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Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront Reviews

149 The Esplanade, Cairns, Australia

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83%

Rating
1603 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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89%

Amazing and helpfull staff. The only bad thing is the location. You are quirt a distance away from everything but its not worse than you can stilk walk around to everything.


91%

In my opinion the best budget choice in Cairns! Good place for chilling and a good nights sleep as well as partying in the CBD. Great outdoor area with a real pool and large sitting area (unlike most other hostels)! (Bath)rooms are nice and clean. For more security, some kind of lockers in the room would be nice. Free WiFi is only available a few meters around the pool table, thus many people sitting there just playing with their phones; Would be great if WiFi could be extended to the rooms!


86%

Staff is great here. The pool and two kitchens are awesome and so is the guitar playing during dinner. It's a bit outside the center (10 min walk) but better than many other hostels in Cairns. Will stay again


100%

Booked a last minute room at the property and opted for the private room en suite. Shower facilities were clean, room already had 2 towels on the bed and a small soap bar ( I only mention this, since at a different hostel I had stayed at the previous week, none were provided-despite being 'en suite'). Bed was comfortable and room quiet. All in all, a nice experience

  • 16th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


69%

There are no hand wash and hand towel in the bathroom, and some people talk in the aisle in the midnight.

  • 4th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

A lovely hostel to stay at. The staff were so friendly and extremely helpful. Brilliant location on the Esplanade - perfect for walking into town but not too backpackery (if that makes sense).


94%

What a hostel..I can say is a five star hotel! Friendly staff,good vibes and the best hostel in Australia! By Italian guy!

  • 1st Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Location at the Esplanade. 10min to city center/bus station/supermarket. No big fridge just small one in room. Thin walls so sometimes very noisy until 11pm. Clean room, little space between top and bottom bunk, could be claustrophobic... Free storage after check out is nice and staff always helpful. Big thanks!


77%

People are talking at the center under ur room after 23:00 even though 23:00 is the curfew for the place.

  • 24th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


74%

Great location, right on the Esplanade. Good nights sleep. Tours and activities can be booked directly from the hostel - v.handy.


80%

I thought it was a nice hostel, the rooms where very clean which is always good in a hostel. The swimming pool and common area where good to relax and also meet people. The staff where very friendly and always able to help. The one thing I'd say is the free wifi was extremely slow and you could only get it in the common area, no where else in the hostel which was sometimes a pain! Apart from that I enjoyed it :)


80%

Lovely pool and great vibe around it in the day. Nice walk into town centre along the esplanade. Free wifi in the main area - great, but means it can be a bit anti-social at times. Kitchen facilities are basic but suffice. Beds were pretty poor - bunk beds are tiny - bottom bunk very claustrophobic (luckily I had a top bunk!). Would recommend the hostel compared to others I've stayed at in cairns!


86%

Stayed here for 4 night ! everything is great , room is clean , location is awesome for me! the staff are so friendly... The only problem I had is wifi is only at the " community area " or patio area ...But then you don't go vacation in Cairns just to use the internet and go to social media so I guess not a biggie :D


83%

Staff really friendly and helpful when checking in and booking various of trips! The communal area is really chilled out. The rooms are basic but come with fridge which is always a bonus in a double room. Free wifi in the communal areas. You get a ten dollar food token for a local Irish pub which is a good laugh at the weekend.


91%

Recommended! Do not stay at Nomads Esplanade down the road!!


100%

The staff at Caravellas were awesome!!! Can't say enough great things about them. Will definitely be recommending this hostel to friends and will stay there again if I'm lucky to go to cairns in the future!

  • 28th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

Don't announce that costumers get 10% discount on trips if they order through you, and then claim the money your self. That's not a discount and false advertising.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Jesper, after applying our discount, you paid only a 10% of the total as part payment to caravellas.You then paid 80%of the total price on the day of travel to the operator. So altogether you paid only 90% of the total, which means you have recieved your 10% discount- just as promised.

80%

Good pleasant stay - pretty chilled out vibe, not a party hostel which is good if thats what your after! Nice staff and extremely clean

  • 14th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

When I first got there, was put in a 6 bed room with very little ventilation, stunk and really warm. turns out the boys had turned A/C off. Sheets were not clean - hair all over. The night manager was nice enough to move me to a individual oom. Next day I paid the extra and got a single room. That room was very nice- clean, airy, own fridge. the location is great. A very social friendly atmosphere. However, at night people do tend to hang in central area and it can get noisy. Walls are thin


100%

We had a great stay and the personal touch with the owner always being willing to stop and chat and ask us for any ways in which they could improve was great!

  • 22nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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