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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great staff always there for you, good rooms for the price, always clean/. ciarns was hellishly hot by the time I went there, they make the insane heat more bearable with they great service and disposition....yeah also the aircon helps. free breakfast roooolllzzz always

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Hinsdale, New Hampshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with my daughter on Christmas Eve and stayed the next 3 days and truly enjoyed the warmth,the people, our room and the owners hospitality! Tracy, Simon & Tinny were wonderful host making sure we were comfortable and treated us like family! Our location was central to everything that was going on and we also enjoyed the shuttle services...

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Awesome, thank you so much for writing this review, we really appreciate this. We did have a nice Christmas didn't we. And we are so happy your 1st experience in a backpackers hostel was a good one :o) It is so lovely to hear from you and we wish you more fun and happy travels with your daughter xx

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in jjs for 6 nights On a Recommendation from a friend of mine and ex employer of there's to :) and we loved it the place is great and such a cool vibe ... Tracey, Simon and the other guys helped us so much with trips, prices even helped us book our camper for New Zealand !! Thank...

Thank Stephen K
JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hello you two, thank you so much for this fabbo review and thank you to Jess for recommending us to you :o) We are so happy you liked your stay with us and glad we could help with your future travels in New Zealand!!! Have an AMAZING time over there. All the best, safe travels, Tracy, Simon & the JJ's...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What Simon and Tracy have created here, for me personally, is a home away from home.. The chilled vibe, the wide range of ages and backgrounds from the people lodging here and the relaxed community feel are all attributes which effortlessly build this wonderful haven in Cairns. It is enough to give anyone the comfort and security to be able...

Thank Tom N
JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Oh wow, wow, wow what an absolutely AWESOME review, thank you so very much. It really was a pleasure to meet you and thank you for choosing us to stay with us for your first hostel in Australia! Hope all goes well in Melbourne and maybe we will see you again on your Australia round trip??? Take care, all the...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I came back again. Tracy and Simon have created one of the best, if not the best, hostels on the planet. TravelinAlan has some credibility, having stayed in hostels on every continent (except Antarctica, which doesn't have any). You will feel at home. The staff is friendly and helpful. The shuttle service in and out of town is great. Only...

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Always a pleasure to see you Alan, we love to hear of your travels. Keep safe in PNG and we wish you lots of fun and good health. Until we meet again. Tracy & Simon xxx

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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Great and friendly staff, super chilled atmosphere, and a complementary brekkie sent us off happy and energized after a long day of traveling. Location's nice and there are shops nearby; as well as a bus stop (just around the corner).

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

This is wonderful to hear, thank you so very much for this great review. We think you are awesome too x

Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Its been a while but words are words. Me and my wife, we were so pleased to have Tracy from JJ's and all her effort to make it happen. We enjoyed Cairns so much and JJ's was one of the part of that enjoyment. Thank you Tracy 😊

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Oh wow, thank you for this super review and the mention. It was a pleasure to meet you both and I am so happy that you did have a nice time here. Thank you for this lovely review. Happy travels, Tracy x

Stade, Germany
Reviewed 11 January 2017

JJ`s Backpacker has friendly and competent stuff - especially Tini, clean property, nice pool, comfortable atmosphäre. A footpath arrive in 30 minutes the botanic gardens -along the creek and above a nice rainforestwalk.

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

This is a lovely review and thank you for mentioning Tiny, we think she is awesome too! It is good that you had a nice stay with us and we are happy that you shared this info with others. We wish you all the best with your travels. Love from the JJ's staff x

Reviewed 9 January 2017

Location; Jjs is a little far from the town centre at about a 20 minute walk, but this is manageable and there is a free shuttle bus regularly which you should be sure to make use of. Atmosphere; Has the relaxed atmosphere of a smaller hostel, would definitely not describe it as a party hostel. Facilities; everything in the kitchen...

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

You are awesome and we thank you very much for this great review. Thank you for sharing your experience of JJ's with others, we really appreciate this. Yes, it is definitely hot in Cairns at the moment so if you haven't booked a room with air conditioning (you have the choice when making a booking), you always have the option...

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2016

JJ's was clean and tidy if a little sparton. The reception was great and they helped with organising a day trip without a problem. Knowledgeable and helpful without being pushy. They were happy we stayed for a couple of nights with a break for a trip to the reef and then back again. Close enough with a pleasant walk to...

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JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review. We are happy your drivers licence turned up OK :o) It was a pleasure to meet you and your daughter. All the best, from us all at JJ's x

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostelbookers Awards for Excellence "Best Staff Oceania" 2012 & 2013! 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 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 also available 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; * Free WIFI * Fully equipped kitchen & BBQ facilities * Swimming Pool & Table Tennis * Games, X Box, DVDs, TV room & Book Swap * Air Conditioning for summer * Blankets for winter * Mobile, Internet & Phone card Recharge * Photocopy, printing & faxing * Laundry * Towels ($2 hire) * Free Safety Deposit & Backpack Storage* Hair-dryer * Free tea & coffee. Close to Esplanade, gym, supermarket, takeaways and pub. ... more   less 

Additional Information about JJ's Backpackers Hostel

Address: 11 - 13 Charles St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: ₹ 1,113 - ₹ 3,470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — JJ's Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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“get the aircon rooms, otherwise you are going to regret it”
 of 5 bubbles 637marceg, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“reach out to JJ's to make sure they can accommodate you!”
 of 5 bubbles 213MAS-1954, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Dorm or private, you can't go wrong”
 of 5 bubbles TravelinAlan, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are good and optional air con or fan dorms twin double and single”
 of 5 bubbles 443liap, 14 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Double room with AC”
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