An nice little hostel which is 25 minutes out of town. The kitchen is ok but needs cleaning more often and they need an extra fridge! The rooms are a bit small and very dated. The washing lines are above the bins!??? Not good if you would like clean non smelly clothes! The lounge is dated and the TV is older than most visitors. The wifi is expensive short term but cheap long term but it is very very slow!
The reception is shut between 12-4 which is really annoying! The staff are really knowledgeable about the local area which is good and unusual for a backpacker hostel I have found.
The security needs upping, during my stay there were two break-ins resulting in a phone, tablet and wallet getting stolen.
Simon the owner is rude and only cares about money. I know he has upset a lot of people staying there.
The people that stay here are normally a good bunch which makes it a good stay if you can ignore the above.
The free Woolshed meals are ok. If you upgrade between 5-8bucks you get a really really good meal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 & WiFi 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 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; Fully equipped kitchen & BBQ facilities * Swimming Pool & Table Tennis * Games, X Box, DVDs, TV room & Book Swap * Air Conditioning for summer * Blankets for winter * Photocopy, printing & scanning * Laundry * Towels ($2 hire) * Free Safety Deposit & Backpack Storage* Hair-dryer/straigheners * Free tea & coffee. Close to Esplanade, gym, supermarket, takeaways and pub. ... more less
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