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Caravella Central
Ranked #53 of 85 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Reviewed 9 September 2013

I stayed here March 2012 and I really liked it. The price was brilliant and you got a free meal each night what more could you want. I was in a 8 bed female dorm and it was fine everyone in the room got on great from the start which is a huge plus. It was very very warm in the room at night as it was the wet season so get a top bunk if you're staying that time of year.Each room had a fridge which I liked because you weren't worrying that somebody was going to steal your food from the main kitchen which i should add is small but you get everything done in it that you need to and when you have a free meal elsewhere you're not in the kitchen very much. The guy that owns the place, sorry I can't remember his name but he was brilliant, great for a chat and very easy going. If i was going back I would definately book back in here it's close to everything with great people working in it! What more do you want!

Room Tip: I was in a 8 bed female dorm which was right beside the communal toilets which was great, I seem sma...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

I came to Cairns two weeks ago and made a reservation for Corona Backpackers online.
Best decision : low prices, clean, fun staff.
Located just 5 min walk from the beautiful lagoon. Just opposite (the way more expensive) Gilligans where you go on a night out. Walking distance to all clubs and pubs around.
Rooms, floors, baths and kitchen get cleaned every morning - one of the cleanest hostels I have been in.
What I really like about Corona's is that it's not too big. You get to know a lot of people - it feels like your new little family after a few days!
A nice feature is as well the dinner vouchers for a free meal at Woolshed every night.
Every room has its own fridge (no searching for your food in big disgusting community fridges anymore) and for a few bucks more even aircon :)!

All in all if you're searching for a great hostel to stay for a small price - that's the place to go!

Cheers, Line

Room Tip: I would pay the two bucks more a night and take a room with A/C
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

The hostel is cheap, clean, in a central position, and in the room there is all confort you need for a hostel. A small fridge, a fan or aircondition, a big window, and just 4 bed in avery room!!
And the hostel receptionist was very very helpfull and fanny with me. So very nice experience to be in the Corona.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 April 2013

Corona is really nice friends and I stayed for a month and everyone is very friendly, staff is really nice, they keep it clean and it's a really good price! Good location, right across from Gilligans but still a quiet hostel so you can sleep for those of you who are not partiers, highly recommend checking it out!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

I think the price is the cheapest you can get anywhere, and it was really value for money. We had the aircon room, which was really helpful because of the heat, plus closing the windows helps keep out noise from gilligan's to some extent. Aircon was noisy. Earplugs are recommended though. The place was very clean and better than I had expected of such a minimally priced backpackers. Kitchen is small but functional, toilets were slightly troublesome because of communal bathing concept (2 showers together, but are blocked by shower curtains), but you can just lock the door if you're not keen on that. 2 toilets per level, quite often used and we did have to wait for abit at certain times. There was a small fridge in our room which was really helpful, and a sink that wasn't working. They gave us great discounts on tours, and were extremely efficient and helpful with the booking and all that. Tae sun's a real funny guy and helpful to the max. We loved the location - walking distance to the jetty for great barrier reef tours, also to the lagoon (nice public swimming pool for free), and free BBQ pits as well. Lots of food around. Highly recommended if you're an easy traveller who wants something no frills, on a budget!

Room Tip: Aircon was worth the extra $2 per person for us.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 February 2013 via mobile

Cheapest rooms we've found anywhere so really can't complain. Bathrooms got dirty at times and the set up of the showers was a bit inconvenient and also some rooms didn't get any daylight at all but overall the place was clean and the staff were helpful and friendly and the location was the best,so would def stay again!

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed 31 January 2013

The hostel was okay, fine to stay in for a couple of nights but not much more! They didn't have air conditioning, so the rooms were boiling hot in January!
Reception was closed from 12-4pm which was incredibly annoying as our flight into Cairns landed at 11:45. We had to hang around for 4 hours with our luggage waiting to get in.
The bathrooms were clean, but between two of the showers there was nothing but clear glass! However you could lock the bathroom door and have the two showers to yourself - though this means other people can't shower.
Great location and lovely staff, but the reception hours were really annoying.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: 72 Grafton St | Shop 6, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Corona Backpackers)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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Ranked #53 of 85 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Price Range: £16 - £30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Caravella Central 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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