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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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Ranked #30 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
NarbonneToulouse Toulouse, France
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Toulouse, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the Jack for 2 weeks and LOVED IT! The rooms are clean the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The free meal in the evening is good and it's great to have free wifi !!! The bar is cool you get cheap drinks if you stay at the jack which is great ! Every night there are cool... More

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Cairns Region, Australia
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 2 weeks, with my partner for the first week and alone the second week so got to experience both sides of The Jack! The first week in the motel was awesome, a double and a single bed, widescreen tv, clean facilities, tea and coffee in the rooms which were replenished every day by the cleaning staff... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has great atmosphere for backpacker. It's pretty cheap and the 8 bed dorm I got was very large and clean. Every night everyone would be up for something to do. The hostel is above the jack pub and could get very noisy on event nights so pack ear plug! You get a certain amount of free internet and... More

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Cairns, Australia
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best hostels, if not the best I've stayed at while I've traveled Australia. Great atmosphere, great people, friendly and approachable staff, very clean and well maintained and great value for money. The free evening meal is a great bonus too if you can't be bothered to cook for yourself. There a massive social balcony that you can... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Jack for two weeks and loved it. Everybody was super friendly, staff was helpful, there are four computers to use in the lobby, and I found it to be very clean. The free evening meal was a nice perk, and you get an option between two dinners (ex: chicken jungle curry or beef stroganoff). The portions... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stayed at the Jack as it's cheap and you get a free evening meal every day which are really good. The staff are all very friendly and helpful, and you get a wifi allowance of 500mb everyday. The hostel itself is OK. I wasn't keen on the open plan unisex bathroom facilities. The rooms have their own mini fridge... More

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Calgary, Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Ive stayed at the jack on 2 seperate occasions. Both for 3 weeks at a time. Each time I had the best time and met the greatest people ive met in australia. It is definitely the hardest place to leave that ive been to in 2 years. The staff at reception is so helpful and friendly its ridiculous. The service... More

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Airlie Beach, Australia
1 review
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It's the best hostel in Cairns. Location is great, near Cairns Central, all the bars/clubs, and not a far walk from the esplanade and lagoon. Always very clean! I've stayed in a few different room types, big dorms and smaller ensuites and they're all great. The staff is pretty much the best ever. Loved everyone there! You have the best... More

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Eyemouth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Very good clean hostel. Just a short walk to all the shops and bars on the water front. Also the fact you get a free evening meal proved very handy. The only bad thing i can think of Is that some of the cooking equipment in the kitchen didn't work. Would definitely stay here again.

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Every time I have been here I have the best time of my life. The staff are amazing people and keep the place spotless. Will pick the Jack over any hostel in cairns. Everything you need is close by and to be on that balcony having a drink in the sunshine with new friends is all part of the experience

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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
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