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Jazz Cairns Backpackers

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We loved the location and the staff. The bed was ok but the private room was spartan, no larger than a cell. The main gripes were the loud voices until 1am most nights and the hell raising banging of the dumpster being emptied every morning at 6:02am. Shower pressure at a trickle in the the back of the accommodation.

Thank Realliferoyalty
Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at Jazz Cairns Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Real Life Royalty, Thanks for the feedback, we loved you too. Sorry to hear about the bin noise, we will chat with the local council and see what we can do to solve that for your next stay. Happy travels!

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Prime location from shops,restaurants and the harbour.The place was clean but the room was too small and had no wardrobe just the bed and a night table but our room (15) was isolated from the noise There was a shared bathroom that was quite clean and the staff was kind.

Thank Alicia S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I stayed here one night before and after my liveaboard trip in female dorm. The room is convenient and have their own washroom. The water flow is strong. But not every bed has access to plug. However, they have locker in every room. They do have kitchen and laundry facilities. But I didnt get a chance to use it. Wifi...

Thank FarahNurSuaidah
Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at Jazz Cairns Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Farah, Thanks for the feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Happy travels!

Reviewed 19 March 2017

I stayed here for 2 nights and I didn't get proper sleep both nights. It's very loud at night and the floor light shines into the room but you can't do anything against it due to the window above the door. Bathroom door was pretty loose and super annoying how shower, sink and toilet are one room so when someone...

Thank christinamo23
Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at Jazz Cairns Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Christina, Damn, sorry to hear there were a few issues with your stay. We are looking into them and hope we can welcome you back soon to see how it's improved. Thanks for the great feedback.

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Very small, quite and simple. Staff is super nice and the rooms are clean and big. We stayed in a 8 bed female dorm. Wifi works all over the hostel and it's really fast:)) You get your own bathroom in the dorm, laundry room,extra bathrooms and fridges. The kitchen is the only thing that drags it down from a five...

Thank jennysoerensen
Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at Jazz Cairns Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Jenny, Thanks for the review, we thought you were super nice too. Sorry to hear about the kitchen. We are looking into this now. Thanks again for the review.

Pittsburg, California
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We stayed in Jazz Cairns hostel for about a week, in a 6 person room, but sharing a bathroom with another room, so there was a total of 12 people using one shower and toilet, and that was a bit rough. The hostel has a really great location, right on the esplanade/ board walk. Check in was easy and the...

Thank Krista P
Jonathan L, Public Relations Manager at Jazz Cairns Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Krista, Thanks for your feedback. So the 12 bed dorm you have described is our cheapest room and we only have one. Our reception team are always happy to help and see if there is a different room type you may find more comfy. Glad air con and showers made your stay nice. Thanks again for the feedback!

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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying, the rating is purely based on what we were expecting from this hostel - it's a basic hostel that is clean with friendly staff. It's a place to sleep and it's located on the esplanade (2min from a beach and a pool). It had free wifi which was fantastic as well! We gave it a...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Good points Really friendly staff , friendliest we have met along the East coast always happy to help. Wifi is free and works! Air con Good location Bad points Kitchen is tiny only 4 Hobbs and is quite dirty in the evenings I know it gets cleaned in the morning by lunch it's dirty again. Tv didn't work the whole...

Thank calg93
Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at Jazz Cairns Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Cal, So it's good to hear that you enjoyed your stay. However, I will private message you our e-mail and it would be great to get some feedback on how and when this incident occurred as I haven't been able to find any details of it. Thanks again for the feedback.

Colne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Jazz cairns is a decent hostel and very central in cairns! Perfect hub for booking and planning your other trips from. We stayed in a private room of which was clean and comfortable the shared bathroom is basic, typical of any hostel but is nice enough. The wifi is only available in the communal kitchen area and by the smoking...

1Thank stevie650
Jonathan L, Public Relations Manager at Jazz Cairns Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Stevie, Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Jazz Cairns. Given that we are charging from $22 per person per night, we can't really put on many free activities beyond what our awesome travel desk has on offer. Great to hear you found us the perfect hub though.

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Basic hostel in private double room. Kitchen has all you need and plenty of space. Not the best atmosphere but fine for couples. Location is great, right on the esplanade and pool. We were not the biggest fan of Cairns, but great place to base to get to cape tribulation, reef and Daintree.

1Thank Katy W
Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at Jazz Cairns Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Katy, Thanks for the feedback. The lagoon is pretty nice. Sorry to hear you didn't like Cairns as a destination, on your next trip we will be sure to highlight a few of our favorite places for you. Happy travels!

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Jazz Cairns is a hostel offering comfort and world leading value in the heart of Cairns. Located only steps away from the best attractions in Cairns including the Lagoon, night market, the Woolshed and tour and cruise terminal, we offer a fun and energetic experience. We are open 24 hours, to allow free spirited travellers the chance to lounge around enjoying their fellow backpackers or crossing the road and soaking up the sights of Cairns. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jazz Cairns Backpackers

Address: 93 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Nomads Esplanade)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $18 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Jazz Cairns Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 99
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“Stay in upstairs room for free wifi . Downstairs room do not have the free wifi and are very noisy with smoking area near by”
frefoberjo, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“private rooms are cheap.”
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