Free evening meals, use of wifi, pub within crashing distance (it's in the middle of the hostel) 'gaming room', countless numbers of tv's outside...it was a great stay. It isn't the quietest place in the world, but then if you are coming to Cairns and staying in a hostel, you probably shouldn't expect that! Had a great time, very sociable crowd and the security and staff ensure that things don't get out of control. There is a curfew at 12 so people can get some sleep, and those that want to party on can go to one of the numerous pubs or clubs. I am in the quieter-bracket of traveller, but I met some great similar-minded people and had a fantastic time here. I would honestly recommend this hostel to anyone visiting Cairns :)
- 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 Please be aware that The Jack Backpackers is a licensed venue until 2am. Entertainment can be heard in the beer garden from 6pm until 2am ... more less
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