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JJ's Backpackers Hostel

11 - 13 Charles Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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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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Stanthorpe, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was so quiet, I was actually able to sleep during the night, a luxury not available at other Backpackers hostels. (from experience) All you want at a hostel: Nice environment, friendly staff, clean and comfortable, courtesy van. Love to come back for another stay!

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Exeter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

JJ's has really friendly, helpful staff and the free breakfast is a plus any day of the week! The locations spot on, central enough for a short walk to the pubs, restaurants and shops (there's a free regular bus anyway if walking's not your thing) but far enough away to appreciate the laid back local vibe that cairns has to... More

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I very recently arrived in Cairns after a seven year hiatus and after speaking to a few travelers, they insisted that i must stay at JJ's Backpackers. I was welcomed there with professionalism and a warm smile and it became very clear why this hostel was recommended with such fervor. My first morning there, i was shown around the premises... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

It was a while ago now that myself and partner stayed at this hostel; however we did so for 5 months!!!! It was our first stop on our travels and I was home sick from the start. However the staff at JJ's Backpackers, Tracy and Simon, made us feel at home straight away. There is plenty of activities; BBQ nights,... More

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

Helllooooo to youuuuuuu!!! Thank you squillions for writing your review, what a lovely surprise! Thank you for sharing your feedback and hopefully people travelling alone will now feel comfortable staying with us knowing that they will make new friends here, including the staff x We so wish you were back here too. You will have to bring your little family... More

Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Having spent a month backpacking around Australia, JJ's was easily the best place I stayed in. It was extremely comfortable and relaxed which meant if you didn't want to venture out you could just hang around the hostel all day - something that was very welcome given the tropical storms going on. And when you did want to do something,... More

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

Thank you soooo much for your review. You have written some rally lovely things and it really makes our day to know that you have had a great time here and we have been of help, so "thank you!" We do live in an amazing place and there is soooooo much to do around here both paid trips and also... More

Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

JJ's was my 4th hostel I had stayed in by the time I got there and to be honest I wasn't enamoured with the hostel living. But JJ's changed that, it was such a relaxing hostel and the members of staff were so friendly. Try helped us so much with trips and we had such a lovely time there. I... More

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

Thanks Thanks Thanks to youuuuuu. What great feedback you have shared. We really appreciate this, thank you! We love what we do and love we can share with our guests. We are sorry about the WIFI, usually it reached all rooms however if we have poor weather conditions or huge downloads happening, it can slow it down :o( Safe travels... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I always find it so hard to choose a hostel when the reviews are so mixed and so personal so I'll try and keep this factual! As a 43yo single female traveller I found JJ's to be a very comfortable place to stay and feel it offered great value for money. Everywhere was kept very clean (scrubbed right into the... More

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

It is so great to receive feedback like this, thank you so so much!!! We do try to keep JJ's as best we can at all times however we cannot always please everyone. So it is nice to receive a pat on the back sometimes. We will be sure to pass this on to all staff. Safe travels and we... More

Duisburg, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I got to know from this nice location by a dear friend of mine. We arrived in a really nice atmosphere. Jordan welcomed us although we arrived much to late in the evening. Our room was clean and comfortable. The only thing to complain about was the saggy mattress. The kitchen always appeared clean and tidy. Not least because all... More

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

Thank you so much for your comments, it is greatly appreciated. We will definitely look into the mattress situation. You should have come to see us when you was here and we would have gladly changed it for you straight away. Thanks again for the feedback, it really does help. Safe travels from us all at JJ's x More

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The hostel is very clean! I would like to say thanks to Jordan and Tracy giving me genuine advices and suggestions of places that I can go. Also, it provides free bus driving to the city as well as back to the hostel on each day. Most importantly, the price is very affordable and reasonable. I would recommend to anyone... More

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

YEAY!!! Thank you Jeffrey for writing your review for us, we really appreciate it :o) It is great that we managed to fit in everything you wanted to see in the short time you was here. Loved the koala photo! We would love to see you again should you make it back to cairns in the future. Thank you again!... More

Brisbane, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

An nice little hostel which is 25 minutes out of town. The kitchen is ok but needs cleaning more often and they need an extra fridge! The rooms are a bit small and very dated. The washing lines are above the bins!??? Not good if you would like clean non smelly clothes! The lounge is dated and the TV is... More

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

Thank you so much for your review and comments. We have looked at what you have written and taken all into consideration. When guests are not happy we really wish they would talk to us when they are here as we can usually make everything better for a more pleasant stay :o) In response to your comments; Our kitchen is... More

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Additional Information about JJ's Backpackers Hostel

Address: 11 - 13 Charles Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 82 Specialty lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 & dinner, 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; * WIFI * Fully equipped kitchen & BBQ facilities * Swimming Pool & Table Tennis * Games, 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* Hairdryer * Free tea & coffee. Close to Esplanade, gym, supermarket, takeaways and pub. ... more   less 
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