Castaways Backpackers Cairns

Po Box 5648, 207 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Australia, Distance from city centre: 1.4km
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Rating: 89%from 3 reviews

  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 100%Staff
  • 86%Security
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 73%Location
  • 86%Value for money
  • 93%Facilities
Enjoy FREE, fast WiFi, a tropical swimming pool, free pool table, cinema room with Netflix and fully equipped communal kitchen at Castaways Backpackers, Cairns. Conveniently located just 10 minutes walk from the Esplanade, with regular shuttles running into the city centre.

We are a small family owned hostel that has been operating in Cairns for 26 years. We are clean and very friendly, providing travellers with a real 'home away from home' atmosphere.

The property operates a free bus shuttle to and from the city centre 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 offer ceiling fans, a refrigerator, coin-operated air conditioning and shared bathroom facilities.

We also have private ensuite rooms available. We have no bunk beds, real beds only!

Castaways Backpackers is a short drive from the Cairns Airport.

Next door to Castaways are great local shops. Supermarket, deli, bakery, 24h convenience store, ATM, pub and a bottleshop.

Important information 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 the 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.

While staying at Castaways you will recieve a free meal at a local bar and grill, we also have free tea & coffee, free internet, free bike hire, free wine & cheese parties twice a week and your friendly staff will deal with any travel need.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • No Curfew
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Playstation
  • Postal Service
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Washing Machine

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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