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Caravella Backpackers

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149 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #27 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had heard mixed reviews about this place but for my short stay it was perfect. I was put in a dorm of 6 girls but there was only one other girl in there. For a 6 bed the room was mAssive and it had its own bathroom too. Very pleased the the cleanliness and would return

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a private double room (room 49). The room was comfortable and had a refrigerator and airconditioning. Bed was comfortable. Towels were provided. Free wifi was available only near the pool, in room wifi can be purchased. Staff is friendly and can help you with booking tours. There are two kitchens with equipment, a pool, laundry and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled with a mate, stopping here for 2 nights before our live-a-board dive trip. booked a double bed with a private en suite, ended up getting a room with another single bed, pretty big room! fridge was included in room. room had a ceiling fan + air con. air con sounded like someone was dropping the base when it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The team upgrades us to the deluxe room and it was wonderful, great pool, TV wasn't working tho but not important. Walking distance to everything. Not enough cups in the kitchen but apparently disrespectable travellers who hire mobile homes take them regularly to replace broken ones in the vans

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked at Caravella backpackers very easily from Internet. The room was okay: fridge and AC, but missing a window to be opened. Employees have been very friendly and helpful to get rentals or tours. Kitchen is fully equipped. The atmosphere is mainly quiet at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

* Staff are very friendly, warm, positive and helpful. One of them even has a smiling mantra. They will also book your tours for you, such as Scuba diving and give you an introduction to the city. * Excellent location to the main happenings of the city, such as shops and restaurants. It's on the Esplanade next to the water... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very nice hostel, clean and chilled out atmosphere. Guys at reception are friendly and helpful. Nice to have two kitchens and were never too busy. Nice and clean swimming pool. I think the only thing this hostel is missing is a nice lounge area were people can chill out not just being seat on a table. And also please do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Clean rooms, nice outdoor seating area, and not too much loud music or partying at night. You can definitely find the party scene at other hostels, but if you're looking to sleep early to get up for your dive class or something in the morning, this is the place for you. Great little Indonesian place outside, too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Awesome place to stay! Great staff, well equipped kitchens, free WI-FI, swimming pool, nice and clean rooms, perfect location. Free shuttle from the airport is really cool - $15 saved. But the best thing in Caravella is its atmosphere - so many young people from all over the world spending time together in the recreation area! Don't forget to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It's a very good place to stay, rooms are very clean, with air conditioning, location is convenient as the centre is about 5min walk and you just have to cross the street to be on the esplanade. The must is the staff who is soooo friendly and helpful! Really enjoyed my stay here.

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