Caravella Backpackers Hostel - Cairns

149 The Esplanade, Cairns, Australia, 4870  show map
 2 stars
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Caravella Backpackers Hostel - Cairns

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Free parking
Kitchen facilities

Refrigerator

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning

In-room air conditioning

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Coffee shop

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Overview

Caravella Backpackers Hostel is a 4-star property only 450 meters from Cairns Base Hospital, Cairns Esplanade and The Center of Contemporary Arts.

The hostel offers quick access to bars and nightclubs. Guests will enjoy dishes of vietnamese cuisine served in Waterside Resaurant, which is about 100 meters away.

5 minutes' drive from Cairns airport.

Rooms

All 26 rooms at Caravella Backpackers Hostel offer a living area, individual climate control, a separate toilet and coffee/tea makers. The rooms also have a marble floor. Rooms are fitted with single beds. There are spacious private bathrooms. They feature showers and washbasins.

Eat & Drink

The lounge bar serves barbecue. Guests can make use of a shared kitchen. It is provided with an electric kettle and a fridge.

Services

Airport transfer, self laundry and shuttle service as well as free parking, a cash machine, a safe deposit box, a luggage storage and a designated smoking area are at guests' disposal.

Relax

There are free Wi-Fi and a TV available in a communal room. A sundeck, a swimming pool and a golf course will make a stay in Cairns a very pleasant one.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   57.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Limited time reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Coffee shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Children's facilities

  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • BBQ facilities
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Fan/ Extractor

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Shared kitchen

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  9 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

149 The Esplanade, Cairns, Australia, 4870

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City Center
  • Cairns
    3.2 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cairns Regional Gallery
    3000 ft
  • Cairns Central Station
    4000 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Waterside Resaurant
    200 ft
  • Sea Level Food & Wine At Rydges Tradewinds Hotel Cairns (cuisine: Asian, International, Australian)
    600 ft
Beaches
  • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
    2300 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  9 am
  • Number of rooms:
    57

Rooms and availability

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Budget Shared Bathroom Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 110 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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This small room comes with air conditioning. It offers access to shared bathroom facilities located on a different floor.

Room facilities
    Caravella Backpackers photos Room
    Shared Bathroom Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds
    Size: 220 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    This air-conditioned room comes with a fan and a refrigerator.

    Room facilities
      Caravella Backpackers photos Exterior Hotel information
      Superior One-Bedroom Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 325 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      This double room features a separate and spacious living room, a bathroom with toilet and shower and an air conditioned bedroom.

      Room facilities
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        Private Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds
        Size: 220 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        Air-conditioned room with fan, private bathroom, refrigerator and washbasin.

        Room facilities
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          Private Triple Room
          Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
          Size: 380 sq. feet
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          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          This triple room has air conditioning.

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            How to reach hostel

            hostel Caravella Backpackers Hostel - Cairns Cairns location
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            Hostel Address:

            149 The Esplanade, Cairns, Australia, 4870

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Cairns
              3.2 mi
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Cairns Regional Gallery
              3000 ft
            • Cairns Central Station
              4000 ft
            • Bus stop
              400 ft
            Restaurants
            • Waterside Resaurant
              200 ft
            • Sea Level Food & Wine At Rydges Tradewinds Hotel Cairns (cuisine: Asian, International, Australian)
              600 ft
            Beaches
            • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
              2300 ft
            Hostel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  9 am
            • Number of rooms:
              57

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            • The Center of Contemporary Arts - 1400 ft
            • The Cairns Civic Theater - 2000 ft
            • Deep Sea Divers Den - 4000 ft

            Train stations

            Convention centers

            • Cairns Convention Centre - 3700 ft
            • Cairns Rainforest Dome - 4300 ft

            Shopping areas

            • The Cairns Museum - 2700 ft

            Amusement

            • Lagoon - 1700 ft

            Museums

            • Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens - 1.9 mi

            Public parking

            • Cairns Base Hospital - 1700 ft

            Local attractions

            • Cairns Botanical Gardens - 1.6 mi
              1 Collins Ave
            • Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens - 2.5 mi
              132 Woodward Street, Cairns
            • Cairns Historical Society Museum - 4.6 mi
              School of Arts Building, Cairns
            • Cairns Botanic Gardens - 2.0 mi
              64 Collins Ave, Cairns
            • Behana Gorge waterfall - 3.6 mi

            Near the hostel

            • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon - 2300 ft
              Cairns Esplanade, Cairns
            • Cairns Harbour Cruises - 3600 ft
              Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns
            • Cairns Regional Gallery - 2800 ft
              Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns

            Restaurants nearby

            • Waterside Resaurant - 200 ft

              Address: 145 The Esplanade
              Phone: (07) 4051 4688

              66% likes this, based on 23 reviews

            • Fire & Ice - 600 ft

              Address: Rydges Esplanade Resort
              Phone: 0740449053

              70% likes this, based on 30 reviews

            • Jamdrop Cafe - 800 ft

              Address: 193 Lake St

              71% likes this, based on 27 reviews

            • Sea Level Food & Wine At Rydges Tradewinds Hotel Cairns - 600 ft

              Address: 137 The Esplanade
              Phone: +61 7 4053 0300

              61% likes this, based on 53 reviews
              Cuisine: Asian, International, Australian

            • Lan's Vietnamese Restaurant - 700 ft

              Address: 183-185 Lake Street
              Phone: 0740514679

              62% likes this, based on 83 reviews
              Cuisine: Vietnamese
              Price Range: USD 10 - USD 29

            Hostel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  9 am
            • Number of rooms:
              57
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            Caravella Backpackers Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Caravella Backpackers

            Average guest rating

            7.8out of 10
            Fabulous
            Based on 122 reviews

            Guest reviews

            • Couple
              10.0

              Best hotel ever! 15 minutes walf from the action. Clean and price is very good!

