Very good 7.7
Based on 31 reviews

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About JJs Backpackers Hostel


Nestled in the heart of Cairns City Center, JJs Backpackers Hostel is an ideal spot from which to discover Cairns. With its location just 1:5 km from the city center and 7 km from the airport, this 3-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, JJs Backpackers Hostel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, fax machine, laundromat, photocopying, printer.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as golf course (within 3 km), outdoor pool, diving, fishing, table tennis. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the JJs Backpackers Hostel.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car park
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Horseback riding
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Table tennis
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • BBQ facilities
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area


  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • English
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  • Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 7 AUD
Check-In From: 07:00 AM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 1:5 km
Distance to Airport: 7 km
Internet Usage Fee: 0 AUD
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: YES
Number of Floors: 1
Number of Rooms : 27
Parking Fee (per day): 0 AUD
Reception Open Until: 07:30 PM
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 10
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2012
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Very good

based on 31 reviews
  • Cleanliness 7.7
  • Facilities 6.4
  • Location 7.4
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.3
  • Service 9.0
  • Value for money 8.4
  • Food/Dining 6.5
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ELIZA from Hong Kong
Solo travelers
Private Double Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2016
Good, Helpful
Very Good service
Reviewed September 24, 2016

Ming from China
Solo travelers
Single Bed in 3-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 4 nights in May 2016
Rooms are clean
Rooms and shared bathrooms are clean and tidy, but just some noisy guests playing music or chatting/shouting outside my window at 4 in the morning! I couldn't sleep well every night, suggest staff set some rules for guests to be considerate for and respect others
Reviewed June 03, 2016

CHUN from Taiwan
Solo travelers
Single Bed in 3-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 5 nights in April 2016
Shuttle bus was broken
The place is not so near town center,shuttle bus was broken so it's not so convenient to town center.
Reviewed May 02, 2016

Hsiao from Taiwan
Private Double Room
Stayed 5 nights in February 2016
It's a cozy place
The staff are very kind to help me they offer the shuttle from hostel to downtown and return The room is not bad but sometime got some little ants
Reviewed April 07, 2016

YEONSEONG from South Korea
Fan Cooled Dormitory
Stayed 13 nights in November 2015
great spot
price staff location
Just spent one night on either end there, good price, simple set up.
Reviewed January 20, 2016

Bernadette from Australia
Solo travelers
Fan Cooled Dormitory
Stayed 4 nights in January 2016
Friendly staff great service!
Friendly staff, great service, shuttle facilities
Good - everything was accessible and bathrooms kept very clean
Reviewed January 11, 2016

DEDE from Australia
Solo travelers
Fan Cooled Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015
Nice, friendly staff and convenience location
Comfortable, friendly staff, next to convenient store
Had single fan room, it's quiet and private room
Reviewed November 10, 2015

YI from Taiwan
Solo travelers
Private Double Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2014
Reviewed June 28, 2015

Amelia from United Kingdom
Solo travelers
Fan Cooled Dormitory
Stayed 6 nights in May 2015
Great stay
Everyone was really friendly and helpful, staff especially!
Great stay one of the best hostels I stayed in up the east coast.
Reviewed May 24, 2015

ryan from United States
Private Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2015
Overpriced, bare bones, focused on selling tours
Daily shuttle to city (NOT AIRPORT), Nice Staff, Tons of tour flyers
We've backpacked all over SEA, NZ and Australia and this hostel is the worst value for the money and expensive once you factor in the cost of all the extras you thought were included and are not: No Airport shuttle (JJs keeps $5 for making a phone call, then you pay the taxi/shuttle $15), 'breakfast' is toast and jam (it runs out early and that's it - we had to purchase our own breakfast food to cook on our own), kitchen cookware is falling apart, wifi is abysmal if it works (doesn't work in rooms or inside lounge area, only works at outside patio), no hand soap in bathrooms, kitchen sponges were old and grimy. The Bad The staff is nice, but focuses more on selling tours rather than providing quality extras (hand soap, clean sponges, airport shuttle) and a fun, social hostel environment - nobody really hung out and talked. Office closes for 4 hours in the middle of the day, so if you have an issue it has to wait plus you can't check in. Air conditioner worked poorly. The flooring is carpet in both hallways and rooms, so there is a musty smell. The Good Staff is very nice. Free shuttle to downtown that leaves every couple hours. Fresh paint on walls. Area and staff felt safe and honest - no concerns of stuff being stolen or being an alone female. Conclusion: Way too much money for the experience. If the price was less for a private with shared bath, proper breakfast and no $5 fees to call for rides it would be a good hostel. My advice is to stay elsewhere.
Reviewed April 20, 2015


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