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JJ's Backpackers Hostel

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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked JJ's because of the good price/service ratio. We had a twin room which was nice and had enough space. The facilities were clean and since each block had it's own shower/toilet there was never a problem with other people. I can also recommend the tour booking service. Since we haven't had booked any tours for Cairns yet (one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a tight timeline for my stay in Cairns but still wanted to do a few specific things. When I made my reservation online, I mentioned my difficulty in fitting everything in and asked for recommendations. They worked with me via email to get the best tours to do everything I wanted to do with exactly the time I... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my stay here. Its very relaxed and quiet but not too far from the city centre. They even have a free shuttle service. I was there during low season. Instead of putting many people in one dorm, they tried to give everyone a private dorm. I had a 3 bed dorm all to myself, which was really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By the time I reached JJs I had stayed in two other hostels in Cairns, trying to find one that suited me and was so pleased to finally find one that did. This is a very friendly hostel, Sarah on reception became a good friend over both times I stayed and was really knowledgeable about the local area and tours.... More 

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

Thank you so much for this great review. Yes, we really do care about our little hostel and all of our guests who stay with us. Things can go wrong from time to time and we always encourage our guests to talk to us whilst here and we can fix almost all queries or problems before you leave. We don't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel made our trip to the reef easy and painless. Just spent one night on either end there, good price, simple set up. Nothing flash, but friendly enough and functional. Also met a lot of nice travelers, very relaxed atmosphere without expectations to spend time with the others staying there, as there is at some hostels.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It is always good to hear that our guests enjoy their time here and that you do get to meet and makes new friends at JJ's. Plenty of time to relax, meet people and that our staff can help with your tours and travel needs to make your stay easy and fulfilled.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great staff, very helpful and good advice with booking tours! Always clean showers, toilets and so is the kitchen. No party hostel, but always a great atmosphere with the backpackers and staff. Had a great time! Greetz, Richard (the Netherlands)

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

Thank you Richard, you re a superstar and we love that you had a great time here with us! Safe travels. More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Really nice place to stay, not a big hostel and no party location, a bit more relaxed instead. 20 min walk into the city, but free bus shuttle frequently. Everybody knows everybody:) Nice people, good and friendly staff. Found some friends. Rooms clean, a bit small, but still good. The only thing I would like to say is, that it... More 

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

Thank you so much for your great feedback. We love that you would stay with us again if you returned to JJ's! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Stayed here multiple times while travelling around Cains and surrounding area. Accomidation was great and staff were very friendly. Tracy even kept my excess fish, I caught on a charter, in the freezer while I left to Daintree for a few days. Would definitely stay again.

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

Ha Ha thanks for the review and great comments! We hope you had that fish by a camp fire somewhere and thought of us whilst eating it, ha ha! Thank you for staying with us and using JJ's as a base whilst exploring all that Cairns and it's surrounds has to offer. It's beautiful, isn't it?! Happy travels, from us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

JJs was like a home from home for us, we met people there who will be friends for life! The cleaners were always so friendly and polite, we booked two trips at the counter recieving phenominal rates and amazing experiances. Often had movie nights which where great fun, movies always discussed for the best option to suit all present. Free... More 

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

Thanks squillions for your feedback! Fun times at JJ's. It was a pleasure to meet you all. Safe travels from us all at JJ's! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Great staff! Went out of their way to make sure everything was great. We are mid 50's travellers and felt right at home meeting everyone. We would recommend this accommodation for budget minded travelers

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

Thank you so much for your fabulous comments. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and found our staff to be friendly and helpful. How did your road trip go? Safe travels and hopefully we will see you again should you be passing back through 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 27
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