Getting Here

JJ’s Backpackers Hostel is situated in Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia, The World, where World Heritage Rainforest meet the magnificent Great Barrier Reef.  Now that’s a mouthful!

We are situated just 7km from the airport and a short stroll to the city centre, think palm trees on the edge of the city. Close to the Esplanade and lagoon and a free city shuttle if you don’t want to walk.  JJ’s is convenient to all services, supermarket, gym, pubs, clubs and transport.

Here at JJ’s, we are more than happy to arrange your transport and tour bookings to help you visit our wonderful slice of paradise. Here are some helpful maps and information to help you decide and don’t forget, you can always email or call us if you have any questions.


24 Hour check in is available at JJ’s. If arriving into Cairns before 7.00am or after 9.00pm please contact us directly to obtain late arrival key collection details.

Getting Here by Greyhound Bus to JJs Backpackers


Our FREE JJ’s Courtesy Bus will meet all Premier and Greyhound arrivals at the bus station to bring you back to the hostel. Or FREECALL 1800 666 336 and we will be there in a flash.

Click here to book Greyhound or Premier Motor Service Bus Tickets or Passes.


Getting Here JJs Backpackers Bus


Arriving by train please call us on our FREECALL number 1800 666 336 when you arrive and our FREE JJ’s Courtesy Bus will come to pick you up from the Cairns Train Station.



Getting Here Cairns Self Drive Campervan


We have plenty of on and off street parking for our self drivers. Please contact us with your approx. time of arrival to JJ’s.

Need transport? We have many choices of cars and campervans to suit your needs. Contact us to help you book.


Getting Here Cairns Airport Shuttle Bus


You have a choice: Book ahead via Select JJ’s as your drop off point and pay just $15.00 for 1 person/$20 for 2 people payable on arrival to the driver. The shuttle bus meets all flights and will bring you directly to the hostel. Check out as well, who offer discounts for pre-booked return tickets. Taxi is approx. $25.00.