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Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront Reviews

149 The Esplanade, Cairns, Australia

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84%

Rating
1619 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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74%

Great location, right on the Esplanade. Good nights sleep. Tours and activities can be booked directly from the hostel - v.handy.


80%

I thought it was a nice hostel, the rooms where very clean which is always good in a hostel. The swimming pool and common area where good to relax and also meet people. The staff where very friendly and always able to help. The one thing I'd say is the free wifi was extremely slow and you could only get it in the common area, no where else in the hostel which was sometimes a pain! Apart from that I enjoyed it :)


80%

Lovely pool and great vibe around it in the day. Nice walk into town centre along the esplanade. Free wifi in the main area - great, but means it can be a bit anti-social at times. Kitchen facilities are basic but suffice. Beds were pretty poor - bunk beds are tiny - bottom bunk very claustrophobic (luckily I had a top bunk!). Would recommend the hostel compared to others I've stayed at in cairns!


86%

Stayed here for 4 night ! everything is great , room is clean , location is awesome for me! the staff are so friendly... The only problem I had is wifi is only at the " community area " or patio area ...But then you don't go vacation in Cairns just to use the internet and go to social media so I guess not a biggie :D


83%

Staff really friendly and helpful when checking in and booking various of trips! The communal area is really chilled out. The rooms are basic but come with fridge which is always a bonus in a double room. Free wifi in the communal areas. You get a ten dollar food token for a local Irish pub which is a good laugh at the weekend.


91%

Recommended! Do not stay at Nomads Esplanade down the road!!


100%

The staff at Caravellas were awesome!!! Can't say enough great things about them. Will definitely be recommending this hostel to friends and will stay there again if I'm lucky to go to cairns in the future!

  • 28th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

Don't announce that costumers get 10% discount on trips if they order through you, and then claim the money your self. That's not a discount and false advertising.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Jesper, after applying our discount, you paid only a 10% of the total as part payment to caravellas.You then paid 80%of the total price on the day of travel to the operator. So altogether you paid only 90% of the total, which means you have recieved your 10% discount- just as promised.

80%

Good pleasant stay - pretty chilled out vibe, not a party hostel which is good if thats what your after! Nice staff and extremely clean

  • 14th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

When I first got there, was put in a 6 bed room with very little ventilation, stunk and really warm. turns out the boys had turned A/C off. Sheets were not clean - hair all over. The night manager was nice enough to move me to a individual oom. Next day I paid the extra and got a single room. That room was very nice- clean, airy, own fridge. the location is great. A very social friendly atmosphere. However, at night people do tend to hang in central area and it can get noisy. Walls are thin


100%

We had a great stay and the personal touch with the owner always being willing to stop and chat and ask us for any ways in which they could improve was great!

  • 22nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

A most enjoyable stay. Lovely friendly staff and the atmosphere was welcoming. Clean and cosy rooms and close to CBD. Highly recommended, regards Helen & Carol


77%

we enjoy our stay at caravella especially thanks to the staff. they are really nice and helpful! and the deal they have with the pub for dinner is really good! only 6.5 dollars for a great meal and a drink! i totally suggest this hostel for young people.

  • 10th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Having two kitchens is great - makes it easy for everyone to cook (they are also kept extremely clean and tidy). The pool again is another great asset when the lagoon is closed. Friendly hostel, with a chilled out vibe - perfect if you're looking to relax.


94%

One of the best hostel I stayed in Australia. Amazing staff, super friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and clean, there is free wifi and a nice outdoor area by the pool :)


89%

Reception staff were very nice and friendly. Pool is nice and refreshing. Only thing to be improved would be to have WiFi through out the hostel

  • 1st Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

This hostel would have to be the cleanest, most friendliest that I have ever been to. Right outside the Cairns tour bus stop and promenade. An easy 2 minute walk into the main eateries, night life yet not in the loud hustle bustle. The facilities are immaculate and very comfortable. The staff are so lovely and helpful. The centre itself has amazing kitchen and BBQ areas, a clean pool and great lounge areas. Absolute value for money.

  • 24th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

I really liked this hostel! Free wifi and a big Community area. The staff is awesome and so friendly. They have a really good meal deal with P.j.s thanks


71%

I felt the hostel was lacking in atmosphere as the communal spaces were so large. Didn't like the 'one bathroom or corridor' arrangement. Couldn't find a comfybplace to sit out of the rain.


74%

Overall I had a great stay however the kitchen is poorly equipt and not the cleanest. There are no sharp knives in the kitchen so if you plan on cooking you might want to bring your own. Also there isn't enough seating for all guests especially as this is the only place the wifi works.

  • 5th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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