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JJ's Backpackers Hostel

11 - 13 Charles Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Delfzijl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great staff, very helpful and good advice with booking tours! Always clean showers, toilets and so is the kitchen. No party hostel, but always a great atmosphere with the backpackers and staff. Had a great time! Greetz, Richard (the Netherlands)

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice place to stay, not a big hostel and no party location, a bit more relaxed instead. 20 min walk into the city, but free bus shuttle frequently. Everybody knows everybody:) Nice people, good and friendly staff. Found some friends. Rooms clean, a bit small, but still good. The only thing I would like to say is, that it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here multiple times while travelling around Cains and surrounding area. Accomidation was great and staff were very friendly. Tracy even kept my excess fish, I caught on a charter, in the freezer while I left to Daintree for a few days. Would definitely stay again.

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

Ha Ha thanks for the review and great comments! We hope you had that fish by a camp fire somewhere and thought of us whilst eating it, ha ha! Thank you for staying with us and using JJ's as a base whilst exploring all that Cairns and it's surrounds has to offer. It's beautiful, isn't it?! Happy travels, from us... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

JJs was like a home from home for us, we met people there who will be friends for life! The cleaners were always so friendly and polite, we booked two trips at the counter recieving phenominal rates and amazing experiances. Often had movie nights which where great fun, movies always discussed for the best option to suit all present. Free... More

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

Thanks squillions for your feedback! Fun times at JJ's. It was a pleasure to meet you all. Safe travels from us all at JJ's! More

Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff! Went out of their way to make sure everything was great. We are mid 50's travellers and felt right at home meeting everyone. We would recommend this accommodation for budget minded travelers

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

Thank you so much for your fabulous comments. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and found our staff to be friendly and helpful. How did your road trip go? Safe travels and hopefully we will see you again should you be passing back through Cairns. More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

I satyed two nights in JJ's and didn't have that good experience. The facilities were ok and the room as well, very basic, everything you need and clean enough. But the problem was the atmosphere. I travel alone and have stayed in many hostels, but this had the worst atmosphere of all. There were not too many guests, but many... More

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback and experiences at JJ's. It is always sad to hear that one of our guests has not had a pleasant time whilst staying with us and we are truly sorry to hear that :o( We know we cannot please everyone all the time however we do try our very best! We use these reviews... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was my first stop in Oz and whilst battling with homesickness I found this hostel to be great, filled with amazing people and a real family atmosphere. Only a short walk to the main city centre and away from the all night noise I would recommend JJ's to anyone. :)

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

Thank you so much for adding your comments. It is great that your first hostel experience was a good one and that we could help you not feel so homesick :o) Our little hostel does have a great atmosphere and we do try to make everyone feel welcome and at home, whether travelling alone or in a group. Safe travels. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

JJs is exactly what it says on the minibus; small, fun, friendly and safe. The staff are super friendly and Tracy and Simon put a great BBQ together, along with fun quizzes (go Team Team)! The facilities are clean and comfortable and there are amenities (grocery store, take aways, bottle shop etc) a short walk away. I have some awesome... More

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

Whoohoo thank you soooooo much for the great comments! Go the BBQ nights!!! We hope you had an amazing time here and also down the coast! Safe travels. More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Relaxed, friendly, very clean, and a great port of call in a storm. (We were there during a cyclone and felt well looked after and entertained). Good local shops (supermarket, liquor store, deli). The staff were helpful and full of ideas for trips, and there is a free shuttle service to and from town and from the airport. Nice social... More

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

Thank you so much for your feedback. It is good that you felt safe at JJ's during the cyclone and that we were able to offer assurance and safety during the storm. We do love it that everyone gets along here and many people meet new friends and find new travelling partners. You guys are superstars, thank you! More

Kununurra, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Simple accom without the frills, but still a little extra service. A convenient shuttle to and from the city, wifi, well equipped kitchen and amazing staff! They all deserve a pay rise for not only their friendliness, but reliability and efficiency... Way to go!

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

Thank you soooo much for your ratings and comments. We do have great staff who enjoy what they do. We are so happy you had a great time with us at JJ's! More

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Address: 11 - 13 Charles Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 27
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