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The Jack Backpackers

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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“free dinner”(39 reviews)
“free wifi”(30 reviews)
“night security”(5 reviews)
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend have stayed here many times, we feel like it's home! The staff are all really friendly. Facilities are great: kitchen, BBQ, good showers & bathrooms, communal TV room and a balcony to hang out on. The bar downstairs also is great...More

Thank Gemma B
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here in a private double room for 3 nights and had a really good experience. It's located right in the city centre, about 5 minutes walk from the main Esplanade and Cairns Lagoon. Our room was small but with a...More

Thank Sophie S
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Okay it's a hostel, you get what you pay for, certain things I can deal with, I've stayed in enough hostels but you expect a certain standard. It wasn't the cleanest, was unbearably hot even with the fan turned on all night but there's more....More

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Response from unionjack1926, Front Office Manager at The Jack BackpackersResponded August 24, 2017

Hi, Thank you for your review. We do appreciate any feedback. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay with us and would like to apologize for the incident concerning your door being left opened during the day. It is an extremely unfortunate accident...More

Reviewed August 17, 2017

Located next to and part of The Jack cafe/restaurant, the vibe is lively and good for the bar/pool/party minded people. Free dinners every night with your stay (of good quality 9 out of 10 times!) and cheap rates, it's not a bad place to make...More

Thank Eva J
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Never minded staying here, always felt comfortable but I found out they don't let you turn your aircon on in winter but everyone knows cairns has two season hot and hotter so I won't be staying again.More

Thank Spanky A
Response from unionjack1926, Front Office Manager at The Jack BackpackersResponded August 10, 2017

Hi, Thanks for your review, we do appreciate all feedback :) We had colder weather 2 months ago and turned off the A/Cs for a week approximately. It is really unfortunate that you stayed here at that time and felt like it was too warm...More

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Bar/Lounge
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Self-Serve Laundry
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$28 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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$28 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Hi, you can use the Cairns Airport Shuttle and book it yourself on the website or by calling them 0432 488 783
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"Best rooms are the 8-bed mix dorms."
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"Stay somewhere else"
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"If there's a way to get a room not on the outside balcony, try that to avoid the noise"
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"the best rooms are the smaller dorms that are behind reception."
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