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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is the best hostel I've been in Australia, everyone is so nice and welcoming. Good location, clean rooms & swimming pool. The wifi in central areas was alright. Kitchen. Well equiped. Really good family vibe, perfect for solo backpacker.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff was very helpful in getting us to do what we wanted like going to the Great Barrier Reef!!(amazing experience) They advised us the free WiFi and the price you'd have to pay to receive this in our rooms which was reasonable I think it was like $5.00 for 3 days. The place was very warm..welcoming and there were...

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Reviewed 27 November 2016

My husband and I booked into this hostel at the last minute while travelling up the east coast of Australia on our honeymoon. We didn't particularly want to stay in a party hostel and Caravella markets itself as being laid back with a curfew at 11pm, so it seemed perfect for us to stop off at before heading up to...

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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

After 3 months of travelling. By far the best hostel we have seen. Its clean not to much noise. Nice relaxing atmosphere pool is clean. Close to the city where you can walk to. Staff is very helpfull.

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Arriving after reception closed and the instructions were very clear, had no problem getting in and finding the room. Price was good for ensuite private room. Room and bathroom were clean. Good air con/ fan. Was a quick one night stay so didn't have time to get a feel for the place. On checking out reception staff nice and friendly....

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1Thank Daisy C
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Easy walking distance to town. Clean, tidy and comfortable. Relaxed backpacker vibe, peaceful surrounds. We stayed in a double room with own bathroom and air conditioning. Good value for money. Would stay here again.

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1Thank Loopyloo3000
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Couldn't have asked for a nicer first hostel in our trip. The people at reception were super helpful and recognised you daily. beautiful pool. Lovely cafe next door for Indonesian food. I have anxiety and this was a lovely calm hostel with a really friendly family feel. Thank you!

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed in this hostel for 4 nights. Room was clean and spacious and had a fridge which is very handy for keeping your own food in your room. Bathroom facilities were fine altho got a bit grubby as the day went on and people showered etc. The kitchen and it's contents could do with slight improvement. More pots and pans...

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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Trio bedroom is painted light blue which is a bonus and the separate toilet and bathroom is perfect ( you know how busy it is when morning). Kitchen might need some upgrade for instance a now microwave without spiders habitat in... Staff are friendly and always ready to help. Good budget place to stay!

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Italy
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Room (a 4 bed dorm) was a bit warm, but okay! Staff at the reception was very nice and helpful. Would recommend to solo travellers as there are lots of common areas where it is easy to meet new people. Good location.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Caravella Backpackers

Address: 149 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $23 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Caravella Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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“Free wifi in common areas.”
 of 5 bubbles Loopyloo3000, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms with an ensuite are well worth the extra $10 a night”
 of 5 bubbles 542mitchellh, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“For double rooms maybe ask for one on the first floor as the ground rooms were so noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles jasmine_princess, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Make sure to pick your discount pass P.J.Obrian's irish pub from reception and visit there in the evening.”
 of 5 bubbles 104prasadk, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“a room with aircon is a plus during the heat season!”
 of 5 bubbles Florian020, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
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