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Excellent Hostel in Cairns!

The staff is excellent and very friendly. Hostel is very clean and neat and bonded by the rules, which makes is suitable for category of budget travelers. Location is very good, close to Esplanade. Review by Zappelin (17-May-2017)

“Nice place, very central”

This place is on the esplanade of Cairns, in front of the sea. They offer the transport from the airport to the hotel. they also have some vouchers with discount on some restaurants in the city. The room is very simple but clean. We stayed in a 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private bathroom. The only thing that i didn't like much is the lack of electrical plugs, shelfs and hanger in the room. The space of the hotel is very nice, with a pool and space outside with tables to have your meals or just go to wi-fi. Has laundry with clothes machines and some rope to hang the clothes. Review by andres (09-May-2017)

Tolles Hostel

Wir hatten ein Doppelzimmer, das in einem kleinen Haus mit nur 4 weiteren Zimmern war. Das Badezimmer mussten wir uns daher nur mit wenigen Leuten teilen und es war meistens frei. WLAN ist in den öffentlichen Bereichen sehr gut und schnell gegangen! Lage des Hostels ist perfekt, da man sofort im Zentrum ist! Review by Verena (20-Apr-2017)

5 out of 5

Excellent service. Friendly knowledgeable staff who are happy to help you book a variety of tours. Clean stench-free rooms, relaxing atmosphere and amiable fellow clientelle. Note that it does quiet down at 11pm so if youre looking to party all night where youre staying will be better off to select one of the hostels attached to a bar - although even here you'll be a 10 minute walk from those same bars. They just wont be beside your head when you're ready to sleep ☺ Review by Raymond (06-Apr-2017)

I really had a good time in caravella!

I stayed almost 3 weeks at the 4 beds room. All staffs are so nice and helpful. It's a very quiet place with good rocation! it takes only 5-7 minutes to get to the lagoon walking by seaside. Each rooms are having own fridge and having enough electronic outlets that all guests can use. Bed is comfortable and clean. Pool is nice. Bathroom is also clean. And The most important thing is they have Good Air-Conditioner in each rooms! Thanks god. Free Wi-fi was quite fast but they shut it down at 10:30 p.m and you can only connect in hot common area. If you want to connect all day, wherever you are. It would be good to buy Internet Voucher. That is available everywhere. And I think they should buy most of the kitchen stuffs. Review by Park (30-Mar-2017)

“Great hostel and very serviceminded staff!!”

Me and my mate, had a great time staying at Caravella Backpackers - the aircondition worked very well and when we decided to stay there for one more night, there was no problem and they made the resevation in one minut! Very good place if you are a backpacker and wants a cheep hostel with nice facillities! Review by Maggerhei (10-Mar-2017)

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The staff worked hard to ensure that the place had the right atmosphere and I found them to be very helpful and friendly. The facilities were basic but perfectly adequate for a great stay and the way the hostel was laid out around a central courtyard ensured that it was very sociable. There was an 11pm curfew which everyone respected and meant people could get a decent nights sleep ready for the following day. Review by David (28-Feb-2017)

Good balance between cost and what you have

Staff really helpful My room was enough big for 4 girls . Two kitchen available ! Wifi only in the common area not in the room . Review by Erica (27-Feb-2017)

excellent place to stay.

Location swimming pool, staff excellent. Facilities in the kitchen area. No noise after 11.00pm overall enjoyed our stay and would recommend to our friends. Review by Jeanette (27-Feb-2017)

“A family vibe hostel ”

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. Review by Maude (23-Jan-2017)

Fab hostel, good value for money, friendly staff!

Great little hostel on the esplanade, wonderful friendly staff. We had a private double room which was good value for money. Air con and fan in the room was brilliant in tropical Queensland. Review by Helen (17-Jan-2017)

Great hostel!

Very quiet and nice hostel. Perfect for relaxing Kitchen is very big, rooms are comfortable and are cleaned everyday. Swimming pool area is awesome! If you are travelling by yourself or with friends I totally recommend this one. It is 10min walking from Woolworths, pubs, clubs and shops. There is a curfew at 23h, so after this time no one can stay in the common area anymore. I thought it was a bit of a party hostel, but it is not at all. Which can be good, depending on what you are looking for. Review by Manoela (05-Jan-2017)

Great time - I will be back!

Reception staff very helpful and friendly. Good laundry and kitchen facilities Need ceiling fans in communal eating areas Review by charmaine (04-Jan-2017)

Cairns Carvella the Esplanade - a good choice

+ “The staff were very helpful, the location just a short walk from the centre, there was a lovely pool, and each room had its own fridge ( no central communal fridge).” - The rooms could use a few hooks to hang things. The AC worked more like a fan as it did not really produce cool air. Review by Marg (05-Dec-2016)

Wirklich empfehlenswert

+ “Die Unterkunft hat eine super Lage direkt an der Esplanade. Von dort aus ist das City Center super leicht zu erreichen. Die Zimmer und die Geimnschaftsküche sind sauber und ausreichend ausgestattet. Wir hatten ein Doppelzimmer mit eigenem Bad und auch das Bad war gut ausgestattet umd sauber. Personal ist super freundlich und hilfsbereit. ” - Nichts Review by Julia (24-Nov-2016)

The only place to stay in Cairns!

+ “Great kitchen facilities. Friendly, helpful staff. Good location.” - Bunk beds quite low. Review by Mekayla (18-Nov-2016)

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