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“Cheap, nice location->great value” 4 of 5 stars
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Corona Backpackers
Ranked #34 of 88 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Cheap, nice location->great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

This hostel is located right across the street of the big party hostel, Gilligans, but is 7 AUD cheaper a night. Nice, spacious and clean rooms. OK kitchen, and easy access to all parts of town. Highly recommended if you wanna save some bucks, and still live in the center.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Cheap and clean with a large kitchen. May need more sinks but it was manageable. Great location in town and staff are awesome and help you book anything! It was a bit warm at night as no a/c in the dorms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The hostel is located pretty much in the centre of everything. The room is OK, maybe the bed is a bit small, especially the lower bunk. But it worth the value you pay for. Meal voucher is given everyday. Good way to save money there. Toilets and showers are clean. Discount on most tours and the reception, Tae Park is so helpful and friendly. Recommended for the hardcore backpackers out there.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Maybe the cheapest hostel in Cairns, and its location, facilities, management etc are all spot on! Directly across the road from Gilligans. Good kitchen area, and the rooms were spacious enough to lay your stuff about etc. Air con is a MUST though! Don't know how some people can stay in the fan rooms. Cairns is VERY hot!

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

One of the best hostels that I've stayed at, while in Australia.

Clean and tidy and a very quiet hostel it's great for a good nights sleep.

Massive kitchen to use.

Only 2 showers and 2 toilets per floor but never had to wait. This is not a busy hostel.

Stayed December 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

For American prices and standards this is a good hostel. Reception staff is helpful and friendly, rooms have a good size and everything is clean. You get free dinner at a restaurant, where the food is not too delicious, but hey,- it's free. Only thing i didn't like is they offer tours etc with 10% discount but they still get their extra money on top and won't let you pay with credit card even though there is a machine. A paper on the wall says you have to pay 3% extra but even to that hey won't agree. Cash only so they get all the money in their pockets directly. Cairns is not really a city worth staying but Corona is a nice place for backpackers.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

good location very close to cairns center, the people are all very nice, also have kitchen,BIG TV ... and the room is big and clean conforable to stay.

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Property: Corona Backpackers
Address: 72 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 88 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
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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