Caravella Central Backpackers


Caravella Central Backpackers

72 Grafton Street, Cairns QLD 4870
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(07) 4041 5288
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Very friendly and welcoming staff
6 August 2010
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It is loud at night because it is situated opposite Gilligans,and has no oven or grill
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this place is extremely cheap at $17 a night.the staff are extremely friendly and are happy to be helpful and not just flog you expensive trips like the 'amazing' staff at other hostels and rip off agencies like wicked travel.the cleaners seem to be constantly working to keep the place clean and tidy and the majority of people staying there are very nice and always talk to you.there are also a few people who work everyday and stay here for long periods of time so they are very helpful and friendly.it is situated in the middle of town close to the shopping centre and the esplanade.the only downside to this place is that sometimes people can be loud at night,although you can only enter the hostel with a key so the place doesnt get wrecked by people from other hostels.the oven and grill need to be fixed but apart from that this place is worth the small price you pay

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feels very welcoming
6 August 2010
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sham that they dont have a grill or an oven that worked
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the people there are very friendly and helpful
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i loved the hostel because it is well priced in a good location.it is not really a party hostel which was good for me as i prefer to relax in the evenings.it might just get a bit noisy at night mainly due to the hostel over the road.the staff make you feel very welcome and comfortable like at home,and they dont just try to sell you trips,they help you with what you actually need.the bad points are that they dont have a working oven or grill,and the internet is not very cheap,although there is access to $1 an hour internet close by.the hostel is clean and well maintained and generally value for money.people who stay here are very polite and always talk to you.kitchen facilites could do with updating a bit but not bad.more bathrooms would also help.

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Cheapest in town
3 April 2006
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A bit run down
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From $11 to $15 per night
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This place is in the heart of Cairns & across the road from Gilligans bar & pool. If you are just looking for a place to sleep & leave your gear, its perfect. I got a double room for $35. The staff are only there in the morning but once youve checked in you dont need them again anyway.

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Glo Bug
Recommended
23 July 2004
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I stayed in corona backpackers a few days ago for 2 nights. Each room has a min fridge to store your food. Beds are pretty good, they give you free linen. The only downside is that they don't provide blankets, just a top sheet. but the rooms are pretty warm. If you are a couple traveling together, there are double bed rooms avaliable. THe kitchens are pretty sociable and there is even a tv in one of the lounges. For 14$ a night this is definetly worth the value... i would even pay 18 or 19 for a bed here. They can book tours for you and even give additional discounts. Definetly worth staying in. Bob, one of the reception people is just amazing.

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Wakey
Basic but good
23 May 2003
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Cheap and great location but basic. From the outside it looks a bit dodgy but inside it's not that bad. Helpful, friendly staff and a good tour-booking desk. From the same owners as the Bohemia Resort, which looks a lot better but is located out of town and more expensive. I stayed in the Bohemia for 1 night but I thought City Central had a better atmosphere and location: good value for money.

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Daz and Nic
Good location, basically what you need wihout any bull
1 September 2001
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We stayed in this backpackers in 1999 but it was in a great location on the front .A sociable place with a very good information office where you can get on some good trips around the Reef. A good information board, telephones and the bar next door is a great place to warm up for a night out in cairns. The shared shower rooms are not much to look at but the water is warm and they are quite clean. There is a decent kitchen with large fridges to keep your beer cold!

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