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In-room safe, free WiFi, linens
In-room safe, free WiFi, linens
In-room safe, free WiFi, linens
In-room safe, free WiFi, linens

3.7/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Business Services

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCairns Central Shopping Centre6 min walk
    Popular LocationCairns Convention Centre8 min walk
    Popular LocationReef Hotel Casino8 min walk
    AirportCairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.)7 min drive
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About this area

Cairns

The Jack Backpackers is located in Cairns's Cairns Central Business District neighbourhood, a walkable area with good shopping. Reef Fleet Terminal and Cairns Marlin Marina are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Cairns Esplanade. Sugarworld Waterpark and Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome are also worth visiting. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 6 min walk
  • Cairns Convention Centre - 8 min walk
  • Reef Hotel Casino - 8 min walk
  • Cairns Night Markets - 9 min walk
  • Esplanade Lagoon - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Cairns Station - 7 min walk
  • AirportCairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 7 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Jack — 1 min walk
  • JaffleHead - 3 min walk
  • Caffiend - 3 min walk
  • Waffle On - 4 min walk
  • Bellocale Italian Seafood Restaurant - 4 min walk

About this property

The Jack Backpackers

Cairns hostel in Cairns Central Business District, walk to Cairns Central Shopping Centre
A restaurant, 3 bars/lounges and a microwave in a common area are available at this hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, a computer station and express check-out are on-site. All 33 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, fridges and ceiling fans. Safes and showers are also available to guests.
The Jack Backpackers offers 33 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and a ceiling fan. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 3 bars/lounges

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Evening entertainment

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Front-desk safe
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

More

  • Communal living room
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Shared microwave
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access

More

  • Safe

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Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - 4 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 8 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
This property's reception hours are 9 AM-7 PM on public holidays.
This property has a live venue on its site. Guests should expect a high level of noise until 2 AM.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 18 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 30 per stay

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

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Long-term renters welcome
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Jack Backpackers Hostel Cairns
Jack Backpackers Hostel
Jack Backpackers Cairns
Jack Backpackers
The Jack Backpackers Cairns
The Jack Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
The Jack Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cairns

Frequently asked questions

Is The Jack Backpackers pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Jack Backpackers?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Jack Backpackers?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 4 AM.
What time is check-out at The Jack Backpackers?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is The Jack Backpackers located?
Located in Cairns Central Business District, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Central Shopping Centre, Cairns Convention Centre and Reef Fleet Terminal. Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Marlin Marina are also within 15 minutes. Cairns Station is 7 minutes by foot.
3.7
Good
5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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2 - Poor
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1 - Terrible
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3.9/5

Cleanliness

4.1/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

3.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller, Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We have been staying at the Jack ( over many names ) for over 30 years and have mostly been happy. We were turned away a couple of years ago because we didn't have passports even though I had two other photo ID cards on me . I see no mention of that policy at this latest stay. The Passport policy was clearly turning away business . Apart from the odd minor thing we are generally happy with the Jack.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

1/5 Terrible

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness
Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
loud music until late
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great time here. Nice staff, great facilities for the price tag.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2019

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
48 hours in Cairns
A comfortable, convienent and congenial two night stay
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2018

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great place in Cairns
Awesome place in an awesome location. Very helpful staff
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2018

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