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The Jack Backpackers
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Myself and my friend stayed at The Jack for 10 days in June 2014. We were greeted by friendly reception staff, and delighted to learn that by booking a week you get one night free. And you also get a free evening meal every night when you present your room key! We had several interactions with cleaning staff during our stay, and they were helpful, and provided us with clean bedlinen when we asked for it. I would definitely stay here again.

Several things to be aware of though are the noise levels. The hostel is on a very busy road junction and so traffic noise is unavoidable. Also rooms facing onto the veranda are subject to a fair bit of noise from partying backpackers, of which we were two on a few occasions. So unless you're up for a laugh I'd avoid The Jack. Finally I would say the twin rooms would benefit from bunkbeds instead of floor singles to give a bit more space. Overall The Jack was great value for money, very clean, very friendly staff who are keen to get you involved in events, and other friendly residents. I'd definitely go back!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Checked in here from moving from Gilligans, the reception staff were very helpful and pointed us in the right directions. Room large and have own lockers and box for under your bed. The cleaner was a bit of a grumpus she was going mad at the smallest ammount of mess.. dont mess with Harriet! Great atmosphere everyone together in the evening drinking and planned nights out.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
4  Thank JammyScone
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Great hostel and fantastic price!

Not only is this hostel lovely and clean you only have to pay $22 for a night which also comes with a free meal. The staff are all very kind and treat you like family and try to help you out where ever they can.
At night time the whole hostel comes together and we play some activities such as beer pong, trivia, and other fun games wile getting quite drunk

Room Tip: 8 bed dorm is $22
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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5  Thank 246archer246
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

I stayed for a week in a single room which had a double and single bed, shower, toilet , fridge and TV. Very clean, excellent staff. The only thing to be aware of (which didnt worry me) is live bands play in the adjouning hotel 4 nights a week until midnight which is 20 metres away.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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2  Thank Mark A
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

The staff is nice, the free dinner is a little light but okay, the rooms are clean.
I stayed 2 nights with my boyfriend in a double room and we were very satisfied. We didn't try the shared kitchen though.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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