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Corona Backpackers Reviews

72 Grafton St, Cairns, Australia

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572 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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Really enjoyed staying in Corona Backpackers! Location perfect, everything is near. The hostel was clean and quiet, and still so cheap! Would definitely stay there again :)


I had a nice stay at this hostel. It's a party hostel, across the road from Kiligains. it's really wat your paying for. A room and a bathroom. Kitchen is not big. You get everyday a voucher for pj O'brien. 7 dollars meal with a drink! Very good food, a lot of food choices. So you don't need that kitchen much. I was missing a community room to hang out. That's wy I changed from hostel.


A very friendly and welcoming hostel, with a lovely atmosphere and fantastic staff! Such a lovely extra that they helped with 10% off the trips and excursions too!


crazy corean receptionist, funny

  • 17th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


great discounts on food, clubs, and tours, but the reception desk is closed 8pm-8am AND 12pm-4pm. Such a hassle if you need to checkin/out at those times or store/pick up luggage. Bathrooms lack soap, only have one sink per floor and are less than ideal in terms of cleanliness (but not awful). Great location.


Loved my stay .. I really enjoyed the time there!


Good hostel for a cheap price. The location is perfect in the central of Carins. The staff is very friendly and helpful.


Lovely hostel in the city centre right opposite the famous Gilligan's. It is a nice cosy hostel with a lot of interaction between the guests. The rooms are spacious and the receptionist is really helpful. As I solo traveller I had a brilliant time there, and have met a lot of great people. Extra bonus: often free entrance wristbands for Woolshed and PJ's are spread between the guests.


There is no place to hang out and meet anybody. It's basically just a place to sleep.


It's a well placed hostel in the city, walkable to all the major shops and restaurants etc around. Good thing in Cairns, is that most of the attraction tours have pickup shuttles from the major hostels, including this one. The staff are very friendly and helpful to make your stay comfortable here. Cleanliness is good enough for what you get for this cost. Ofcourse a lot also depends on the kind of dorm-mates you get who keep the room neat or make it messy, with their stuff spread around.


Good and friendly staff, easy to deal with.

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Sir, It was a pleasure hosting you and we wish you all the best on your future travels. Warmest Regards Corona Backpackers


This place looks so shady, especially since it was right opposite Gilligans- really pales in comparison. While it was rather clean, there was only one hook in the shower, which made it real inconvenient. The main problem is that it is very noisy at night- the people in the hostel seem not to need to sleep so they were shouting all night long. The walls of the room were not very helpful in keeping the noise out.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Jia Hui, It a shame you feel this way about our hostel, particularly after only one nights stay when you arrived so late and departed so early in the morning. Im not even entirely certain this review is even meant for us as we have multiple hangers in our showers and a multiple nightly security patrols to keep our Hostel safe and quiet at night. Good luck for the rest of your travel in Australia, you will soon come to appreciate the quality operation we run at very competitive pricing.

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