8.3
Average Rating Great
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Atmosphere 8.3
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Staff 8.3
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Location 8.3
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Cleanliness 8.3
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Facilities 8.3
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Safety 8.3
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Value 8.3

Cairns - Castaways Backpackers Hostel

207 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 4870 - Show map

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Traveler
7.0
Overall evaluation Very good

Very clean Friendly staff

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Atmosphere 7.0
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Staff 7.0
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Location 7.0
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Cleanliness 7.0
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Facilities 7.0
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Safety 7.0
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Value 7.0
Traveler
5.0

Interesting international lodgers

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Atmosphere 5.0
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Staff 5.0
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Location 5.0
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Cleanliness 5.0
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Safety 5.0
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Value 5.0
Traveler
9.0
Overall evaluation Fantastic

great quit hostel with friendly staff, clean rooms and facilities.

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Atmosphere 9.0
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Location 9.0
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Cleanliness 9.0
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Safety 9.0
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Value 9.0
Traveler
9.0
Overall evaluation Fantastic

Nice little family owned hostel. The hosts ware super friendly and try to help whenever they can. They even called me on my arrival to know when to pick me up. Rooms were all clean as the whole hostel. You feel like you are staying in a shared flat with a nice kitchen and living room:) I would totally recommend this hostel

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Atmosphere 9.0
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Location 9.0
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Cleanliness 9.0
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Safety 9.0
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Value 9.0
Ian
8.0
Overall evaluation Great

Good communal areas. Staff helpful.

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Atmosphere 8.0
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Staff 8.0
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Location 8.0
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Cleanliness 8.0
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Facilities 8.0
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Safety 8.0
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Value 8.0
Traveler
9.7
Overall evaluation Fantastic
Good backpacker, human size, nice, well placed, complete! Only small negative point: the wifi connection is slow and very localized in a common room.

User-friendly!

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Atmosphere 9.0
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Staff 10.0
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Location 10.0
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Cleanliness 10.0
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Facilities 9.0
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Safety 10.0
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Value 10.0
Simon
9.0
Overall evaluation Fantastic

I really enjoyed my stay at Gilligan's ! My room was clean, the bed was comfortable, there was a desk in my room and a free internet connexion. There was also a free transport in the city center multiple time each days, which was really useful. The staff was amazing, helpful and friendly ! :) I would stay there again for sure !

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Atmosphere 9.0
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Staff 9.0
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Location 9.0
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Cleanliness 9.0
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Facilities 9.0
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Safety 9.0
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Value 9.0
Traveler
8.0
Overall evaluation Great

It was really clean and safe. Kitchen was great. Not only dishes and pans but also salt and pepper, soy source, and oil, almost everything was there.

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Atmosphere 8.0
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Staff 8.0
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Location 8.0
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Cleanliness 8.0
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Facilities 8.0
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Safety 8.0
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Value 8.0
Traveler
8.0
Overall evaluation Great

It was very familiar.

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Atmosphere 8.0
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Staff 8.0
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Location 8.0
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Cleanliness 8.0
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Facilities 8.0
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Safety 8.0
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Value 8.0
Graham
9.0
Overall evaluation Fantastic

lovely hostel with really nice staff. Angie especially helped us out. regular shuttles into the city centre which was really handy!

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Atmosphere 9.0
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Staff 9.0
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Location 9.0
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Cleanliness 9.0
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Facilities 9.0
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Safety 9.0
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Value 9.0
Cornelia
8.0
Overall evaluation Great

Friendly staff, nice swimmingpool, kitchen has everything you need, they organize nice nights out, you can book lots of tours at the reception. Nice, small hostel, recommended!

8
Atmosphere 8.0
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Staff 8.0
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Location 8.0
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Cleanliness 8.0
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Facilities 8.0
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Safety 8.0
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Value 8.0
Traveler
9.0
Overall evaluation Fantastic

Friendly helpful staff. Free wifi. Clean, spacious dorms with no bunk beds. Sociable but not a party Hostel. Would highly recommend this Hostel.

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Atmosphere 9.0
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Staff 9.0
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Location 9.0
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Cleanliness 9.0
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Facilities 9.0
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Safety 9.0
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Value 9.0
Alan
9.0
Overall evaluation Fantastic

Nice clean and friendly place. Easy to meet people here. Great friendly staff and very helpful with tours. Free tea and coffee. TV and xbox in comfy lounge, decent kitchen and balcony for eating and drinking.

