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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my stay at the Caravella, the staff were excellent and very friendly and helpful. Most people when visiting Cairns stay at Gilligans but I wanted to be able to get a good nights sleep so opted for this hostel andI am very glad I did! The pool was clean and great for a swim. The kitchen was... More 

Thank sunshine_r92
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time I had travelled as a backpacker, so wasn't sure what to expect but was a great place. We arrived around 10ish in the morning and was able to leave or large bags in a locked room so we could explore cairns. The location is great - stumbling distance from all of the night clubs and bars. The secure... More 

Thank Mitchell H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel is in a great location. It takes 5 minutes to walk along the esplanade to the main restaurants and shops. It takes about 10/15 minutes to walk to the jetty where most reef trips leave from. I stayed in a private room. It was clean but very basic, which I guess you expect in a hostel. There was... More 

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St Helens, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly staff, the delux ensuite room is comfortable clean and very spacious a fantastic room. Fantastic location to pools, shops walks etc. A great eating place on location also across the road on the esplanade great food and drinks. Would recommend for a great stay. Great value for money

Thank Cherylyn L
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night. The location is good - very close to down town. Staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms were all right, though mattress a bit hard. The shared bathroom was spacious, though meeting a colony of ants when you go to wash your hands, is not really what you hope for. As for a hostel, this is one... More 

Thank orrebakken
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you wanna make new friends, that's the place! We love to meet new people, exchange experiences, improve our languages... so, doesn't matter where you came from... you are able to make your life better, so make new friends, specially there!!!

Thank Peter C
Edmonton, Canada
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300 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For us this was a place to spend a night before we boarded a dive boat for a week. The reviews were good on the internet, it was cheap, had an ensuite and included a shuttle from the airport. The room was somewhat austere and had only one small window in the bathroom. If you are interested in a four... More 

Thank MurTheExplorer
Ajaccio, France
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place. A bit noisy... but It's a Backpacker. :-) Nice Room. Free wifi. Kitchen with everything you need. Thx a lot. Great location. In thé city center. Near all store, bars... Room was clean, with AC. I recommand

Thank Alexandre B
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32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed here for a total of 5 nights. The place itself is nice, however the bathrooms were very far away from our rooms (down a hall, down stairs and through a kitchen) which made showering awkward at times. We had a 4pp/room spot at AU$25/night. It was a very simple room, 2 bunk beds (not so... More 

Thank Sarah R
Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in a private bedroom with my partner and we also had our private bathroom. The bedroom was very large with a bar fridge. Very clean and organised. Not very noise either. Perfect for someone who likes to sleep and wake up early to do morning activities. The only thing I didn't like was the towels. They seemed a bit... More 

Thank Luiz C
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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Caravella Backpackers

Address: 149 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $31 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Caravella Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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