JJ’s Backpackers Hostel is situated in Cairns, Far North Queensland, where the World Heritage Rainforest meet the Great Barrier Reef.

We are situated just 7km from the airport and a short stroll to the city centre. 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 Backpackers Hostel, we are more than happy to arrange your transport and tour bookings to help you visit our wonderful slice of paradise.

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

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Our FREE JJ’s Courtesy Bus will meet all Premier and Greyhound arrivals at the bus station to bring you back to the hostel – just let us know and we will be there in a flash.


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.

Self Drive

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.

Airport Shuttle Bus

Click and select JJ’s as your drop off point ($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.