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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Location; Jjs is a little far from the town centre at about a 20 minute walk, but this is manageable and there is a free shuttle bus regularly which you should be sure to make use of. Atmosphere; Has the relaxed atmosphere of a smaller hostel, would definitely not describe it as a party hostel. Facilities; everything in the kitchen...

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

You are awesome and we thank you very much for this great review. Thank you for sharing your experience of JJ's with others, we really appreciate this. Yes, it is definitely hot in Cairns at the moment so if you haven't booked a room with air conditioning (you have the choice when making a booking), you always have the option...

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2016

JJ's was clean and tidy if a little sparton. The reception was great and they helped with organising a day trip without a problem. Knowledgeable and helpful without being pushy. They were happy we stayed for a couple of nights with a break for a trip to the reef and then back again. Close enough with a pleasant walk to...

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review. We are happy your drivers licence turned up OK :o) It was a pleasure to meet you and your daughter. All the best, from us all at JJ's x

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Kickstart breakfast in the morning, interesting people and SUPER cheer&helpful staff ! All the info you need is going to be delivered with a smile, powerful showers, clean, tidy and cozy Backpas with free shuttle bus (just about 5 minutes) to down town. At night it gets quiet for a deep sleep and they have got a nice terrace for...

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Awesome, awesome, awesome, we love everything you have written, thank you so very much!!! You are a superstar and thank you for sharing your experience of JJ's with others. Safe travels, from the team at JJ's x

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Excellent, bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen, everything are very clean. The personales are very sympatic and ready to help people everytime. We are visited Sydney, Brisbane ans others amazing city, but with this Backpack particulary, I think my trip in Cairns was my favorite moment

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

You said you was going to write a review however we didn't expect something as lovely as this, thank you so very much. It really was a pleasure to meet you all and we hope your travels and farm work all goes well. All the best, from us all at JJ's xx

Magnetic island
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Had a great time here, stayed for ten days. The hostel is very clean and tidy and everyone is really friendly, with the staff always wanting to help! The free suttee bus into town is really useful as well. Thank you for a great stay

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Awesome review, thank you so much! Thank you for the great feedback and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay here with us. Safe travels, from us all at JJ's x

Sayville, New York
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This hostel is located near a busy road and there wS a group of people outside the lodge creating a raucous so loud that it was difficult to sleep. The breakfast is a joke. Frozen slices of white bread and milk carton that had chunks of ice. A very small kitchen where the permenent guests have taken all the space...

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry you found our little hostel to be below average. The breakfast we offer is a FREE breakfast with a choice of 2 types of cereal, toast, jams, milk tea coffee and sugar. This is not rationed and is put out for our guests to help themselves. We buy bread in bulk and...

Brisbane
Reviewed 14 November 2016

we have stayed in a few hostels now since being in Australia and this is definitely one of our favourites. The staff are super friendly and helpful and the toilets/ showers always clean and only 20dollars to camp! Great price!

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for this lovely review and super fabbo ratings. It is awesome you enjoyed your stay and thank you for sharing your experience :o)

Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I spent 3 amazing weeks there! The staff was lovely and helpful and I met great people there. It's a small hostel, quiet and clean, a bit far from the city centre but the walk along the esplanade is worth it. I'd recommend it a 100%!

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

You are awesome, thank you so so much for this fantastic review. We are so glad you stayed with us having just arrived into Australia. We hope you are have an amazing time down the coast and over to Perth for Christmas. Safe travels and it was such a pleasure to meet you.

Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This is the best hostel where I stayed on my Australia trip. The rooms are so clean and everybody has enough burst. Realy friendly stuff and a nice kitchen. My mate and I must left the hostel one day earlier, because of our flight and we got our money back, unbelievable. We have never seen this before.

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your awesome feedback, we think you are fabulous!!! AND thank you for saying we are the best hostel in Australia, now that's something to live up to! Safe travels x

Frankston, Australia
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Stayed here with two girlfriends for 6 nights in October. The place is quite basic but it's what you want from a backpackers. Not the real "party" vibe I've had at some places, but everyone was friendly enough. Small pool and communal kitchen are nice and clean. Doesn't have a bar or pool table or anything to encourage mingling, but...

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for adding your feedback here, we really appreciate this :o) We are glad you had a nice time at JJ's and found us to be friendly and clean. We think you are superstars!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostelbookers Awards for Excellence "Best Staff Oceania" 2012 & 2013! One of the few smaller hostels in Cairns, JJ's offers a friendly, social atmosphere and fantastic service. This owner/operated hostel is perfect for meeting people, having fun and has that family feel you are looking for. Breakfast included, all bed linen is provided and dorms are only 3 or 4 share! Doubles, twins & singles available and a free courtesy bus, train and city pick up! Secure off street parking also available for those self-drivers. All you will need for a safe and comfortable stay whilst in Cairns. JJ's operates a comprehensive Tour Booking Service offering discounted tours and adventures. Local, experienced Staff will give you honest advice on tours, transport options, where and what to see and do in Cairns, Queensland and the rest of Australia. Other services available at JJ's include; * Free WIFI * Fully equipped kitchen & BBQ facilities * Swimming Pool & Table Tennis * Games, X Box, DVDs, TV room & Book Swap * Air Conditioning for summer * Blankets for winter * Mobile, Internet & Phone card Recharge * Photocopy, printing & faxing * Laundry * Towels ($2 hire) * Free Safety Deposit & Backpack Storage* Hair-dryer * Free tea & coffee. Close to Esplanade, gym, supermarket, takeaways and pub. ... more   less 

Additional Information about JJ's Backpackers Hostel

Address: 11 - 13 Charles St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $23 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — JJ's Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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