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JJ's Backpackers Hostel

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11 - 13 Charles Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at JJ's during my travels and had a great time staying here. The hostel staff are super friendly and cannot do enough for you. They run a shuttle bus service throughout the day to the city centre and back to the hostel which is very useful for getting around quickly. The rooms are clean with enough space for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't praise them enough. Rooms were immaculate and cosy. Great atmosphere that seems to attract friendly guests. But above all the staff, especially Tracy, were so helpful. I had a number of calamities happen during a dive trip and they couldn't be more helpful or understanding.

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Beerwah, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good staff, very friendly and clean kitchen and bathroom areas. Not for backpackers who want to party. It was a bit far away from the city, but it was walkable in 30 minutes. Good spots for campervans.

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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a Home away from Home. I stayed here for 8 nights with a break in Port Douglas. But my stay here has been lovely. Tracey, Simon and Tracey are all very helpful and able to advice on excursions and trips. The hostel is kept clean and the communal areas are great places to eat and meet people. The hostel... More 

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Nice, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After one year of travelling around Australia, JJ's is definitely my favorite hostel. Small, friendly and quiet atmosphere that brings along good people. The place is clean and feels like home after a really short time. If you're looking for a quiet place to enjoy Cairns... stop looking cuz you've found it. Most helpfull and nicest staff I've met during... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I loved staying at JJs. It's clean, cosy and friendly. As a treat, I stayed in a single room and it was spacious and very comfortable. The staff - Simon and Tracey - were wonderful and really helpful, and were able to help me to book some fantastic trips and onward travel. Having breakfast included was a real bonus. It's... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Turned up at Cairns bus stop at 8pm with no accomodation booked. We were met by a friendly guy who said they had space left at JJ's and we are so glad we decided to go with him. He got is checked in, told us everything we needed to know about the hostel and cairns and was a really funny... More 

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Broughty Ferry, Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I have had 2 separate stays with JJ's and from the moment I arrived at the premises on the first occasion, I knew I was staying at one of the very best hostels in Cairns. Simon made me feel right at home from the start - he is a man of incredible knowledge and humour and we regularly chat on... More 

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

Wow what a fabbo review, thank you!!!! Simon doesn't get many reviews about him so we will definitely make sure he gets to read this one ;o) A fully comprehensive review and, as you told us, only 1 of 3 you have eve made so thanks again for taking the time to write this. Good luck with your rural farm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Some hostels have 'that special thing' and JJs is one of them. Great atmosphere, chilled out and friendly. Very easy to meet people in the common outdoor patio space. Very clean and well taken care of property. Free shuttle into town is an added bonus although the walk to the city centre along the water is lovely and only takes... More 

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

A wonderful warm & fuzzy review, thank you! We are glad you found that "special something" at JJ's, this is just what we try to achieve, the little things that makes us a different from the others :o) Thank you for sharing your experience at JJ's and we look forward to seeing you again in September x More 

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I stayed at JJ’s in February and loved it. It’s in a lovely quiet area of Cairns, but close enough to walk into the town (About 15 mins walk) along the promenade. The hostel feels really safe , comfortable and clean. Lovely patio area and fully equipped kitchen. Simon and Tracey, the owners, are so helpful, patient and friendly. They... More 

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

Thank you sooooooo much for this fantastic review. Your favourite hostel in 4 months of travel, wow that's brilliant, thank you! We love to hear stories like this and we are glad to have helped out with trips for you so that you do have a fabbo time in Cairns. Safe travels x More 

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