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Caravella Backpackers

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Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed in a private double room (room 49). The room was comfortable and had a refrigerator and airconditioning. Bed was comfortable. Towels were provided. Free wifi was available only near the pool, in room wifi can be purchased. Staff is friendly and can help you with booking tours. There are two kitchens with equipment, a pool, laundry and a...

Thank Sneeuwbal
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 22 July 2015

I traveled with a mate, stopping here for 2 nights before our live-a-board dive trip. booked a double bed with a private en suite, ended up getting a room with another single bed, pretty big room! fridge was included in room. room had a ceiling fan + air con. air con sounded like someone was dropping the base when it...

Thank Emily H
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 12 July 2015

The team upgrades us to the deluxe room and it was wonderful, great pool, TV wasn't working tho but not important. Walking distance to everything. Not enough cups in the kitchen but apparently disrespectable travellers who hire mobile homes take them regularly to replace broken ones in the vans

Thank Toni v
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

We booked at Caravella backpackers very easily from Internet. The room was okay: fridge and AC, but missing a window to be opened. Employees have been very friendly and helpful to get rentals or tours. Kitchen is fully equipped. The atmosphere is mainly quiet at night.

Thank elisepo
Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 28 June 2015

* Staff are very friendly, warm, positive and helpful. One of them even has a smiling mantra. They will also book your tours for you, such as Scuba diving and give you an introduction to the city. * Excellent location to the main happenings of the city, such as shops and restaurants. It's on the Esplanade next to the water...

Thank James O
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Very nice hostel, clean and chilled out atmosphere. Guys at reception are friendly and helpful. Nice to have two kitchens and were never too busy. Nice and clean swimming pool. I think the only thing this hostel is missing is a nice lounge area were people can chill out not just being seat on a table. And also please do...

Thank Pagi S
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Clean rooms, nice outdoor seating area, and not too much loud music or partying at night. You can definitely find the party scene at other hostels, but if you're looking to sleep early to get up for your dive class or something in the morning, this is the place for you. Great little Indonesian place outside, too!

Thank Nick L
Krakow, Poland
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Awesome place to stay! Great staff, well equipped kitchens, free WI-FI, swimming pool, nice and clean rooms, perfect location. Free shuttle from the airport is really cool - $15 saved. But the best thing in Caravella is its atmosphere - so many young people from all over the world spending time together in the recreation area! Don't forget to get...

Thank Cosycoder
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

It's a very good place to stay, rooms are very clean, with air conditioning, location is convenient as the centre is about 5min walk and you just have to cross the street to be on the esplanade. The must is the staff who is soooo friendly and helpful! Really enjoyed my stay here.

Thank Nicolas B
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

We found the hostel on booking.com as it was the cheapest option on there, felt a bit sceptical in that fact, but was on a tight budget so decided to book it, was pleasantly surprised when we arrived, free pick up from the airport, a nicely sized double room, great and clean shower facilities, two fully equipped kitchens, a nice...

Thank TomBlumfield

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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: RM75 - RM230 (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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