The hostel is only 15 dollar and it's very basic. There is no light in the toilets, only 2 on each floor and I think other people can look into the showers. But you get what you pay for I guess.
You get a free meal voucher for the woolshed every night, it's a nice backpackersbar and with the voucher you can choose between: chilli concarne, spghetti bolognese and vegetarian. Not much choose, but hee, its for free:)
The hostel also offers 10% discount if you book a tour and ofcourse you need to go snorkeling or diving on the great barrier reef so quit easy you save 15 dollars.
The dorms are small but only 4 people sleep on a dorm. It was a but loud at night due to the gilligans who was across the road. There was no aircon in the room so you needed to open the window and stay awake till 4 at night. Best option was to party yourself so it wouldn't bother you that much.
The location is really good, like I said across the road from gilligans where you pay 25 dollar for a dorm. The city centre and the lagoon is 5-10 minutes walk same as woolshed.
The service is very good. Angelo was extremely helpful and really wanted to help you. I forgot to get my luggage out of the luggage room before 7 and when I arrived at 8 there was nobody there. My flight to New Zealand was leaving in 3 hours so I really needed to go. Fortunately Angelo came while he was in the cinema to give me my luggage. I didn't missed my flight but got very stressed out.
The hostel is basic but its very cheap and very good costumer service. I would definitly go back to this hostel!
- 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); we also have twin, double and triple rooms available. A free evening meal is provided to all guests at the famous Woolshed, a local bar 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 20% DISCOUNT OFF SELECTED TRAVEL, TRIPS, TOURS, BUSES AND PACKAGES 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 20% DISCOUNT to ensure you get the best out of your stay in Cairns. Reception is open from 8am-12pm and 4pm-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
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