The Jack Backpackers offers refurbished pub-style backpacker accommodations. It features free WiFi.

The hostel has a range of 8, 6 and 4 bed dormitory's as well as private twin and double rooms. The rooms offer either an en-suite or shared bathrooms. All rooms come with a refrigerator, air conditioning, and security lockers. The hostel is located above a pub with a huge outdoor beer garden, perfect for enjoying some drinks in the beautiful, sunny Cairns weather. The pub also has a restaurant, Casino gaming room, and themed nights to make your stay that much more memorable.

The Greyhound Bus Terminal is just 1,950 feet from The Jack Backpackers and the Cairns train station and Premiere Bus Stop are a 3-minute drive away. Cairns Airport is 3.7 mi from The Jack Backpackers.

This is our guests' favorite part of Cairns, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

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The Jack Backpackers has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Oct 30, 2015

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Located in the top-rated area in Cairns, this property has an excellent location score of 8.9!

Private parking available

ATM: Need cash? This property has an ATM on site.

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Guests must meet one or more requirements to stay in this property: Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, a recent valid negative coronavirus PCR test, or recent proof of coronavirus recovery.

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Max adults: 3
Deluxe Double Room
  • 1 twin bed and
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Twin Room
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  • 1 queen bed
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Budget Twin Room
  • 2 twin beds
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4 reasons to choose The Jack Backpackers

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English

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About The Jack Backpackers

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  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    Yes! We are a great hostel to socialize in. We have events nights such as pool competitions, beer pong, trivia, etc. These events also include prizes such as reef and rainforest trips.


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    Answered on October 14, 2019
  • Hello! Our flight is at 5am, is it possible to get a lift to the airport at 3am and if so how much would it be?

    Hi, Whilst we do not have our own airport shuttle, there are local companies who run airport shuttles directly to the airport. Please be aware that Cairns Airport does not open until 4am - so arriving anytime before this will leave you waiting outside the building. You can choose from multiple options - just visit our friendly reception staff when you arrive and they will book your airport transport for you!


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    Answered on March 5, 2020
  • Is it quiet at night?

    We are a live music venue, featuring some of Cairns' best live bands on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Guests should expect live music on those days until approximately 11pm. The weekdays, we are generally very peaceful and quiet.


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    Answered on October 14, 2019
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    Yes. All of our lockers are new and secure. However, you do need your own padlock to lock them.


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    Answered on October 16, 2019
  • We have one guest over 18 that doesn’t have photo ID does that mean we can’t stay

    yes that is ok


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    Answered on August 25, 2021
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    Yes! All paying guests have complimentary access to our free luggage storage. We can store luggage for as long as you like.


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    Answered on October 14, 2019
  • Hello just wondering do u have a tour desk and if so what time is it open?

    Hi Yes we have tour desk. Opens 9am-5pm daily Brad


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    Answered on August 27, 2021
  • Hi there! I was wondering if I would book hostel for tonight if you do free airport shuttle early in the morning (about 3am)? Thanks:)

    Unfortunately, we do not offer any shuttle services. The options from Cairns Airport is a taxi, ridesharing, or private shuttle.


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    Answered on December 16, 2020
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?

    No. Due to the local council regulations - no sleeping bags are allowed inside of the hostel. We allow you to store them in reception and they can be collected on check out.


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    Answered on October 14, 2019
  • How much does it cost to rent a lock?

    We do not rent locks. However, we can direct you to nearby stores where they sell inexpensive locks.


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    Answered on October 16, 2019
  • Hi! I would like to double-check that if I book a twin room for two people that means it will be private just for the two of us. The picture shows a second bunked bed frame and it is confusing.

    Yes is a private room for two people Brad


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    Asked about: Budget Twin Room • Answered on July 23, 2021
  • Could I just take the room for 6 hrs transit? I am with my family (husband, 2 children). We will arrive at Cairns International Airport at 17.45 and will continue to take Greyhound bua to Townsville at 01:00am.

