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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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  • 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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London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Hostel is personally the best one I went to on my 2 months travels in Oz and NZ. The staff were very polite and welcoming. The rooms were spacious and clean. The beds were comfortable for a backpackers and it is nicely located too for anything you really need! I really recommend this hostel to any backpacker as it... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, Staff. Staff was amazing ! Housekeeper ( Harriet <3 ), Night Security ( Luke and Xavier <3 ) Reception ( Myriam and Jason <3 ) BEST STAFF IN TOWN ! Second, Rooms ! Room were always clean AF :) ! Shower, Bathroom, kitchen EVERYTHING !Third, the FREE MEAL ! Every night you get an awesome free meal,... More 

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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place but had some small issues It's clean and has a good atmosphere, the bar/downstairs area is really cool with great drink prices and promos that a backpacker can really afford (this is the only place we actually bought a few drinks in aus as its so expensive to drink there!!) live entertainment which was cool, large... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for three and a half months ( mid dec - end of mar) and i enjoyed every single day. The jack has an amazing atmosphere and it is easy to make friends and even a little family :). They have free well working wifi and a daily evening meal FOR FREE !!!! The evening entertainment like beerpong... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been traveling for 3 months now and this is my favorite and best hostel ever! I am currently staying on the motel side in the 8 bed dorm and I love it! Personal is friendly, rooms and common areas are clean, food is good (BBQ can be better) and the service they provide is awesome and prompt. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the nicest hostels i have stayed in whilst travelling Australia. We booked a double room (and extended our stay!) It was cheap, very clean, within walking distance to everything you need and the free meal every night isn't something you can grumble about. Apparently it can get noisy but we stayed during the week, although after we left... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I stayed in The Jack Backpackers for multiple times during my two year stay in Australia. Obviously, I enjoyed my stay, otherwise I wouldn't have gone back. On my opinion, The Jack is definitely a place where you get your moneys worth! Every backpacker knows that every penny counts, so free evening meal, free wifi and free activities come in... More 

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San Francisco, California
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10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My issues here were that they play VERY loud music in the club underneath/next door until 1 am on the weekends. Totally understand I was getting into that and they provide ample warning on the website, but it's pretty absurd when they know that a majority of backpackers are there sleeping early in order to catch a 7 am ferry/tour... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Jack is a backpackers place but also a hotel where live bands play all the time. The outdoor area is immense and there are LCD screens showing sports and plenty or areas to smoke (if you are a smoker). Perfectly designed for the topics and the heat, very casual, always fun, open late.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Jack Hotel has an excellent bar and feel to the place. Lovely staff and excellent clean rooms. Very professional and easy going staff!! Best hostel in Cairns!! Great live music and events!! I really enjoyed my stay there for a few months. Would always go back when in cairns.

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