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The Jack Backpackers

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48 Spence Street | Corner Sheridan and Spence Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Shenannigans)
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I spent a week there, the staff is absolutely lovely, the rooms clean and comfortable, something really nice is there's a fridge in each room, it's pretty useful. There's 2 buildings, one more silent than the other, so you can move from one to the other depending if you're in a party mood or if you need calm at the... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I really enjoyed my stay at the Jack Backpackers. The rooms and all the facilities are so clean and comfy! Everyday different specials, games and Party. Cheap drinks, life music, prices to win. Never had so many offers and such a clean and nice room for such a good price. Everyday free dinner! and it taste good as it is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Nice clean rooms, with good facilities including complimentary dinner, always great when on a budget, would recommend doubling up for 4dollars as meals are a little small but very tasty. Unfortunately live bands play every night from 7 till late, booking.com states it is only on the weekends, the music is played on the property not next door,most rooms are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

So happy with everything about the jack hostel, it was super clean and the staff were more than happy to help you with anything you needed. Ended up staying for a month when it was only supposed to be a week - a really really great hostel! I will definitely be going back when I travel back up to Cairns!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Six of us travelled to Cairns in Easter and stayed at the Jack. The room was spacious and clean, and had lockers, a fridge and enough plug points for everyone, which was a plus. There was a large TV, books and DVDs in the common area, perfect if you wanted to just chill inside after a tiring day out. Free... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

The Jack is a very comfortable and clean hostel, in a great location. The staff were very helpful, friendly and approachable.. It was nice to be provided with a free meal every night and the service was very efficient. One night the music from the bar was a little bit loud, and echoed into the room. But it stopped at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Stayed two nights in a very clean 6 bed dorm and enjoyed lots! The room had a fridge and lockers, the staff and people were really nice and toilets/showers clean. Good location,big balcony and a free dinner! I would totally recommend this place :) Might be a wrong choice if you can't stand loud noises (bar downstairs) but I didn't... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Pros: -Cheapest private ensuite rooms in Cairns central area -Decent free dinner -Relatively sociable private backpacker's balcony -Clean rooms and friendly cleaning staff Cons: -Office quality lighting - give us some lamps and some 2700/3000k lights! -Beds are very squeaky when moving them substantially, bolts might need tightening up/oiling -Loud music on Fridays and Saturdays to 2am -Weird sliding windows... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a week, absolutely loved it so extended my stay. The rooms are immaculate so big shout out to the housekeeping team. By far the cleanest hostel I've ever been in! All the staff and people were really friendly and I will deffo be returning :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

The Jacks is one of the better hostels around Cairns in my opinion - its fun staff and great offers with free food and entertainment brings everyone together. Housekeeping crew is spectacular when it comes to keeping the facilities clean and the nightguards are doing a perfect job when all the drunk backpackers comes back after a big night! 12... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Jack Backpackers is newly refurbished pub-style backpacker accommodation. The accommodation has 120 beds, ranging from 8 bed dorms with shared bathrooms, to four bed dorms and private double rooms with ensuite. The massive pub downstairs has three different bars, a beautiful outdoor undercover beer garden, top quality meal deals for the budget traveler, our famous Friends With Benefits VIP guest discount card, SETANTA & FOX sports action shown on our BIG screens daily 7 days a week, pool tables, a CASINO gaming lounge, plus free entertainment & activities 5 nights a week from Wednesday to Sunday, between the hours of 6pm & 12am. Entertainment on offer ranges from some of the best local & national live bands and DJ's, themed parties, crazy games, beer pong, open mic nights, + much more ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Jack Backpackers

Address: 48 Spence Street | Corner Sheridan and Spence Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Shenannigans)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $21 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Jack Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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