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7.6
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9.0
Exceptional
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Rusty's Market90 m
  • Samurai Gallery Australia240 m
  • Cairns Regional Gallery330 m
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway530 m
  • Cairns Esplanade Boardwalk720 m
  • St Monicas Cathedral820 m
  • The Muddys Playground1.07 km
  • Red Arrow Walk4.12 km
  • Green Island27.9 km
  • Behana Gorge Waterfall29.98 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Caravella Central Backpackers

    72 Grafton Street, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870 - See map
    "Hostel staff was friendly, and this hostel offered free airport pickup during the day as well as 10% discount on all tours booked through the front de..."
    Tsz R. - 12 August 2017
    Excellent service
    8.2 rating for service
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 81% of guests
    Very good cleanliness
    7.3 rating for cleanliness
    Good facilities on premise
    6.4 facilities on premise
    • 530 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Cairns

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Laundry service

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Cairns in the last 24 hoursCompared to 1,152 Cairns properties at Agoda for various dates
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    Location score
    9.0/10
    Value for money score
    8.1/10
    Service score
    8.2/10
    Better than
    99
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    Better than
    96
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    Better than
    92
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    Better than
    92
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    Value for money8.1
    Distance to city center1.5 km
    Location rating9.0
    Nearest airportCairns Airport (CNS)
    Distance to airport5.7 km

    Rooms available at Caravella Central Backpackers

    Budget Twin
    Budget Twin
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Budget Double
    Budget Double
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room - Air Conditioned
    Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room - Air Conditioned
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 bunk bed
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    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    What people love about Caravella Central Backpackers

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Free wifi worked flawlessly for my entire 7 nights."

      Ian

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      2 January 2017

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Staff were very nice and generous to help out."

      Ankit

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      18 December 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Staff was nice and friendly, good location."

      jenny

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      13 October 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Overall, this is a very central place to stay and is very cl..."

    Roxy

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    18 April 2017

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Cleanliness is awesome compared to shitty Perth hostels."

    Ankit

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    18 December 2018

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    What guests think of this property

    Overall rating
    7.6
    Very good
    From 704 reviews
    Provided by verified guests of
    Agoda Reviews (219)Booking.com Reviews (485)
    Rating via Agoda7.8
    /
    10
    Cleanliness7.3
    Facilities6.4
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality6.0
    Service8.2
    Value for money8.1
    High score for Cairns

    Most helpful reviews for Caravella Central Backpackers

    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Excellent8.4
    The location is good, it's okay for short stayThe location is good, easy to find restaurants and woolworth or coles. It's noisy at night due to the club on the street. The staff is very nice. No elevator, hard to move the luggage upstairs. It's a good choice for short time stay.
    Zijunfrom AustraliaReviewed June 20, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019
    Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
    Exceptional9.6
    ExceptionalGood cheap hostel opposite Gillian’s, you can save money by staying here and don’t have to be kept awake from the nightclub music from across the road if you don’t want to go out. If you do it’s so close it’s very safe. It’s also BYOB so cheaper all round
    Clairefrom United KingdomReviewed May 13, 2019
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019
    Budget Double
    Review score4.0
    Just shaby, not chic. What a disgusting place! Old, worn and neglected. Careless rooms, superficially clean. Super dirty and miserably equipped kitchen. Just one of these hostels to enrich themselves with unsuspecting tourists. We were there for three nights and so so happy when we could leave this backpacker-trap! - NO RECOMMENDATION -
    Alexanderfrom GermanyReviewed June 30, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 7 nights in February 2019
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Excellent8.0
    Cheap and goodGood location. Nice staff. Everything ok except lack of AC in room. When it's 38deg outside and you have only fan on the ceiling.. Siting in your swimsuit doesn't help because you're still sweating like in hell. Recommended if you don't mind heat.
    Malgorzatafrom PolandReviewed March 03, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Exceptional10.0
    comfortable and convenient stay location of the hostel is a good spot! it is near to many places, walking distance to the nearest supermarket. right opposite the rusty's market, few mins stroll to the central shopping mall and lagoon. Staffs in the hostel were friendly and helpful. there are instant hot showers and sufficient cubicles for shower as well.
    Yeofrom SingaporeReviewed January 31, 2019

    Reviews of Caravella Central Backpackers from real guests

    Overall rating
    7.6
    Very good
    From 704 reviews
    Provided by verified guests of
    Agoda Reviews (219)Booking.com Reviews (485)
    Rating via Agoda7.8
    /
    10
    Cleanliness7.3
    Facilities6.4
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality6.0
    Service8.2
    Value for money8.1
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    7-8 Very Good (34)
    6-7 Good (6)
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    8.4
    Excellent
    Zijun from Australia
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    The location is good, it's okay for short stay”

    The location is good, easy to find restaurants and woolworth or coles. It's noisy at night due to the club on the street. The staff is very nice. No elevator, hard to move the luggage upstairs. It's a good choice for short time stay.

