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Caravella Backpackers
Cork
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Clean and Friendly”
Reviewed 24 December 2007

Stayed here for one night in August 2007. Arrived early to our room but staff were nice enough to allow us access to the room. Room was quite big and completely spotless, cant remember how much the room cost but it was great value. Staff were very helpful wrt organising trips and advice. Location wise is fine, about 10 minute walk in to the centre of Cairns. Facilities were fine too, lots of internet stations, laundry facilities, etc. Would definitely recommond staying here.

  • Liked — Cleanliness of room
  • Disliked — Nothing in particular
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2007

I stayed 2 night at this place in a private double room, which is like a motel.

I arrived at 8.00am in the morning after a overnight coach trip and the room was ready for us. It had a large bed room with a seating area with a fridge and our own bathroom. Outside there was a balcony with seats which provided a good place to relax after a busy day out and about.

There were 2 kitchen areas with plently of facilities and the pool area was a good size. Security was great with a special code needed to get into the complex int the evening.

Tour operators in the area would arrange alot of collects from here so you didn't have to travel to get collected. It is about a 10 minute walk to the shops and is a quite safe area.

Overall I would highly recommend this place to anyone, as it is good value for money.

  • Liked — Clean, value for money- Free meal vouchers
  • Disliked — Nothing.
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with friends
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 October 2007

Very well located for pubs and restaurants, it seems to be in the happening district. The Caravella cost me $48.00 for a double room with Air con and there is a big swimming pool. The toilets and showers were separate for this price but I think you could have got an ensuite room. Included in the price was a free meal at a place called the woolshack down the road. The meal was generally Spag Bowl salad burger that type of stuff but for an extra $3 dollars you could upgrade to a massive T Bone steak or a multiude of more substantial meals. This Hostel was clean friendly and with the added bonus of food well worth the money. I did not prebook this but i was very fortunate since it got busy very quickly. Get there early (midday) if you are not booking.

  • Liked — Cleanliness
  • Disliked — N/A
  • Stayed December 2005, travelled as a couple
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2007

Fearon's review is spot on.

Very helpfull staff indeed. It was a lucky find; we only decided where to go at the airport. Free pick-up, nice ac double ensuite room, and good vibes all along.

The hostel's staff booking a diving trip for us, but my girlfriend didn't pass the medical. They immediately refunded us, and they let us keep the roomdiscount we got by booking the trip. They felt truly sorry for us.

As you can see on the pics, we used the money we planned on spending on the diving trip well on a new Z4 as a rental car.

We liked the location, as it is close to, but not directly in the centre of Cairns. Nice 'n relaxed; recommended!

  • Stayed March 2005, travelled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2007

A nice hostel. Like an old converted motel so nice with lots of room. We had a twin room which was spacious and clean. The staff are wonderful. We did not really have a plan for travelling Australia but they helped us sort everything out.
There are two kitchens, both an OK size. The pool is an added bonus, as is the free meal at The Woolshed which is actually nice enough.
The hostel is only a 10 minute walk from the main strip of Cains. Overall we really enjoyed staying here.

  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with friends
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Property: Caravella Backpackers
Address: 149 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 84 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Caravella Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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