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Caravella Backpackers

149 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #27 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

None of the hostels in cairns pick you up,so had to walk,took me 10/15 minutes from greyhound bus stop,was very easy to find hostel....got greated by friendly and helpfull staff,they gave me map of cairns and told me where everything was in cairns,and every night they give you a voucher for for one of the pubs and you can get... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location – right by the water and short walk to all the shops, bars, etc. The staff is so friendly and so helpful! They helped us plan and book all of our excursions while we were there. Hostel itself is clean and has several nice amenities (pool, common area, wifi). My friend and I got a private room, which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed in one of the private rooms, it was very clean and spacious. The staff here are very lovely and helpful. Location is good about a 10 minute walk to the main hub of restaurants, highly recommend to anyone that is looking for affordable and comfortable accommodation. Thanks Caravella.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Loved this backpackers and would definitely recommend. Only two issues we found were #1- the lock on our room door jammed and took on average 5 minutes before we could actually get into our room each time! After 10 days of staying here it became a real nuisance! And #2 was the wifi, we had no issues with the wifi... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Staff is really nice, dorms are super clean and the bathroom is inside each dorm... a nice modern bathroom. Swiming pool is very good and there is a lot facilities in the 2 kitchens. I only regret they dont have a common living room with a tv, there is just one outside but when it rains you can not use... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We booked corona backpacker but they was unable to take us as we needed a late check in, they offered us to go there instead. This one is a bit more expensive but you don't have to worries if you check late. Also they have 2 clean kitchen, a nice swimming pool and great bathroom, you may have to wait... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I stayed for 4 nights and come into contact with at least 4 different members of staff, all of which were extremely friendly and helpful. I really liked the location, right opposite the beach with a little cafe next door and 5 mins (if that) walk to the 'main strip' of the Esplanade. I stayed in a female room of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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48 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We only stayed one night at Caravella, but from our experience we could have stayed much longer. It was very comfortable, clean, friendly, and with a good location. You can walk from the hostel along the Cairns harbour with the iconic water park fish. It is a short walk to the restaurants and travel agents in Cairns CBD. A coupon... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Great location, spacious rooms that are very basic. For a double room with a shared bathroom the total cost is $60 plus a $20 deposit for the room key. The facilities are clean. Free wifi by the pool area, nice size pool to swim in. We only stayed here for one night due to dropping off our campervan and having... More 

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United Kingdom
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53 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Our stay here was alright, but lacking in areas. The staff were friendly (if a bit ditzy with a booking I'll mention later), the room well equipped and comfy, if a bit grimy, the one bathroom in our block inadequate and unclean, and the amenities, well, I didn't use them so can't comment. Wifi worked very well, though seemed to... More 

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