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1 room, 2 adults

Castaways Backpackers, Cairns (and vicinity), Australia

2-star2 stars
207 Sheridan Street, Cairns (and vicinity), QLD, 4870, Australia

Hostel with outdoor pool, near Cairns Esplanade
  • Free WiFi
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Fantastic service
Best value for money
Great location
Quite clean

Castaways Backpackers, Cairns (and vicinity), Australia

from NZ$51
  • Mixed Dorm
  • Female Dorm
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, Ensuite

What’s around Castaways Backpackers, Cairns (and vicinity), Australia


  • In Cairns North
  • Cairns Esplanade - 20 min walk
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 19 min walk
  • Cairns Convention Centre - 27 min walk
  • Cairns Marlin Marina - 28 min walk
  • Reef Fleet Terminal - 30 min walk
  • Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland - 5 min walk
  • Cairns Base Hospital - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) - 6 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 21 min walk
  • Freshwater Station - 9 min drive
  • Redlynch Station - 17 min drive
  • Free area shuttle

At a glance

Key facts


  • 27 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 11:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 9:30 AM
The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Monday - Sunday: 7 AM - 1 PM
  • Monday - Sunday: 3 PM - 7 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. The front desk is closed between 1 PM and 3 PM.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

  • Free nearby parking


  • Free area shuttle

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • In-room safe

Castaways Backpackers, Cairns (and vicinity), Australia’s small print

Also known as

  • Castaways Backpackers Hostel Cairns North
  • Castaways Backpackers Hostel
  • Castaways Backpackers Cairns North
  • Castaways Backpackers Cairns
  • Castaways Backpackers Cairns North
  • Castaways Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. This property only accepts cash for all onsite payments.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: AUD 10.00 per stay

Optional extras

Air conditioning is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Castaways Backpackers, Cairns (and vicinity), Australia

  • Is there a pool at Castaways Backpackers?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Castaways Backpackers?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • Is parking offered at Castaways Backpackers?
    No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Castaways Backpackers?
    You can check in starting at 11:30 AM. Check-out time is 9:30 AM.

Recent reviews

From 4 reviews

Very good 8.0
Overall nice place, perhaps best in cooler months
A nice place. My room was a good sized shared dorm with only three beds, new looking furniture and two windows. Each room had there own table and chairs outside as well as drying rack. There was coin washers and I believe dryers and also a clothesline. I was happy to find the room had a mini fridge and there were two kitchens available for use. Overall the place was clean and comfortable and WiFi was good. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The downside was it was summer and my room got quite hot, even with the fan on high. There was AC but it was $1 for 3 hours, coin operated. The room was non-smoking but we needed the windows open for the heat and smoke would come in.
4 night trip

Castaways Backpackers, Cairns (and vicinity), Australia

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