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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic little place a shot walk along the sea front into town or just sit out chatting and chilling. Plenty of takeaways on the door step and a proper of licence for a cheep night in and more than helpful staff

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

Thank you Neil for your feedback, you are a superstar and we are glad you had fun at JJ's! More 

Munich, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the place. Everyone was so lovely and kind. The Staff was so helpfull and wanted you to have a good time there. There is also a shuttlebus running 7 times a day into the city center. The rooms and kitchen has been clean. Shops are nearby. Everything was fine. Like a family. Didn't want to leave this place.... More 

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

It was lovely to meet you and thank you for taking the time to with this review. We do try to accommodate all guests whether travelling alone or in a group and we find many make life long friends here at JJ's. We wish you safe travels and a Happy New Year! More 

Earth
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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

Thank you once more for another fantastic review, we really really do appreciate this! Part of our job is to ensure not only having a clean and comfortable hostel but also to help with your travel needs. Hopefully, you will find us approachable and we can usually help with almost all enquiries and situations, It is good to have a... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

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

Thank you so so much for this great review, we really appreciate you sharing your experience with others. We love what we do and it is always a pleasure to help our guests to experience as much as they can within their time restrictions and budget. Our 12th year at JJ's and still loving every minute! Thank you again! More 

Breda, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

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

Thank you so much for sharing your JJ's experience with others. We are so happy you enjoyed your time here and yes, sometimes it is nice to to have that little bit of personal space especially when travel for a while. JJ's is a great place to meet people. Thank you soooo much for your great comments. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 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 

Delfzijl
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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
1 review
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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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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