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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 8 March 2015

We only stayed one night at Caravella, but from our experience we could have stayed much longer. It was very comfortable, clean, friendly, and with a good location. You can walk from the hostel along the Cairns harbour with the iconic water park fish. It is a short walk to the restaurants and travel agents in Cairns CBD. A coupon...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

Great location, spacious rooms that are very basic. For a double room with a shared bathroom the total cost is $60 plus a $20 deposit for the room key. The facilities are clean. Free wifi by the pool area, nice size pool to swim in. We only stayed here for one night due to dropping off our campervan and having...

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Thank Claivar123
United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

Our stay here was alright, but lacking in areas. The staff were friendly (if a bit ditzy with a booking I'll mention later), the room well equipped and comfy, if a bit grimy, the one bathroom in our block inadequate and unclean, and the amenities, well, I didn't use them so can't comment. Wifi worked very well, though seemed to...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

I would recommend staying here purely for convenience! It's right where you need to be and they offer tours too. The rooms are spacious and have Aircon. Recommend. Stay here rather than travellers oasis or tropic days, they are in the middle of nowhere!

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2015 via mobile

Only stayed here a night and didn't really utilise the facilities ( especially the swimming pool and sun deck area !). Good location away from the central promenade area, but only a 5-10min walk to get there. Rooms (6 bed dorm) spacious, came with cooling and a fridge ! Wifi only available outside downstairs in common area. Friendly and helpful...

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Thank peachiepagan
Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 14 February 2015

We stayed at the caravella"s as a couple in a private double bed room with shared bathroom for around 10 days. Over all the hostel is good average. The reception staff were always nice, friendly and helpful! The community kitchen is well equipped and were most of the time clean. Ver nice is the free Wi-Fi around the pool area....

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Thank Marcel H
Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

Stayed here twice on our trip, was nice so we went back after a night in Port Douglas. Rooms are really clean and beds very comfy. Free wifi in communal area which is good and a nice pool! Hostel is about a ten minute walk into main Cairns buts it's right by the beach. Really good atmosphere here and not...

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Thank Lewis F
England
Reviewed 9 February 2015 via mobile

A nice hostel which is looked after. The receptionists were very friendly and helpful. Nice kitchen area and swimming pool. Room was a pretty decent size with air conditioning! Good location which the beach is just a stones throw from! Restaurants and bars close too

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Thank philipab14
New York
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Great value for money. Its worth the extra few dollars for an ensuite in dorms. Rooms have mini fridges so that's nice. Short walk into town for bars, restaurants etc. Free wifi only in communal areas, not it rooms. And they kick you out of that area at 11pm. Heaps of information about tours and great advice.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

Double room was very big with separate sort of lounge area and bathroom. Very basic but adequate. Air con took a while to kick in but worked well once going. Free WiFi in a communal area. Not bad value for money.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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: RM80 - RM227 (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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