The jack backpackers is located above a pub - we were a bit worried after reading reviews that we were going to be kept awake all night by loud noise but it couldn't have been further from that! We were located at the far end of the hostel and although we could hear noise it certainly wasn't overpowering and didn't keep us from sleeping or wake us up. The beer garden closes at around 1am so chances are you'll not be going to bed till after that anyway!
The hostel is very centrally located and you are in 5/10 minute walking distance of everything.
Staff are very friendly and accommodating, they gave us advice and directions within the local area and you can also book trips at reception.
Hostel is very clean considering how big it is which we were pleasantly surprised at! You are given a 200mb wifi allowance each day.
The Jack Bar downstairs is a great bar, it is reasonably priced and you can get even discount off food / drinks with a card you are given on check-in. We ate there a couple of times and the food was lovely. You do get free backpacker meals nightly but we chose to sort ourselves out.
The only 2 negative things I would have to say are the room we stayed in literally had a bed and a fridge - would have been great to have a couple of shelves to put food / belongings on. The other thing was that if you wanted to use anything you had to pay a deposit for it at reception. I understand it's a pain when people don't treat property as their own but having to pay $10 deposit for a plate set is a bit ridiculous., especially when they were dirty when we got them! You also have to pay a deposit if you want to use the iron, watch a DVD and the list goes on!
Other than that I have nothing bad to say about the place - I would definitely recommend staying here. It is one of the best hostels we have stayed in!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Jack Backpackers is newly refurbished pub-style backpacker accommodation. The accommodation has 120 beds, ranging from 8 bed dorms with shared bathrooms, to four bed dorms and private double rooms with ensuite. The massive pub downstairs has three different bars, a beautiful outdoor undercover beer garden, top quality meal deals for the budget traveler, our famous Friends With Benefits VIP guest discount card, SETANTA & FOX sports action shown on our BIG screens daily 7 days a week, pool tables, a CASINO gaming lounge, plus free entertainment & activities 5 nights a week from Wednesday to Sunday, between the hours of 6pm & 12am. Entertainment on offer ranges from some of the best local & national live bands and DJ's, themed parties, crazy games, beer pong, open mic nights, + much more ... more less
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