Castaway's Backpackers

Backpacker Hostel

4.7 from 14 users


Castaway's Backpackers is a small, clean, family-owned hostel that has been operating in Cairns for 26 years. Our place has a lovely, tropical swimming pool, fully equipped kitchen, a TV lounge with FREE movies and a book exchange. Rooms have a ceiling fan, coin operated Air-Conditioning and a fridge. Next to the doors are shared bathroom facilities, kitchen and lounge. No bunk beds!

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Lat: -16.914213 Lng: 145.765324

User Reviews


Taylor's Travel Tales

Rang a week or 2 prior to arriving in Cairns. Was told yes, we have caravan sites, no need to book. Just turn up and they're $45 a night for powered. Turned up out the front and rang to see where the caravan entrance was and was told they don't have caravan sites at all. Not booked out... non existent!


User 2898614

Definitely not a hostel anymore. We pulled up to stay and found out it was full of permanent residents, meaning there was no vibe and we felt like outsiders. Ordinarily, that would have been fine if not for the black mould, broken taps in the bathrooms and general griminess of the place. Staff were very friendly and helpful but not for us.



Brilliant hostel, Wayne is so helpful! Great price and only a short walk into the city


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