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Caravella Backpackers

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Overview of Caravella Backpackers

Caravella Backpackers

2.0 star property
Hostel with outdoor pool, near Cairns Esplanade

8.2/10 Very good

131 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, 4870

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Cairns Esplanade - 1 min walk
  • Great Barrier Reef - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 7 min drive
  • Freshwater Station - 10 min drive
  • Redlynch Station - 12 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 20 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Muddy's Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Splash Seafood Restaurant - 7 min walk
  • Barnacle Bill's - 7 min walk
  • The Raw Prawn - 7 min walk
  • Bayleaf - 8 min walk

About this property

Caravella Backpackers

Caravella Backpackers is only 4 mi (6.4 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle. Guests can splash around at the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe. A terrace and a garden are other highlights. Fellow travellers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, German, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 49 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 9:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • All guests must show a valid passport.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • BBQs

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • German
  • Italian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 20-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • WiFi (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Limited housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guest rooms 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)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Caravella Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Caravella Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Caravella Backpackers?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Caravella Backpackers?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Caravella Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Caravella Backpackers?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Caravella Backpackers?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Caravella Backpackers?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 9:30 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Caravella Backpackers?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Reef Hotel Casino (16-min walk) and Cazalys Cairns (5-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Caravella Backpackers and nearby?
Caravella Backpackers has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Caravella Backpackers?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Muddy's Cafe (3-min walk), Splash Seafood Restaurant (7-min walk) and Barnacle Bill's (7-min walk).
What's the area around Caravella Backpackers like?
Caravella Backpackers is a short 1-minute walk from Cairns Esplanade and 6 minutes' walk from Cairns Base Hospital. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

Hi, Room was spacious and air-conditioned rooms. Location is so close to town and waterfront. Could use TLC in the grounds, been a tough few years. Pool was good. I would go back ,is heavily booked.
John, 6-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Pleasing and nice. Don’t expect glamour sheets and luxury soap. Clean room and great staff. That’s all you need.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very helpful owner, walking distance to everything, the pool.
1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

The people living there were all degenerates, bums, losers etc. If you are a winner don’t go there. Don’t do it to yourself.
7-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

room is on ground floor, the windows cannot be locked, other thing is good
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Basic but tidy Backpackers with a good pool and bathrooms. Super impressed with the staff who were really helpful and friendly. Highly recommend.
1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Chilling in Cairns
It's very nice hotel located in front of the beach. You can wake up in the morning and go for running every day.
Purichaya, 6-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful quiet clean well-equipped hostel.
Beautiful quiet clean hostel next to small park on the waters edge. Restaurant, pool, courtyard, 2 kitchen areas, sheltered picnic tables. Probably best hostel in Cairns.
Timothy, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

It was as clean and comfortable and all you would expect given the price. Central and easy to walk along the esplanade into the centre - it’s at the quieter end. Staff very helpful and polite. Added bonus of a pool.
Alexandra, 2-night trip
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