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Caravella Backpackers, Cairns

2-star2 stars
149 The EsplanadeCairnsQLD4870Australia

Hostel with outdoor pool, near Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens
  • Free WiFi in lobby
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Very Good8.0
Great location
Fantastic service
Regular internet service
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Caravella Backpackers, Cairns

from $14
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Ensuite Room
  • Standard Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • 4 Bed Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • 4 Bed Female Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • 4 Bed Female Dorm, Ensuite
  • 4 Bed Mixed Dorm, Ensuite
  • 6 Bed Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • 6 Bed Female Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • 6 Bed Mixed Dorm, Ensuite
  • 6 Bed Female Dorm, Ensuite
  • Twin Ensuite Room
  • 4 Bed Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (No Air-Conditioning)
  • Budget Double Room, Shared Bathroom

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 49 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 9:30 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM
All guests must show a valid passport. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Free nearby parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Freshen up
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator

Caravella Backpackers, Cairns’s small print

Also known as

  • Caravella Backpackers Hostel Cairns
  • Caravella Backpackers Hostel
  • Caravella Backpackers Cairns
  • Caravella Backpackers
  • Caravella Backpackers Hotel Cairns


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

WiFi is available in guestrooms for AUD 5 per day (rates may vary)

Wired Internet access is available in public areas for AUD 5.00 per day (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

What’s around Caravella Backpackers, Cairns


  • Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens - 43 min walk
  • Muddy's Playground - 2 min walk
  • St Monica's Cathedral - 3 min walk
  • Cairns Esplanade - 6 min walk
  • Cairns Base Hospital - 6 min walk
  • Cairns Aquarium - 6 min walk
  • Center of Contemporary Arts - 6 min walk
  • Jute Theatre - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 9 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 23 min walk
  • Freshwater Station - 13 min drive
  • Redlynch Station - 15 min drive
  • Free parking nearby

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 80 reviews

Caravella Backpackers, Cairns
Not good wifi
The location was a little outside of town, so it was nice and quiet even into the late afternoon. The wifi was not very good. I couldn't get my devices to connect to the free wifi. The air conditioner worked well. Shower and bathroom were clean enough.
A Traveler, us2 night trip with friends
Caravella Backpackers, Cairns
Very Good8.0
Good & Cheap
Customer services was very friendly and helpful; quality is what you would expect for a hostel; everything was very clean and in good shape; walking distance to the reef terminal
Sarah, us3 night trip
Caravella Backpackers, Cairns
Very Good8.0
Fabulous location, very clean and friendly staff. Was a little noisy at night but for a backpackers this was very impressive. Would definitely stay again.. great value!
Donna, au1 night trip
Caravella Backpackers, Cairns
Serious cleaning needed
A Traveler, gb4 night trip
Caravella Backpackers, Cairns
Great location, helpful staff, quiet
Great stay of 5 days. We booked a and stayed in a private room with private bathroom and fridge. Quiet and tranquil. Comfortable beds, effective fan and great air conditioning. We used the shared kitchen at breakfast and dinner. We found that the young backpackers were a bit careless with cleanliness- esp. re washing dishes and utensils. Perhaps a posted guide re how to properly wash dishes would help. Friendly, helpful staff. Very helpful late checkin. Wonderful location on the beachfront Esplanade. Used their very helpful and effective booking service - eg for airport shuttle.
Donald, ca5 night trip

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Caravella Backpackers, Cairns

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