Hey you! Thanks for finding us!

We may be just what you’re

looking for in a hostel…

JJ’s Backpackers is one of the few smaller hostels in Cairns. This is where you will get the chance to meet travellers and local legends who know it all. We are a dying breed of shared/private communal accommodation providers in the magnificent Far North Queensland!

A few years ago, our little backpacker family (mainly Big M Papa Bear) transformed an outdated motel to 27 hostel dorms & private rooms with a big communal kitchen (think rice cooker, big fridges, little oven too!), ping pong table, tropical pool, many many private-style bathrooms and a nice and cosy living room with big TV (game station things likely to come).

We 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 family that crosses all cultural and linguistic barriers and boundaries.

Welcome home, my beautiful excited/weary/adventure-ready travellers.
Come and meet the JJ’s Family.

We have your favourite weird Uncle Kevvie, Papa Bear Big M (who is rather not big), And last but not least: lil J –> Jana Banana; daughter of the original owners; current owner; lil bit too happy lil lady :3 :3 :3



Whether travelling alone or in a group, JJ’s is the perfect place to meet people, have fun and find that familiarity you may be looking for.

We hope to see you soon!