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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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

Oregon Coast, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you are looking for a hostel to stay at, look no further...dont even bother looking at anymore.. I have personally stayed in several hostels around the world and in Australia. JJ's is by far the friendliest, cleanest, warm-welcoming hostel around. JJ's provides an environment where you can meet new family, have a drink, play table tennis or enjoy a... More

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

Thank you ladies, for this wonderful review, we really appreciate this especially after receiving the one previous. Phew!! It is wonderful that you had a great time and that we could offer some fabbo trip suggestions for you both. We hope you had the bestest time EVER!!! All the best, from us all at JJ's. More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

After reviewing their website, I figured we would book a couple nights there to set up and check out the city for the week we were there. After morning check in, I soon found out that the wifi is not free (industry standard). The girl at the counter was knowledgeable, however rude and lacking in basic customer service skills (impolite,... More

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

Oh no, we are really sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us at JJ's, we really wish you would have spoken to us whilst here and hopefully we could have made for a better time here! As owner of JJ's, we really do take feedback seriously weather good or bad as we are always looking for ways to... More

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

simon tracy sarah then all casual staff made this the happiest time for me on my solo trip as a grey nomand this really is home from home all people staying there especially young backpackers loved the relaxing feel the friendliness of everyone involved with jjs I will definatly be back when I return to oz early next year

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

We loved having you stay with us Wendy and thank you sooooo much for for sharing your comments with others to read. We look forward to seeing you again when you return next year! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Without doubt the friendliest hostel in Cairns! Tracey, Simon and everyone at the hostel go out of there way to make it feel like a home away from home. Great facilities such as the pool/pond, BBQ area, chill out zone and a free very regular bus into town and back with airport pickups. Overall a very clean well maintained hostel... More

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

Hey, we'll have less of the pool/pond thank you very much! HEE HEE thank you for the fabbo review! You have only been gone a couple of days and we miss you already! Have an amazing time down the coast, you travel agent you! It was a pleasure to meet you both and we will see you next year in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I stayed here for about three weeks and I had one of the best times of my entire year in Australia. I got to know Tracy, Simon and Jordan and all of the long termers. Loved the wibe and the simplicity! It's a fair and respected give and take relationship between you and the owners. If you greet them with... More

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

Tommy, Tommy Tommy, what a wonderful person you are!! It was a pleasure to meet you and have you be a part of our JJ's family. Always had a smile and everyone enjoyed your company. Thank you for writing a review on here for us, it made us smile to hear from you once more. Much love Oooh yeah, Brian... 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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