Welcome to JJ’s!

Hey you! Thanks for finding us and where we exist on the internet world!

Let us tell you a little about JJ’s Backpackers, maybe we are just what you are looking for in a hostel?

JJ’s Backpackers – your home away from home where you will get the chance to (re-)meet your family of travellers and local legends who know it all – is one of the few smaller hostels in Cairns.
We are a dying breed of shared and private accommodation providers in the magnificent Far North Queensland – BUT, as Destiny’s Child sang back in 2001…
[We’re] a SURVIVOR
[We’re] gonna MAKE IT.

A young #backpackerfamily of a couple and their two young kids (aged 2 and 5) transformed an outdated motel to 27 hostel (dorms and private) rooms with a big communal kitchen and pool, a nice and cosy living room with a super old TV, and fancy upper-class upper floor.

By 2001 JJ’s had been established as a bit of a “party party” hostel that was cheap and cheerful with weekly, if not nightly, dress-up parties. (Think grown men wearing a towel as a diaper to look like something starting with B)

After having life and the universe throw some tough curve balls towards our little family of world travellers [Sneak peek at our story: two 23 year old poor backpackers, a boy from Switzerland and a girl from an industrial country town in Victoria, Australia, met on a well-known bus travelling South from the Red Centre of the Outback]

We are a family living in our home in the beautiful area of Cairns, just next to the Great Barrier Reef (#OMG WOW AMAZING YESSS)
We try very hard to offer and provide a friendly, social atmosphere and fantastic service.
In short, we want you to feel at home in our home, with our little but strong (like Jana – the little J – have you seen her guns, bro? do you even lyft?) family that crosses all cultural and linguistic barriers and boundaries.
‘Cause that’s what family does, yo.

Keep on SURVIVING. And THRIVING. *green plant emoji; except not vegan symbol*

For a bit more on the boring but sometimes important specs:
A FREE UNLIMITED BREAKFAST of cereals, toast, tea and coffee is included daily.
Free WIFI available 24/7  in rooms and social areas.  
All bed linen is provided and our bright and spacious dorms are only 3, 4 or 5 share!
Doubles, twins & singles available with a free pick up from the bus, train or city.

Whether travelling alone or in a group, JJ’s is the perfect place for meeting people, having fun and has that familiar, family feel you may be looking for.

We really are, “home from home,” just check out our reviews.
Come and meet your old/new family

We hope to see you soon,
Love & (sweaty tropical) hugs,
Jana (Little J),
Markus (“Big M – original owner),
Kevin (orig. manager), and (last but certainly not least;)
Kym (Receptionist/Tour Specialist/Driver Extraordinaire; Little J’s Home Gurrrl)

and the rest of the beautiful creatures that make up the JJ’s fam x