            • Couple
              8.8

              Staff very freindly and knoledgeble.

              Everything was great, less noisy AC would help.

            • Couple
              10.0

              Location, hotel staff, comfort and cleanliness

            • Single
              4.6

              Location

              No clean sheets, room and sheets smelled bad. Shower area was very uncomfortable/ Too small.

            • Couple
              10.0

              The hostel staff were exceptional from the minute we arrived till even after we checked out. They helped with booking trips which were advised by them and ended up being a fantastic experience. When on a boat overnight we were allowed to Leave our bags in the room, this was actually free of charge as we had booked a service through them. We had a free meal every night at a local pub aswell in not sure if this offer will still be on but saved us a fortune. All in all a great budget place to stay.

            • Couple
              9.2

              It was clean and comfortable. Basic but everything you require. The staff were friendly and helpful.

              The A/C was quite noisy, but that is quite common up here.

            • Single
              8.2

              First off let me tell you that Cairns is a wonderful destination not to be missed. I am 40 years old coming from Wisconsin usa. Never was into the backpacking scene until this trip. Caravella offers dorm rooms, private rooms, and motel rooms at affordable costs. There is a pool, kitchen, and everything you need in an open air compound. There is a mix of young and old from all over the world. Every day I was reminded how small the world is by meeting folks from all over the world and then discovering what things we had in common. Including mutual friends. Never got that much at a traditional hotel. Bagus cafe is also attached to the hotel for those interested in some cafe food with a focus on Indonesia dishes. The owner is a friendly Indonesian whom sees the guests off on tours in the morning and return. A real darling. The place is right on the coast only a 2 minutes walk to down town. All tours can booked via the front desk and you can get picked up at the front door. My wife is Asian and this is a very Asian friendly place. Taiwanese, Chinese, Japanese young adults stay here no problems. Say hello to Ralph, the spirit of the establishment. A very energetic Aussie who really cares about the place and the staff. He runs a tight ship. if you are seeking to party past 11pm then this may not be the best place for you but it by no means is a boring place. Bars are located near by thus any party can be taken outside if after 11:30 pm. Oh, do not be shocked if staff start addressing you by name. rarely got that at a 5 star hotel, but here...possible. Italian speakers - I did not know this but many Aussies come from Italian heritage and still speak the language. you can meet and speak to many aussies in Italian.

              I think it closed too early and opened too late. Not a huge deal but so many travelers are seeking help and assistance. Plus the staff are so pleasant to deal with it felt like a little something was missing when they shut down the front desk. The 1130 pm quiet time is a problem for many. Especially for those jetlagged or those wanting to continue but have no money to go outside to other places. There are plenty of places along the beach with cooking and seating stations however some want to stay in the fun atmosphere of the guesthouse. I recommend an area or room that is made for a bit of later get togethers.

            • Couple
              9.2

              Nice location on the waterfront, easy walk to the city and free parking right in front of the door. People are really friendly and helpful. Every room has a refrigerator (and airconditioning?) and there's a nice swimming pool.

              Airconditioning was quite noisy.

            • Single
              7.8

              The shuttle service from the airport, the location to the Esplanade, the meal voucher for the Woolshed, cooking facilities, ample hot water with good water pressure. Very accommodating staff. People respected cerfew hours and I wasn't awoken by anyone making noise.

              Room was very spartan.

            • Group of friends
              7.8

              Here is clean, also the kitchen and toilet. The staff also very kind and friendly, and the important, the price is reasonable.

            • Older travelers
              9.6

              The best thing about Caravella is the helpful friendly staff. Good location close to the center of Cairns for shops & restaurants.

            • Single
              8.8

              Staff even remembers names..! Clean, central location and nice holiday spirit.

            • Single
              7.0

              The location was good, not far away to the centre and the sea. They offer a nice pool where you could even swim in. The stuff was very helpful and kind. I was searching a single bedroom for my first two days after arriving in Australia to recover from jetlag, so for this reason I could recommend the good value for that price for a single room.

              There was no free WIFI. It would be preferable if there were lockers in the room, but it was possible to lock your stuff at the reception.

            • Single
              8.8

              Clean & tidy. Every thing is handy.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              /we liked how close it was to the ocean/ boardwalk and only 5 minute walk to the shops

            How to reach hostel

            hostel Caravella Backpackers Hostel - Cairns Cairns location
            Show big map »

            Hostel Address:

            149 The Esplanade, Cairns, Australia, 4870

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Cairns
              3.2 mi
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Cairns Regional Gallery
              3000 ft
            • Cairns Central Station
              4000 ft
            • Bus stop
              400 ft
            Restaurants
            • Waterside Resaurant
              200 ft
            • Sea Level Food & Wine At Rydges Tradewinds Hotel Cairns (cuisine: Asian, International, Australian)
              600 ft
            Beaches
            • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
              2300 ft
            Hostel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  9 am
            • Number of rooms:
              57