The Jack Backpackers

52 - 54 Spence Street


The hostel has a range of 8, 6 and 4 bed dorms, and private twins and doubles to suit any budget traveller. The rooms can either have ensuite's or shared bathrooms. All rooms come with a refrigerator, air conditioning, and security lockers. The hostel is located above a pub with a huge outdoor beer garden, perfect for enjoying some drinks in the beautiful, sunny Cairns weather. The pub also has a restaurant, Casino gaming room, and crazy themed nights to make your stay that much more memorable!

We offer great deals at our very own travel desk! Book your tours & cairns activities with our receptionist and travel agents to get the best local knowledge.

Please be aware that live music and DJS will be playing at the bar near the accommodation until 1am on a Friday and Saturday nights, as it’s the weekend and time to party! So expect to be able to hear the music on those nights until 1am.

The Jack Backpackers prides itself on providing clean, affordable accommodation right in the heart of Cairns CBD; 2mins walk from the lagoon and all the bars and clubs Cairns has to offer. You also receive a discount card on check-in, which discounts all food and drinks in the bar. It doesn't get any better! Book now and enjoy your stay in Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef!

Please note that if you are a late check-in after 8pm, please call The Jack Reception to arrange a late check-in. Please also note that The Jack Backpackers only accepts booking with a valid international passport and cred


  • Air Conditioning
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Microwave
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine



Traveler Reviews

“Hostel is AMAZING!”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on March 12, 2018

Get free meal every night in the bar next door, air con was sufficient, drink specials for the backpackers were good too. Live music most weekends! Good location, near major shopping mall and 5...


Rating: 3 Reviewed on March 11, 2018

The Jack Hostel was clean and the location is great. Unfortunately we had a lot of problems with the air-conditioning. We could only turn it on or off, so it got too hot or too cold very fast and we...

“ilively place, great people, - VERY CLEAN - excellent value”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on March 10, 2018

I have A room with n ensuite and its brilliant , it is behind the main band stage but i slept when i had too, the staff areterrific and the room SPOTLESS , get a meal in the evening included , but...


5 Minute walk from Greyhound Bus Depot - Straight Down Spence Street.
10 minutes Taxi From Airport. (Own Expense)
10 minutes by Airport Shuttle (Own Expense)
Book on line

And you will be dropped at the Jack Backpackers doorstep


This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Please also note that The Jack Backpacker Hostel Cairns only accepts bookings with a valid passport and credit card. Both will be required upon check-in. We do not accept large group bookings, unless a group booking has been authorized.
Age Restriction
Credit Cards Accepted
Taxes Included