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JJ's Backpackers Hostel

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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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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Firstly the staff here are very friendly and approachable (plus free wifi which was very good) which makes it all the more disappointing that the facilities and maintenance are very inadequate. The toilet/shower room in each outbuilding were dirty and had no hand wash which is a pretty basic expectation. The bedroom had large spider webs in the corners of... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are lots of good things and a few bad things about this place but overall we are glad we stayed here. Free breakfast of cereal, toast coffee tea etc was welcomed and a nice change from other places. The outdoor seating and TV room made it quite a social atmosphere and the large kitchen facilities were great. The location... More 

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Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't stay here unless you are on a very tight budget. Good points * Room prices are cheap * free slow wifi * free very basic breakfast * free shuttle to town from the inconvenient location Bad points * there have been numerous negative comments made already by other people on TripAdvisor over a long period. The owners do read... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at JJ's during my travels and had a great time staying here. The hostel staff are super friendly and cannot do enough for you. They run a shuttle bus service throughout the day to the city centre and back to the hostel which is very useful for getting around quickly. The rooms are clean with enough space for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Can't praise them enough. Rooms were immaculate and cosy. Great atmosphere that seems to attract friendly guests. But above all the staff, especially Tracy, were so helpful. I had a number of calamities happen during a dive trip and they couldn't be more helpful or understanding.

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Beerwah, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Good staff, very friendly and clean kitchen and bathroom areas. Not for backpackers who want to party. It was a bit far away from the city, but it was walkable in 30 minutes. Good spots for campervans.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Definitely a Home away from Home. I stayed here for 8 nights with a break in Port Douglas. But my stay here has been lovely. Tracey, Simon and Tracey are all very helpful and able to advice on excursions and trips. The hostel is kept clean and the communal areas are great places to eat and meet people. The hostel... More 

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

After one year of travelling around Australia, JJ's is definitely my favorite hostel. Small, friendly and quiet atmosphere that brings along good people. The place is clean and feels like home after a really short time. If you're looking for a quiet place to enjoy Cairns... stop looking cuz you've found it. Most helpfull and nicest staff I've met during... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I loved staying at JJs. It's clean, cosy and friendly. As a treat, I stayed in a single room and it was spacious and very comfortable. The staff - Simon and Tracey - were wonderful and really helpful, and were able to help me to book some fantastic trips and onward travel. Having breakfast included was a real bonus. It's... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Turned up at Cairns bus stop at 8pm with no accomodation booked. We were met by a friendly guy who said they had space left at JJ's and we are so glad we decided to go with him. He got is checked in, told us everything we needed to know about the hostel and cairns and was a really funny... More 

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