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JJ's Backpackers Hostel
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Reviewed 15 May 2011

About 30 minutes away by foot from the centre of Cairns,
the location is not ideal. However, it is a quiet place and we had
some good sleep. We walked sometimes along the coast to reach the
city-centre, and used the free shuttle at other times.
We had a double room, clean with tiled floor and ceiling fan. Shared
toilets and showers were in good shape. Some rust, but neither dust
nor mould. I loved the new shower heads: sort of a free massage for Backpackers!
The hostel is providing breakfast and giving vouchers for free pasta
meal in the city centre. We saved money this way and invested it in an
unforgettable snorkelling trip to the outer reef.
Serious business, competitive price, pleasant manager who knows about
all there is to do in Cairns... Yes we had a good stay.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 April 2011

We stayed in JJ's for 2 nights at the end of a very long trip in Oz. The place was great value for money: very friendly staff, small, clean, welcoming and very quiet as it was on the outskirts of town but close to a lovely beach. Our room was a comfortable double, contained everything you need and was nice and secure. Good facilities overall, small pool and a free shuttle bus between JJs and the main spot in Cairns. Also safe to leave the hire care outside. I'd definitely recommend JJs as it was excellent value for money.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 December 2010

I lived in JJ for 3 nights, the price is cheap but the bathroom and toilet are clean. staffs are nice and give me a lot of help. if you want to find a cheap but clean place to live, it is the one

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled solo
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Thank Jun H
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Reviewed 4 September 2010

Having recently returned from our world trip, here is a review of our stay at this hostel. JJ's is a great little hostel and all you need for your stay. Our room was very basic, but the mattresses were confortable and we had air con which was essential. They include free dinner tickets at the Woolshed which was simple but tasty food. The location of the hostel was the only downside as it was quite far out, but they do run a free shuttle bus to town. The pool was the tiniest pool we had seen! We checked out after the first night to be more central to Cairns centre.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank PortugalExplorers
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Reviewed 5 August 2010

My husband and I stayed at JJ's for 3 nights. We had a doubloe room with air conditioner if we'd wanted it. Luckily we didn't, there was plenty of fresh air with the windows open. I rate JJ's very highly. Staff friendly and helpful. Rooms and bathroom facilities were clean and I saw staff constantly cleaning there, and the kitchen. Breakfasts were readily available, and there was cereal, tea/coffee and toast with butter and jam. There was a courtesy bus which ran regualrly between the hostel and the centre of Cairns. This was free of charge. There is also a free dinner served at the Woolshed, and the quality and choice of food is good. You can update your meal for $5 which my husband did - nachos, which are worth a lot more than $5. The hostel is also located in a quiet part of town, safe to leave the car just outside overnight. It's 3 minutes walk from the beach/esplanade. Very quiet at night. Nice location for having breakfast in a morning and there was a small pool available for guests.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about JJ's Backpackers Hostel

Address: 11 - 13 Charles St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 85 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Price Range: €15 - €43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — JJ's Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. Secure off street 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, X Box, DVDs, TV room & Book Swap * Air Conditioning for summer * Blankets for winter * Photocopy, printing & scanning * Laundry * Towels ($2 hire) * Free Safety Deposit & Backpack Storage* Hair-dryer/straigheners * Free tea & coffee. Close to Esplanade, gym, supermarket, takeaways and pub. ... more   less 
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