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JJ's Backpackers Hostel

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11 - 13 Charles Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Munich, Germany
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had 3 nice days in your hostel! Staff is very friendly! The room/ kitchen area and toilets are really clean! Free wifi is working well. One of your staff had a good tip for a car rental company around the block, where we got our car for a cape tribulation trip!

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, we really do appreciate this :o) We are so happy you had a good time here and have shared this experience with others. Happy travels, from us all at JJ's ! More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Adequately clean rooms and easy access from the airport. Had a late check-in, but the staff had left clear instructions how to do it myself. Super friendly and professional people at reception. They even booked all the activities I wanted to. Big plus for their free transport in and out of the city centre and free breakfast!

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

Wonderful review, thank you so much. We are very happy you had a good experience at JJ's and the staff were courteous and helpful. We are here to help wherever we can to make your stay as comfortable and to gain the best knowledge and experiences of Cairns that you can :o) Safe travels from us all at JJ's. More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Negative's : This hostel is very expensive considering how far it is away from the town centre. (About 30 minutes walk) They don't offer any discounts for long term stayers. (One of the main reason why we left). Their free shuttle bus doesn't always run to their so called schedule. The living room area is very dated as are the... More 

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1 Thank Amy M
JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

It is such a shame you resorted to writing a bad review on Tripadvisor. You chose to move into a unit after being offered a weekly rate in the double room. Many times you and your boyfriend continued to visit a friend who had been staying at JJ's long-term. After several nights of being asked to leave for late night... More 

Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is family. When I came there, I have only booked for one week.. I ended up staying 5, what made it even harder to say goodbye. Simon and Tracy and all the other staff are without exception always friendly, rooms are always clean, same as the kitchen, pool and smoking area. You see that they really care about... More 

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

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for this wonderful review, we love you we do!!!! We are so glad you chose to stay with us at JJ's and that you loved staying with us. Your review is lovely and it was such a pleasure to meet you! Take care and we look forward to seeing you again when you make... More 

Ulm, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

This hostel truly is home. When I first arrived I planed to stay for 5 days, but I ended up staying for 5 Weeks. It is quite small, but therefor quiet and family like. The rooms are not too big and clean and the outside area is perfect for simply relaxing in the afternoon sun at the pool. But the... More 

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1 Thank Merry B
JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you thank you thank you for this lovely review! It really was a pleasure to meet you and we are glad you stayed with us at JJ's. It was sad to see you go and we hope you are settling in OK to your job out west! We miss you we do!!!! Take care, keep in touch, safe travels!... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Small and friendly hostel. Very hospitable and everyone was very helpful and accommodating. Room was roomy and gave some good tips for local spots. Good Wifi. Also they arranged transport to and from the centre if one wasn't keen on a short walk.

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

Another wonderful review, thank you so much! It is always good to read feedback like this. We are very happy you enjoyed your time here with us at JJ's. Safe travels. More 

Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The staff is just the best. Tracy and Simon are wonderful. Extremely friendly and genuinely care about their guests. The hostel is a little outside the city, but they offer a free shuttle into town. They also give discounts on bookings and free transfers to bookings. Free breakfast and free wifi. Rooms are basic, but clean. Facilities are good. Small,... More 

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Thank mlm123456
JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this fantastic review, we are so happy you enjoy your time here and we love it that you returned :o) Safe travels x More 

Sedona, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

All together great! Stayed at JJ's with my daughter on our Australia tour. We arrived with our camper van for 2 nights and parket our van in the car park, we also stayed in a private room for the 3rd night, so got to experience both possibilities. The space for the camper van was very small as i believe they... More 

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

Hello and thank you for this fantastic review. We are glad you shared this information with everyone and that JJ's was a good stay for you :o) With the van spaces, we offer a short stay, with the use of all our facilities so no need to unpack the vans. We offer this service as a quick stop over to... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the hostel for just over a week, but it was a good place to stay. It is a pretty small hostel, but because of that it is much more family like. Its location is outside the city centre, but that is not too far away (and they have a shuttle bus service which runs until 9.30pm). There... More 

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Thank HTJP1984
JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

A lovely review, thank you so much. We are glad you enjoyed your time here and was happy with our little hostel's service and facilities. We look forward to meeting you again should you make it back to Cairns one day :o) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

jj's is the most chilled out and nice place were everyone gets on and can have some fun to the staff are so lovely and I want to apologize and say thank you for letting me stay after I got spiked in the city and did some regretable things some guests weren't happy with but they were very understanding and... More 

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

Thank you for writing this! We are glad that everything worked out OK for you and that other guests in the hostel were understanding too. Take care, from us all at JJ's. More 

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