The Jack Backpackers

Rental, Adults only

2 stars

52-54 Spence Street, Cairns, QLD 4870

+61 740 512 490

based on 1,488 reviews

Thu 6/27
Fri 6/28

About The Jack Backpackers, Cairns

Value for money
A short walk from Cairns Railway Station, The Jack Backpackers has a convenient setting, making it an ideal base while in Cairns. It is situated a brief walk from The Reef Hotel Casino and Cairns Central. A variety of premium services are available for guests of The Jack Backpackers, like a ticket service and an express check-in and check-out feature. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, luggage storage and an airport shuttle. A tour desk is available and Reef Fleet Terminal is within a 10-minute walk, making it easy for guests to explore the local area and its attractions. The hostel has 46 themed rooms that are filled with all the essentials to ensure a comfortable stay. They are also fitted with a hair dryer and a refrigerator. For those wishing to dine out during their stay at the hostel, there are a selection of restaurants situated close by. Cairns Convention Centre is also only a quick walk away.

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Hostel Amenities & Facilities

  • Adults only
  • Snorkeling
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Internet


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Trash cans


  • Electric kettle
  • Shared kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Things to do

  • Board games/puzzles
  • Darts
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Evening entertainment
  • Pool table
  • Night club

Services and conveniences

  • Earplugs
  • ATM on-site
  • Safety deposit box
  • Entertainment staff
  • Tour desk
  • Key access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Adults only
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Designated smoking area


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Balcony
  • Garden


  • Lockers
  • Tile/marble floor
  • City view
  • Storage available

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Socket near the bed

The Jack Backpackers Reviews

GoodBased on 1,488 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • "Great staff, super friendly and accommodating." (in 44 reviews)
  • "Great Location,Historic Hotel,Awesome Venue" (in 41 reviews)
  • Great room. (in 37 reviews)
Cons -
  • The bed very noisy! (in 10 reviews)
  • Apart from Friday and Saturday nights. (in 8 reviews)
  • The kitchen is depressing (in 7 reviews)

The Jack Backpackers room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • How does The Jack Backpackers compare to other 2 star hotels in Cairns?

    2 star hotels in Cairns typically cost $95/night, but The Jack Backpackers is typically available for $20/night, and is rated equally to its competitors.

  • How far is The Jack Backpackers from Cairns?

    Drive distance from Cairns to The Jack Backpackers and vice versa is 3.0 mi and the overall drive time is about 9min. Driving time can vary based on the time of day and traffic.

  • What is the best way to get to The Jack Backpackers from Cairns?

    A very popular option for travelers staying at The Jack Backpackers would be to take a taxi or ridesharing service from Cairns directly to the hotel.

  • Are there food options at The Jack Backpackers?

    Yes, The Jack Backpackers does have a restaurant where you can sit down to eat or take food to go. There are also many other quality food options in Cairns for those looking for something different.

  • Does The Jack Backpackers have a pool?

    Unfortunately, our data does not specify if there is a pool at The Jack Backpackers. We would recommend calling the hotel’s front desk to confirm. The phone number for The Jack Backpackers is +61 740 512 490.

  • How close is The Jack Backpackers to Cairns city center?

    The city center nearest to The Jack Backpackers is Cairns, which is 0.3 mi away from the hotel’s front door. There, you can find Pro Dive Cairns Day Trips, which is a popular sight in the area.

  • What is the phone number for The Jack Backpackers?

    If you have questions about The Jack Backpackers or your reservation, please call the front desk directly at +61 740 512 490.

  • Does The Jack Backpackers have Wi-Fi available?

    Yes, The Jack Backpackers has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • What time is check-out for The Jack Backpackers?

    The required check-out time is 11:00 AM. Please plan accordingly before your departure to avoid any penalties or fees.

  • How much is a room at The Jack Backpackers?

    The cheapest deals found start from only $20 per night. The average rate for rooms at The Jack Backpackers is currently around $55/night. Enter your dates in the form above to see more.

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Places of interest near The Jack Backpackers

Attractions in Cairns, Australia curated by momondo

The Jack Backpackers location: 52-54 Spence Street, Cairns, QLD 4870

Top landmarks

Cairns Historical Society Museum0.1 mi
Cairns Central Shopping Centre0.2 mi
Cairns Rainforest Dome0.3 mi
Reef Hotel Casino0.3 mi
Cairns Regional Gallery0.3 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

Gilligan's0.0 mi
Candy0.1 mi
Fetta'S Greek Taverna0.1 mi
The Crown Hotel0.1 mi
Hog's Breath Cairns0.1 mi
Tandoori Oven0.1 mi
Pantry 150.1 mi
Miss Chief Bar & Eatery0.1 mi

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