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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The jack is one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at and that's why this is my second stay. Super clean, the rooms get cleaned everyday and the common areas at least twice everyday which is really appreciated! The free meal has gotten better during the months I've stayed so that's also really good. It might be a bit...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely clean hostel, large rooms with a locker and place to store your things. Rooms are cleaned daily to a high standard, free dinner in the evening is a massive bonus. Great location, very central. Would recommend to anyone!

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1Thank Becca F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am currently staying at the Jack with my friend in a 'double deluxe' room. However, there is nothing 'deluxe' about this place. I understand that with it being a hostel the accommodation won't be great but I wasn't expecting it to be this bad. The bed's are very uncomfortable and make a horrible screeching noise every time you move...

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Thank Katie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms were fine, and it has a bar/restaurant attached to it which is cool but not cheap. Always buy water from the supermarket! It's in a good location but don't count on the free evening meals as we found they were a very strange mix of foods, but if your hungry you will eat it

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1Thank Emma P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at this hostel two separate times, in a 4 bed room with bathroom en suite and an 8 bed room with shared bathroom, and ironically had a much better experience in the cheaper 8 bed room. The en suite bathroom makes it very difficult for the air conditioning to keep the room cold, so these dorms end up...

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1Thank Grace C
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I really enjoyed my time in the Jack. I was in the Jack in January 2016. I was wondering if will be still the same, I remembered that the staff was really friendly and help with anything you needed and the room were the cleanest rooms I ever had in a hostel. I came back and it was exactly the...

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1Thank celinefankhauser
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I' ve stayed already in November 2016 at the Jacks and loved it so much that I came back for 6 weeks in January. This hostel is the cleanest one I have ever seen. Especially Harriet and her housekeepers, everyday they are do a great job. You get a free dinner every evening but unfortunately they don't have special food...

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1Thank Iva P
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed at The Jack and it has been the most comfortable hostel I have stayed in Australia so far. I stayed on the side attached to the reception office. The rooms are spacious, ensuite and each have a refrigerator. The aircon is fantastic. The wifi is free and works great. Each person has their own locker and tub to...

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2Thank Devin E
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Hi, I've stayed in 5 different hostels in cairns. I ended up staying in the Jack from June on until December. The difference between this hostel and any other one is just it gives backpacker the feeling of being home. They've got loads of space, the rooms are nice and clean, the common areas are very comfortable and spacious. It's...

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1Thank Tara M
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Lovely clean hostel, rooms get cleaned everyday (ours was cleaned by an amazing woman called Harriett), good atmosphere and everyone was extremely helpful. FREE meal every night which was so good! Jason at reception literally could not do enough for us. The staff are a credit to the hostel! And the location was brilliant too, overall great stay.

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Jack Backpackers is newly refurbished pub-style backpacker accommodation. The accommodation has 120 beds, ranging from 8 bed dorms with shared bathrooms, to four bed dorms and private double rooms with ensuite. The massive pub downstairs has three different bars, a beautiful outdoor undercover beer garden, top quality meal deals for the budget traveler, our famous Friends With Benefits VIP guest discount card, SETANTA & FOX sports action shown on our BIG screens daily 7 days a week, pool tables, a CASINO gaming lounge, plus free entertainment & activities 5 nights a week from Wednesday to Sunday, between the hours of 6pm & 12am. Entertainment on offer ranges from some of the best local & national live bands and DJ's, themed parties, crazy games, beer pong, open mic nights, + much more ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Jack Backpackers

Address: 48 Spence St | Corner Sheridan and Spence Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Shenannigans)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $47 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Jack Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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“If there's a way to get a room not on the outside balcony, try that to avoid the noise”
oneinfivebill, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the best rooms are the smaller dorms that are behind reception.”
751clairey, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are quite good”
ninabenitz, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms with the lower room numbers are quieter, as they are slightly further away from the kitchen area and nightclub speakers.”
Supaatravelaa, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The motel side has better equipped rooms and is quieter and less crowded.”
D9104RVjamesg, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
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