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Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront Reviews

149 The Esplanade, Cairns, Australia

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84%

Rating
1726 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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91%

I had a lovely stay at Caravella. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Good location also ☺

  • 28th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


77%

I found Caravella to be a really nice hostel and the staff always keen to help. The only criticisms I have were regarding the location (a little out for the main part of the esplanade) and the atmosphere. As the wifi was only available in the communial area it seemed everyone was only there to use their phone/tablet so no one was actually talking to one another? Maybe consider moving the wifi hostel wide to avoid a congregation to that area just to use the Internet?


83%

Great hostel, made it a base for 3 weeks of travelling around Cairns and Queensland. The staff are awesome and super helpful. There's a good kitchen a nice pool and wifi in the communal area. A couple of small things I would change would be to make the communal area, which is a great idea, more comfortable (a hammock or 2 would make me never want to leave!). Also some more environmentally concious choices like separating the rubbish. But overall recommended :)


94%

Good showers,clean rooms,very helpfull staff on reception,great location,great shuttle bus, free wifi and all at a good price. All you need in a hostel 😎✌🏻

  • 16th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

A good hostel. Clean, nice pool, two good kitchens and a pool table. Good location just off the esplanade and only a short walk to the city centre. The dinner meal deal was great value. The wi-fi could do with an upgrade but otherwise all good.


100%

Wasn't here for long but the location was good and the facilities were clean. The pool looked nice as well!


86%

Convenient to everything yet Really quiet. Loved the flats. So clean and great air con. Wi Fi worked well in the limited space. Only suggestion is have a designated non smoking area in the central courtyard. Super friendly and helpful staff. Free pickup from the airport was a bonus.


80%

The room at Caravella was great and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The only issue I had was that there were no non-smoking areas. The smoke also drifted into the dorm windows as there were so many people smoking. As a consequence I became sick. It would be great if the smoking areas were away from the dorm roms and if there was at lesst one area that non-smokers could sit in without having to inhale cigarette smoke. Thanks.

  • 8th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


60%

The two kitchens had almost no pots of a reasonable size. This meant that you had to wait for others to finish their meals to cook your own, and often no one washed up so you were left washing up other people's pots just to eat. It was rather disgusting. Everything else was pretty average. The toilets could do with an upgrade. If you're a solo traveller it's difficult to meet others, as there's nothing organised and no real social area, only the communal benches where people simply eat and leave


83%

Wifi shut off at 10:30 which was annoying. Facilities not the best but would recommend this hostel. Great atmosphere.


86%

Great atmosphere and location. Shame the bothroom door in out shared dorm didn't have a lock however this is just a minor thing that nothing a little spruce cant sort out.


94%

We had a double room with Air-Con which was great. Good atmosphere for those looking to meet other travelers. Kitchen and toilets could be a bit dirty, especially kitchen. Not enough burners for cooking during the busy times in the kitchen. But nice enough for the price.


66%

Good for 20 dollars per night. No lockers in the rooms. No fridge in the kitchen just a little one in your own room. If you have to stay few days it's a good hostel.


89%

Caravelllas is a lovely place to stay. Staff made our stay very enjoyable and we booked an extra 3 nights! The location is about 10 minutes walk from the heart of cairns but right on the promenade which is ideal and very beautiful.


89%

Staff very welcoming and friendly. All the team answered all our questions and helped us about our stay in Cairns. We really enjoyed our week in this backpacker!

  • 1st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

Great hostel to stay while spending time in Cairns. Good and relaxed atmosphere where you can drink your own alcohol in the outside area. Has everything you need and the staff are very helpfull and friendly. Would recommend this hostel to everyone who wants good value for money and stay close to the beach.


94%

Pretty good location right near the water and not too far from the night market! In a quieter part of town if you're doing lots of early tours and need rest. Great kitchen and rooms were nice.


91%

Great hostel - the double room with ensuite for $70 was great value, having a separate room with a couch in it.


83%

The private rooms were well worth the slight cost increase. Very happy with the room quality.

  • 17th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Brilliant hostel friendly staff great communal area! Very clean, good washing, kitchen facilities very short walk from cairns centre Good clean swimming pool Best hostel I've stayed at in Australia! Plenty of plug sockets and a free wifi in the communal area with a strong connection I highly recommend a stop here when in cairns!

  • 13th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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