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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I booked into this hostel at the last minute while travelling up the east coast of Australia on our honeymoon. We didn't particularly want to stay in a party hostel and Caravella markets itself as being laid back with a curfew at 11pm, so it seemed perfect for us to stop off at before heading up to... More 

1 Thank Rachel B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After 3 months of travelling. By far the best hostel we have seen. Its clean not to much noise. Nice relaxing atmosphere pool is clean. Close to the city where you can walk to. Staff is very helpfull.

1 Thank Martijn B
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Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Arriving after reception closed and the instructions were very clear, had no problem getting in and finding the room. Price was good for ensuite private room. Room and bathroom were clean. Good air con/ fan. Was a quick one night stay so didn't have time to get a feel for the place. On checking out reception staff nice and friendly.... More 

1 Thank Daisy C
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Reviewed October 14, 2016

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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Reviewed October 11, 2016 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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Reviewed September 24, 2016 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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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!

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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.

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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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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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  • 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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Free wifi in common areas.”
 of 5 bubbles Loopyloo3000, Oct 14, 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms with an ensuite are well worth the extra $10 a night”
 of 5 bubbles 542mitchellh, Jul 21, 2016 | Read review
“For double rooms maybe ask for one on the first floor as the ground rooms were so noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 104prasadk, May 18, 2016 | Read review
“a room with aircon is a plus during the heat season!”
 of 5 bubbles Florian020, Mar 28, 2016 | Read review
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