    Hi, Unfortunately, we are an 18+ venue. By law, due to our license, we are not permitted to allow guests into our accommodation premises. Best Regards Jason Watson Accommodation Manager


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    Answered on November 13, 2019
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    All linen for the beds is 100% included in the room price. However, towels are an extra fee, payable at reception.


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    Answered on October 14, 2019
  • Can I book and stay and pay nextday

    No. We only accept payment upfront. If you cannot pay the total for your reservation at check in - you will be refused entry. Similarly, if you are already checked in and wish to extend your stay - you must pay before 11am of your extension day in order to continue staying with us.


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    Answered on March 10, 2020
  • Can we check-in after 12am?

    What day are you looking to book in?


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    Answered on December 27, 2020
  • hey do you have a maximum age limit?

    No we dont not


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    Answered on August 25, 2021
  • hi are the rooms effected by noise during the wkends

    A little but not too bad


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    Asked about: Deluxe Twin Room • Answered on August 25, 2021
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Rusty's Markets
    0.1 miles
  • Cairns Magistrates Court
    0.1 miles
  • Martin College
    0.2 miles
  • Cairns Family Court
    0.2 miles
  • The Cairns Museum
    0.2 miles
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre
    0.2 miles
  • Cairns Regional Gallery
    0.3 miles
  • Cairns Rainforest Dome
    0.3 miles
  • Cairns City Library
    0.3 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Cairns Paleo Cafe
    0 miles
  • Restaurant McDonalds Restaurant
    0.1 miles
Top attractions
  • Reef and Rainforest Research Centre
    0.3 miles
  • The Cairns Civic Theater
    0.4 miles
  • The Center of Contemporary Arts
    0.5 miles
  • Cairns Base Hospital
    1 miles
  • Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens
    2.5 miles
  • Skyway Rainforest Cableway
    7.6 miles
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
    7.7 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Botanic Garden
    1.2 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Holloways Beach
    6 miles
Public transit
  • Train Cairns Station
    0.3 miles
Closest Airports
  • Cairns Airport
    3.6 miles
How to get to The Jack Backpackers from Cairns Airport
    Public shuttle
    Parking available
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1 Restaurant On Site

    The Jack

    Food: Australian

    Open for: Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of The Jack Backpackers
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
  • Happy hour
  • Bar crawls Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Entertainment staff
  • Snorkeling Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Darts
  • Pool table Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may apply.
  • Street parking
  • Secure parking
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Safe
General
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules The Jack Backpackers takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of AUD 30 is required on arrival. That's about 21.05USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Eftpos The Jack Backpackers accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

The Jack Backpackers is a licensed venue. Entertainment can be heard in the beer garden from 18:00 until 02:00. Guests may experience some noise disturbance.

You must show a valid passport and credit card upon check in.

As of the 10th of December we have to mandate the laws abiding the QLD government in regards to the Covid-19 vaccine anybody who isn't double vaccinated or cant provide us with their vaccination certification will not be allowed into the premises.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Please inform The Jack Backpackers of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Guests must meet one or more requirements to stay in this property: Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, a recent valid negative coronavirus PCR test, or recent proof of coronavirus recovery.

A damage deposit of AUD 30 is required on arrival. That's about 21.05USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about The Jack Backpackers

  • The nearest beach is 1,300 feet from The Jack Backpackers.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Jack Backpackers (subject to availability):

    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Secure parking
    • Street parking

  • The prices at The Jack Backpackers may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The Jack Backpackers offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Pool table
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Darts
    • Evening entertainment
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Live music/Performance
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Bar crawls
    • Entertainment staff
    • Happy hour

  • Check-in at The Jack Backpackers is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The Jack Backpackers has 1 restaurant:

    • The Jack

  • The Jack Backpackers is 2,150 feet from the center of Cairns.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Jack Backpackers by:

    • Airport shuttle (public) 30min