AUD 21 per night
AUD 21 per night
The Jack Backpackers, Cairns, Australia

The Jack Backpackers

Cairns, Australia - 56 - 60 Spence Streets

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My Experience at the Shenannigans Backpackers Cairns, Australis ... It was lovely. Market at the next corner of the Backpacker was Lovely. Had Fresh Fruits and Sweet Corn and all Vegetables, you name it - were found there.
The Espandant was lovely too - especially in the Night. Cairns was 3 hrs away from Port Moresby, PNG ...

Description - Hostel

The Jack Backpackers is a newly refurbished pub-style backpacker accommodation. The Jack offers all guests FREE WiFi as well as a FREE good quality evening meals!

The hostel has a range of 8, 6 and 4 bed dorms, and private twins and doubles to suit any budget traveller. The rooms can either have ensuite's 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 crazy themed nights to make your stay that much more memorable!

We offer great deals at our very own travel desk! Book your tours & cairns activities with our receptionist and travel agents to get the best local knowledge.

Please be aware that live music and DJS will be playing at the bar near the accommodation until 1am on a Friday and Saturday nights, as it’s the weekend and time to party! So expect to be able to hear the music on those nights until 1am.

The Jack Backpackers prides itself on providing clean, affordable accommodation right in the heart of Cairns CBD; 2mins walk from the lagoon and all the bars and clubs Cairns has to offer. You also receive a discount card on check-in, which discounts all food and drinks in the bar. It doesn't get any better! Book now and enjoy your stay in Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef!

Please note that if you are a late check-in after 8pm, please call The Jack Reception to arrange a late check-in. Please also note that The Jack Backpackers only accepts booking with a valid international passport and credit card will be required upon check-in. The Jack Backpackers is unsuitable for persons under the age of 18. Bookings made by any guests under the age of 18 will not be confirmed.

We do not accept large group bookings, unless a group booking has been authorized.

HOSTEL Rooms are air-conditioned, have private refrigeration (so no one can steal your food!) and are very clean and well maintained. You can either use the fully equipped kitchen to cook for yourself, or take advantage of the awesome half-price meal deal for guests!
Fully equipped guest laundry with washers & dryers, you can hang out in the lounge area and watch the huge TV or you can catch Fox & Setanta Sports in the bars. All linen is included

At our Tour Desk & Internet Cafe, the staff will do everything they can for your Stay in Cairns. Our staff use their combined experience (over 15 years!) to give you honest advice on the right tours to go on- be it the best rafting trip, reef experience, or rainforest trek and almost every tour in Cairns will pick you up from right outside our door! Were also able to book tours not just in Cairns but all over Australia and can give you plenty of information about traveling the rest the country!

Shenannigans is right in the middle of everything getting to most places will only take you 2 minutes or 10 minutes (depending on how fast you walk!) Train & Bus stations, the Esplanade lagoon, Nightclubs, Cairns Central Shopping Centre and all the main amenities are right next door to us.

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 33
  • Year built: 1926
  • Renovated: 2012
  • Public classification: 3
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: AUD 21 (Australian Dollar)

Double Hostel 8 Bed Dorm Mixed Dorm Single Twin
  • Check-in: noon
  • Check-out: 10:00am

Hostel amenities

Age restrictions Bar/lounge Breakfast included Gameroom Laundry/valet service Linen included Live music No curfew Pets not allowed Restaurant on site Safe deposit box Taxi service Tour/sightseeing assistance

Room amenities

Hostel Rooms are on top of Pub , 4, 6 & 8 Bed Dorms, Double and Twin Rooms all with share facilities. Huge Balcony, kitchen, laundry area TV room with huge screen.(fridges and lockers in all Rooms)

Ensuite rooms (private Bathroom) situated in adjacent building next door to the Pubs huge Tropical Beer Garden. Twins/Doubles/4 bed dorms all with airconditioning, bar fridge, lockers and bathroom.

Live Music Played in Beer Garden Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Nights.

Late check ins after 8pm through to 4am

A/C climate control Backpacker facilities Balconies Ensuite Internet access Iron/ironing board Lockers Microwave Movie rental Non-smoking rooms Private bathroom Refrigerator Shared bathroom Showers without bath Television Television (cable/satellite) VCR/DVD WIFI

Food and drink
Eating in house
Hotel Bistro

Price details

AUD 21 - 79 per night (Australian Dollar)

Dorms or Private rooms

An additional deposit may be requested prior to arrival. If so, you will be contacted directly after you confirm your booking.

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaMasterCard

Available discounts


Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

Cancellations with less than 24hrs notice or No-Shows will result in one nights accommodation as per booking, to be charged to Credit Card.

Location - Hostel

56 - 60 Spence Streets
Queensland (State of Queensland)
Australia  4870

Latitude: -16.92502, Longitude: 145.77519

How to get there

Situated right in the heart of Cairns CBD, The Jack Backpackers is central to everything. The famous Cairns lagoon, Esplanade, a major shopping centre, Fresh food markets and all Cairns CBD has to offer is only a 2 min walk from the hostel.

5 Minute walk from Greyhound Bus Depot - Straight Down Spence Street.
10 minutes Taxi From Airport. (Own Expense)
10 minutes by Airport Shuttle (Own Expense)
Contact us for bookings

And you will be dropped at the Jack Backpackers doorstep.

Nearest airport: Cairns International (6.5km)