We stayed at the Jack as it's cheap and you get a free evening meal every day which are really good. The staff are all very friendly and helpful, and you get a wifi allowance of 500mb everyday. The hostel itself is OK. I wasn't keen on the open plan unisex bathroom facilities. The rooms have their own mini fridge which is great, and they allow BYO alcohol. This is a very social hostel with a large balcony that surrounds the hostel. Great if you want to party every night, not so great if you have an early tour the next morning and want to sleep. They do, however, have motel style, ensuite rooms in a different building, bit more expensive but worth it if you're looking for a quieter time. These also include a free parking space in their car park, which in the middle of Cairns, is extremely useful.
- 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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