We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
02/07/2017 03/07/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Castaways Backpackers

    207 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    02/07/2017 03/07/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          US$50
          US$36
          Great Deal
          US$50
          US$50
          Traveller (28)
          Room & Suite (12)
          Pool & Beach (6)
          JJ's Backpackers Hostel
          247 reviews
          #6 of 85 Speciality lodging in Cairns
           
          The Northern Greenhouse
          330 reviews
          #10 of 85 Speciality lodging in Cairns
           
          Dreamtime Travellers Rest
          762 reviews
          #4 of 85 Speciality lodging in Cairns
           
          Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort
          335 reviews
          #7 of 85 Speciality lodging in Cairns
           
          Overview
          • Excellent67%
          • Very good23%
          • Average7%
          • Poor2%
          • Terrible1%
          Travellers talk about
          “free pizza” (9 reviews)
          “free wifi” (30 reviews)
          “movie room” (4 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Pool
          Airport Transportation
          Kitchenette
          Self-Serve Laundry
          Shuttle Bus Service
          Breakfast included
          2.0 Star Hotel
          All hotel details
          JJ's Backpackers Hostel
          247 reviews
          #6 of 85 Speciality lodging in Cairns
           
          The Northern Greenhouse
          330 reviews
          #10 of 85 Speciality lodging in Cairns
           
          Dreamtime Travellers Rest
          762 reviews
          #4 of 85 Speciality lodging in Cairns
           
          Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort
          335 reviews
          #7 of 85 Speciality lodging in Cairns
           
          {"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
          Rooms
          2 Jul3 Jul
          |
          1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
          Standard Room

          Getting you more information on this room

          Free Cancellation
          Select
          Show Available Rooms
          Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 6 partner sites to see rooms from US$36.
          We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Cairns hotels with availability
          Standard Room

          Getting you more information on this room

          Free Cancellation
          Select
          {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "3890fa0ed0be444f80a6bca7b83a69ac", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":286211,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":2,"month":7,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":3,"month":7,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"3890fa0ed0be444f80a6bca7b83a69ac","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":50,"lowestMetaPrice":36,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":50,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":50,"lowestMetaPrice":36,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":50,"hotelName":"Castaways Backpackers","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjM4OTBmYTBlZDBiZTQ0NGY4MGE2YmNhN2I4M2E2OWFjIiwiQUlLIjoiYjBkMzQ3ODRiNjljNGE4ZmFkMWZkMmVmY2YxNjYyODkifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "02/07/2017", "checkOut": "03/07/2017", "lowestPrice": "US$36", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"},"moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx"},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","dust":{},"moduleList":["handler"],"js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message"},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"moduleList":[],"js":{},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx"},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
          Write a Review
          Reviews (271)
          Traveller rating
          Traveller type
          Time of year
          Language
          There are newer reviews for Castaways Backpackers See the most recent reviews

          121 - 125 of 271 reviews

          Reviewed 21 November 2013

          This hostel is great. It is nice and clean. I stayed in many other ones and i think this is one of the cleanist that i stayed. Rooms are comfy and big. Dorms are great and even the bathrooms are keen. Also what i can...More

          Thank will b
          Reviewed 9 November 2013

          This hostel is located a 20 minutes walk from town. There is a shuttle with a pre-defined timetable that will drop off / pick up you downtown if you are lazy enough no to walk the 20 minutes. The rooms are clean and simple, they...More

          1  Thank Vania T
          Reviewed 7 November 2013

          I was really content and had a wonderful stay at castaways. This hostel isn't located in the center but this is worth it! The crew was really lovely and careful . The rooms were good as well: more colourful than other hostels and, which is...More

          Thank Neli_auf_Reisen
          Reviewed 23 October 2013

          Basic backpackers accommodation, without being loud or scuzzy. We were out all day everyday so did not want to spend a lot on someplace to rest our head. Castaways fit the bill perfectly. Super friendly staff who drove us in and out of town when...More

          Thank wise_rita
          Reviewed 6 September 2013

          Arrived in Cairns and had a booking at another crowded hostel. Switched to Castaways the next night, and so glad I did ! Great staff, Ash, Charlie, and Sam, were always available when needed. Helped me book a trip to the Great barrier Reef and...More

          Thank christopher d
          JJ's Backpackers Hostel
          247 reviews
          #6 of 85 Speciality lodging in Cairns
           
          The Northern Greenhouse
          330 reviews
          #10 of 85 Speciality lodging in Cairns
           
          Dreamtime Travellers Rest
          762 reviews
          #4 of 85 Speciality lodging in Cairns
           
          Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort
          335 reviews
          #7 of 85 Speciality lodging in Cairns
           
          About
          Awards & Recognition
          Certificate of Excellence
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Free Parking
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Shuttle Bus Service
          • Airport Transportation
          • Self-Serve Laundry
          • Free Parking
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$21 - US$51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Kitchenette
          • Number of rooms
          • 24
          • Reservation Options
          • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity, Hotels.com, HostelWorld, Booking.com, Agoda and Priceline so you can book your Castaways Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
          • Location
          • Australia >
          • Queensland >
          • Cairns Region >
          • Cairns
          Add Photo Photos
          Traveller (28)
          Room & Suite (12)
          Pool & Beach (6)
          Dining (3)
          Hotel & Grounds (44)
          Bathroom (2)
          Family and Play Areas (2)
          Nearby
          Cairns City Palms
          86 reviews
          .04 km away
           
          Rainbow Inn
          189 reviews
          .23 km away
           
          Aspect Central Motel
          229 reviews
          .03 km away
           
          Cairns Motor Inn
          6 reviews
          .15 km away
           
          Royal Palm Villas
          33 reviews
          .07 km away
           
          Nearby Restaurants
          Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant
          934 reviews
          .36 km away
          Cock & Bull
          585 reviews
          .19 km away
          Little Ricardo's
          272 reviews
          .09 km away
          Tia's Cafe in Cairns
          83 reviews
          .23 km away
          Nearby Attractions
          Muddy's Playground
          1,045 reviews
          .81 km away
          St Monica's Cathedral
          194 reviews
          .85 km away
          Copperlode Dam
          34 reviews
          1.07 km away
          Munro Martin Parklands
          23 reviews
          .80 km away
          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          seishifhs
          We planned to get in about 23:30 at night at Airport. Can you still pick us up? In the same line of question, do you offer a shuttle to marina in the morning?
          5 January 2017|
          Answer
          Response from CastawaysBP | Property representative |
          Hi There, Our last shuttle run is at 6:45pm and reception closes at 7pm, You will receive an email explaining how to find your key when you arrive at the hostel and the free CBD shuttle service doesn't start until 8am. If... More
          0
          Votes
          Jenny M
          Do you supply linen for the room :)!
          20 November 2016|
          Answer
          Response from SZDenmark | Reviewed this property |
          At Castway's your bed is made with fresh linen, and you can rent fresh towels
          0
          Votes
          KevinsmKoo
          Is there an airport shuttle provided by Castaway's backpackers ?
          15 May 2016|
          What is your answer?
          Posting guidelines
          Submit
          Room Tips
          "Had en suite double room with double bed and single bed, great for families"
          Read review
          "Rooms vary in size :)"
          Read review
          "Awesome environment"
          Read review
          "not right next to the kitchen just in case there are early risers"
          Read review
          Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
          Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing