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JJ's Backpackers Hostel

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11 - 13 Charles Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Byron Bay, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed my stay here, all the staff are lovely and especially the girl on reception from Leicester 😂(notts) really good advice on trips and excursions and they aren't out just to get your money, the free wifi & bus trips to town every day are a massive bonus as well, absolutely loved staying here

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Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a smaller scale hostel with a few spots for campervans. We stayed in our campervan and had a great time! Free WiFi, free shuttle bus into town. Nice and quiet non party hostel and they organize something every evening. We had a BBQ on Sunday, thuesday there was pizza for $5 per person and wednesday they went on... More 

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Awesome, thank you so much for sharing your JJ's experience. We love it when our guest's have enjoyed their stay with us. We do love what we do and love sharing what there is to do around Cairns other than the usual. Safe travels x More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's my 2nd time to visit Siquijor and I still choose to stay at JJ's. Cheap accommodation and the BEST beach stretch. I've toured around the island, and I swear, this right here tops it! Jiesa, the owner, is also very friendly and attending especially when it comes to booking. It would be best to contact JJ's via email for... More 

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Ooops, I think you may have us mixed up with JJ's Backpackers Village in The Philippines? More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I just needed a budget-friendly place to stay for the weekend while visiting a friend in Cairns, and couldn't be happier with JJ's - I had a private room with a double bed, for an absolute steal. Everything was clean, shared bathroom and toilet facilities included. The ceiling fan made a bit of a racket, but with an air conditioner... More 

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

This is awesome, thank you so very much for this great review and thank you for sharing your experience with others, we really appreciate this. Hopefully, we will see you again should you make it back to Cairns. All the best, Tracy, Simon & Lia @ JJ's Backpackers More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Staff made this hostel so welcoming and friendly. Leah at reception is so accommodating and helpful! Hopefully we can come back soon. We were in a campervan and it's only $10 per person so really good value. I recommend this hostel to anyone 👌🏾

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks thanks thanks thanks for the 5 stars!!!! So so happy you liked our little hostel and it is always great to hear that you would come back. We will look forward to seeing you, if you do. Fun & happy travels, from us all at JJ's x More 

Kirchheim bei Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The communication with the hostel and its friendly staff as well as the arrival and departure from the hostel was excellent. Everything was as described. The free breakfast, the usage of provided kitchenware and the very clean bathrooms made the stay excellent. I can recommend this hostel to everybody.

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Whoohoo, thank you so much for this fantastic review, we really do appreciate you taking the time to share. It is great that you felt everything was clear for your arrival and departure and that we lived up to your expectations. Thank you so much. Safe travels, from us all at JJ's x More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

My stay at JJ's was very good. Tracy and Simon are kind and helpful in booking tours in Cairns and the surrounding area. They have lots of experience and have been doing this for many years. The hostel was clean and well maintained--overall a great experience.

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Whoohooo, you're a legend and thank you soooo much for writing this review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay here with us and that you had a good time in Cairns. Safe travels x More 

Harrisonburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Tracy and Simon and their staff were extremely welcoming, knowledgeable about the local tourist opportunities, and helpful with trip planning and logistics. The accommodation itself is cozy, not crowded, quiet, clean, and felt very safe.

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review, we really appreciate this. We pride ourselves on local knowledge and love sharing our amazing part of the world with our guests. IT is great you had a good time at JJ's and that you were able to experience a lot of what Cairns has to offer. safe travels, Tracy, Simon &... More 

Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

These guys are so friendly and they keep the place very tidy, everything was clean and it was a quiet place to sleep. You also get breakfast which is great, it's about a 25 minute walk to the start of all the shops down the esplanade, but they also supply a shuttle. Would recommend it to my own family!! 👌

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Awesome, thank you so much for this great review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we look forward to seeing you, and maybe your family, in the future. ;o) All the best, Tracy, Simon & Lia More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

We were only at JJ's for one night but from our short experience it was quite nice and tidy although did open the door to a half dead cockroach which wasn't a very pleasant to see first thing in the morning.

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your reply, we are glad you liked your stay here with us however we are not too happy with the uninvited guest! We do regularly treat the hostel and have a pest management control system in place and it is good to see it is working. Rooms are thoroughly cleaned and beds fully checked prior to new... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostelbookers Awards for Excellence "Best Staff Oceania" 2012 & 2013! One of the few smaller hostels in Cairns, JJ's offers a friendly, social atmosphere and fantastic service. This owner/operated hostel is perfect for meeting people, having fun and has that family feel you are looking for. Breakfast included, all bed linen is provided and dorms are only 3 or 4 share! Doubles, twins & singles available and a free courtesy bus, train and city pick up! Secure off street parking also available for those self-drivers. All you will need for a safe and comfortable stay whilst in Cairns. JJ's operates a comprehensive Tour Booking Service offering discounted tours and adventures. Local, experienced Staff will give you honest advice on tours, transport options, where and what to see and do in Cairns, Queensland and the rest of Australia. Other services available at JJ's include; * Free WIFI * Fully equipped kitchen & BBQ facilities * Swimming Pool & Table Tennis * Games, X Box, DVDs, TV room & Book Swap * Air Conditioning for summer * Blankets for winter * Mobile, Internet & Phone card Recharge * Photocopy, printing & faxing * Laundry * Towels ($2 hire) * Free Safety Deposit & Backpack Storage* Hair-dryer * Free tea & coffee. Close to Esplanade, gym, supermarket, takeaways and pub. ... more   less 

Additional Information about JJ's Backpackers Hostel

Address: 11 - 13 Charles Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $34 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — JJ's Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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