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Caravella Backpackers

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149 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Caravella Backpackers
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Ranked #27 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

* 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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Italy
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the hostel on booking.com as it was the cheapest option on there, felt a bit sceptical in that fact, but was on a tight budget so decided to book it, was pleasantly surprised when we arrived, free pick up from the airport, a nicely sized double room, great and clean shower facilities, two fully equipped kitchens, a nice... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We visited this hostel in December 2014 and stayed for about 4 nights during our quick visit to Cairns. I have to say, of the 4 destinations we visited in Australia, it was our favourite accommodation by far. We immediately felt welcome from the moment we arrived. We had booked a private room, and were then told we had been... More 

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Hohentengen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stayed 2 Times at this wonderfull Hostel. Great Pool and free wifi. Nice people at the reception.. The food of the small Restaurant in Front of the Hostel is very good. The Location is very good, near to the City, 10 min walk to Supermarkt and 15 min walk to the Lagune.

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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Two couples stayed here for 5 nights in May. Great hotel, couldn't fault it. It was a bed in a small room. We had a fridge too which was perfect for our needs. Some days we was out at 9am and didn't get back til 7-8pm so it was perfect for our stay. Our first two nights sleeping was tough... More 

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