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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

We were only at JJ's for one night but from our short experience it was quite nice and tidy although did open the door to a half dead cockroach which wasn't a very pleasant to see first thing in the morning.

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

Thank you for your reply, we are glad you liked your stay here with us however we are not too happy with the uninvited guest! We do regularly treat the hostel and have a pest management control system in place and it is good to see it is working. Rooms are thoroughly cleaned and beds fully checked prior to new...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

When you say backpackers place, of course you get what you paid for. Don't expect much. But this place is good. I had a two night stay on their single room with a ceiling fan. Overall. The rooms where nice. It got a toilet and shower which is clean. The kitchen is also clean and got their fridge and freezers....

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review, it is so nice that you called me Miss Tracy :o) We hope to see you again should you make it back up to Cairns. Have a wonderful day.

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

We had read the previous reviews and recommendations and as a result we had very high expectations. It was definitely one of the cleaner hostels that we have stayed in. Leah and Tracy stood out to us and couldn't do enough for us. We sadly didn't feel that the shuttle bus driver shared the qualities mentioned on the advert on...

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

Thank you so much for your feedback, mixed feelings I think however great ratings, thank you :o) We are happy you pointed out the things that you have and we will work on improving these. We are glad you had a good stay and pointed out the cleanliness, friendliness and helpfulness we have. We offer our rooms as fan cooled...

Perth
Reviewed 18 February 2016

The rooms are clean and there is ac if wanted Tracy the owner was amazingly nice and cery helpful, she helped me book many tours including diving tours in a very good price. I will totally go back to this hostel

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

Thank you so so much for this great review, we really do appreciate this :o) We are happy you enjoyed your time here and that you had some great trips whilst here too. Fun and happy travels, love from us all at JJ's x

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2016

During my week long holiday in Cairns I stayed at JJ's. Nothing but praise for them. First off the rooms, bathrooms and kitchen are all really clean. Not sure but I think bathrooms are cleaned daily. Rooms are airconditioned (may be optional) so even if it gets hot and humid outside you can still sleep comfortably. It's about a 15-20...

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

You're a superstar!!! Thank you so much for this fabbo review! The transfers to the city are free, we don't charge for this service and yes, the bathrooms, kitchen and hostel is cleaned daily, Scott our bathroom cleaner is an early starter ;o) We have also just upgraded to NBN and so hopefully our WiFi is much better than before....

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2016

jjs is a small and clean hostel really nice staff and so helpful in every way. booking tours and even trying to bring people together buy organising get togrthers by bbqs pizza nights. They also help plan the rest of your trip in or out of Australia . Help find transport plane or bus or hire vans.As the staff have...

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

Thanks you so much for taking the time to share your experiences of JJ's with others, you are a superstar! Five stars, we can't ask for better than that ;o) We do have great staff who enjoy what they do and love sharing their experiences with others. Thank you again, Tracy, Simon & Lia x

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 13 February 2016

I enjoyed staying at JJ's a lot! I am recommending it along my travels as we speak and would recommend to anyone! Staff are lovely and very friendly and sooooooo helpful. Nothing is too much of an effort for them! Room was fine although I braved it with a fan but I'd recommend going for aircon for that extra money!...

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

You are a superstar, thank you so much for this lovely review. Thank you for recommending us. We also think you was mental for not going into the air con ha ha!!! Glad you had a good time at JJ's and in Cairns. Have fun down the coast. Love from us all at JJ's x

Bled
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Great location to start your adventures at coral reef or natural forest hiking! Super value for money spent! Clean, tidy and practical premises with all advantages, feeling like at home. Special attention and kindness of friendly employees. Special thanks to Tracy and Simon!

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

You are very welcome and thank you for giving us a mention x As we are on the edge of the city, we have all that lovely outdoor area where all our guests can meet and make new friends. Home from home, just how we like it. Thank you so much x

Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Great Hostel, very welcoming and warm hearted people, very clean (rooms and kitchen) and it's not only great for people who are staying for a couple of days but also for people who just found a job and want to have cheap accommodation.

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

Wonderful review, thank you so much for sharing. We love you, we do x

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

We had 3 nice days in your hostel! Staff is very friendly! The room/ kitchen area and toilets are really clean! Free wifi is working well. One of your staff had a good tip for a car rental company around the block, where we got our car for a cape tribulation trip!

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, we really do appreciate this :o) We are so happy you had a good time here and have shared this experience with others. Happy travels, from us all at JJ's !

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Things to do
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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: ₹ 1,203 - ₹ 3,075 (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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“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”
 of 5 bubbles Zame21, 11 Feb 2016 | Read review
“It's Cairns so if your going to be in the room in daytime get a room with A/C. Otherwise night is fine with the fan.”
 of 5 bubbles Ecofish, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
“i wasnt able to see any of the other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles bigdaza, 4 Oct 2015 | Read review
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