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Caravella Backpackers
Reviewed 6 March 2012

I stayed for 3 nights at caravella, it was nice and chilled the pool was great, it had 2 kitchens! which was really good, i stayed in a 5 bed male dorm with en suite and a fridge which was alright the beds were tiny though so pick a top bunk if you can!, it was abit of a walk to town along the esplanade but its not bad, the staff were really friendly! overall i would recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

My husband and I stayed here during part of our looong honeymoon travelling Australia and New Zealand. We arrived about 12pm on a friday night into the airport, and caravellas organised a taxi service to the hostel, which they re-imbursed us for the next day. The reception was closed when we got there but they had sent us clear instructions on how to check in and find our keys and rooms. We had a double room just off the courtyard. it was simple but clean, and quite big compared to some doubles in hostels. It also had a fridge, and was right across from the shared toilet, which I don't think anyone else used while we were there.
As far as he staff go, the girl on reception is really nice and friendly and can't do enought for you, the guy isn't so friendly to be honest, but was ok.
The kitchen is big and clean, but doesn't have much facilities ie pans, plates, but you get free food at the woolshed for every night you stay here anyway (not great food but it's free so can't complain) so we didn't do much cooking.
Location good, not too far into town but far enough out to to be too noisy.
We went away to CT for a night and stayed a2 nights when we came back too. They stored our begs for us at no extra charge, and when we got back, and a REALLY NICE room. It was in the separate building next door and up the stairs- lovely polished wooden floors to a bright clean bathroom, massive bedroom, great, quiet air con, and even somewhere to hang our clothes (plus a spare single bed to dump stuff on!).
All in all, probably best place we stayed on the east coast for the price.
Only down side is the the main courtyard can get really noisy 1st thing in morning and last thing at night- ask for a room in the separate building next door- didn't hear a thing.

Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

We stayed for 5 days over new years. Caravalla was great, its located on the esplanade a short walk to the lagoon and shopsThe pool is great and you recieve a free dinner at a local pub every night.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 December 2011

We had a very nice stay 3 days and nights and the very kind staff adviced us regardind the daily reef excursion (diving/snorkel) with reliability and experience which we appreciate and recommand now for
futures travellers! the swimming pool is a bit too chlorified but very pleasant. The room was not too bad nothing really especial but clean and fresh..the lightening system could be improved...

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

I have traveled to Australia on two different occasions and have returned to this hostel in Cairns. The staff is incredible, (they even remembered my name after two years) friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and tidy with comfortable beds, the costs are low and it's location is perfect. It's a short walk to the main strip with bars and restaurants along the way. The hostel has a variety of pamphlets regarding activities in the area, they will set up activities for you, they will let you store your bags in their room free of charge if you will be away overnight and they have two wonderful kitchenettes with everything you could ask for. Not to mention the pool, pool table and many computers with access to the internet. I love this hostel and recommend it to everyone traveling within the area.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled solo
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Thank Carol C
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Additional Information about Caravella Backpackers

Address: 149 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 82 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Price Range: ₹ 1,042 - ₹ 3,517 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Caravella Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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