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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy walking distance to town. Clean, tidy and comfortable. Relaxed backpacker vibe, peaceful surrounds. We stayed in a double room with own bathroom and air conditioning. Good value for money. Would stay here again.

1 Thank Loopyloo3000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn't have asked for a nicer first hostel in our trip. The people at reception were super helpful and recognised you daily. beautiful pool. Lovely cafe next door for Indonesian food. I have anxiety and this was a lovely calm hostel with a really friendly family feel. Thank you!

1 Thank Lucy G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in this hostel for 4 nights. Room was clean and spacious and had a fridge which is very handy for keeping your own food in your room. Bathroom facilities were fine altho got a bit grubby as the day went on and people showered etc. The kitchen and it's contents could do with slight improvement. More pots and pans... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Trio bedroom is painted light blue which is a bonus and the separate toilet and bathroom is perfect ( you know how busy it is when morning). Kitchen might need some upgrade for instance a now microwave without spiders habitat in... Staff are friendly and always ready to help. Good budget place to stay!

Thank Amy Z
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Room (a 4 bed dorm) was a bit warm, but okay! Staff at the reception was very nice and helpful. Would recommend to solo travellers as there are lots of common areas where it is easy to meet new people. Good location.

Thank Marta S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

This is cheap and cheerful like most backpackers I expect. Staff very helpful. But cockroach visitor in my room on first night was all I needed to persuade me to move on. Location is also at the far end of the esplanade so while it is on the sea front - you won't spend any time there because no beach.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Very good location .. near the esplanade and very close to the heart of the city... Great reception and staff - quite helpful.. Very good Kitchen and common area where they also have free wi-fi access.. Rooms were quite good as well.. The linen and the blankets in the room could have a make-over for this place to be perfect..

Thank Akshat G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Great place for backpackers. All the reception staff is excellent, friendly and helpful. Feeling warm !! Provide free airport transfer from Cairns Airport to Caravella Backpackers for guests. We stayed in a family suite room. It was a basic room in a hostel as my expectation. I was disappointed that the reception hour closed at 8:00 pm. I needed to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Really warm welcome from Jodie at reception, such a nice girl and was so so friendly. She was so helpful and really went the extra mile for us! Really cool hostel, relaxed quiet but not far from centre of town and bars and clubs.. Great location on the esplanade!

Thank David H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We booked our tickets to cairns on a whim for a weekend getaway from Sydney and stayed at Caravella for just 2 nights. Needless to say we were clueless about what to do! Jodie at Caravella was an absolute lifesaver ! We were on a budget but still wanted to make the most of the trip. She took her time... More 

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

Additional Information about Caravella Backpackers

Address: 149 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $30 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Caravella Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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