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Castaway's Backpackers


Castaway's Backpackers is a small, clean, family-owned hostel that has been operating in Cairns for 26 years.


We have friendly staff providing travellers with a real "home away from home" atmosphere.


Our staff have expert knowledge of all the local tours and are happy to help you book your trips to make your stay a memorable one.


Our place has a lovely, tropical swimming pool, fully equipped kitchen, a TV lounge with FREE movies and a book exchange.


Castaways Backpackers has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence 2015 for the fifth year in a row by Tripadvisor and the 2014 Top Choice Award by


pool table
free wifi
free shuttle bus
tropical pool
equipped kitchen
tv lounge
tour centre
weekly bbq's
no bunk beds!