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Great staff

Great staff. Very friendly and helpful. Nice pool Review by Sue (31-Jan-2018)

Relax and enjoy

Very close to the Esplanade (promenade) and it's only about a 15min walk to the fleet terminal for the Reef cruises. Staff are friendly & there're two kitchens which are spacious. Curfew at 11pm also makes sure you can sleep without disturbance. What I like most is the fridge inside the room instead of in the common kitchen area. Review by Janice (29-Nov-2017)

Really happy with our stay at Caravella.

Really relaxed and friendly atmosphere and the staff were very helpful. We had a twin en-suite which had loads of space and a fridge which was really handy. You could pay extra for Wi-Fi in your room and it worked really well. Kitchen was well equipped and we used it a lot. Review by Tanya (10-Nov-2017)

Great value!

We had a private room with a private bathroom at this hostel. It was nice to have the pool/kitchen/hostel style atmosphere, but with our own room. Great location as well! Review by Erin (27-Sep-2017)

Visit Caravella Guesthouse for a rewarding and memorable Cairns experience

Free Wifi -Awesome Location -Personal Fridge in every dorm shared between only 4 people -Free airport pickup -Not just a backpacker place. Plenty of mature travellers. No people drinking and loud noise People interested in cultural experiences of Cairns Should be called a Guesthouse ! not a backpackers   Review by Greg (07-Jul-2017)

Gute Unterkunft am Meer

Das Personal ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit und organisiert problemlos Touren oder Shuttle o.ä. Die Hygiene in den Bädern ist ziemlich gut. Die zwei Küchen werden täglich 3 mal gereinigt, jedoch sind die Gäste für das Abwaschen ihres Geschirrs verantwortlich, wobei da jeder eben seine eigenen Maßstäbe setzt... Es gibt insgesamt zehn Herdplatten und relativ viele Töpfe. Besteck, Tassen und Müslischalen sind eher Mangelware. Die Lage ist direkt am Meer und damit neben der schönen Esplanade. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten sind ganz gut zu Fuß erreichbar. Review by Nicole (14-Jun-2017)

Perfect accommodation

Great staff, rooms and facilities, very close to the ocean and also near to the city centre. I have chosen this accomodation because I had read in another review that someone was able to check into the room very early and I had a night flight the day before. When I arrived they immediately looked if they got a free room and they had so that I could get into my room already at 8 am in the morning. So great. Besides that the staff was so helpful and nice and even remembered my name. The location could not be better: At the other side of the street there is already the ocean and the centre is also closeby. The room was quite big with its own freezer. There was free wifi in the common areas. If you wanted to have wifi in your room you needed to pay 10$ for 3 days (I do not remember the price for 1 day, or a week, but this was also available). Review by Iris (25-May-2017)

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)

Caravella Review

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)

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