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Magnetic island
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time here, stayed for ten days. The hostel is very clean and tidy and everyone is really friendly, with the staff always wanting to help! The free suttee bus into town is really useful as well. Thank you for a great stay

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Sayville, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is located near a busy road and there wS a group of people outside the lodge creating a raucous so loud that it was difficult to sleep. The breakfast is a joke. Frozen slices of white bread and milk carton that had chunks of ice. A very small kitchen where the permenent guests have taken all the space... More 

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Brisbane
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have stayed in a few hostels now since being in Australia and this is definitely one of our favourites. The staff are super friendly and helpful and the toilets/ showers always clean and only 20dollars to camp! Great price!

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Byron Bay, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent 3 amazing weeks there! The staff was lovely and helpful and I met great people there. It's a small hostel, quiet and clean, a bit far from the city centre but the walk along the esplanade is worth it. I'd recommend it a 100%!

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

You are awesome, thank you so so much for this fantastic review. We are so glad you stayed with us having just arrived into Australia. We hope you are have an amazing time down the coast and over to Perth for Christmas. Safe travels and it was such a pleasure to meet you. More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best hostel where I stayed on my Australia trip. The rooms are so clean and everybody has enough burst. Realy friendly stuff and a nice kitchen. My mate and I must left the hostel one day earlier, because of our flight and we got our money back, unbelievable. We have never seen this before.

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

Thank you for sharing your awesome feedback, we think you are fabulous!!! AND thank you for saying we are the best hostel in Australia, now that's something to live up to! Safe travels x More 

Frankston, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here with two girlfriends for 6 nights in October. The place is quite basic but it's what you want from a backpackers. Not the real "party" vibe I've had at some places, but everyone was friendly enough. Small pool and communal kitchen are nice and clean. Doesn't have a bar or pool table or anything to encourage mingling, but... More 

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

Thank you so very much for adding your feedback here, we really appreciate this :o) We are glad you had a nice time at JJ's and found us to be friendly and clean. We think you are superstars! More 

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Reviewed 4 October 2016

We've stayed at JJ's for two nights and I can recommend it highly if you don't mind a basic environment. The hostel is overall clean but the rooms itself are not too special. You get a clean bed (be mindful that the one we slept in had no rail from preventing you from falling to the floor) in a room... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback and thank you so much for the 5 star rating :o) More 

Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at JJ's Backpackers for about 10 days in August. We had both stayed before about 6 years previously and knew that we could rely on having a clean, safe and quiet place to stay. This was especially important to us this time round as we were travelling with our 3 month old daughter, Chloe. Tracey and Simon could... More 

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

Hello to you. Thank you so very much for writing this wonderful review. It was such a pleasure to welcome you back to the hostel and we honestly have not met a more chilled out, smiley little baby as your beautiful little daughter, Chloe. In fact, it really was you that made everything so good and easy to manage. We... More 

Morisset, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We were new to backpacking but enjoyed the easy familiarity of group washing up and mass spaghetti boiling. In other words effortless engagement with like minded people. We particularly enjoyed the relaxed organization that is apparent at JJ's which proved to be efficient without the need for enforced discipline or a plethora of cautionary notices. Very sympathetic and helpful management.... More 

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

What a fabulous review, thank you so very much to you. We love what you have written and thank you for comments regarding the running of JJ's. We do have lovely people stay with us and we very rarely have to discipline or put up signs to ask our guests to be a little thoughtful of their surroundings. It certainly... More 

Hong Kong, China
1 review
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Tracy & Simon are kind & helpful, it near the city ( only 30 mins. for walk) and have shuttle bus to go to the city. The room & share areas also clean. It is good & safety hostel & I will book next time.

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

Awesome, thank you for this great review. We will look forward to seeing you next time you are in Cairns :o) More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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: €17 - €43 (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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“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
“Not block 3, unless rooms a or b”
 of 5 bubbles Theyearhoneymoon, 15 Aug 2015 | Read review
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