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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at JJ's Backpackers for about 10 days in August. We had both stayed before about 6 years previously and knew that we could rely on having a clean, safe and quiet place to stay. This was especially important to us this time round as we were travelling with our 3 month old daughter, Chloe. Tracey and Simon could... More 

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Morisset, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were new to backpacking but enjoyed the easy familiarity of group washing up and mass spaghetti boiling. In other words effortless engagement with like minded people. We particularly enjoyed the relaxed organization that is apparent at JJ's which proved to be efficient without the need for enforced discipline or a plethora of cautionary notices. Very sympathetic and helpful management.... More 

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

What a fabulous review, thank you so very much to you. We love what you have written and thank you for comments regarding the running of JJ's. We do have lovely people stay with us and we very rarely have to discipline or put up signs to ask our guests to be a little thoughtful of their surroundings. It certainly... More 

Hong Kong, China
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tracy & Simon are kind & helpful, it near the city ( only 30 mins. for walk) and have shuttle bus to go to the city. The room & share areas also clean. It is good & safety hostel & I will book next time.

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

Awesome, thank you for this great review. We will look forward to seeing you next time you are in Cairns :o) More 

North Lawrence, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel was average in terms of it's facilities. However, it did have the the necessitys. I stayed in a three bed dorm, so I was pleased that there was no bunk. The bed was clean and comfortable, as the shower area was clean too. There we're however some ants here and there, but not sure what a place can... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words, this is wonderful. We may not have all the latest in mod cons however we hope there is everything here you need to make your stay comfortable. We are very particular about cleanliness and our guests are also very good with cleaning up after themselves. We really appreciate this. We love what we do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Hello everyone I am Sophia from Sydney. I stayed JJ's for 4 nights and during 4 night I had a really great time in JJ. My friend stayed single room and I stayed 5dom and both are really good choices. In Single room, you will have your own big hanger and in share room, you will have nice and friendly... More 

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

Sophia, we love you we do! Ha ha, what a great comment you have made and we are so glad you both stayed with us and had a good time. We love that you call Simon "Boss Simon" this is really funny and I think, we will call him this from now on. Safe travels and we look forward to... More 

Byron Bay, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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

You're a superstar, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Lia, will love this haha! It's nice to know that you feel we received good service and that you was able to make the trips that were suitable for you and were your choice and your budget. Glad to b of help ;o) It was a pleasure... More 

Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 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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Thank Kelly T
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 July 6, 2016 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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3 reviews
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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Thank Garry C
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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Thank Olivia C
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 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • 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 St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $18 - $45 (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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