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Caravella Backpackers

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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Trail, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel was a great spot to stay. The rooms where clean and comfortable. The washrooms and showers were clean and there's a kitchen where you can cook you own food. The location is very good and close to shopping as well as tours.

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is on the esplanade of Cairns, in front of the sea. They offer the transport from the airport to the hotel. they also have some vouchers with discount on some restaurants in the city. The room is very simple but clean. We stayed in a 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private bathroom. The only thing that i didn't...

3Thank ilandere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When researching to stay just 2 nights in Cairns before going on a dive live aboard boat we found the prices of hotels to be quite expensive overall. All we were looking for was a clean, quiet spot to sleep at night. Reviews led me to Caravella's. We are pleased they did. It is exactly what it says it is;...

1Thank wishtago...
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Caravellas isn't going to blow you away with what to expect from a hostel. However, it gets the essentials right. There are 2 kitchens, ample bathrooms and reasonable sized rooms. All of which are fairly clean. However it does need a bit of love to bring it up to a 21st century hostel. Also, my mattress was pretty uncomfortable and...

1Thank Thomas W
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Located just in front the Esplanade of Cairns, is a great option for backpackers or even people that just wants to stay several days in town without spending too much money. People is nice and respectful, it's not a noisy hostel. There are 2 kitchens and both are clean and with useful tools to cook. I stayed in a 6pax...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

At first when we arrived at Caravella we thought our double room was very small, but actually there was enough room for both of us to be comfortable. I would be aware though that there's nowhere to put your suitcases except on the sometimes ant covered floor... The kitchens are well equipped, clean and tidy. The pool area is spacious...

Thank Macfari
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed April 5, 2017

I booked the room with private bathroom during my stay in Cairns. Overall, very nice stay, very clean with very pleasant and helpful staff. The room was big with very comfortable bed. Hostel is located about 10 minutes from the city center (walking distance).

1Thank Andreja T
Munich, Germany
Reviewed March 31, 2017

We stayed 2 nights in this Hostel. Double room with private bathroom was clean and big. We had enough space and felt comfortable! Kitchen is equipped for those who want to cook in it. You always meet new people in the common areas which was nice and intersting!

Thank Kreuzband-Tom
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

This was the second time I have stayed in 3 years and was just as good this time round. Booked a private room this time for $60 -clean, tidy, comfortable. No complaints. Bathroom was communal - again clean, only complaint was that the shower curtains were completely see through! I could see people in the bathroom which definitely meant they...

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Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely, clean and quiet hostel with air conditioned small dorms (I stayed in a 4 bed). The staff are all really nice and friendly. There is free wifi in the communal areas but you have to pay for it if you want it in your room. The hostel also has a swimming pool and two kitchen areas...

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  • 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
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Caravella Backpackers

Address: 149 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $17 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Caravella Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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“Private room #67 was great for the price.”
wishtago..., 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Free wifi in common areas.”
Loopyloo3000, Oct 14, 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms with an ensuite are well worth the extra $10 a night”
542mitchellh, Jul 21, 2016 | Read review
“For double rooms maybe ask for one on the first floor as the ground rooms were so noisy.”
jasmine_princess, Jun 23, 2016 | Read review
“Make sure to pick your discount pass P.J.Obrian's irish pub from reception and visit there in the evening.”
104prasadk, May 18, 2016 | Read review
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