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Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

This hostel is for a good nights sleep, the rooms are spacious and tidy, fridge in the rooms, big kitchen, very friendly staff, AC in the rooms and free wifi. Good location, short walk to the Lagoon/beach and right next to the shops. Enjoyed our stay here.

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Thank Christina C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Super easy hostel. The people are reception were wonderful, although it isn't 24 hours a day. There is a night manager on site for emergencies but you do have to ask where they are. Overall everything was clean, the recommendations for tours were great, and the air conditioning is worth paying for. I had a good stay

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Thank mustloveNY
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Really enjoyed my stay here. Everything was clean, super convenient and the staff were lovely. I was meant to arrive after office hours and emailed them about 3 hours before to let them know my arrival time - they sent me a detailed email of where to find my keys (super easy instructions). As it turned out, I arrived early...

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Thank Larahuff
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

I liked this hostel. Brilliant staff, very helpful and informative (friendly girls on reception) It's a basic hostel but I found it very clean and in a very convenient location. It is one of the cheaper hostels I've stayed in Australia and I got a nice clean room and helpful advice from reception for what you pay for. Recommended!

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Thank AClairington
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night and wouldn't stay again! Although the staff are lovely and very informative and the location was good! unfortunately the room and the facilities such as kitchen and bathrooms are just not on par with other hostels we've stayed at! Coming from NZ some might say our expectations are high but the accommodation was of high...

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Thank kiki1231992
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The only bad things in this hostel are there's only the kitchen as common room and the showers are a little bit small. Otherwise, great hostel, perfect location, good money for the quality, good aircon, clean, good wifi, and a staff very friendly ! Stayed there almost 2 months, the girls at the reception are amazing. Big thanks to Amy...

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Thank Anabelle4870
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Very cheap backpacker with a helpful reception. Clean beds and also shared bathrooms and toilets. Neg- abit hot in the room without air conditioning Small kitchen No wifi in the room But couldnt ask more for the price and you will get what you pay for. Be sure to confirm the reception for the arrival time. They have the break...

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Thank Sumonlatt
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Yes, this place is probably the cheapest hostel you can find in Cairns but it is not worth it. Stay at Gilligans for only a few dollars more a night. The place is hard to find and has no elevator, so have fun dragging your giant suitcase up the stairs (as I had to do). The reception staff takes a...

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Thank carlys726
SignorCorona, Manager at Corona Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Carly, Clearly you are an unstaisfied customer, and again we would actually love to verify your stay, date and room number so we could investigate further. Firstly. We are a backpackers hostel, where generally clients are backpacking and not travelling with "giant suitcases". If you are uncomfortable travelling with such a large bag, we would kindly reccommend downsizing. Secondly....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Well, this place is in a great location, with the centre of Cairns on your door step. The facilites are horrble, the shower is seperate to the toilet area which is not a big gripe, what is the big gripe is that there is NO WHERE to place your toiletries whilst you shower...... which can be awkward. The kitchen facilites...

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SignorCorona, Manager at Corona Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi LDE1993, We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations while staying here with us. We have never had anyone complain about the toilets and showers being separate, they are directly next to each other. If anything most guests have found it convenient as guests are still able to use the toilet if someone is using...

Zeist, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

De staff is so friendly and the hostel is small and cute. I had the most awesome roommates as well. It's close to everything and everyone is so relaxed in the hostel. Good what you get for your money. Highly recommended. :)

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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Corona Backpackers is situated in the heart of Cairns city, close to all amenities and attractions. We are 2 minutes from the shopping centre and Woolworths and a hop, skip and a jump from all bars and clubs in the city. The Esplanade and famous lagoon are an easy five minute stroll away; you really couldn't ask for a better location! Our clean and comfortable dorms accommodate 4 people and include a private fridge (don't forget your BYO alcohol); A discounted evening meal deal is provided to all guests at a famouis local venue just 2 minutes from the hostel. We have a fully equipped kitchen, state of the art laundry and ironing facilities and a common area with a widescreen TV. Secure luggage and valuable storage is also available. Getting onto the net is easy with fast internet and WIFI available; our computers are equipped with webcams and headsets, making it easier to stay in touch with family and friends. CORONA BACKPACKERS OFFERS 10% DISCOUNT OFF SELECTED TRAVEL, TRIPS, TOURS, BUSES AND PACKAGES WHEN PREBOOKED THROUGHOUT AUSTRALIA!!!!! Our friendly and experienced staff are happy to help in any way that they can. We provide honest and informed advice on all tours and even give a 10% DISCOUNT to ensure you get the best out of your stay in Cairns. Reception is open from 8am-12pm and 1pm-8pm every day. If you are arriving outside of these hours, please call or email us prior to your arrival and we will do our very best to accommodate you. Thank you! We look forward to seeing you soon at Corona Backpackers! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Corona Backpackers

Address: 72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: RM62 - RM199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“Free and very good wifi !”
 of 5 bubbles victoriakarel, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“For girls i would recommend the 8 bed dorm its still a quite room and lots of space+you can meet people :D”
 of 5 bubbles Juliaboulder, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“Choose one with aircon”
 of 5 bubbles Anabelle4870, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Don't come here.”
 of 5 bubbles carlys726, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Room 8 is a lovely room”
 of 5 bubbles W737JLamandas, 9 Jul 2015 | Read review
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