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Caravella Backpackers

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149 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good location, waking distance from downtown, esplanade and boat terminal. Clean rooms and bathrooms. The showers could use some hooks and shelves for personal items. The kitchen lacks some kitchenware and some bowls. Overall a great value for the price, it is a backpackers hotel and it delivers on its promise.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a sweet time with my parents in the deluxe suite room, facilities were basic but useful and clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. It's obvious that the place is run with efficiency and experience for its style of accommodation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location for night life restaurants and the esplanade,great showers,clean rooms,very helpful staff, wifi in room for $15 a week bargain! good AC in room, recommend day trips to green island and kayaking at Fitzroy island won't be disappointed. 😎✌🏻️😜

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a little unsure about booking a 'backpacker' hostel, however we really impressed with the service. We had booked an ensuite double room but were upgraded to a suite. The room and communal areas were clean, the reception staff very helpful and friendly and it was quiet at night. We spent a couple of afternoons sunbathing by the pool,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just stayed here for 2 nights, I just wanted something cheap for a quick trip to cairns, but honestly I wish I'd payed a littler more for something a little better. I have a female 4 bed room with ensuite. The room was alright, not too small, seemed clean enough (apart from that one cockroach..), the bathroom was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good accommodation. Centrally located you just need to cross the street to get the Esplanade walk. Staff are very friendly. Thanks to Valter from the reception who carefully helped us choosing the best snorkeling trip to the Great Barrier Reef. We stayed in a doble room with private bathroom. The room also offer bar fridge e air conditioning. Would... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quieter Backpackers a short walk from town and right on the waterfront. Reception Staff were very helpful and had a great range of cheap deals for activities in and around cairns. If you're looking to avoid the party scene but still be close to town, this is it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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 July 24, 2015

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 July 22, 2015

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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