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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars 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..

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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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!

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5 of 5 stars 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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Nice place with swimming pool and 2 kitchens and travel agency . Freindly people and good travel agency if you don't want to shop but they give you the best opsions. Every room has there own fridge for beer and food. Sometimes you have to look in the othet kitchen for cooking equipment but it is there. There is also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • 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: $33 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Caravella Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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