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4.7 out of 5

"Don’t like the PowerPoint placements and luggage storage is inconvenient and not safe as everyone has access to it. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 26 Mar 2019

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Hotel Description

At Caravella Backpackers you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Marlin Marina. Highlights at this hostel include a restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool.

WiFi, ceiling fans, and safes are featured in all 49 rooms. Limited housekeeping is available.

This hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Added amenities include wired Internet in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. There's also free parking nearby, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 20-minute walk of this Cairns hostel include Reef Fleet Terminal and Cairns Central Shopping Centre.

Budget Double Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$48* Per night/room 15 Aug. - 16 Aug.

6 Bed Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Ensuite Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

4 Bed Mixed Dorm, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

6 Bed Mixed Dorm, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Twin Ensuite Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Caravella Backpackers ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Caravella Backpackers

Everyone (6)
4 out of 5
Don’t like the PowerPoint placements and luggage storage is inconvenient and not safe as everyone has access to it.

Posted by on 26 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
Location is good. Lack of PowerPoints is a problem. The elephant on the next floor the walked round all night was a piss off.

Posted by , from Sydney. on 17 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5

Very nice and affordable accommodation

Friendly staff and nice facilities for an affordable price. Closely located to everything! Would highly recommend this accomodation.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 3 Aug. 2018

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5 out of 5

Great backpackers!

Really good place to start if you're just looking to chill out and not party all night every night! The staff were super friendly and helpful and just a short walk away from the city centre Great value will be back!

Posted by , from melbourne on 11 Jul. 2016

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5 out of 5

Clean, quiet and convenient

Pros: As above
Cons: Nothing that I could see from my short stay
Location: As above, only stayed one night so cannot comment with great detail
Stayed in a double ensuite room for one night and found the room to be extremely spacious, clean with everything you need - fan and air con for those hot nights. Loved the quietness of the place at nice for a good nights sleep and being on the Esplanade, it is a short walk to the beach, restaurants, bars and shops. Would definitely stay here again.

Posted by , from Melbourne, Australia on 21 May 2016

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5 out of 5

Great place to stay for little money

Pros: Well located in town.
Cons: The pots and pans could be updated.
Location: It is well situated close to the centre of town with shops and restaurants close by.
The whole place was clean and well looked after. The staff were helpful and friendly. It is well situated close to the centre of town with shops and restaurants close by. It is well recognised by the local tourist attractions with pick up and drop off for transport options. It has good cooking facilities but the pots could do with new handles. This also creates a good social environment.

Posted by on 10 May 2016

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About the Caravella Backpackers

Location 149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD 4870

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. An outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at Caravella Backpackers. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Cairns hostel.

  • 49 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Wired Internet access - surcharge

Parking

Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Train station: Cairns Station (2.1 km / 1.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle

Room Amenities

Caravella Backpackers offers 49 accommodations with safes and ceiling fans. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Safe
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

Caravella Backpackers has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

All guests must show a valid passport.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 9:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Staffed front desk
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 5 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: AUD 5.00 per day (rates may vary)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Caravella Backpackers Hostel Cairns
  • Caravella Backpackers Hostel
  • Caravella Backpackers Cairns
  • Caravella Backpackers
  • Caravella Backpackers Hotel Cairns
  • Caravella Backpackers Cairns
  • Caravella Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Caravella Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cairns

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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