Caravella Backpackers

Address: 149 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland, 4870, Australia | Hostel
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This hostel, located on 149 Esplanade, Cairns, is near Reef Encounter, Great Barrier Reef Dive & Snorkel Adventures, Cairns Dive Centre, and Great Adventures.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsCaravella Backpackers Cairns

    Reviewed by carraowen

    3 nights

    Reviewed Nov 5, 2014
    by (5 reviews) Ipswich , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Caravella's backpackers was pretty good for the money paid. Me and Lisa had a 6bed dorm with bathroom which we had to ourselves most of the time. There was one other girl in the room but we never saw her except for when we were all sleeping. The facilities are good and the staff are really helpful and we good when it came to helping us arrange excursions and underwater camera rental. The are 2 huge kitchens and each dorm had it's own fridge. Only real downside was that all the communal areas were outside picnic benches and it would have been nice to have something indoor maybe with sofas or something. Pool was nice though and air con in rooms was a life saver.

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    Reviewed by dawn_and_andy

    great apart from the bed

    Reviewed Mar 30, 2012
    by (5 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    We had a great time at the Caravella backpackers but unfortunately our bed was one of the worst and it had springs coming through the mattress...apart from this i really liked this hostel. The staff were freindly and very helpful.

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    Reviewed by shaplandtracker

    Good - recommended

    Reviewed Mar 20, 2011
    by (17 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Very welcoming - air conditioned double room at a reasonable price and good discounts on local food.
    Also has a nice small swimming pool and is close enough to the centre of town without being on top of the nightlife. We stayed for four nights when we had only planned 2.

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    Reviewed by crothbart

    Just OK

    Reviewed Sep 5, 2010
    by (3 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    Granted Cairns humidity makes it difficult to keep any hostel comfortable but Caravella just felt old and run down. Service was adequate, facilities were OK. It was just an average experience....thus I would not recommend.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Caravella Backpackers Cairns

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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