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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 August 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 August 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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Reviewed 31 July 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
Medellin, Colombia
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Reviewed 27 July 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 

Thank thayfood
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 July 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 

Thank sunshine_r92
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2016

First time I had travelled as a backpacker, so wasn't sure what to expect but was a great place. We arrived around 10ish in the morning and was able to leave or large bags in a locked room so we could explore cairns. The location is great - stumbling distance from all of the night clubs and bars. The secure... More 

Thank Mitchell H
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This hostel is in a great location. It takes 5 minutes to walk along the esplanade to the main restaurants and shops. It takes about 10/15 minutes to walk to the jetty where most reef trips leave from. I stayed in a private room. It was clean but very basic, which I guess you expect in a hostel. There was... More 

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St Helens, Australia
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Very friendly staff, the delux ensuite room is comfortable clean and very spacious a fantastic room. Fantastic location to pools, shops walks etc. A great eating place on location also across the road on the esplanade great food and drinks. Would recommend for a great stay. Great value for money

Thank Cherylyn L
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night. The location is good - very close to down town. Staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms were all right, though mattress a bit hard. The shared bathroom was spacious, though meeting a colony of ants when you go to wash your hands, is not really what you hope for. As for a hostel, this is one... More 

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Reviewed 4 July 2016

If you wanna make new friends, that's the place! We love to meet new people, exchange experiences, improve our languages... so, doesn't matter where you came from... you are able to make your life better, so make new friends, specially there!!!

Thank Peter C

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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
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: €28 - €50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Caravella Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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“Free wifi in common areas.”
 of 5 bubbles Loopyloo3000, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms with an ensuite are well worth the extra $10 a night”
 of 5 bubbles 542mitchellh, 21 Jul 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, 23 Jun 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, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“a room with aircon is a plus during the heat season!”
 of 5 bubbles Florian020, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
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