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    Nearest transport:
  • Greyhound Australia Bus Station (0.8 Km / 10 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • sightseeing
  • restaurants
  • beaches
    Distance to airport:
  • Cairns International Airport (4.8 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Centrally located", "Hospitality", "Staff"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Cairns Central shopping Centre (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • 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)

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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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"Location, tours discount, good food discount with PJO..."

Josephine, Singapore October 23, 2015
Double Ensuite

Features of Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront

Hotel Facilities

  • airport transfer
  • coffee shop
  • express check-in/check-out
  • laundry service
  • library
  • lockers
  • luggage storage
  • newspapers
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shared kitchen
  • shared lounge/TV area
  • shuttle service
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • billiards
  • children's playground
  • garden
  • golf course (within 3 km)
  • outdoor pool


  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • German
  • Italian

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Hostel Description
Enjoy beautiful views of the waterfront Esplanade while staying in Cairns. Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront offers a...see more 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.
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Josephine O. Solo travelers
Singapore, October 24, 2015
Upstair ladies shower room too small for comfort

Location, tours discount, good food discount with PJO Brien
The hostel is ok and great with a swimming pool, except the fan is noisy and the insecticide smell very strong. The ladies toilet upstairs is a big thumbs down. The toilet door won't close on its own after you open it, and the male toilet is adjacent to it. The 2 showers are too small and no place to put bath lotions except on the floor. The shower next to the entrance has no hooks so making hanging bath towels and toiletry bag difficult except to hang at the shower curtains. If you do that, you risk wetting the contents. The other shower room only has a hook outside. If curtains are drawn, you risk losing yr things. It is very inconvenient and I would not recommend ladies to this hostel.
William S. Couples
United States of America, October 16, 2015
Amazing location

Location, Staff, Price
I would stay here again. Easy walking distance from everything in town and the docks. Very friendly staff and helpful. Best price in Cairns.
Abigail H. Groups
United States of America, October 01, 2015
Great Barrier Reef accommodations

Bed, own room, air conditioning
It was so good!!
Liz Z. Solo travelers
China, September 13, 2015
Nice place to stay

Helpful staff and beautiful location
HUIYUN C. Solo travelers
China, August 18, 2015
value for money hotel

location, staff services, clean
Lauren K. Couples
Australia, August 26, 2015
Great location

Friendly staff, Location, Pool
We only stayed one night here but had no complaints at all. We arrived late and that was no problem for the staff. They were very helpful and had some great tips about what we could do from Cairns. I would definately come back.
Gay M. Couples
New Zealand, August 09, 2015
Double rooms dark and dingy.

Very helpful staff, great meal deals for local bar. Great central location.
We stayed in a double ensuite room which was dark and dingy and bed not very comfortable. I suppose you get what you pay for but would have preferred to have payed more and stayed elsewhere. $7 meal deals for local bar were good value. Staff were very helpful.
Janine S. Solo travelers
Canada, June 17, 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 21, 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 20, 2015
Good rooms for fair price

Nive swiming pool, ok kitchen, clean toilets
Very nice and confortable backpacker. Nice ambience, friendly staff.

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