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North Lawrence, New York
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This hostel was average in terms of it's facilities. However, it did have the the necessitys. I stayed in a three bed dorm, so I was pleased that there was no bunk. The bed was clean and comfortable, as the shower area was clean too. There we're however some ants here and there, but not sure what a place can...

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

Thank you for your kind words, this is wonderful. We may not have all the latest in mod cons however we hope there is everything here you need to make your stay comfortable. We are very particular about cleanliness and our guests are also very good with cleaning up after themselves. We really appreciate this. We love what we do...

Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Hello everyone I am Sophia from Sydney. I stayed JJ's for 4 nights and during 4 night I had a really great time in JJ. My friend stayed single room and I stayed 5dom and both are really good choices. In Single room, you will have your own big hanger and in share room, you will have nice and friendly...

1Thank Yoonju J
JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Sophia, we love you we do! Ha ha, what a great comment you have made and we are so glad you both stayed with us and had a good time. We love that you call Simon "Boss Simon" this is really funny and I think, we will call him this from now on. Safe travels and we look forward to...

Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Really enjoyed my stay here, all the staff are lovely and especially the girl on reception from Leicester 😂(notts) really good advice on trips and excursions and they aren't out just to get your money, the free wifi & bus trips to town every day are a massive bonus as well, absolutely loved staying here

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

You're a superstar, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Lia, will love this haha! It's nice to know that you feel we received good service and that you was able to make the trips that were suitable for you and were your choice and your budget. Glad to b of help ;o) It was a pleasure...

Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

This is a smaller scale hostel with a few spots for campervans. We stayed in our campervan and had a great time! Free WiFi, free shuttle bus into town. Nice and quiet non party hostel and they organize something every evening. We had a BBQ on Sunday, thuesday there was pizza for $5 per person and wednesday they went on...

Thank Kelly T
JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Awesome, thank you so much for sharing your JJ's experience. We love it when our guest's have enjoyed their stay with us. We do love what we do and love sharing what there is to do around Cairns other than the usual. Safe travels x

Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

It's my 2nd time to visit Siquijor and I still choose to stay at JJ's. Cheap accommodation and the BEST beach stretch. I've toured around the island, and I swear, this right here tops it! Jiesa, the owner, is also very friendly and attending especially when it comes to booking. It would be best to contact JJ's via email for...

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

Ooops, I think you may have us mixed up with JJ's Backpackers Village in The Philippines?

Reviewed 15 June 2016

I just needed a budget-friendly place to stay for the weekend while visiting a friend in Cairns, and couldn't be happier with JJ's - I had a private room with a double bed, for an absolute steal. Everything was clean, shared bathroom and toilet facilities included. The ceiling fan made a bit of a racket, but with an air conditioner...

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

This is awesome, thank you so very much for this great review and thank you for sharing your experience with others, we really appreciate this. Hopefully, we will see you again should you make it back to Cairns. All the best, Tracy, Simon & Lia @ JJ's Backpackers

Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Staff made this hostel so welcoming and friendly. Leah at reception is so accommodating and helpful! Hopefully we can come back soon. We were in a campervan and it's only $10 per person so really good value. I recommend this hostel to anyone 👌🏾

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

Thanks thanks thanks thanks for the 5 stars!!!! So so happy you liked our little hostel and it is always great to hear that you would come back. We will look forward to seeing you, if you do. Fun & happy travels, from us all at JJ's x

Kirchheim bei Munich, Germany
Reviewed 25 May 2016

The communication with the hostel and its friendly staff as well as the arrival and departure from the hostel was excellent. Everything was as described. The free breakfast, the usage of provided kitchenware and the very clean bathrooms made the stay excellent. I can recommend this hostel to everybody.

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

Whoohoo, thank you so much for this fantastic review, we really do appreciate you taking the time to share. It is great that you felt everything was clear for your arrival and departure and that we lived up to your expectations. Thank you so much. Safe travels, from us all at JJ's x

Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 13 May 2016

My stay at JJ's was very good. Tracy and Simon are kind and helpful in booking tours in Cairns and the surrounding area. They have lots of experience and have been doing this for many years. The hostel was clean and well maintained--overall a great experience.

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

Whoohooo, you're a legend and thank you soooo much for writing this review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay here with us and that you had a good time in Cairns. Safe travels x

Harrisonburg, Virginia
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Tracy and Simon and their staff were extremely welcoming, knowledgeable about the local tourist opportunities, and helpful with trip planning and logistics. The accommodation itself is cozy, not crowded, quiet, clean, and felt very safe.

Thank eric738
JJsBackpackersHostel, Owner at JJ's Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review, we really appreciate this. We pride ourselves on local knowledge and love sharing our amazing part of the world with our guests. IT is great you had a good time at JJ's and that you were able to experience a lot of what Cairns has to offer. safe travels, Tracy, Simon &...

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $26 - $64 (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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