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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was the second time I have stayed in 3 years and was just as good this time round. Booked a private room this time for $60 -clean, tidy, comfortable. No complaints. Bathroom was communal - again clean, only complaint was that the shower curtains were completely see through! I could see people in the bathroom which definitely meant they...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is a lovely, clean and quiet hostel with air conditioned small dorms (I stayed in a 4 bed). The staff are all really nice and friendly. There is free wifi in the communal areas but you have to pay for it if you want it in your room. The hostel also has a swimming pool and two kitchen areas...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights, the rooms are clean and have air-conditioning. The staff is friendly as well. It's a laid back place, not a party hostel like some of the other ones in Cairns. Good place to stay, walking distance from the centre of Cairns. Parking is free in the street behind the hostel.

Thank Jeroen T
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at carvellas as we just needed a cheap hotel to sleep as arriving late from Sydney. In hindsight I think my hostel days are over and should have splashed out. It was ok, small room with really loud air con and fan which was annoying trying to sleep! I know it's the tropics but we had a cockroach visitor...

Odense, Denmark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my mate, had a great time staying at Caravella Backpackers - the aircondition worked very well and when we decided to stay there for one more night, there was no problem and they made the resevation in one minut! Very good place if you are a backpacker and wants a cheep hostel with nice facillities!

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great location far enough away from the madness of town but close enough for a stagger back after a few drinks. We stayed twice, both times in private rooms with own bathroom in a block at the back of site. Lovely atmosphere in communal areas - all very chilled out and quiet. Rooms were clean, if rather basic. Gates locked...

1Thank Jessica8942
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We stayed 4 nights in a private double room with shared bathroom. The hostel overall was really clean and in a great location (on the esplanade, just a 5/10mins walk to the lagoon). The staff were friendly and booked a shuttle bus to the airport for us. The kitchens were well equipped, but they need some fans or air con!...

1Thank eatiller
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Awesome location right on esplanade. Rooms were typical backpacker dorms. beds were clean & linen fresh. Bathroom facilities a bit dirty to be honest. Staff very friendly and helpful, overall good value for $

Thank Lucy C
Bilgoraj, Poland
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed there only one night but I liked it. The crew was very nice and helpful , they allowed me to check out later without additional payment. This place is very near to shops and bars. It was very safe and nice place.

1Thank kbanach3105
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This place is bang on the Esplanade. All public amenities like, Lagoon, Exercise machines, Children play ground, water taps etc just a walk away. Rooms are clean and nice. We enjoyed every moment of our 2 day stay there. Staff helped us with whatever we wanted very promptly.

1Thank Sanjay S

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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
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Caravella Backpackers

Address: 149 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $23 - $70 (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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