Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

100% cancellation fee within 2 weeks of date of arrival.
Change in numbers to be confirmed 2 weeks prior to arrival please.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at JJs Backpackers Hostel.
A free pick up service is available between 7.00am-9.30pm for your group. Please call to confirm arrival, thank you.
Arriving outside of these hours? No problem, please call ahead to arrange special pick up service for your group :o)
A $20 cash key deposit will be required for each key given out.
All guests under 18 years of age MUST be accompanied by a supervisor/guardian.
Full kitchen & BBQ facilities are available at the hostel if required.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

All male or all female dorms available.
Private room for group leaders, if required.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Awarded 'Best staff 2012 & 2013', JJ's Backpackers is one of the few remaining small hostels in Cairns. This owner/operated hostel is famous for its friendly, helpful staff and relaxed chilled atmosphere.

Bright, clean and all you should need for a safe and comfortable stay. Small dorms, doubles, twins & singles available. All bed linen, breakfast is also included. Enjoy FREE WIFI.

Meet other guests at our BBQ and pizza nights. Choose to relax by the sparkling tropical pool, update family with free WiFi connection, join in a game of table tennis, watch a movie or come and talk to our experienced staff who will offer honest advise on local and interstate activities and discounted tours.

We offer all our guests a courtesy bus/train pick up, free daily breakfast (7.30am-9.00am), free tea & coffee all day, travel advice, free luggage storage, and movie nights.

Our facilities include a sparkling tropical pool, a discounted tour booking office, a table tennis table, BBQ facilities, a laundry, a fully equipped kitchen, and off-street parking.

Arrivals before 7.00am and after 9.30pm PLEASE contact the hostel to obtain late arrival key collection details. Via free phone or email.
No smoking within the building. Designated smoking areas available.

A great time to be had whilst at JJ's and in Cairns!!!!!!

A clean, safe place to stay with lots of fun! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Feb 2020
    We enjoyed the stay in JJs very much. The people are very friendly and helpfull. The location is very clean and we felt very welcome from the beginning.
    Germany, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    26 Oct 2019
    This place was so awesome last year that I came back for another 5 weeks this year!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    24 Feb 2019
    I got a private room, so my review might be biased. And even if you lock yourself out of your room in a towel at 2 am, they will help you 😁
    Denmark, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Feb 2019
    Loved JJ’s! The staff was incredibly welcoming, it was clean and comfortable, and I generally had an enjoyable visit. Stayed there for over a week with my mom and she enjoyed the hostel as well. It’s not a loud place and is outside the typical nightlife area so if you’re looking for a quieter (but still friendly) spot this would be a good choice.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    25 Jul 2019
    Staff were amazing!!!! Brilliant location and they offer a van to the night market. Showers and kitchen were always very clean and tidy. Would 100% go again thank you for a great stay!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    23 Jan 2019
    Very friendly welcoming staff, clean rooms and nice and quiet. Not too far from centre and they run a shuttle bus to the centre anyway so that’s no issue. 100% would stay again.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    07 Mar 2019
    Only stayed for one night in a single room before flying out of Cairns, but had a good experience here! A 25 min walk from Cairns central but the hostel run a regular free bus service to and from. No AC in the room but a fan made the room fine. Staff were lovely and welcoming. Really chill place, so nice if you want to get away from the ’party vibe‘ that other hostels have.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    08 Feb 2019
    Enjoyed my stay. Nice and funny staff, clean rooms, good facilities. Maybe a little on the expensive side. Atmosphere was nice for me I suppose, a bit quiet.
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    15 Dec 2019
    It’s, you know, fine. They have parking for camper vans and that’s awesome. But no aircon in the middle of cairns summer is awful. Staff was pretty good, besides some weird jokes. Facilities were good and a good selection of board games and video games was. Nice touch. Pool is small, but how big do you need. Biggest issue was the aircon and proximity to airport. It was LOUD. Bring earplugs!
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    25 Feb 2019
    Just ok. Went to check in at 2 pm but no one there to do that so had to come back 2 hours later. Kevin , the manager was super nice and friendly though. Ok. value for money but very basic The included breakfast was two loaves of bread with spreads and cereal. No coffee or fruits. I probably would prefer to pay slightly more for better location, nicer facility, better breakfast.
    USA, Male, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi