the grounds and find our room.

a nice comfortable double room with a fan and air con but without ensuite.

In the morning we descovered a good communal kitchen up-stairs and lots of fellow travellors, after a short walk we were able to buy supplies for breakfast at a nearby store.We also found the pool.

There is a free shuttle into town and return, and a free meal can be had from the Woolshed restruant in Central cairns. We enjoyed two of these free meals - these can be up graded quite cheaply too.

Unfortunately some of the guests partied on till the small hours and kept many of us awake, they were so happy I diddn't mind but when we had to be up at 4am to catch a plane, I did find them annoying.

But overall I would go back and can recommend Castaways to other travellors.
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