    Reviewed June 20, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Claire from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Exceptional”

    Good cheap hostel opposite Gillian’s, you can save money by staying here and don’t have to be kept awake from the nightclub music from across the road if you don’t want to go out. If you do it’s so close it’s very safe. It’s also BYOB so cheaper all round

    Reviewed May 13, 2019
    4.0
    Alexander from Germany
    Couple
    Budget Double
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Just shaby, not chic. ”

    What a disgusting place! Old, worn and neglected. Careless rooms, superficially clean. Super dirty and miserably equipped kitchen. Just one of these hostels to enrich themselves with unsuspecting tourists. We were there for three nights and so so happy when we could leave this backpacker-trap! - NO RECOMMENDATION -

    Reviewed June 30, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Malgorzata from Poland
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 7 nights in February 2019

    Cheap and good”

    Good location. Nice staff. Everything ok except lack of AC in room. When it's 38deg outside and you have only fan on the ceiling.. Siting in your swimsuit doesn't help because you're still sweating like in hell. Recommended if you don't mind heat.

    Reviewed March 03, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yeo from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    comfortable and convenient stay ”

    location of the hostel is a good spot! it is near to many places, walking distance to the nearest supermarket. right opposite the rusty's market, few mins stroll to the central shopping mall and lagoon. Staffs in the hostel were friendly and helpful. there are instant hot showers and sufficient cubicles for shower as well.

    Reviewed January 31, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yeo from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    A hostel like home ”

    I had a great stay with caravella central. The hostel manager, mike is funny and helpful. He would give useful tips in getting around the area and patiently answer all the questions that i have for him. The room that i stayed was spacious and clean. location was perfect, walking distance to supermarket, shopping mall, the esplanade and night market.

    Reviewed January 31, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    kim from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 8 nights in June 2019

    Location is perfect”

    it wasnt brand new though, nice place than I thought. It has good price and location.

    Reviewed June 20, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    SEUNGBIN
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Good location and good price”

    Good location and best is price . Price is pretty cheap

    Reviewed May 22, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Kerstin from Germany
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

    Good value for money”

    + Stayed in a four bed dorm which was quite big + Wifi in the room - only small kitchen, which also functions as common room, but it heats up to 40°C during peak times. Not very pleasant. - $4 for laundry + $4 for the dryer

    Reviewed June 17, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Yardena from Belgium
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Good hostel!”

    Good basic hostel cheapest you can find in a great super central location!! No outside citing area but has everything you need:)

    Reviewed July 06, 2019
    5.6
    Nikolas from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Cheap Hostel - but very bad! ”

    Alright, if you want to save money the hostel is not to bad, but there is nothing!! But NO livingroom- NO smokingarea (you need to smoke outside in the rain on the the emergency staircase . ) very small and busy kitchen Small microfridge for 4-6 person in a room.

    Reviewed December 20, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ankit from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room - Air Conditioned
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2019

    Value for money”

    Location is great. Highly economical. No common space except kitchen for sit and talk to others. Staff friendly.

    Reviewed January 09, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Bola from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    value for money”

    it's clean here and the staff are nice, but I think the bathroom should be bigger.

    Reviewed November 02, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    jenny from Finland
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Good”

    Not as bad as some reviews said. Staff was nice and friendly, good location.

    Reviewed October 13, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Julia from Austria
    Couple
    Budget Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

    Cheap, could be cleaner”

    The location of the hostel is great. However the kitchen is not very clean, there are a lot of bugs. The pots and pans are old and damaged and there is only one sink. The staff was nice, wifi worked well. In general it was quite loud. Our room was directly at the street and there was a lot going on, especially at Gillians Hostel right opposite. But it was ok.

    Reviewed August 06, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Tan from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

    Fantastic”

    Staff is friendly and approachable, not only the front desk but also the housekeeper. The only thing that is not very convenient is the shower room, where it is really small and you need to hang your clothes really high up or else it will get wet. Overall was really good :)

    Reviewed November 16, 2017
    7.2
    Very good
    Klara from Austria
    Group
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

    Central and simple Hostel ”

    Rooms are very simple ! Beds and fridge, no seating area as in advertisement ! Reception has strange openin hours! If you arrive after 8 pm make Sure you organize late check in because door is locked and you need a code for that ! Hostel very Central and some rooms have aircon and sink!

    Reviewed October 23, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Tsz from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

    Budget Accommodation”

    The place is cheap and they have special discounts if you stay for a week. Hostel staff was friendly, and this hostel offered free airport pickup during the day as well as 10% discount on all tours booked through the front desk. Wifi was stable during the day but almost never work between 8pm and 12pm when most of the guests were using their devices. Also, hot water supply was unstable during peak hours at night, probably because the hostel used storage-type boilers. Toilets and showers were clean, but the kitchen was less so due to heavy use. Be reminded that the front desk hours are 8am - noon and 4pm -8pm, while the kitchen closes after 10:30pm.

    Reviewed August 12, 2017
    6.4
    Good
    Febrina from Indonesia
    Couple
    Budget Twin
    Stayed 1 night in May 2017

    So So”

    We booked a private twin room. Overall room and the bed seem dusty. There is a pile of dust around the AC (covered by curtain, only found it when turning the AC on). Reception only open at certain time in the morning and evening. Couldn't leave our suitcases for the last day after checking out.

    Reviewed August 12, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Roxy from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

    Good for a few nights”

    The room was quite big, but the whole hostel looked a bit older than in the pictures. I was in a four bed can room, which was very quiet but super hot. If I stayed here again it would probably choose an aircon room. I had a late check in and was supposed to get my keys from the damage by reception. When I got there, the safe was broken and I had to knock on a door to get my key. I was knocking on the door for about 20 minutes until the person woke up and have me my key. Overall, this is a very central place to stay and is very clean. I would stay here again.

    Reviewed April 18, 2017
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