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    Castaways Backpackers

    207 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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    • Excellent67%
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    • Average7%
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    • Terrible1%
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    11 - 15 of 261 reviews

    Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

    Extremely warm welcome from a group of amazing people who will go above and beyond to help (speical shout to Janet)! Everyone is friendly and has a great sense of humour. Good facilities and group activities in the evenings which really make you feel included....More

    Thank Naomi H
    Response from KieranHut, Owner at Castaways BackpackersResponded 11 April 2017

    Hi Naomi, Thank you for your kind review. I'm Glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels from the team at Castaways.

    Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

    Clean and tidy, very welcoming and lots of services and stuff available to do! It a bit far out of the town but they do offer free lifts so not too bad! Air con took coins but it was cheap so I would stay here...More

    Thank Emma P
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    Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

    We stayed 4 nights in a double room. The bathrooms are really clean and quite modern! Probably the cleanest bathrooms we ever saw in a hostel. Cute kitchen with modern devices! The WIFI is extremely fast, free and unlimited (best WIFi we had so far...More

    Thank A TripAdvisor Member
    Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

    I stayed here for 2 nights - one of them I got in late and the second was after a long day out in the Great Barrier Reef so I didn't really have a chance to meet/talk to anyone. There isn't really anywhere to sit...More

    Thank hayleyhumphries95
    Reviewed 3 March 2017

    Clean rooms, nice staff, cheap and very good hostel! It has fast wlan, a nice pool, friendly 3 bed rooms, it is a quite place but also good for partypeople. Kitchen and toilets are clean and the staff is friendly and helpfull!

    Thank maxitrenker
    Reef Palms
    603 reviews
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    Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns
    2,593 reviews
    #8 of 64 hotels in Cairns
     
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Things to do
    • Pool
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    • Price range
    • USD 23 - USD 54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 24
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    Nicole W
    16 September 2017|
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    Response from Ashley N | Reviewed this property |
    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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    seishifhs
    5 January 2017|
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    Response from CastawaysBP | Property representative |
    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... More
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    Jenny M
    21 November 2016|
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    Response from SZDenmark | Reviewed this property |
    At Castway's your bed is made with fresh linen, and you can rent fresh towels
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