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Corona Backpackers Reviews

72 Grafton St, Cairns, Australia

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659 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 70%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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All rooms should have air conditioners. If a kitchen is supposed to open at 630am then the person opening should not be late. Office staff (both women) were amazing and incredibly helpful! Old man is cranky and should be more courteous and friendly.


Location and staff excellent, but one big flaw to the room - no air con! Was boiling and struggled to sleep as a result. Ceiling fan not adequate. The hostel itself was clean and good for a night though.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for your review. We can see that you booked a private twin room. All our private rooms have air conditioning, so we are just wondering if maybe you are confusing us with another hostel? We encourage all guests to see reception if they believe that they should have air conditioning in the room and cannot find it or are unsure in how to use it. We will be more than happy to help :)


Best staff ever!

  • 21st Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Corona's was very average; I guess you get what you pay for. The rooms had no AC, which was a bummer because it was super stuffy and the fans were not much relief. The lady at the desk was friendly, but the reception hours are ridiculous. They closed from noon until 4pm, super inconvenient! The best part of the hostel was the meal voucher you get each day for a $7 meal and drink at P J O'Briens. A total steal! However, I'm pretty sure other hostels have the same deal. Overall, unimpressive

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for your review. There was no airconditioning in your room as you booked a fan cooled room. We have air conditioned rooms which are only $2 extra a night per person! Our office hours are clearly stated on our website prior to booking (8am-12pm and 4pm-8pm). We feel these hours work well considering we are a small hostel with VERY affordable prices in the centre of the city. There is also a check-in procedure which can be pre-arranged if guests arrive outside the office hours :) We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the $7 meal voucher at PJ's!


No lockers. Staff really friendly and nice armosphere. Really quiet and realxing. Not AC just a fan.


Nowhere secure for luggage storage, but other than that, a pretty standard backpacker's. No cups in the kitchen, however. Excellent staff, really helpful and just an overall friendly, plus really really good value for the money! Booked for $13/night. Not the world's best hostel, but usually a $13/night hostel is terrifying, and this one was a delight.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very glad that you found us as a delight. We pride ourselves on being able to provide our customers with great value for money. We take your feed back seriously and are currently replenishing the kitchen with more cups Corona Team


It's very small hostel, WiFi is not free. The staff were not really helpful or friendly. It was very clean and I did enjoy the company of the people staying there. I would not stay here again. Sorry.


The staff at Corona are amazing! They helped us book our reef tour and walked us through other things we could do in the area and beyond. There was no pressure or sales tactics used, like you find at some other tourist shops. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. They also give a meal voucher here that gets you a huge meal and a boozy drink for only $7.

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