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JJ's Backpackers Reviews

11-13 Charles Street, Cairns, Australia

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206 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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So pleased we choose Jj backpackers, staff went out of Their way to ensure our stay was a fantastic one, thank you.


Mixed thoughts- Tracey was lovely and really helpful! Rooms basic without lockers (despite signs warning you of theft) or glass windows (just mesh), only one toilet and shower per block of block of rooms (10 beds ). Good atmosphere and free shuttles and breakfast provided.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for your comments. Cairns homes were being targeted at that time and so we thought we would warn our guests to make use of our secure safe,within the office. The room you was in has a metal security screen on the window? We are happy you offered your feedback as this does help us to ever improve the hostel. Thank you.


I've stayed in many hostels around the world and this is the best I've had the pleasure to stay in. From the cleanliness to the activities scheduled almost every night to meet other travelers, it's awesome.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!! We are soooo happy you had a great time here at JJ's!


We loved our stay at JJ's! The staff was the best - very accommodating to meet the needs of the guests. The facility was kept very clean and is located about 1 1/2 blocks to the beach and Esplanade. Wonderful experience! Would definitely recommend and would love to go back!

  • 3rd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Thank you soooo much for you fantastic rating and review, we really appreciate this!!!! It was a pleasure meeting you and your family and we are so happy to had an amazing time at JJ's and Cairns. Safe travels from us all at JJ's x


Really great staff!


Really relaxed friendly hostel. Helpful staff arranging tours, pick ups and my travel further on.

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Thank you so much for your comments and ratings. It is great you had a good time at JJ's and we are glad we could be of help with your travels. Have fun down the coast!!!

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