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JJ's Backpackers Hostel, Cairns North

2-star2 stars
11-13 Charles StCairns NorthQLD4870Australia

Hostel with outdoor pool, near Cairns Aquarium
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Value for money
Best value for money
Good internet service
More comfort would be nice
Could use a good cleaning
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JJ's Backpackers Hostel, Cairns North

from $16
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Standard Twin Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Standard Single Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Standard Triple Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Standard Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, 1 Bedroom
  • Basic Double Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Standard Room, Multiple Beds, Pool View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 27 rooms


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9:30 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. This property offers self-service check-in for guests arriving outside of normal check-in hours. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free train station pickup *

  • Ferry terminal shuttle *


  • Free extended parking (limited)

  • Free nearby parking


  • Free area shuttle within 2 km

  • Beach shuttle *

  • Free shopping center shuttle

Other information

  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom (not in room)
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave

JJ's Backpackers Hostel, Cairns North’s small print

Also known as

  • JJ's Backpackers Hostel Cairns North
  • JJ's Backpackers Hostel
  • JJ's Backpackers Cairns North
  • JJ's Backpackers


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

Cash deposit: AUD 20.00 per stay

Optional extras

Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around JJ's Backpackers Hostel, Cairns North

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Cairns Aquarium (11-minute walk)
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre (15-minute walk)
  • Esplanade Lagoon (15-minute walk)
  • Cairns Marlin Marina (18-minute walk)
  • Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens (18-minute walk)
  • Cairns Convention Centre (23-minute walk)
  • Mount Whitfield Conservation Park (24-minute walk)
  • Cairns Golf Club (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 8 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 5 min drive
  • Freshwater Station - 11 min drive
  • Redlynch Station - 14 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free extended parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Limited parking
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Free train station drop-off
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Free shopping center shuttle
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 39 reviews

JJ's Backpackers Hostel, Cairns North
Very Good8.0
A nothing too fancy backpackers hostel with a kitchen, bbq area and pool. Double room was fair size and private, bed was comfortable enough, bathroom was clean. Air con was available for an extra fee. Hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating. Wouldn't call the 'breakfast' they offer substantial but it worked if you're a cereal and toast person. Overall, wouldn't recommend it to my mother, but it was great for a budget accommodation for us younger folk! And we met some really nice fellow backpackers!
A Traveler, us4 night romance trip
JJ's Backpackers Hostel, Cairns North
Very Good8.0
A place for backpackers.
The owner and staff was very friendly and happy. This is a good place for lone backpackers (i'm a bit too comfortable but the price was good) A nice place to meet other travelers. The room was nothing but beds, my bed was really bad but the other two beds in that room was good. Jj's is 2km from the town center but there goes daily free trips in a minibuss forth a back (once every 60min). We used it all the time and i was really good. The bathrooms was ok for that kind of place, sometimes out of paper and sope. No towles. I liked the place even though it was a bit run down. / Anton
Anton, au3 night trip
JJ's Backpackers Hostel, Cairns North
Private twin room
Staff were very welcoming and extremely helpful. Great value and location also free shuttle to and from night markets in CBD was a great bonus. Arranged a trip to Green Island to snorkel on the great barrier reef from the hostel and would highly recommend it!
Amanda, gb3 night trip
JJ's Backpackers Hostel, Cairns North
Value for money and a great stay
Comfortable and very good location - great staff!
A Traveler, za6 night trip with friends
JJ's Backpackers Hostel, Cairns North
Friendly staff
We felt very welcome when we checked in. I think Anna was at reception, who was very friendly, helpful and polite. Breakfast was also included in the price of the stay. The room was small but it did the job!
A Traveler, gb1 night romance trip

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