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Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront Reviews

149 The Esplanade, Cairns, Australia

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83%

Rating
1600 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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89%

Very close to the city centre and the public pool. Staff were friendly and willing to help with anything. The room was quite spacious with a very nice air con, which is vital in Cairns. Very quiet at night and all the facilities were pretty clean (especially the toilets). The shower was great! Definitely one of the best hostels I've been to. There's only one downside: the free meal they offer at the local pub is hideous (not really the hostels' fault though).

  • 4th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

The staff extremely helpful and friendly to get the best deals for day outs to Atherton Tableands to Snorkeling. Atmosphere was good and very affordable, I could not believe the hostel was in a great location near the promenade so close to the sea.


46%

The only place to eat is in the smoking area so its rotten for non smokers. no lockers in rooms so only place to leave valuables is in reception, which closes at 8pm. no sheets on our beds when we arrived and we had to keep asking for them. overall, bad hostel and wouldn't stay again.


97%

Caravella is an amazing place. It is very clean, it is nice and cousy, has a great pool, is near to everything you need, they provide free dinner tickets every day, and they are very helpful. Love the place. Ended up staying there for 2 weeks instead of 4 days :-)


91%

Good place to stay, Keep it up


83%

Good if your on a budget but still want to be comfortable.


100%

Stayed for 4 nights, staff were amazing, helpful and informative. Room was large and the hostel was located in a nice part of cairns and only took 10 minutes to walk to the city.


86%

Great staff and great location - thank you!


83%

This was a really clean hostel and the staff were very friendly and great facilities but the people staying there didnt really speak and I am pretty easy going. but might have been a tough crowd and I am an older traveller


91%

Kitchen could have been cleaner and had a bit more supplies but the place has its charm and rooms was good. Staff was friendly and helpful. Location was great with a 5 mins walk to town center. Free wifi!! And real AC!


80%

Was clean, secure, location was good. Beds were a little bit old, pillow and sheets looked well worn, but you get what you pay for


91%

Really great value for money! I will come back again!


97%

Great place for a nice price. Would recommend for sure

  • 6th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Shits all over the other hostels I've been to around Australia and Europe ! Great vibe and friendly staff. Will be heading back there in December !

  • 4th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Spacious double room, great location near the beach. Not to noisy. Nice eating/resting/wifi area.

  • 2nd Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

Good Place to be :)!


94%

Staff were absolutely delightful and it was a great/cost effective room.


80%

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.


97%

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)


91%

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.


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