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Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront Reviews

149 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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

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very good hostel to stay in except for the internet: the wifi is only free at some times of the day but even then doesn't work at all. fridge and bathroom in each dorm.


The only reason it wasn't a full 100% was when we came back after reception closed, and realised we didn't have the gate code. We knocked on the window to reception, and the chick held up a piece of paper from behind the desk, which we couldn't see and then told us to just shout someone else. She couldn't be arsed to even come to the window so we could see the code, let alone let us in! Apart from her everything else was spot on!

  • 22nd Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great hostel with terrific staff! Not a crazy party atmosphere which is what I liked. Very chilled out and relaxed. Quiet at night (I had my own room though...worth the extra dollars!) and provided us with what we needed.


we are not in our youth and therefore felt a bit out of place here, but everyone was friendly and the staff were excellent, our room with ensuite was great, quiet, cool and clean. Had a great night's sleep. Situated just a little bit out of town, so quiet and peaceful at night and could save money by eating at the Woolshed which does great steaks for $8.00.

  • 20th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Well what can i say, Such an amazing place to stay in Cairns, The owner Ralph is such a nice bloke, Neil, Hannah and the other reception staff are so nice to speak to and will help you out with anything! Great location only 5 min walk into the centre of Cairns, Extremely Clean Hostel too. Caravella has everything you could ask for 2 kitchens, Huge Pool area and TV area. The cleaners do such a great job in all the rooms, We'll be returning back in the new year and cant wait ! Caravella Rules !!!

  • 20th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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