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JJ's Backpackers Hostel

11 - 13 Charles St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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#5 of 101 Speciality lodging in Cairns
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 & WiFi 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. Free parking 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; Fully equipped kitchen & BBQ facilities * Swimming Pool & Table Tennis * Games, Playstation, DVDs, TV room & Book Swap * Air Conditioning for summer * Blankets for winter * Photocopy, printing & scanning * Laundry * Towels ($1 hire) * Free Safety Deposit & Backpack Storage* Hair-dryer/straighteners * Free tea & coffee. Close to Esplanade, gym, supermarket, takeaways and pub.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Free shuttle or taxi services
BBQ facilities
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Vending machine
Game room
Mini golf
Water sport equipment rentals
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Video game console
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Air conditioning
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Hair dryer
Electric kettle
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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Traveladdict wrote a review Jan 2020
Stuttgart, Germany4 contributions1 helpful vote
Janas backpacker hostel is such a lovely place! it has a kitchen area where you get free breakfast every morning. We had a room with aircon and two bathrooms on our floor. The room was not super fancy but clean. I mean.. you only use it for sleeping anyways. The staff is super friendly and helpful wuth tips, directions and also they take you to the famous nightmarkets with their van for free. There is a small but super sweet and clean pool and also a barbecue area. Jana provides you a whole lot of flyers of tours possible from Cairns and also gives you recommendations! We were happy we booked our two nights in Cairns with JJs Backpacker hostel!! Thank you for the good service :)
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
682jeffl wrote a review Nov 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada264 contributions245 helpful votes
There are so many really good hostels in this small city and it was a hard decision to decide, which one to chose! Fortunately, I could not have made a better choice than to chose jjs backpackers hostel for many reasons! The hostel is small, clean, has great staff, different price options that are reasonable, has a kitchen, refrigerator access, tv room, pool,laundry, ping pong table, good wi fi for free, tour information, scheduled shuttle service to the marina-downtown area, and much more! The location is perfect because you are close to the lagoon-promenade walkway area, and not too far from the botantical gardens and airport, as well! The botonical gardens is only about 2 kilometers away and you can take a bus for very cheap that run each way about every 15 minutes! The gardens has unbelievably good hiking trails for all levels, is very scenic, an
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: the place is small it really does not matter where you stay here!
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Anna wrote a review Oct 2019
5 contributions3 helpful votes
This place is perfect to stay in. Clean, small, friendly. They have a small breakfast every morning, they have loads of games to play. They have a shuttle to the city and its very very clean. It’s still a budget place to stay though.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Lotte v wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution
We had an amazing stay at JJ’s. It’s a nice walk from the hostel to the center. The facilities were great and easy to use. The host was amazing, really nice guy who’s always happy to help. The wifi wasn’t the best but the overall experience was great.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
f_eim wrote a review Jul 2019
Ireland13 contributions
Really nice vibe here, friendly and chilled out. Would highly recommend it :) Stayed longer than planned as it's a lovely place. Not that far from the centre, lovely 20minute walk along the Esplanade or they have a free shuttle if you don't feel up for it. Also...I left my jacket there and Kevin sent it on to me with no hassle at all! Some man :)
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
USD 30 - USD 39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about JJ's Backpackers Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to JJ's Backpackers Hostel?
Nearby attractions include McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery (0.3 km), Crackerbox Palace (0.1 km), and Opal Art Global (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at JJ's Backpackers Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at JJ's Backpackers Hostel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and an oven.
What food & drink options are available at JJ's Backpackers Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at JJ's Backpackers Hostel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to JJ's Backpackers Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Little Ricardo's, Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant, and Cock & Bull, Cairns.
Are there opportunities to exercise at JJ's Backpackers Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at JJ's Backpackers Hostel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at JJ's Backpackers Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.