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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 #35 of 84 Specialty lodging in Cairns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I stayed in this hostel for almost 2 months. The Jack, is really close to almost everything, 10 min to the lagoon, 5 mins to woolthworth, and probably too close to all the bars and nightclubs. We have an amazing service: - Reception open to 8 am to 9pm, all the day they help you for everything, give to you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We staid few night in Jacks hostel and I really enjoyed my stay there. It's really close by the Lagoon,by 10 min walk from it, the pub and free meals are cool. Noisy for people who like quiet places. I recomand it wi fi 300 mo per day + wi fi of the city. Kitchen and bathroom clean which is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Myself and my friend stayed at The Jack for 10 days in June 2014. We were greeted by friendly reception staff, and delighted to learn that by booking a week you get one night free. And you also get a free evening meal every night when you present your room key! We had several interactions with cleaning staff during our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Checked in here from moving from Gilligans, the reception staff were very helpful and pointed us in the right directions. Room large and have own lockers and box for under your bed. The cleaner was a bit of a grumpus she was going mad at the smallest ammount of mess.. dont mess with Harriet! Great atmosphere everyone together in the... 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
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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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