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Caravella Backpackers

149 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #27 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
26 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Townsville, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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29 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I would recommend staying here purely for convenience! It's right where you need to be and they offer tours too. The rooms are spacious and have Aircon. Recommend. Stay here rather than travellers oasis or tropic days, they are in the middle of nowhere!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
56 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Only stayed here a night and didn't really utilise the facilities ( especially the swimming pool and sun deck area !). Good location away from the central promenade area, but only a 5-10min walk to get there. Rooms (6 bed dorm) spacious, came with cooling and a fridge ! Wifi only available outside downstairs in common area. Friendly and helpful... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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85 reviews 85 reviews
24 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We stayed at the caravella"s as a couple in a private double bed room with shared bathroom for around 10 days. Over all the hostel is good average. The reception staff were always nice, friendly and helpful! The community kitchen is well equipped and were most of the time clean. Ver nice is the free Wi-Fi around the pool area.... More 

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