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“Cheap, nice location->great value”
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Caravella Central
Ranked #40 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Reviewed April 30, 2014

This hostel is located right across the street of the big party hostel, Gilligans, but is 7 AUD cheaper a night. Nice, spacious and clean rooms. OK kitchen, and easy access to all parts of town. Highly recommended if you wanna save some bucks, and still live in the center.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

Cheap and clean with a large kitchen. May need more sinks but it was manageable. Great location in town and staff are awesome and help you book anything! It was a bit warm at night as no a/c in the dorms.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

The hostel is located pretty much in the centre of everything. The room is OK, maybe the bed is a bit small, especially the lower bunk. But it worth the value you pay for. Meal voucher is given everyday. Good way to save money there. Toilets and showers are clean. Discount on most tours and the reception, Tae Park is so helpful and friendly. Recommended for the hardcore backpackers out there.

Room Tip: make sure you choose room with the A/C (which is $1-2 more) if you need it. Else there will be only...
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Maybe the cheapest hostel in Cairns, and its location, facilities, management etc are all spot on! Directly across the road from Gilligans. Good kitchen area, and the rooms were spacious enough to lay your stuff about etc. Air con is a MUST though! Don't know how some people can stay in the fan rooms. Cairns is VERY hot!

Room Tip: Air con is a must!
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

One of the best hostels that I've stayed at, while in Australia.

Clean and tidy and a very quiet hostel it's great for a good nights sleep.

Massive kitchen to use.

Only 2 showers and 2 toilets per floor but never had to wait. This is not a busy hostel.

Stayed: December 2013
Thank Tom B
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

For American prices and standards this is a good hostel. Reception staff is helpful and friendly, rooms have a good size and everything is clean. You get free dinner at a restaurant, where the food is not too delicious, but hey,- it's free. Only thing i didn't like is they offer tours etc with 10% discount but they still get their extra money on top and won't let you pay with credit card even though there is a machine. A paper on the wall says you have to pay 3% extra but even to that hey won't agree. Cash only so they get all the money in their pockets directly. Cairns is not really a city worth staying but Corona is a nice place for backpackers.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

good location very close to cairns center, the people are all very nice, also have kitchen,BIG TV ... and the room is big and clean conforable to stay.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Address: 72 Grafton St | Shop 6, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Corona Backpackers)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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Ranked #40 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Price Range: $27 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Caravella Central 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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