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Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront Reviews

149 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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85%

Rating
1539 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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66%

Yeah, meh.... Linen hasn't been changed, need to use My sleeping bag. Friendly staff, not enough fridge space, no lockers, cool Pool area, free aircon, big and free luggage storage.


91%

Excellent location, right by the water and the lagoon but a short and easy 15 minute walk to the shops/restaurants/night markets. All the staff were great, super friendly and helpful. Jodi in particular was always very kind and happy to help us book tours/shuttles. Two big kitchens and fridge in each room, which was good for preparing and cooking own meals. Would definitely stay here again.


80%

There was not soap in the bathrooms and the showers were too low.


86%

Nice hostel. It had a decent size pool with sunbathing area. The owner helped carry our bags to the room, very friendly staff. We also had a tasty BBQ night there. Only thing not so good is the showers, they are so small you have no room to move or get changed. I had a private room to change in but if you were sharing you would not have much privacy in the bathroom, proper shower boxes would be better. Air con not great but better than nothing. I definately recommend this hostel though :)


89%

Great place to be! Good staff, big kitchen and close to the center! Very good!


100%

top hostel with good atmosphere and friendly staff


89%

We upgradet to a twin room, which was still a very good deal and had our own clean room with a bathroom for ourself in a very quiet buildung.The kitchen and all areas were clean and the staff just amazing! So friendly and helpful! Specially the location is great.Between two expensive hotels directly at the beach in 15 min walking distance to the harbour where all the touristsboats are leaving for daytrips and just at the end of the street with all the nice little bars and restaurants..

  • 22nd Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Definetly one of the best hostels I stayed in Australia, and I've stayed at a lot :) The staff is always friendly and helpful. The owner Ralph always wants to improve the facilities and is a very nice person. Caravella is more a resort than a hostel. The awesome pool, the kitchens and the rooms are very clean and nice. It's a good place to relax and enjoy your life.I had a really good time at this backpackers and would really recomend to stay there. You won't regret it.

  • 15th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Nice staff! That's good to have a fridge inside our room. The room is okay but the bed is not comfortable enough. The free wifi is from 6am-6pm. It's too short for the backpackers. It would be better to have at least 18hr free wifi. Anyway, the rate and conditions are acceptable. Backpackers staying there are friendly.

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Hi Wai Ying, I trust you had a pleasant stay at Caravellas. The wifi is now available 24 hours a day at twice the speed.

80%

Everyone (staff and backpackers both) was really friendly. Good location, about a nice 5-10 minute walk to the Lagoon and restaurants in the city. The free Wi-Fi was pretty terrible, so you pretty much have to purchase the other Wi-Fi if you plan to do anything. Cleanliness could be better, but it could also be much worse. The pool was a nice bonus! The price was quite reasonable.

  • 13th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

The owner Raphael is very aware of the goings on in the hostel and is constantly looking at ways to improve which I found very good! Place has a great atmosphere and also the free aircon in the room is beaut!

  • 9th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

Wifi was only available from 7am-6pm in the common area which was annoying as we would be gone most of the day on trips so did not benefit from this facility.

  • 6th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Really quiet and on the far side of the esplanade, not a rowdy hostel but the common area always had people around to talk to. It was easy to find your way into town straight down the seafront but it was 5-10minutes to the place for meal vouchers which was a really nice place to eat and socialise so it was worth it. Reception were really helpful in booking all of my trips for me and advising the best ones to go on. I really enjoyed all the ones they suggested and recommended to friends too.


100%

The Caravella Backpackers hostel is a good place where to stay when you visit Cairns and you are looking for a nice accommodation at a reasonable price. The location is good, just a couple of minutes by walk from the Esplanade and the waterfront, and the staff is very helpful. They also provide airport pick ups from and to Cairns airport.


83%

Nice and clean! Had a four share room with aircon and own bathroom for only little money! You have to walk about 15 mins to Woolworths but that's alright. The staff was great!!! We wanted to go diving and she booked a tour for the next day although it was already 8pm. The wifi was ok, you can book hostels, flights etc., check your mails. Didn't try skype but others did and it was not tooooo bad I think ;) Had a good stay and can definitely recommend the Caravella!


66%

The staff were very nice and more than happy to help out with everything. The people living in the hostel (workers) were very rude

  • 23rd Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

One of the staff got me onto an excellent dive tour at the last minute. I was really happy with his suggestion!


89%

Top and very much satisfied,

  • 19th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


89%

The staff were over and above their duties. Thank you. If they could have contolled cyclone Dylan they would have done that too. Excellent position, lovely clean linen too. Must go back and wouldn't stay anywhere else.

  • 17th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Really big twin room. Nice and clean place. The staff were really helpfull and so friendly. We would definitely recommend this place!!


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