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JJ's Backpackers Hostel

11 - 13 Charles Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #10 of 84 Specialty lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
jmariann15 Noosa, Australia
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Noosa, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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

Ayr, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed at JJ's in our campervan for a few nights and enjoyed it here. Quieter than other hostels in Cairns as it is slightly out of the centre but the shuttle bus was great for getting there and back. All the staff were friendly, they recommended and helped us book our trip out to the Barrier Reef. The free... More

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

Thank you so much for your review and for your great ratings! Sadly, the WIFI is not free however the price is very affordable and unlimited access :o) Happy travels, from us all at JJ's x More

DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were traveling in a small camper van and were able to pay a small fee to use the facilities at JJ's. The amenities were great! The owners are very knowledgeable about the area and were able to help us create a fantastic trip all around the area. They could even book trips on sight. They often had dinners available... More

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

Whoohoo thank you so much, it was a pleasure sharing our wonderful part of Australia with you and glad you got to see the surroundings too! It was great to meet you both and we are glad you enjoyed your time here with us at JJ's. Safe travels and hopefully we will see you in your part of the world... More

Cottesloe, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I stayed in a single room at JJ's for one night. I was arriving int the early hours & Tracy & Sarah were very prompt to my emails & helpful with ALL of my questions. The room was very basic, but all that was needed. A single bed, fan, wee hanging rail & about five power points (which is most... More

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

WOW fantastic, what an amazing review and great information for our future guests to read, "THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!" We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and that we could help out with any questions, that's what we are here for :o) Hopefully, we will see you again, should you make it back to Cairns. Safe travels,... More

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Had a really great time at JJ's, nice quiet location with good areas to meet people and hang out. The staff are really helpful and friendly. Sarah at reception did an amazing job organizing my 3 day trip activities, her recommendations were perfect for what I was looking for. I will definitely stay here again next time I am in... More

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

Woohoo, thanks for the great review!!! We will definitely pass on your comments to Sarah. She is amazing and has great knowledge of tours and travel to share with our guests. We look forward to seeing you again when you make it back to Cairns. 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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Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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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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