Our experience was a bit of a let down, and from what i can see its because reception is only open at certain times and no one appears to be on site to 'regulate' the place.
Upon our late check in we didn't get enough bed sheets and as reception was closed, none were
available. We were also given a room at front of building which was really noisy from the street. And the idiots next door. Suppose that can't be helped and was just unlucky. However, being chased to pay for our stay by reception at 930am when we just wanted a lie in, was a bit annoying.
The kitchen is poorly equipped with around 3 cups to serve the entire clientele and it could do with another sink. Simple things.
Some good points do exist, like fridges and sinks in rooms, but this
seems to excuse the owners from providing a bit of soap and a hand dryer for the communal toilets.
Noise was ridiculous into the early hours as no one was about to look after the place, sorry to say it was the Brits making the racket most of the time.
Good location and cheap beds but nothing else about this place is very good.
- 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
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