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Caravella Backpackers

149 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #25 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

This was the perfect choice for us to stay in Cairns. The private rooms are well air conditioned and clean, the pool area and kitchen were ok and the staff were really friendly and helpful. Its about 5 minutes walk along the seafront to the centre which makes it a nice quiet area and theres a great little cafe out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012 via mobile

I ve spend 1 month in Australia try to spend the less is possible..but this is the best hotel i ve met..i ve booked a double with the private bath..it was very big and noiseless.. And finally there s not the carpet! The position is perfect very close to the centre but with out the noise of the pub..a real... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

I am not your normal backpacker customer. I wanted a quiet room where I could work on grad school applications while in town for a conference. The double private rooms were perfect. Very basic, Spartan even, but affordable and a good value. Overall a good value and recommended if you want to be in Cairns for relaxation, not partying.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

We stated 4 nights in a twin bed room with ensuited bathroom. The place is clean and the room is spacious, it got a small living room and bedroom which is enough for 3 people to stay. There are double room with much smaller size, so we recommend you request the room no 68 - 74. Only drawback is the... More 

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Darwin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Excellent accommodation, great value for money. Pool and surrounding areas all neat and tidy. Owner,Ralph, manager, Paul and staff all extremely helpful and friendly with bookings and information on the area. Easy walk to markets, shops, RSL club, casino. Have no doubts of reccomending for you accommodation when visiting Cairns. This comes highly reccomended from two senior ladies who have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Arrived into Cairns airport after flying from Singapore, called Carvella and asked if they did free pickups? Of course they did, 15 minutes later we were on our way! Then we arrived to check into our 'Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom' room which we'd booked on hostelworld to be met with 'Hey guys, you get a free upgrade', so they... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012 via mobile

We are both in our early twenties and came to Cairns for the excursion side of things. Due to this we didn't want to stay in a party hostel as we had to get up early every morning we were there. The caravella is about a five minute walk from the main city of Cairns so we didn't get noise... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

This hostel is good for kids but not the best for grown ups. As much as I like happy young people around me, there is too much of a college party atmosphere going on there (read, noise all night). Good thing is that they have twin or double private bedrooms, but the private bedroom area has only one bathroom (with... More 

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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

I needed a place for an overnight stay before an early morning flight out of Cairns. I wanted to be close to the city and an easy drive to the airport. I didn't want to be in a loud location though. Caravella is right on the Esplanade, but a block from all the bars and restaurants - so the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

I would highly recommend this hostel. I am 18 years old on my gap year traveling on my own, I stayed here for 10 nights and it really was the most fantastic hostel. It is brilliant value for money, the staff were so incredibly helpful,friendly and kind they really felt like family to me. The room I was in was... More 

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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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