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JJ's Backpackers Hostel

11 - 13 Charles Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #12 of 84 Specialty lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hostel, friendly and quiet. Perfect if you want to relax. Sarah from reception is very nice and helped us with everything we needed. The tours we booked with her were really good and affordable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in this hostel first from Sept- Nov 2013 to start our Australia trip off, it was a fantastic place to start. Fun and friendly staff, courteous and happy to help with any questions or bookings we wanted to arrange. Nothing was too much bother. The hostel was clean, even the shared kitchen, which was fully equipped with everything... More

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Maffra, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my time at JJ's. Hostel staff very friendly, rooms clean and great shower pressure. Close to a super market and foreshore. Doesn't have free wifi, thats the only downside. Would return and would recommend

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is ideal for students/backpackers looking for a cheap place to stay. Situated roughly a mile from central Cairns, it is very much within walking distance of the city and close to the beachfront as well. Hostel staff were courteous and helpful in arranging sightseeing tours and pickups/dropoffs to the airport and downtown Cairns. Northern Queensland is well within... More

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Noosa, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Moved from a terrible hostel on my first day in cairns to here. Best choice I made! Stayed in double bed which was reasonably priced. Everything so clean. Kitchen quite small but never found myself waiting to use the facilities. Owners were great. Really helpful. Probably the nicest I have met in the past 11 months of travelling. Thank you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Would recommend this hostel highly as the staff are excellent, hostel is very clean and tidy, prices of room are pretty good considering other hostel which are much worse. No waiting for showers, free lifts to town as it's a bit further away, free breakfast!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If your going to Cairns you have to choose JJ's it's a MUST!!! After reading reviews on trip advisor I'm so pleased I booked here!! Myself and a friend shared a private twin room, the room was spacious, very clean and the bed was very comfy! JJ's is located about a 20 minute stroll away from the centre, although don't... More

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A fun hostel to hang around in, they have great local knowledge and awesome social nights. They have a awesome Xbox with FIFA, who ever thought of having this in a hostel is a genius! The staff are awesome, Fabian and Harry the bus drivers are awesome!!! Sarah, Tracy and Simon are awesome too! The pool is nice, BBQ is... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Nice location, close to beach and not far from marina to go to outer reefs . Sarah was very helpful with organizing boat trips and a great source of all kind of useful information. Tracy made a free BBQ dinner what was very nice too. Hostel is close to little beach park where I had a chance to watch hundreds... More

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Palos Heights, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I was only in town for two nights and the room was very simple, which is all you need for what you pay. The staff, especially Sarah, was very helpful, answering any and all questions I had no matter how inane. It was a nice walk to the Esplanade and at least a 25 minute walk to the marina, but... More

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

Ha Ha we love that you wrote "simply, but great staff," describes us to a Tee! Thank you for your lovely review and we will definitely pass on your comments to Sarah. Safe travels x More

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Address: 11 - 13 Charles Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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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 included, 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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