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The Jack Backpackers Reviews

Corner Sherdian and Spence Streets, Cairns, Australia

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84%

Rating
277 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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89%

Great location and staff are really friendly. There is free daily wifi, and the rooms are light with air con! You also get a free meal in the evening! The meal isn't anything amazing but it is ok and it's free!!

  • 28th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Great AC in the rooms.


80%

The kitchen is really not good but the free dinner every night made up for that! Expecta lot of noise thurs-sun because of the club next door, but otherwise a really nice hostel!


83%

Jason at the desk was great. Helped us out every day and was always patient and made calls etc for us.


83%

Nice, cheap hostel. Good place to stay, but there is a bar under the hostel and the music stops not before 1am. You can hear the music in the dorms and I didn't know that before I booked the hostel.


51%

They play super loud music all night even on Sundays. The free dinner is a great idea but quality is pretty low. Wouldn't stay there again.


89%

You can't get anything better then this for 21$! Free 300mb wifi every day and free Dinner, which is delicious and it's close to the Main clubs!


94%

One of the best,if not, the best hostel in Cairns.Friendly staff and good party atmosphere.


94%

It's not really a party hostel. I found it even a bit quiet, but that's what i was looking for. Free dinners were yummy! Free internet! Lockers in the room as well as a fridge im each room. Had a very pleasent stay :)


94%

Rooms were clean and a good size. The staff were incredibly helpful, especially Jason, and helped us book our activities around Cairns. The music on Fri/Sat nights was very loud but as it is situated next to the pub this isn't unexpected. The free evening meal was great, good sized portion and very tasty. Good drinks deals in the pub, you get a money off card for free at the hostel. Would definitely recommend and stay again

  • 31st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


43%

The Jack Backpackers is just next to a Night Pub, who have music until 2am! It's impossible to sleep, and we didn't know that during the booking, because it's didn't wrote anywhere, only when you arrive and you have already paid! :-( If we knew it before, we won't book a room there.

  • 17th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

really friendly stuff which has been very helpful with booking tours! The free meal is really tasteful but the portions are rather small. All in all we enjoyed our stay =)


100%

Free meals, free wifi and great drinks deals in a really cool bar all add to this great hostel 👍

  • 7th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

No acess to Wifi in the private bedrooms, the signal didnt reach that far. Due to the climate they had ants in the outdoor cooking area and in the bedrooms closest to the bbq area. Staff very friendly and helpful and add to the atmosphere of the place. Excellent Christmas party included.


100%

Best hostel ever with such amazing people! The free evening meal is awesome and makes you save a lot of money. Easy so meet new friends and it's close to everything!

  • 21st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Had a superb stay in Jacks just before xmas. Great facilities, really clean and tidy and with the bar next door you get great rates on booze and the free food every night was such a bonus!! Would recommend Jacks to everyone!


83%

Clean with free meal and good drink deals, the front desk staff was super helpful, ac worked really good.


80%

Hostel was good with a nice balcony area and free meals every night. Mattresses were overly soft though and not very comfortable


74%

Pub next door is extremely loud, so much so that shakes the walls of the hostel. Apart from that a great place to stay.


91%

Nice, big dorm room with ensuite. Decent free meal each night with the option to double up for $3. Reception staff always helpful. Decided to stay 6 nights in the end.


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