The Jack Backpackers

The Jack Backpackers

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

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The Jack Backpackers
Sat 23/10
Sun 24/10
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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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Rooms available at The Jack Backpackers

Sat 23/10
Sun 24/10
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Double rooms($51)
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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

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


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

Services and conveniences

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

Things to do

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


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


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


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Balcony
  • Picnic area
  • Garden

Accessibility and suitability

  • Adults only
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Private parking

Media and entertainment

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


  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Washing machine


  • Lockers
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Storage available


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying


  • Socket near the bed

Reviews of The Jack Backpackers

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8.0 Great
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.

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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 12:00, check out anytime before 11:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at The Jack Backpackers

  • 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.

  • Check-in time is 12:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Jack Backpackers.

  • Yes, The Jack Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.

  • No, The Jack Backpackers does not offer free parking.

  • No, The Jack Backpackers does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • The Jack Backpackers is 4.9 km from Cairns. The Jack Backpackers is 126.1 km from Bloomfield.

  • No, The Jack Backpackers does not have a pool on-site.

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Distance to city centre

0.4 km

Location rating


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Distance to airport

4.9 km