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11-13 Charles Street, 4870 Cairns, Australia – Show map
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BBQ Facilities, Outdoor Pool, Grounds
Ping-Pong, Bicycle Rental, Game Room, Library
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and charges apply.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), Car Rental, Shuttle Service (free) , Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Lockers, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Laundry, Fax/Photocopying
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
Coles (1.2miles) Friendly Grocers (109yrd) Woolworths (1.2miles)
Night Markets (1.2miles) Rustys (1.2miles)
Cock N Bull (109yrd) Many Restaurants (1.2miles)
Many Takeaways (109yrd) Victors Deli (109yrd)
Red Arrow (1.2miles)
Centenary Lakes (1.2miles)
Cairns Esplanade (109yrd)
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Until 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
Children older than 18 years are welcome.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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It was a good break from staying around the craziness in town. Cozy, welcoming facilities and staff and good hostel to relax and kick back with no worries.
While it was good to get away from the in town hostels, it was a bit far to walk (had to cab at night and walk early morning before shuttle ran).
Staff and people.
3 beds dorm, it was just 3 beds and that's it, with a window that you can not close, so you have tennis table, a motorcycle and all vans in front of your bed, oh sorry Iforgot the rubbish too!!! Really nice.
The friendliness and easy going nature of the staff.
The worn out state of the mattress the ceiling fan was far too noisy and not able to sleep when on..
Clean, tidy, professional staff, films on, free bus to town, free bike rental, idyllic location.
Friendly staff helps you with everything Free shuttle to the city
Wifi for 10$ (even for only 1 night) Only 1 shower for 15-20 people
I loved the staff, the activities, the facilities, the price, the cleanliness, the kindness, everything, the courtesy bus, everything. JJs was outstanding really. I'm coming back definitely and have already recommended new travellers to you. Xxx :-)
One thing I didn't like is that it said on a sign that the kitchen would open up for people to have early breakfast with activities booked with JJs before 7.30am. Our bus was at 7.05 and the kitchen was opened at about 6.50am. I would have liked to have the kitchen opened at 6.30 to give myself and my friend time to have a decent breakfast at 6.30am for instance.
Daily bus shuttle for free!! Super friendly and helpful! Place to go in cairns
Affordable stay within walking distance of central Cairns. I found the staff pleasant to deal with and they were able to arrange for transportation to various sightseeing tours and rides to the airport. Overall a great deal if you are looking for hostel accommodation in Cairns.
Wi-fi quality wasn't very good, especially in my room.
Calm place Transport upon arrival
Poorly stuffed kitchen Half board is a lie Silly breakfast
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The showers were hot. The shuttle was great. The place was nice and quiet and friendly. A misstatement in the bookings.com listing about dinner being included in our booking was addressed by giving us a 40% off voucher for a local restaurant, and a lift there so we could eat before it closed.
The breakfast was extremely minimal. There was no toilet paper in either of the toilets in our block at 8:30 at night when we arrived. The listing on bookings.com (where we booked our stay) showed us as having purchased dinner with our stay, which turned out not to be the case. However, we were given 40% off vouchers for a local restaurant, and a lift to the restaurant so we could get there before closing.
Nice staff, especially Sarah. Location in walking distance from centre, bus to and from city is offered number times a day. Small rooms.
Breakfast only till 9 am. Im my room there were only 2 power sockets, in which one on the ceiling. No sink in te toilet. Not enough cups in the kitchen.
A friendly pleasant and clean environment good location just on the outskirts of the city centre made night time quiet which is great for sleeping.
The toilets were always clean and the kitchen also in good conditions. The driver was nice, always taking people to and from the city.
When I booked this hostel it was advised as half board included, which should mean breakfast and dinner. But apparently the place Where the dinner would happen was closed and it was not said neither in booking.com nor their website. Even though they said the dinner was very simple and it Wouldn't do much of a difference, I booked with them because of this aspect and in the end didn't get any of that.
Stayed during cyclone Ita and had to book last minute extra days due to cancelled boat trip. Staff were really helpful and friendly, kept us up to date with cyclone news and advice. Minibus transfer to town centre was really useful too.
One of the mattresses in the twin room was really uncomfortable, you could feel every spring!
Cleanliness of facilities Availability and friendliness of staff.
Poor bed confort. A bit far from the centre even though a shuttle bus is available.
the staff were soooo wonerful, I felt so comfortable during my whole stay, very relaxed, felt like I can approach them for just about anything. haven't had great service like this from a hostel for a looooong time really recommend it!! a little outside the city Center, but I like this type of location, good walking distance to shops for the exercise, and if not, hostel provides frequent free shuttle services.
WE have been seniors for some time, love to travel and meet people and are always looking for budget accommodation. We booked a double room with a/c for our week at JJs and found it clean and quiet. Transportation back and forth to downtown was free and kitchen facilities were more than adequate. The staff was great at advising us and booking day tours and we had 3 amazing snorkelling adventures plus other day tours while we were there. There were lots of interesting young people, many of them quite fun to chat with and share adventures. We certainly recommend it.--Gerry & Margaret
I liked so much, it was the cheapest single room I had seen in Australia. The guest and staff so nice. Loved the free shuttle down to the free dinner.
The air conditioner was so bad I should have complained . It made all my things smell like freon. Probably not too healthy. Hope it's fixed.
I liked the fact that JJs was a bit outside of the city centre. The staff is friendly and helpful.
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