Castaway's Backpackers

207 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland, 4870, Australia | Hostel
Prices starting from $42.00
 

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Cairns

A travel blog entry by abiandkayleigh on Feb 18, 2014

We flew from Melbourne to Cairns which was a three and a half hour flight. The temperature and humidity in Cairns was crazy, we couldn't cope very well so spent most of our time looking for ways to cool down.
We booked a full day trip snorkelling on the Great Barrier and it was fantastic. The visibility was amazing. We were very close to the …

Cape Tribulation

A travel blog entry by jenkenvon on Nov 12, 2013

3 comments, 42 photos

Dinsdag hebben we met 3 andere gasten uit het hostel een auto gehuurd en een leuke ronde gereden. Eerst een plonsje gewaagd bij de Babinda Boulders. Daarna zijn we opnieuw gaan rotsglijden bij de Josephine Falls. Deze keer ook van de hoge glijbaan afgegaan en in de toppool gesprongen! De dag eindigde bij Lake Eachem waar we van de mooie …

Reefs, Rainforests and Reunions

A travel blog entry by serenaandterry on Oct 14, 2013

G'day!

So after a final 5 hour drive on the greyhound we arrived at our final destination on the East Coast, Cairns. We walked to our hostel, Castaways, and checked into a double room (bit of luxury!) with a shared bathroom (not so luxurious!). The next morning was the first day of our PADI course (diving qualification) where we met our …

Sunshine

A travel blog entry by jenkenvon on Nov 04, 2013

31 photos

We zitten inmiddels al een weekje in het tropische Cairns. Heerlijk 30 graden met een zonnetje elke dag. Het regenseizoen zit er hier wel aan te komen, dus als er een buitje (of zoals ze hier zeggen 'shower') valt, is dat veel en hevig. We hebben een gezellig klein hostel waar we met een leuke groep mensen zitten. Donderdagavond hebben we voor het …

Arrival in Cairns

A travel blog entry by kausper on Oct 04, 2013

3 photos

De laatste dag in Darwin was wat bewolkt en af en toe viel er wat motregen. De eerste keer 'slecht' weer in Australie. Toen ik net in de airport shuttle zat om mijn avondvlucht te haolen barstte er een tropisch onweer los. Was de eerste keer in 7 maanden dat ze daar nog echte regen hadden gehad en luidde dus het begin van The Wet Season in. "Goed …

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsCastaway's Backpackers Cairns

    Reviewed by chrisgclark

    nice quiet and cheap hostel

    Reviewed Mar 26, 2012
    by (13 reviews) London , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    cheap hostel, small 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. rooms can be very warm if you dont pay the $1 per 3hr aircon.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by llcooldays

    Nice Place, Friendly People

    Reviewed Apr 15, 2011
    by (3 reviews) Aliquippa, PA and Cherry Hill, NJ , United States Flag of United States

    It's not very close to downtown, but that is pretty much the only downside. (They try to make up for the distance with a free shuttle to the city center at different times in the day). Otherwise, it's cheap and the free dinner is nice, even if the options never change.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Castaway's Backpackers Cairns

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding