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“A family vibe hostel ”

This is the best hostel I've been in Australia, everyone is so nice and welcoming. Good location, clean rooms & swimming pool. The wifi in central areas was alright. Kitchen. Well equiped. Really good family vibe, perfect for solo backpacker. Review by Maude (23-Jan-2017)

Fab hostel, good value for money, friendly staff!

Great little hostel on the esplanade, wonderful friendly staff. We had a private double room which was good value for money. Air con and fan in the room was brilliant in tropical Queensland. Review by Helen (17-Jan-2017)

Great hostel!

Very quiet and nice hostel. Perfect for relaxing Kitchen is very big, rooms are comfortable and are cleaned everyday. Swimming pool area is awesome! If you are travelling by yourself or with friends I totally recommend this one. It is 10min walking from Woolworths, pubs, clubs and shops. There is a curfew at 23h, so after this time no one can stay in the common area anymore. I thought it was a bit of a party hostel, but it is not at all. Which can be good, depending on what you are looking for. Review by Manoela (05-Jan-2017)

Great time - I will be back!

Reception staff very helpful and friendly. Good laundry and kitchen facilities Need ceiling fans in communal eating areas Review by charmaine (04-Jan-2017)

Cairns Carvella the Esplanade - a good choice

+ “The staff were very helpful, the location just a short walk from the centre, there was a lovely pool, and each room had its own fridge ( no central communal fridge).” - The rooms could use a few hooks to hang things. The AC worked more like a fan as it did not really produce cool air. Review by Marg (05-Dec-2016)

Wirklich empfehlenswert

+ “Die Unterkunft hat eine super Lage direkt an der Esplanade. Von dort aus ist das City Center super leicht zu erreichen. Die Zimmer und die Geimnschaftsküche sind sauber und ausreichend ausgestattet. Wir hatten ein Doppelzimmer mit eigenem Bad und auch das Bad war gut ausgestattet umd sauber. Personal ist super freundlich und hilfsbereit. ” - Nichts Review by Julia (24-Nov-2016)

The only place to stay in Cairns!

+ “Great kitchen facilities. Friendly, helpful staff. Good location.” - Bunk beds quite low. Review by Mekayla (18-Nov-2016)


+ “Ruhig gelegen und trotzdem schnell im Zentrum, gute Atmosphäre” Review by Angela (07-Nov-2016)

Bon séjour

+ “Pacbaker convenable. Après ce que j'ai vu à Sydney, celui-ci vaut bien 4 étoiles. Personnel très accueillant.” - Certains clients qui oublient que maman n'est pas là pour faire leur vaisselle 😜 Review by Patricia (02-Nov-2016)

Excellent stay

We stayed for two nights in oct 2016. We only had a short stay but Jodie and Amy at reception were able to guide us where to go and where the best place was for certified divers. The hostel was clean and had a nice vibe. We had a double room which included a fridge and aircon which was great. There were lots of people there and lots of social areas for cooking and relaxing. It never felt crowded however and was never noisy at night which allowed good sleep. Jodie also showed us several walks and cafés to visit. The location of the hostel is perfect and our dive trip with Poseidon picked us up outside the hostel. Really great stay, thanks Review by Claire smith (28-Oct-2016)

Keep it a secret

+ “Awesome location. Free shuttle pick-up from airport. Relaxed vibe. This is not party central, and has travellers that are more interested in sharing ideas and good discussion. Staff are very professional, helpful and engaging.” - Can't think of anything Review by Gregg (26-Oct-2016)

Lovely and chilled! Would definitely return!

+ “Great staff, nice rooms with a fridge for a bonus, and liked the outside communal area. The hostel has a very lovely chilled atmosphere!” - Wifi sometimes down! :( A little bit of a walk to things ! Review by Mariah (25-Oct-2016)


Couldn't have asked for a nicer first hostel in our trip. The people at reception were super helpful and recognised you daily. beautiful pool. Lovely cafe next door for Indonesian food. I have anxiety and this was a lovely calm hostel with a really friendly family feel. Thank you! Review by Lucy (14-Oct-2016)

korean caravella review

이런 리뷰로 한국사람에게 많은 도움을 주는거 같아서 남겨요. 여자친구랑 4인실로 했는데 알아서 남자2 여자2 로 해주는거 같아요. 화장실. Review by Nam (07-Oct-2016)

Отель по деньгам

+ “Отель по деньгам. Я брал с отдельным душем и туалетом. Кухня нормальная, кондей, вентилятор, холодильник, горячая вода,все работает как и во всей Австралии. Ребята доброжелательны. Все близко.” - Шумновато,вентилятор и кондей шумноваты. И к сведению, в Кэрнсе нельзя купаться никогда. Только экскурсии, город очень уютный. Review by Mikhail (05-Oct-2016)

Everything was accessible

+ “Very sociable feeling, everything was accessible and the pool was nice. ” - The bunkbeds were very low so not great for tall people but I wouldn't say it was a major problem. Review by Leah (22-Sep-2016)

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