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Caravella Backpackers

149 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #24 of 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just stayed here for one night recently in a double en-suite room. Very clean room. Arrived late and called the shuttle bus which we had booked before arrival. Very friendly driver, only 10 mins from airport. Great after hours instructions to get into the hostel - security top notch! Not too far from shops. Very friendly reception staff in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location right on the waterfront. Extremely clean and very well equipped hostel. Would recommend to anybody travelling to cairns on a budget. 5 minutes to all the entertainment (bars restaurants and boats) but is still very quiet at night. Wonderful. Can't fault it.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Caravella Backpackers for a few nights, in a ensuite - including two single beds and bathroom - enough for two people. Free bus transfer from airport to hostel and only pay a small fee when returning to airport. Hostel is clean, additional blankets, with outdoor swimming pool and use yourself kitchen. No breakfast is provided however the hostel... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Caravella on either end of a live-aboard diving trip. The first three nights I was in a 4-bed female dorm (room 19). It was pretty close to the kitchens and outdoor area and so was fairly noisy, but tidy and had its own bathroom. The curfew is posted as 11:00 pm but they don't enforce it too... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you to all the friendly staff at Caravella Back packers whom were of excellent service and welcoming us into their communal living facility. The Manager was always greeting us and assisted us with any questions we had. The rooms were very clean and comfortable providing us daily with fresh towels and extra blankets as requested. Where else could we... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel was great, and the people working at the hostel was really helpful. After the first night I asked the reception to put some extra blankets on our madras, because it was a pit uncomfortable, and instead of just giving us a few blankets they changed the entire madras, which was great service. The hostel has a nice vibe... More

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Padova, Italia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

first of all, I've have to say that this was my first backpackers experience, since a long time, considering that I've passed 41. I opted for a backpackers because I was in Australia on a business trip, but I was looking for a budget accommodation in Cairns for the weekend (which was not refunded by my company). Well, Caravella turned... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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20 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I stayed 3 nights in the private room. Free wifi around the kitchen. In addition you can use a hot spot in your room (3 nights-10 AUD). The room was ok, air-conditioned (plus a regular-size fridge), with a small but clean bathroom. The staff is very friendly and helpfull. The hostel is located just on the city esplanade. It also... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Hi there!! I should say that was def not the best experience of my life...I got to Cairns late therefore and after a very quick search on google I decided to stay in this Hostel. I requested a 4 bedroom share since Im terrible to fall asleep with a lot of people in the room, they ask me for $23... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I stayed here in a private room for 5 nights. The room was nice & spacious with really good air conditioning. Bathroom wasn't far away & I never had to wait for the toilet or a shower. Some advertising materials & reviews mention free breakfast & evening meal but this is no longer offered. They do give you a voucher... More

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Address: 149 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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