X

Home to the world's greatest Hostels

30,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront Reviews

149 The Esplanade, Cairns, Australia

Reviews & Ratings Explained

86%

Rating
1665 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:

86%

Enjoyed my 4 nights here, staff were really nice and very helpful. Room was comfortable and very clean. Good location too, just a few minutes to the broad walk pool, main street and docks.


83%

Met with a very friendly,smiley receptionist.Asked to be put in a room with English if possible(been travelling in Swermany-Swedes and germans only in every room!) and wss very amenable.A nice laid back hostel.


77%

Great location on the Esplanade. Pool was good and wi-fi worked well for us, however only in outside communal area not room, but not a problem for us. Air conditioning in room which was a bonus. Two good size kitchens. Mattresses weren't too comfy, can't sit up on bottom bunk as too low. No toliet on our floor, only downstairs, but was never too busy.


74%

Kind of a hike to the city but doable (15 minutes), sucks they turn off the internet at 10:30 every night and it only works by the kitchen but overall a nice hostel. All the staff were friendly and helpful, the atmosphere isn't the most social one but I'm outgoing and still met people (so if you're not, may not be the best hostel for you). Really liked the free airport transfer though, overall I'm not going to rant and rave how amazing it was but it's a nice enough hostel.


94%

The hostels staff is super friendly and helpful. The rooms are very clean and comfortable with window air conditioners. Good value for the money! 10 min walk to the harbour terminals and downtown great location. 2 min walk to many shoreline restaurants

  • 30th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

Was a good hostel, the aircon in the rooms was a god send and the pool and fridges in the room was a plus. the shared bathroom doors could have done with locks that actually work but that was about the only problem. The staff were helpful and smiley aswell which is always nice!


100%

Fantastic, everything we were looking for! Calm, quiet and great staff :)


97%

Great place to stay, would Definately stay there again. Staff were amazing and very helpful

  • 11th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

I really enjoyed my stayed there, a great place to stay because of the great and really helpful staffs. If i go to Cairns again, i will stay this hostel again.


80%

Noisy trucks in the morning (picking up rubbish?); noisy air con - tried to use the ceiling fan instead but it was very dusty; floor was very clean throughout


94%

Staff is absolutely great and open for any possible request. Bathrooms could have soap for handwashing. Lockers in the rooms would be cool.


91%

Super helpful and friendly staff!


97%

Excellent all round!!! Quite a lot of rooms so you think it would feel rally busy, but it doesn't at all! Warm and welcoming with excellent staff. Clean and friendly atmosphere, even has a pool!


83%

Probably the best hostel in Cairns! Friendly staff, clean


100%

Is's a perfect place to stay. The crew is very helpfull and kind. We loved our stay. Talking to them gives you really the feeling of "no worries mate".

  • 4th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

We were so happy to have the spacious double-room with en-suite. It was really more like a flat and would have been fantastic for a longer stay (we were only there 1 night). Great value for a couple. Can't comment on dorm rooms as didn't see them.


94%

staff was amazing! We had a really good time. Free WiFi area, working a/c, and fridge in our suite. Common areas were good, clean, and locker storage for baggage available. Free events, free shuttle on arrival, and meal coupons really made our trip even more enjoyable.

  • 21st Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

Bummer wifi is only in the common area, and bummer it closes at 11 pm. Restroom/Bathroom facilities are limited as there is only 1 toilet to 1 shower room so if somebody is showering on your floor, you'll have to wait to use the restroom or go to another restroom on another floor. Nice staff! A little far from the main street but worth the short good walk.

  • 17th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

Fairly enjoyabke visit. The front counter staff were very helpful with any information i needed. Vibe about the place wasn't very social, even though it is supposed to be a quiter hostel, guests tended to keep to themselves. Good for a stop over.


80%

Good points - clean, nice staff, location very good (away from all the tourists and busy promanade), swimming pool Bad points - not a great place to meet people - everyone in same area to use wifi and not very sociable. Kitchen has no fridges (these are located in rooms) so bringing stuff up and down stairs is long. No lockers (you have to leave stuff with reception which is a hassle as they close at 8pm) so not very flexible. Wifi poor (but you can use the free city one around the lagoon)


« first « Prev 1 2
(37 results)


View all Cairns Hostels

Please give us your feedback