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JJ's Backpackers Hostel

Hostelworld.comUS$ 38*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

JJs is a relaxing friendly backpackers as advertised. While staying there, I had a medical emergency and the staff were very supportive, helping me access a doctor and later giving me a lift to the hospital. They also later gave my family a lift to the hospital to visit me. Thankfully the issue didn't affect our enjoyment of Cairns and...

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

Thank you so much for writing this review, we really do appreciate this. It really was no trouble at all and we are happy to have helped where we could. We are glad it all worked out and you have been able to continue your holiday. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and we wish you...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were 3 guys aged 25-27 and we got the private triple room in April '17. Location was a 20 minute walk to town but there's a shuttle and an uber costs less than $10. It's excellent value hostel considering it cost us 25 dollar each per night which is a lot more competitive than the other locations. The bathroom...

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

Thank you very much for your feedback and for sharing your experience with others, we really appreciate this. It is great you enjoyed your stay with us :o) We do have rooms with air conditioning however you had booked the fan cooled room. Please remember we did offer the upgrade to you on check in, if you found the fan...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a private room at JJ's for five nights and had a wonderful stay. The staff were extremely helpful in finding us tours and other things to do around Cairns, and the room was very clean. As for location, it's definitely a bit outside of the town of Cairns, but we ended up using their kitchen and grill...

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

Thank you so very much for this great review, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we really appreciate you sharing your experience with others. Remember, we do have the free city shuttle bus throughout the day and early evening should you not want to walk the 20 minutes into town :o) It's is great that you used...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for a bit over a week and I loved it. Frendly staff, calm and nice atmosphere. It's a bit outside the town so it's nice and quiet at night. Free shuttle bus a few times a day. Nice clean rooms and a good shower!

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

Thank you squillions for this fabbo review, we rally appreciate it :o) Thank you also for choosing to stay with us for your last week in Australia and the last day in air con ;o) Safe travels xxx

Reviewed 23 March 2017

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

You're awesome, did you know that!!! Thanks for this great review. Yes, it is REALLY REALLY hot in Cairns at the moment so we agree, A/C ALL THE WAY!!! Fun & safe travels to you xx

Hinsdale, New Hampshire
Reviewed 9 March 2017

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 4 March 2017 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...

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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 19 February 2017 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...

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

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • 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: ₹ 1,096 - ₹ 2,835 (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”
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“reach out to JJ's to make sure they can accommodate you!”
213MAS-1954, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Dorm or private, you can't go wrong”
TravelinAlan, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are good and optional air con or fan dorms twin double and single”
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“Double room with AC”
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