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

130 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
The price is €47
Price available on 15/06/2022
149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, 4870
Main amenities
  • 49 guestrooms
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants
  • Outdoor pool
  • Internet in the lobby
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Cairns Esplanade - 6 min walk
  • Esplanade Lagoon - 13 min walk
  • Reef Hotel Casino - 16 min walk
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 19 min walk
  • Cairns Private Hospital - 1 min drive
  • Cairns Base Hospital - 1 min drive
  • Muddy's Playground - 1 min drive
  • Cairns Performing Arts Centre - 2 min drive
  • Cairns Night Markets - 1 min drive
  • Reef Fleet Terminal - 2 min drive
  • Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome - 2 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)

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, and all rooms offer flat-screen TVs and fridges. Fellow travellers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are 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
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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

Languages spoken

  • 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.

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; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

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


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

Caravella Backpackers Hostel Cairns
Caravella Backpackers Hostel
Caravella Backpackers
Caravella Backpackers Hotel Cairns
Caravella Backpackers Cairns
Caravella Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Caravella Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cairns

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

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
Verified Expedia guest review

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
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

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
Verified guest review

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
Verified guest review

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
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Don’t like the PowerPoint placements and luggage storage is inconvenient and not safe as everyone has access to it.
1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review