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Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront Reviews

149 The Esplanade, Cairns, Australia

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83%

Rating
1591 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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86%

Great hostel. Thanks for an amazing time!

  • 29th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

You can't polish a perfectly polished hostel. Well done !!

  • 26th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Big kitchen area, a pool and fridge in every room!

  • 24th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Estonia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

only one bathroom for all those people? Need to improve upon that

  • 20th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Friendly staff, good location, chilled out atmosphere. Thanks for having us!


83%

A big shoutout to the staff, particularly Amy, you're amazing guys! Other than that, travelers need to know that the hostel, while not being impossibly far away from the interesting parts of town (shops, restaurants, bars, supermarkets...) is not the closest, it will take a 10 mins walk to get there. Facilities are great, with swimming pool, pool table, free internet access around the dining area, etc. but strangely enough there are no shelves or cupboards whatsoever in any room.


86%

Free wifi in communal areas. Nice pool that you can actually swim in unlike most hostels. Beds comfy. Needs a comfier sofa area where people can socialise other than just kitchen tables. Good location near esplanade and lagoon.


71%

The kitchens are great. Good for people loves cooking. I stayed with them during cyclone and was very frustrated since there is no wifi in rooms so you have to stay at the common area to access internet but this means that you have to stand the big wind and rains(and it was very dangerous as things may blown up and may hit people). But I have to say the boss is good as he always offer helps and ask if you are ok.


86%

Great hostel and very helpful and nice staff. We will recommend this hostel to others. We stayed there 10 days. Only downside was our room cleaning: we told twice to reception that our room needs cleaning and new sheets, but it never happened. Summa summarum very good hostel. :)


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%

Very nice establishment. Staff are very friendly and helpful with organizing excursions

  • 10th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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