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Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront Reviews

149 The Esplanade, Cairns, Australia

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1733 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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


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)


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)


Love this place, booked 5 nights and stayed for 14! Great environment, very good kitchen facilities, friendly and helpful staff, perfect location. Close to everything you need, very short walk from the lagoon and the main part of the city. Only negatives are the fact that there is no hand soap (do people not wash their hands?) and that the bottom bunk is rather small, you can't sit upright as the top bunk is too close.


A place to rest your head, and cook some food, but nothing more.


The girls that work here are amazing!! The were kind helpful and made me feel welcome, if I'm luckily enough to visit cairns again I'll stay here again. Thanks!!!


I first booked 3 days and finally extended 2 weeks. I really loved tbis hostel, felt like at home. The hostel is really clean, 2 kitchens, staff is very friendly and helpful, you can chill out during day time and have some beers with your mates at night. Really easy place to make friends. The location is perfect, on the esplanade, just 10 minutes by foot from the town center, walking along the ocean. maybe internet connection could be a bit better... I definitely recommand Caravella


The safe in reception seemed to be left open a lot- not very secure

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, The safe is always locked when the office is unattended and the office is also secured with security cameras and alarm. Nothing has ever gone missing from the safe in the history of caravella backpackers !!! You could have felt completely at ease.

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