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Castaways Backpackers, Cairns North

2-star2 stars
207 Sheridan StreetCairns NorthQLD4870Australia, 800-491-6126

Hostel with outdoor pool, near Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens
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Castaways Backpackers, Cairns North

More Info: 866-539-8117

  • 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 North


  • Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens - 31 min walk
  • Mount Whitfield Conservation Park - 44 min walk
  • Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland - 5 min walk
  • Cairns Base Hospital - 11 min walk
  • Cairns Civic Theatre - 12 min walk
  • Coral Sea - 14 min walk
  • St Monica's Cathedral - 15 min walk
  • Muddy's Playground - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 8 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 24 min walk
  • Freshwater Station - 11 min drive
  • Redlynch Station - 13 min drive
  • Free parking nearby
  • Onsite parking not available
  • Free area shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • 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. The front desk is closed between 1 PM and 3 PM. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID 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
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator

Castaways Backpackers, Cairns North’s small print

Also known as

  • Castaways Backpackers Hostel Cairns North
  • Castaways Backpackers Hostel
  • Castaways Backpackers Cairns North


This property accepts cash only for all onsite purchases, including incidentals. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
Air conditioning is available for a surcharge. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: AUD 10.00 per stay

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.

Recent reviews

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Castaways Backpackers, Cairns North
Very Good8.0
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.
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Castaways Backpackers, Cairns North

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