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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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Campinas, SP
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff was awesome and helpful. That's pretty much it! There's a pub which is part of the hostel, so its loud, really loud! At some point it is a good idea to rest, specially after diving or whatever other activitie around cairns,and it's hard as the music keeps pumping and drunk people screaming after. The rooms are really hot... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

5 stars are not enough to say how much this hostel is unbeliveable! people working there are so lovely. I spoke to the night security, the girls at the reception and the girl in charge of the cleaning and they are so amazing people ! Even the staff down at the bar are so friendly. im french and its a... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in gilligans two nights prior to changing to jacks and was pleasantly surprised by the difference in service and hospitality. Jacks is a more personal and friendly choice. It does not feel as commercial as gilligans since they don't charge for wifi, luggage storage or dinner. The wifi was actually pretty okey (cus let's be honest, the internet... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
4 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel wasn't bad, but it wasn't amazing either. I was looking for a hostel for one night, close to the coach station in Cairns and the place I stayed at previouslly was just to far to walk with all my luggage and then walk back to the station. The staff are friendly and helpful. I got checked in and... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 November 16, 2014

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 November 5, 2014

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 November 4, 2014 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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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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Number of rooms: 34
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