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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Don W Birmingham, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Relaxed, friendly, very clean, and a great port of call in a storm. (We were there during a cyclone and felt well looked after and entertained). Good local shops (supermarket, liquor store, deli). The staff were helpful and full of ideas for trips, and there is a free shuttle service to and from town and from the airport. Nice social... More

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Kununurra, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Simple accom without the frills, but still a little extra service. A convenient shuttle to and from the city, wifi, well equipped kitchen and amazing staff! They all deserve a pay rise for not only their friendliness, but reliability and efficiency... Way to go!

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

Thank you soooo much for your ratings and comments. We do have great staff who enjoy what they do. We are so happy you had a great time with us at JJ's! More

Oregon Coast, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a hostel to stay at, look no further...dont even bother looking at anymore.. I have personally stayed in several hostels around the world and in Australia. JJ's is by far the friendliest, cleanest, warm-welcoming hostel around. JJ's provides an environment where you can meet new family, have a drink, play table tennis or enjoy a... More

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

Thank you ladies, for this wonderful review, we really appreciate this especially after receiving the one previous. Phew!! It is wonderful that you had a great time and that we could offer some fabbo trip suggestions for you both. We hope you had the bestest time EVER!!! All the best, from us all at JJ's. More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reviewing their website, I figured we would book a couple nights there to set up and check out the city for the week we were there. After morning check in, I soon found out that the wifi is not free (industry standard). The girl at the counter was knowledgeable, however rude and lacking in basic customer service skills (impolite,... More

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

Oh no, we are really sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us at JJ's, we really wish you would have spoken to us whilst here and hopefully we could have made for a better time here! As owner of JJ's, we really do take feedback seriously weather good or bad as we are always looking for ways to... More

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

simon tracy sarah then all casual staff made this the happiest time for me on my solo trip as a grey nomand this really is home from home all people staying there especially young backpackers loved the relaxing feel the friendliness of everyone involved with jjs I will definatly be back when I return to oz early next year

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

We loved having you stay with us Wendy and thank you sooooo much for for sharing your comments with others to read. We look forward to seeing you again when you return next year! More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Without doubt the friendliest hostel in Cairns! Tracey, Simon and everyone at the hostel go out of there way to make it feel like a home away from home. Great facilities such as the pool/pond, BBQ area, chill out zone and a free very regular bus into town and back with airport pickups. Overall a very clean well maintained hostel... More

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

Hey, we'll have less of the pool/pond thank you very much! HEE HEE thank you for the fabbo review! You have only been gone a couple of days and we miss you already! Have an amazing time down the coast, you travel agent you! It was a pleasure to meet you both and we will see you next year in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for about three weeks and I had one of the best times of my entire year in Australia. I got to know Tracy, Simon and Jordan and all of the long termers. Loved the wibe and the simplicity! It's a fair and respected give and take relationship between you and the owners. If you greet them with... More

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

Tommy, Tommy Tommy, what a wonderful person you are!! It was a pleasure to meet you and have you be a part of our JJ's family. Always had a smile and everyone enjoyed your company. Thank you for writing a review on here for us, it made us smile to hear from you once more. Much love Oooh yeah, Brian... More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

YEAY!!! Thank you for your review :o) We love helping our guests to choose the trips and tours that suit their budget and preferences. It is always fun to hear how your day was when you return too. Happy travels x More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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

Life long friends, for sure! We couldn't believe it was 2 years you was here and love that you came to stay with us right at the start. We was wonderful to follow your travels around Oz and loved that you finished your trip back here again at JJ's. Keep safe, have an amazing time in your future travels, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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

It is great that you would choose to stay with us again, would and have recommended us to others, thank you! This is great feedback that really makes us happy to hear. Thank you! 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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