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Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront

149 The Esplanade, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia 4870 (Show on map)

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  • Janine, Canada
  • May 20, 2015
  • Area: Cairns City Center

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Room Types
1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory (Mixed) Ensuite
1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory (Mixed) Ensuite
Single Room
Single Room
Twin Room En-Suite
Double En-Suite
Twin with Shared Bathroom
1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory (Female) Ensuite
1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory (Mixed) Shared Bathroom
1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory (Female) Shared Bathroom
Twin Room En Suite
1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory (Female) Ensuite
1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory (Female) Shared Bathroom
1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory (Mixed) Shared Bathroom
Double Room
Double En Suite
Double Room
Twin with Shared Bathroom
1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory (Female) Ensuite
1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory (Female) Ensuite


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Features of Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront

airport transfer

car park

coffee shop

express check-in/check-out

laundry service



luggage storage


safety deposit boxes

shared kitchen

shared lounge/TV area

shuttle service

smoking area


Sports and Recreation


children's playground


golf course (within 3 km)

outdoor pool


Wi-Fi in public areas


car park

Languages Spoken

Chinese (Mandarin)





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Enjoy beautiful views of the waterfront Esplanade while staying in Cairns. Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront offers a choice of private rooms and dormitory rooms, each with air conditioning, a fan, and a refrigerator. Choose from rooms with shared facilities and those with their own private bathrooms. Pick-up from the Cairns Airport is available at most times, and the property offers guests an evening meal at a nearby licensed venue each night they stay. Guests can relax in the shared TV lounge room or laze by our large swimming pool. The communal area is equipped with a pool table and features free Wi-Fi during the day. The property has two fully equipped shared kitchens. Luggage storage and a safety deposit box are provided at reception. Other facilities include a self-service laundry and an internet kiosk. Friendly staffs are also happy to help with suggestions on the many great tours available in the Cairns area. Enjoy beautiful views of the waterfront Esplanade while staying in Cairns. Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront offers a ... see more
Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed

Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

Check-In From
11:00 AM

Check-Out Until
10:00 AM

Distance from City Center
1. Km

Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors

Reception Open Until
8:00 PM

Time to Airport (Minutes)

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Janine S. Solo travelers Canada, May 20, 2015
Explore Cairns

Service provided by staff (day-to-day, booking tours etc)
I very much enjoyed my stay here. The kitchen was clean lots of seating area and fridges in each guest room. What made my stay even better at Caravella was the warm, welcoming nature of the staff. I was greeted every morning by name by Paul and I thought that was a nice touch. Jodi was particularly great at helping me book day trips (budget friendly). The rooms were tidy and clean, only one suggestion could be made about the toilets. The shower curtain wasn't heavy enough and came into the shower with its user, thus, water poured out into the toilet area. But this could be easily remedied!
Emilie P. Groups France, May 17, 2015
Great Location and great value for money

Location, big rooms, ensuite rooms
a bit old rooms, towels were not clean and with wholes... no wifi in rooms and only up to 22.30 in main area was a bit annoying
Paula M. Couples Chile, May 15, 2015
Good rooms for fair price

Nive swiming pool, ok kitchen, clean toilets
Very nice and confortable backpacker. Nice ambience, friendly staff.
Yi-Jing L. Solo travelers Taiwan, April 28, 2015
Cheap price, good environment

cheap price, clean room, good facilities
It's good place to stay for backpackers or students,low price but fine room and good facilities
Luc V. Couples Belgium, April 1, 2015
Value for money

Staff friendliness, location and pool
A great location on Cairns waterfront and welcoming staff, this was one of the nicest hostels we have stayed at. A big plus point must be the swimming pool. The rooms are clean, and the air co works well, but with little natural light and of course basic minimum interior decor. Nonetheless good value for money.
Chi C. Solo travelers Hong Kong, March 5, 2015
A good budget motel

Close to beach
It was ok - remember to get dinner voucher for O'Brien Restaurant
Tanvir A. Solo travelers Bangladesh, February 25, 2015
Cheap Accomodation

Good compare to price
Gwanseong L. Groups South Korea, January 19, 2015

good location kind staff cheap price
Very silent after 9 p.m. Clean and tidy
Robyn B. Business travelers Australia, December 13, 2014
great place

service, price, location
I stayed at the motel next door 6 weeks previous and much preferred the caravella, great service, lots of options for tourists. I stayed in a double room with a bathroom (being 53 you kinda want those priveleges) and couldn't fault the room for $70 a night. no hassle if I wanted a smoke in the courtyard, great kitchen setup, very clean. professionally run with great staff at the service desk. well done
Leah A. Solo travelers United States of America, November 22, 2014

Location, friendly and helpful staff, good value
Stay was excellent. Great value, great location, relatively quiet for a busy hostel.
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Customers like this hostel for:
Nearest transport:
  • Greyhound Australia Bus Station (0.8 Km / 10 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • beaches
  • restaurants
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Cairns International Airport (4.8 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Centrally located" , "Hospitality" , "Staff"
Top attractions in the area:
  • Centre of Contemporary Arts (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
  • Night Markets (0.7 Km / 9 min walk)
  • Cairns Museum (0.8 Km / 10 min walk)
  • City Place Disposals (0.9 Km / 11 min walk)
Note: Distances are measured as a straight line, calculated from a starting point to a destination point.

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