2 stars

The Jack Backpackers

Cnr Spence & Sheridan Sts, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
+61 740 512 490

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The Jack Backpackers
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About The Jack Backpackers

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Situated a short walk from Cairns Railway Station, The Jack Backpackers is an ideal base while visiting Cairns. Those staying at the property can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi.

A ticket service, luggage storage and an express check-in and check-out feature are just some of the available services at the hostel. In addition, the multilingual staff are on hand to offer local information.

Rooms at The Jack Backpackers are themed and feature a refrigerator.

For those guests who enjoy making the most of local restaurants and cafés, there is a good selection right on the doorstep. The Reef Hotel Casino and Cairns Central are a 10-minute stroll away.

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at The Jack Backpackers

  • Adults only
  • Snorkelling
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Internet


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Fan
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Dustbins

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Electric kettle
  • Shared kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Things to do

  • Board games/puzzles
  • Darts
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Evening entertainment
  • Pool table
  • Night club

Services and conveniences

  • Earplugs
  • ATM on-site
  • Safety deposit box
  • Entertainment staff
  • Tour desk
  • Key access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Balcony
  • Garden

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV

Accessibility and suitability

  • Adults only
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area


  • Lockers
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Storage available


  • Iron and ironing board
  • Washing machine


  • Socket near the bed


  • Fax/photocopying

Reviews of The Jack Backpackers

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8.0 Very Good
Pros:Standard backpacker place. Good kitchen and clean overall. Located above a bar so nice spot to hang out. Bands that were playing were pretty good and the happy hour deals were good.
Cons:The music venue below is not a fit for everyone, it is very loud until late and the walls are fairly thin so revelers coming home late could be heard through the walls on either side. Overall as long as you stay up late or sleep heavily, not a bad stay. Never could find where the free meals were served, but we were there over a holiday so it's possible the meals were not available those days.


Cnr Spence & Sheridan Sts, Cairns, QLD 4870

What's nearby

  • Cairns Historical Society Museum221 m
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre336 m
  • Reef Hotel Casino0.5 km
  • Cairns Rainforest Dome0.5 km
  • Cairns Regional Gallery0.5 km
  • Esplanade Lagoon0.7 km
  • Cairns Civic Theatre0.8 km
  • Center of Contemporary Arts0.8 km
  • Cairns Esplanade0.8 km
  • Barlow Park1 km
  • Cazaly's Stadium3 km
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens4.1 km



Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 11:00


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Top tips for your stay at The Jack Backpackers

  • If you’re after a cheap room at The Jack Backpackers, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in March and September.
  • The cheapest price a room at The Jack Backpackers was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was €16, while the most expensive was €16.

FAQs when booking at The Jack Backpackers

  • Where is The Jack Backpackers located?

    The Jack Backpackers is located at Cnr Spence & Sheridan Sts in Cairns CBD, 0.4 km from the centre of Cairns. Cairns Historical Society Museum is the closest landmark to The Jack Backpackers.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Jack Backpackers?

    Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Jack Backpackers.

  • Does The Jack Backpackers offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Jack Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is The Jack Backpackers from the airport?

    The Jack Backpackers is 5.1 km from Cairns. The Jack Backpackers is 126.3 km from Bloomfield.

  • How does KAYAK find such great The Jack Backpackers hotel deals?

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Distance to city centre

0.4 km

Nearest airport


Distance to airport

4.9 km