Why stay with us?
Free quality wi-fi
Five minutes from the Great Barrier Reef Terminal
Nightly activities especially for guests
Discounts on tour bookings
Choose from Backpacker rooms to Deluxe ensuite, with a range of 8, 6 or 4 bed dorms, private twins and doubles to suit any traveller. Select below and book oline or give us a call with any questions.
Please note; we are a social hostel with a bar so noise is to be expected, especially on weekends.
The Jack Backpackers only accepts bookings with a valid ID and a 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.
Please note that we are a social hostel with a bar so noise is to be expected.
Our reception is open from 9am – 7pm. For out of hours check in, please call to arrange.
We are situated in the City Centre, 2 minutes away from the Shopping Centre & 5 minutes away from the Esplanade, Lagoon & Reef Terminal.
We have a kitchen & a BBQ area. You can rent plate sets for $10 at the reception.
– From the Airport : a Taxi will cost you around $25 and will take approximately 12 minutes. The Airport Shuttle is $10 per person and will take approximately 30 minutes.
– From Greyhound bus stop : we are situated 5 blocks from the bus stop. It should take you around 10 minutes to walk to our hostel.
– From Premier bus stop: we are situated 2 blocks away from the bus stop. It should take you around 5 minutes to walk to our hostel.
We do offer work for accommodation. We generally ask for 2 months commitment. You can email us your resume prior to your arrival date to see if we have any jobs available at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, each guest gets locker for his valuable. You need to bring your own padlock.
The reception is open from 9am-8pm. If you need to check in after the reception hours, we will organize a late check in for you. Please email or call us to let us know about your late arrival.
Unfortunately, due to high occupancy, we don’t offer early check in or late check out. If you would like to check in early, you need to pre-book the night before of your arrival.
Yes we do! You can store your luggage for free, at check in & at check out.
We only offer parking space for the deluxe private rooms.There are parking spaces available 5 minutes drive from the hostel
Yes! We have a tour desk with local staff full of knowledge about the area. You can book tours prior to your arrival by emailing or calling us.
We do not offer an Airport Shuttle for free but we can book the Cairns Airport Shuttle for you. Or you can book online through cairnsairportshuttle.com.au
Yes we offer laundry on the motel and hostel side. You can also buy washing powder for $2 at reception
Yes the wi-fi works in all communal areas and every room. Guests get 500mb per day and if you would like to purchase extra is it $3
9am – 7pm 7 Days
Lunch 12pm – 2:30pm 7 Days
Dinner 5pm – 9pm 7 Days
10am – 2am 7 Days
Public Holidays Closed
The Jack Cairns Winner Of Best Pub Three Years In a row