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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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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined at the jack bistro while staying in cairns although the meals were satisfactory they definitely weren't outstanding. The value was good but it seemed to be cheap fatty cuts of meat especially on the ribs. Was still good value and would probably go there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed at the Jack 3 separate times and I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else if I were ever in Cairns again. The staff is so friendly and helpful. Everything is kept really clean and there are great with changes in reservations. Showers, bathrooms, and rooms are all super clean and never too crowded. There's something to do every night... More

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ive stayed in many hostels in Cairns and The Jack was by the far the best one.The free meals are really tasty and the portions are a fair size. You get a discount at the bar if you are a guest of the hotel or the motel, so really cheap drinks. They have activities on almost every night for the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the Jack for about a month and it was such a great experience, the rooms are so clean and the staff helps you whenever they can. The rooms and the balcony are cleaned every day and the free meal you get for dinner every evening is really good. Plus it takes you only about fifteen minutes to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights before an east coast tour. It was great value for money. The rooms were clean and shower and toilet areas were kept clean and tidy. The only fault in the room is the lack of plug sockets for charging items and the windows do not keep the noise out. I recommend ear plugs if... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Very social, clean and friendly hostel, I have stayed in lots of hostels in Cairns and this by far the best one! Most the other ones I've stayed at there has always been a catch either an extra cost, for something or other!! Here there are no extra costs, dinner included, free WiFi, clean comfortable rooms, free activities at the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Not the worst hostel I have stayed at but some of the features were pretty uncomfortable. The toilets were mixed-gender stalls that were located right beside the common area. You could literally look out the crack of the door while sitting on the toilet and see people watching tv; no privacy. Also, I'm not sure why it bothered me so... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Having called up 6 weeks prior and made a reservation we thought we'd have a room fine. Turns out when we arrived they had double booked us and failed to let us know in the whole 6 weeks up to the booking. Ended up being put in a room with staff members and were they had all been living there... More

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Toulouse, France
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

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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Address: 48 Spence Street | Corner Sheridan and Spence Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Shenannigans)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 34
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