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Atmosphere 9.0
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Staff 9.0
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Location 9.0
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Cleanliness 9.0
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Facilities 9.0
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Safety 9.0
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Value 9.0
Natalie
10.0
Overall evaluation Fantastic

LOVED our stay at castaways in cairns! We had only booked for a week but ended up extending it to two weeks since we were having such an amazing time! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we had a great experience at castaways. The staff offer shuttle buses throughout the day as the hostel is around a ten minute walk for the cbd, lagoon and bars and clubs (we walked this about twice a day and it was no problem) they are also on hand with loads of local knowledge and can book trips and tours for you - many of which they've done themselves so can recommend and advise on the best ones. Nothing is ever too much trouble for these guys. The hostel itself is very clean, bonus of your own fridge in the room and free wifi! We enjoyed bbqs and drinks on the balcony but you can be as involved or not as you like, there's no pressure. There's a large well equipped kitchen/dining area and a comfortable communal lounge. We made some amazing friends during our stay and really didn't want to leave!

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Atmosphere 10.0
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Staff 10.0
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Location 10.0
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Cleanliness 10.0
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Facilities 10.0
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Safety 10.0
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Value 10.0
Franziska
10.0
Overall evaluation Fantastic

The hostel staff is awesome and the hostel is really clean!! It's not in the CBD but still just 10 minutes walk away. They also offer you shuttles, if you don't want to walk. Nice pool, BBQ area and a big balcony. and very important: no bunk beds ;)

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Atmosphere 10.0
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Staff 10.0
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Location 10.0
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Cleanliness 10.0
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Facilities 10.0
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Safety 10.0
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Value 10.0
Traveler
4.0

nil

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Atmosphere 4.0
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Staff 4.0
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Location 4.0
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Cleanliness 4.0
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Facilities 4.0
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Safety 4.0
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Value 4.0
Traveler
10.0
Overall evaluation Fantastic

Great hostel.Chris and Laura who run it are a great help with places to go and things to do.They go above and beyond with looking after guests. The owner should give them a rise.

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Atmosphere 10.0
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Traveler
9.0
Overall evaluation Fantastic

Clean and quiet

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Atmosphere 9.0
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Staff 9.0
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Location 9.0
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Cleanliness 9.0
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Safety 9.0
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Value 9.0
Traveler
9.0
Overall evaluation Fantastic

Quiet, comfortable place. Good facilities. Friendly staff. Location no problem, easy walk into town, Esplanade not far away, shuttle available. I can only recommend this backpacker.

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Atmosphere 9.0
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Value 9.0
Viviana
8.0
Overall evaluation Great

it was really clean

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Atmosphere 8.0
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Staff 8.0
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Location 8.0
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Cleanliness 8.0
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Facilities 8.0
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Safety 8.0
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Value 8.0
Traveler
9.0
Overall evaluation Fantastic

helpful staff, good kitchen and common areas

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Atmosphere 9.0
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Staff 9.0
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Location 9.0
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Cleanliness 9.0
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Facilities 9.0
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Safety 9.0
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Value 9.0
Amelie
9.0
Overall evaluation Fantastic

very friendly staff, rooms are not to crowded fridge in the room

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Atmosphere 9.0
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Staff 9.0
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Location 9.0
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Cleanliness 9.0
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Facilities 9.0
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Safety 9.0
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Value 9.0
Traveler
9.0
Overall evaluation Fantastic

Great staff, good kitchen and other facilities.

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Atmosphere 9.0
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Staff 9.0
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Location 9.0
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Cleanliness 9.0
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Facilities 9.0
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Safety 9.0
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Value 9.0
john
4.0

Free meals, but the meals are provided at a bar in town, which pretty much every hostel in carnis provides

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Atmosphere 4.0
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Staff 4.0
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Location 4.0
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Cleanliness 4.0
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Facilities 4.0
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Safety 4.0
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Value 4.0
pauline
9.0
Overall evaluation Fantastic

the staff was the most helpful and reliable I ever met!! always there if you need, friendly and well organized. Everypart of the bp was clean, and the atmosphere was not too noisy, every conditions are gathered to make really good friends

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Atmosphere 9.0
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Value 9.0
Christopher
9.0
Overall evaluation Fantastic

cheap hostel, not too many people in each dorm rooms, very clean, friendly staff, FREE WIFI. 15-20min walk to city but nice to be further out as quiet and not a party hostel. enjoyed my stay here. would defo stay again. last hotel after 2months in australia, great last place to stay.

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Atmosphere 9.0
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