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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the jack, stayed here for 2 months and had a great time. The byo and bar mix is perfect for everyone and gives you a great place to meet people. The atmosphere is amazing and even local parties in the bar really add to it. The free dinner was very welcome and the location is great. This hostel has... More 

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3 Thank James G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Jack Backpackers hotel is a great hostel where you will get great rooms for great price. It's big, clean and had everything you need. Located in the center of Cairns you are walking distance from the the lagoon, shopping and food. The hostel is know for being a "party hostel" because it has a bar linked to it. But!... More 

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2 Thank Marie K
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sweet place to meet people and good music and rooms. Very cleab with friendly staff. Good place if you dont mind a bit of noise and fun. Cheap rates and cheap food. Free wifi and air conditioning were nice too

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2 Thank Rachel A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its not horrible, but it will not sweep you off your feet. in the double room theres a bed and a fridge that works if you really really really want it to. the air conditioning is weak, and the fan spins slower than smoking causing cancer. for the first time in a long time, i was told i had to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Jack is an excellent hotel/hostel. Its very much focussed at a young or budget concious demographic, communal bathrooms for example, but its excellent. It was clean, the people, both staff and other visitors were friendly, the location was central to all the important parts of Cairns, and there was free WiFi and a free dinner every day. Some people... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Great place to stay in Cairns. Centrally located with clean, air conditioned units. I stayed in a 4 bedroom dorm on the motel side. You get WiFi as well as free dinner included with your stay. Pretty loud on weekends but I didn't have any issues falling asleep. Maybe bring some earplugs if you're a light sleeper? Would definitely recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Best place to stay in Cairns! Very nice and friendly stuff, great live.music every day. The price for a night includes WiFi and free dinner ! This was the best dinner we got for ages ! Very clean toilets and good AC in every room. We've already sent lots of our friends to your place :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at Jack backpacker for a week in August. It is located in good location near market, many restaurants, and not too far from port. There are free yummy dinner, many facilities, but some kitchen equipments not work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

The staff here were friendly and accommodating. There is a nice outdoor cooling area / grill. Also, there's a few hammocks for lounging on and it's right next door to a huge pub (I liked it but your opinion could be different) You get free dinner each night you stay which is great. Overall I'd say it's a good hostel,... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

My name is aaron big ups to Caleb and his food for us backpackers. the atmosphere in this place is great. higly recomend this place. the bar is great and the rooms are always clean. cheers guys. Close to town and local shops. the bar is literally next door. the people are freindly and welcoming.

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