We took a wild card on this one as its cheap but regretted it! Like many hostels across Oz it is full of long stays which basically means stuff everywhere, dirt and in this case rotting food in mouldy fridges and cockroaches in our room..yum. The kitchen is pretty grim and the unisex toilets and showers are pretty gross. You don't hear much noise from downstairs which is a bonus...the only bonus! Its bearable if you're in Cairns just to do a quick reef trip and be on your way (because to be honest there isn't much else to do in Cairns, unless you're planning on simply drinking every night, in which case it is your ideal place). The reception staff are pretty helpful and friendly and there's free use of computers.
- 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
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