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JJ's Backpackers Hostel

11 - 13 Charles Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Duisburg, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I got to know from this nice location by a dear friend of mine. We arrived in a really nice atmosphere. Jordan welcomed us although we arrived much to late in the evening. Our room was clean and comfortable. The only thing to complain about was the saggy mattress. The kitchen always appeared clean and tidy. Not least because all... More

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

Thank you so much for your comments, it is greatly appreciated. We will definitely look into the mattress situation. You should have come to see us when you was here and we would have gladly changed it for you straight away. Thanks again for the feedback, it really does help. Safe travels from us all at JJ's x More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The hostel is very clean! I would like to say thanks to Jordan and Tracy giving me genuine advices and suggestions of places that I can go. Also, it provides free bus driving to the city as well as back to the hostel on each day. Most importantly, the price is very affordable and reasonable. I would recommend to anyone... More

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

YEAY!!! Thank you Jeffrey for writing your review for us, we really appreciate it :o) It is great that we managed to fit in everything you wanted to see in the short time you was here. Loved the koala photo! We would love to see you again should you make it back to cairns in the future. Thank you again!... More

Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

An nice little hostel which is 25 minutes out of town. The kitchen is ok but needs cleaning more often and they need an extra fridge! The rooms are a bit small and very dated. The washing lines are above the bins!??? Not good if you would like clean non smelly clothes! The lounge is dated and the TV is... More

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

Thank you so much for your review and comments. We have looked at what you have written and taken all into consideration. When guests are not happy we really wish they would talk to us when they are here as we can usually make everything better for a more pleasant stay :o) In response to your comments; Our kitchen is... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Hi All! Me and My girlfriend Dream stayed over the New Year's for 14 nights and it was just amazing! It is a small, quiet, clean and very friendly place to stay! Big thank you to Mr Driver for having my stay more chilled out and Jordan for trip advices! We spend great time in Cairns and looking forward to... More

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

Thanks for spending New Year with us and for sharing your experiences with others! It is great you had a good time up here and we love that you call him "Mr Driver" hee hee. Might make it his new name :o) We wish you all the best and definitely look forward to seeing you again if you make it... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in this backpackers for 2 weeks at the end of November, I had a single room which was clean had air conditioning which was very much needed!! The owners of the backpackers was very good as a few times I was late being picked up for trips and helped me by ringing my tour guide etc!! It was... More

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

Thanks squillions for your review! Yes, you definitely need the a/c in the summer months, can be a little sticky! It's great you enjoyed your time here and have recommended for other to stay with us, thank you. We wish you all the best in your travels. More

Falmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is the only Hostel I've ever had a hard time leaving. Every body there made you feel so welcome, so much so that i ended up staying for over 5 weeks. Simon, Tracy, Jordan, George and the rest of the team were always pleasant and helpful, and really made me feel at home. the rooms were nice, fairly sized... More

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

WOW!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your amazing review! We love it when we hear this about our little hostel as this is exactly how we want our guests to feel, part of the family :o) We really appreciate you sharing your memories with others and hope that everyone who stays with us in the future feels the... More

Sydney, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Great place for backpackers. Excellent staff, excellent partnership with Woolshed restaurant with excellent food. Good facilities. A lot of helps to book trips. Situated at 15-20 walk from the center. Free shuttle to go to Woolshed. Excellent recommandation !

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

Thank you so much for your review, we think you are a superstar!!!! We are so happy you enjoyed your time at JJ's and Cairns. Safe travels, from the JJ's crew :o) More

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Nice staff and clean facilities. The price includes breakfast and dinner in a pub downtown (rice or pasta for free or a discount in other dishes). It's 15 minutes walk from the center, but they have a free shuttle service that is very useful. If you book tours with them they give you a lift to the meeting point of... More

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

Thank you so much for your review. It is great you had a good time when you stayed with and thank you for sharing :o) Ants in the tropics are attracted to the slightest thing be it food, dirty laundry, empty wrappers/cans in bins. We encourage everyone to eat in the dining area rather than in their rooms to help... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

JJ's was hands-down the best place I stayed at during a recent month-long tour of Austral-asia. The facilities and location are top-notch, but what really set this place apart were: 1) the staff. Easy to see why JJ's won the Best Customer Service award. Tracy, Simon (I think), Martin, et al bent over backwards to make me feel welcome, and... More

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

WOW WOW WOW thank you soooooo much for your amazing review!!!! Your requests were not too bad and as it turned out it made your holiday just as you needed it to be :o) We all love what we do and it is up to us to help all our guests have the best possible time whilst in Cairns and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Great place to stay. The rooms were tidy on arrival, bathrooms were clean and tidy. Great bang for the buck! Also a lot of help on booking trips on the front desk. Many recommendations and they always wanted to hear how'd it gone. The kitchen i didn't use it much but it had all the essentials in it. Breakfasts were... More

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

You are a superstar and thank you so much for this great review, we really appreciate it!! We hope this will help others to choose to come and stay with us in the future. Happy travels!!!! 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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