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Caravella Backpackers

149 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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    4 of 5 stars
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Big, loads of dorms and very reasonably priced; I expected it to be loud and awful. It wasn't, it was actually really nice!! Staff were really friendly and helpful, great help if you need it with excursions and certainly not biased to certain tour operators. Rooms are simple and clean, bathrooms and kitchens too. There is free WiFi which is... More 

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Khon Kaen, Khon Kaen, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

nice staff, not loud at night, good kitchen, 10% discount if you book a tour with them, wifi at the common area worked pretty ok, not far from the city but just a bit dark to walk from the city at night.

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97 reviews 97 reviews
4 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in this hostel on 2 occasions. I booked it for a week on entering Australia and then had a further weekend in Cairns later on. I found a job quickly and checked out early initially by a day. The staff kindly gave me a voucher to use this night at another opportunity, so when I had to come... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our stay here, met some fun and relaxed people. The girls behind front desk were always helpful and friendly, we stayed in a room overlooking the pool/seating area that didn't have any air con or fans but it was cheaper and the windows were always open, it was pretty loud at night when people are outside but nothing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed as a couple. Perfect location, staff at the reception super friendly and helpful. Rooms simple but nice. Cannot tell anything about housekeeping-nobody cleaned our room (stayed 4 nights). Would come back because of the price, location, atmosphere and professionalism of reception!

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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Myself and my partner stayed here in a double room with shared bathroom. The staff were friendly and helpful with questions we had. The bathroom facilities were good and clean. The pool is big and clean. Plenty of deck chairs to soak in the sun. The wifi is restricted to the common area and can be extremely slow when other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It was a pleasure to stay here in a private double. Everything you need, clean, cheerful and friendly place. Great location right on the waterfront a short walk to the town. Great cooking facilities if that floats our boat. The private double was well Kate's out with towels, handy personal fridge and soap :-)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

A hostel that really helps their guest. I stayed in a 6 bed room and they were clean and nice. The pool area and yard was really nice to hang. It is close to everything and the bars and restaurants are just out the door.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Caravella was a nice place to stay. Great rooms, with a fridge. Swimming pool. Good location, about a 15 minute walk into the centre. It's clean. The wifi is slow and restricted within the common area, which I did find quite annoying. The kitchen was equipt but had no oven. We chose just to eat breakfast there. The bed was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Stayed in a private double room. That one had a fridge, a place to hang and put away clothes, a night stand and air conditioning. Bathrooms very clean, showers a bit small, but very good. Kitchen could be better equipped. Nice and clean pool area. Friendly staff. Vouchers for mealternatives deals at a pub in town. Would return.

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Address: 149 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 48
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