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The Jack Backpackers

48 Spence Street | Corner Sheridan and Spence Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Shenannigans)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean, excellent location, friendly staff, good rates. A bit noisy during the weekend because of the close pub, but it's a little flaw if you consider all the rest. And anyway the music usually stops before 1am. No problem during the week. Highly recommended!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fab place to stay, free dinner every night, free wifi every day. Great atmosphere, clean rooms and bathrooms, only downside for me was the unisex toilets but that's a personal preference. I returned several times and would definately go back if I visit Cairns again

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

If you can make a list if things that you wouldn't like to have at a place you are sleeping and resting - this place ticks almost everything on that list (bar ghostly presence). The place was THUMPING when we arrived as there is a bar/club which exists inside the hostel. Someone was on the microphone on an open mic... More

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Ravenshoe, Australia
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Well i traveled up from melbourne, arrived at jacks and even though i had only stayed there for a week. it was so quick to feel like home. excellent staff at the reception area so helpful with all local information, hot spots attractions and they give you some amazing offers on the local evens and adrenaline deals. sitting next door... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

If u are going to stay at the Jacks, book a room with a shared bathroom because then u are in the main hostel and i guess it will be much more quiet. We stayed in a 4 bed dorm with ensuite and this is located in another building right next to the Bar. It was noisy every evening especially... More

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Rhôs-on-Sea, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

i stayed at The Jack for five and a half months, and i can honestly say it's the best hostel i have stayed in in Australia! I was in a four bed deluxe room which was always clean (massive thanks to Harriett and the other cleaning ladies!). It's a great base in the city centre, the free wifi works really... More

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Cairns, Australia
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I stayed in this hostel for 3 months and the staff are very friendly. The hostel is quite big but small enough to get to know everyone very well. I liked the balcony were everyone sits to have drink or two! I enjoy it when Hurricane Hariette team cleaners come into the room and blitz the room clean you will... More

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Cairns, Australia
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The Jack was the first hostel i stayed in in Australia, I'm travelling on my own but i felt at home here, all the staff were really helpful when choosing what trips to go on etc, if i find myself back this way ill deffintelly stay at the Jack again.............the free meals always good too.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The Jack is one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at, with the really good free wifi that works everywhere, nice free meals, great atmosphere with the huge balcony where you always could find someone to socialize with. It is really easy to make friends whether you chill out in the tv-room, hang out on the balcony or join... More

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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at The Jack for almost 4 months and it really became my home away from home! The people are amazing and there is plenty of opportunity to socialize at the bar or over on the balcony. The music does get quite loud at the weekend, but you're choosing a hostel above a bar so it's only to be... More

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Address: 48 Spence Street | Corner Sheridan and Spence Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Shenannigans)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 82 Specialty lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Jack Backpackers is newly refurbished pub-style backpacker accommodation. The accommodation has 120 beds, ranging from 8 bed dorms with shared bathrooms, to four bed dorms and private double rooms with ensuite. The massive pub downstairs has three different bars, a beautiful outdoor undercover beer garden, top quality meal deals for the budget traveler, our famous Friends With Benefits VIP guest discount card, SETANTA & FOX sports action shown on our BIG screens daily 7 days a week, pool tables, a CASINO gaming lounge, plus free entertainment & activities 5 nights a week from Wednesday to Sunday, between the hours of 6pm & 12am. Entertainment on offer ranges from some of the best local & national live bands and DJ's, themed parties, crazy games, beer pong, open mic nights, + much more ... more   less 
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