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Castaways Backpackers

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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
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Refrigerator in room
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Stayed here for around a month with my boyfriend, they have plenty of private double rooms and no bunk beds at all!! Common areas cleaned regularly so never had any issues. The hostel has two kitchens, one inside and one outside so plenty of space to do some cooking. The walk
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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 all that you've got a nice stay.
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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 but still full of warm people to have a chat
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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 room with Netflix, Pool, Billard, Wii, multiple
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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 are very friendly & welcoming !!
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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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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 you have any further questions please don't hesitate to email or phone us. We are looking forward to meeting you. Thanks Kieran.
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At Castway's your bed is made with fresh linen, and you can rent fresh towels
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The price for a single room with shared bathroom is $45 a night.
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"Had en suite double room with double bed and single bed, great for families"
"Rooms vary in size :)"
"Awesome environment"
"not right next to the kitchen just in case there are early risers"
"choose rooms that are located in the 2nd floor which may have better ventilation"
USD 17 - USD 40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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