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

Parking

Off-site parking

Kitchen facilities

Refrigerator

Electric kettle

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning

In-room air conditioning

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Welcome drink

Coffee shop

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Overview

Caravella Backpackers Hostel provides a designated smoking area, a storage room, an ATM and a safety deposit box also offering an outdoor swimming pool, a golf course and a sunbathing terrace.

Many Cairns sights, including Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, Cairns Historical Society Museum and Arthouse are within 10 minutes' drive away. Guests can share a meal in Waterside Resaurant and Courthouse, located about 100 meters away.

Cairns airport lies within a 5-minute drive away.

Rooms

The hostel offers rooms like 4-bed female Dorm, 6-bed female Dorm, Double Room and 6-bed mixed Dorm featuring an in-room safe, coffee/tea makers, a separate toilet, cable TV with on-demand movies and pay television. The rooms also have a marble floor. There are shared bathrooms appointed with guest toiletries and towels. They are fitted with showers and washbasins.

Eat & Drink

This property has a shared kitchen. This kitchen features an electric kettle and a fridge.

Services

The hostel has cars and bicycles available for rent.

Relax

There is a common room with free Wi-Fi and a TV.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant

Children's facilities

  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

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

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  9 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hostel

hostel Caravella Backpackers Hostel - Cairns Cairns location
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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 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

Caravella Backpackers photos Room
Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Tiled/marble floor
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
Private Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Deep Sea Divers Den4000 ft

Popular areas

  • Cairns Rainforest Dome4300 ft

Train stations

Convention centers

  • Cairns Convention Centre3700 ft

Amusement

  • Lagoon1700 ft

Museums

  • The Cairns Museum2700 ft

Parks

  • Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens1.9 mi

Theaters

  • The Center of Contemporary Arts1400 ft
  • The Cairns Civic Theater2000 ft

Galleries

  • Cairns Regional Gallery2700 ft

Public parking

  • Cairns Base Hospital1700 ft

Local attractions

  • Cairns Botanical Gardens1.6 mi
    1 Collins Ave
  • Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens2.5 mi
    132 Woodward Street, Cairns
  • Cairns Historical Society Museum4.6 mi
    School of Arts Building, Cairns
  • Cairns Botanic Gardens2.0 mi
    64 Collins Ave, Cairns
  • Behana Gorge waterfall3.6 mi

Near the hostel

  • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon2300 ft
    Cairns Esplanade, Cairns
  • Cairns Harbour Cruises3600 ft
    Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns
  • Cairns Regional Gallery2800 ft
    Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns

Restaurants nearby

  • Waterside Resaurant200 ft

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

    66% likes this, based on 23 reviews

  • Fire & Ice600 ft

    Address: Rydges Esplanade Resort
    Phone: 0740449053

    70% likes this, based on 30 reviews

  • Jamdrop Cafe800 ft

    Address: 193 Lake St

    71% likes this, based on 27 reviews

  • Sea Level Food & Wine At Rydges Tradewinds Hotel Cairns600 ft

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

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

  • Lan's Vietnamese Restaurant700 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 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