Caravella Backpackers

Address: 149 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland, 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

    by (4 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

    Travel Blogs from Cairns

    Day 70

    A travel blog entry by becky_whitmore on Oct 29, 2014

    Today I'm taking a snorkelling trip to The Great Barrier Reef! I get on the boat and Tom is on the tour too! We decide to be snorkelling buddies so that we can look out for each other and take photos of each other and its a really cool day. We see loads of different fish, beautiful coral and loads of turtles! This is better than what I saw on my …

    Day 69

    A travel blog entry by becky_whitmore on Oct 28, 2014

    The next morning we get up late and then have a walk along the beach while we wait for the bus to pick us up. Then its off to the Daintree River for some crocodile spotting! On the way we get ice cream from the Daintree Ice Cream Company with some very interesting but tasty flavours! We see three crocodiles in the river but because its so hot they …

    Day 67

    A travel blog entry by becky_whitmore on Oct 26, 2014

    I went to the local market this morning and discovered the true meaning of the word 'bogan'! There was a family running a coffee and snacks stand and there seemed to be husband and wife, both sets of parents and at least four kids; it was just a small stand! And the youngest daughter, who can't have been older than 12, looked very pregnant! All of …


    A travel blog entry by carraowen on Nov 05, 2014

    23 photos

    Ok so cairns is a really nice place. There are plenty or bars, restaurants and even a night market with great oriental food. I had thai and paid for a container and you fill the container with what ever you want. It was good! The council clearly invests in the area and this is apparent in the facilities they provide free of charge and the effort …

    Lazy day at hostel and a nice walk on the sea side

    A travel blog entry by ourdreamtrip on Mar 05, 2014

    Skönt med en lugn morgon. Vi började med en promenad till matbutiken där vi handlade ett nybakat bröd. Sen åt vi en god frukost på vandrarhemmet. Tyvärr var vädret dåligt så det kom skur på skur. Det regnade inte länge och inte mycket, men ändå så pass att det inte kändes kul att ge sig ut på stan. Efter lunchtid klarnade det ändå upp lite så vi …

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