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Caravella Backpackers

149 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #27 of 84 Specialty lodging in Cairns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My partner and I booked a double room. Upon arrival we were greeted with friendly helpful staff with a smile :) We got to our room to realise it was a family room so my partner doubled checked with staff of we were booked in correctly. Staff explained we had a free upgrade for unknown reason but rather way we... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at the Caravella Backpackers in January. We found the place to be one of the best and affordable place to stay with the family. Staff were just fantastic so helpful with every thing we needed. We would never go to any other then Caravella again. Hal & Rose

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Hong Kong, China
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stay at this place for a week. Of the many hostels I booked, this one of my favorites. Staff was awesome. They are willing to help you with anything. The place has a pool. For a hostel that is a huge plus. It's a 6 or 7 block walk from the center of town, but it's worth it. They gave... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked Caravella after reading reviews online and was really happy there. I stayed for a week while in Cairns and booked a four bed female room. The rooms are quite spacious but the space isnt well used. There were two bunk beds and a fridge but nothing else. There are no hooks to hang towels off, no lockers for... More

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San Francisco, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great! Its clean , they have a pool , kitchen and staff are friendly .... The location is perfect for me ..away from the noisy part but walking distance to everything .... the semi-beach is located right after the park in front of the hostel...the only thing I didn't like is wifi si located at the patio... More

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Vicenza, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and kindly staff. Good location near the center of cairns. we booked a double room with shared bathroom and they were simple but clean.wi-fi in shared areas.They gave us a discount in a restaurant.I would to go back again!

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Panajachel, Guatemala
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reception staff are really nice and the place is clean. The pool especially is very nice, big and not in the shadow like so many other hostels. We had a 6-bed dorm, very small bathroom but good space in the room. However I wouldn't choose the bottom beds because the bunk beds on top are very low! It's a 10... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being in my thirties, my boyfriend who has travelled previously (I have not btw), suggested that for the first 5 nights of our stay in Australia, we consider a hostel. His reasoning was sensible- we were going to be on day trips, we just really needed a bed to sleep in for the night in a comfortable and convenient location.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice staff in the reception counter, they really helped me a lot about the tours and other things. We booked three tours and all of them had 10% off and the tours turned out not bad. The free airport pickup is good although we have waited nearly an hour in the airport for it. But you need to book the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at the airport just before midnight and the free shuttle bus was ready and waiting for me. It took about 10/15 mins to get to the hostel, and they had given me very clear instructions as to how to enter the site and get my key (as reception closes at 8pm). Felt very secure. I was in room 91,... More

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Address: 149 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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