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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

Cairns hostel with 2 bars/lounges and outdoor pool

  • Free WiFi
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Rs3,849

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57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, 04870, QLD, Australia
8.0.Very good.
  • Comfortable, aircon was a problem at the start of our stay, too cold and powerful, but…

    Jul 12, 2021

  • Great place to crash after a busy day of activities. Nothing fancy, you get what you pay…

    Jun 13, 2021

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Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Dining options
Safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 120 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Self parking

What’s around

  • In Cairns Central Business District
  • The Cultural Place - 4 min walk
  • Cairns Regional Gallery - 5 min walk
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 6 min walk
  • Cairns Night Markets - 6 min walk
  • Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome - 7 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • 6 Bed Mixed Dorm With En-Suite
  • 6 Bed Female Dorm With En-Suite
  • 4 Bed Mixed Dorm With En-Suite
  • Hotel King Room
  • 10 Bed Mixed Dorm With En-Suite
  • 4 Bed Female Dorm With En-Suite
  • Hotel Twin Room
  • Hotel Deluxe Room
  • 8 bed Mixed Dorm With En-Suite
  • 8 Bed En-suite Female
  • 4 Bed En-suite Deluxe Mixed

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Cairns Central Business District
  • The Cultural Place - 4 min walk
  • Cairns Regional Gallery - 5 min walk
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 6 min walk
  • Cairns Night Markets - 6 min walk
  • Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome - 7 min walk
  • Reef Hotel Casino - 8 min walk
  • Cairns Performing Arts Centre - 8 min walk
  • Esplanade Lagoon - 9 min walk
  • Reef Fleet Terminal - 9 min walk
  • Cairns Convention Centre - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) - 8 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 8 min walk
  • Freshwater Station - 11 min drive
  • Redlynch Station - 13 min drive
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57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, 04870, QLD, Australia

At a glance

Size

  • 120 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (18 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (AUD 8 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar

Things to do

  • Basketball on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Water skiing nearby

Working away

  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • 45-inch Smart TV

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Recreation

On Site

  • Basketball on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Volleyball on site

Nearby

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Water skiing nearby

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

PetsPay at property

  • Service animals exempt from fees

ParkingPay at property

  • Self parking costs AUD 8 per day

Policies

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Union Pay. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Gilligan's Backpackers
  • Gilligan's Backpackers Cairns
  • Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
  • Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort Cairns
  • Gilligans Backpackers Hotel And Resort
  • Gilligans Backpackers Hotel Cairns
  • Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel Resort Cairns
  • Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel Resort
  • Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort Cairns

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes. Self parking costs AUD 8 per day.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Ochre Restaurant (3-min walk), Snoogies Health Bar (3-min walk), and Chili (3-min walk).
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Reef Hotel Casino (8-min walk) and Cazalys Cairns (5-min drive) are both nearby.
  • Have fun with activities like boat tours, hiking, and rafting, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation onsite includes basketball and volleyball. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hostel's other amenities, which include 2 bars and a garden.
8.0.Very good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The best set up you will ever find. Not only is there a great pool and bar; the layout is amazing, and every day has a different themed party. The atmosphere is sensational, and you also have the option of staying in a hotel room which is spacious and on par with non-backpacker options. So you can get the best of both worlds in enjoying the social experience while having your privacy and space in your room. A great and fun place to stay, and I can’t wait to go back.

    Daniel, 2 night trip, Dec 3, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Staff were super friendly. It didn’t both me but make sure you book a room facing the street if you don’t want loud music until 3am

    4 night trip, Oct 14, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 6.0.Good

    The events at the hotel is why I checked into the hotel. Events was the only good part about the hotel

    Dynel, 2 night romance trip, Feb 10, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    This was a huge party hostel, with a big bar, club, pool & shops nearby. The rooms were big, air-conditioned & clean. The four-person rooms come with a shower inside, the washroom didn't have hand soap but besides that it was good.

    1 night trip with friends, Jan 30, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Be aware of the noise from the Bar next to the accommodation, especially at night

    2 night trip, Nov 30, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Disappointing

    They had comfy beds and good A/C. The music from the night club across from the hostel was unbearably loud and it made it impossible to sleep every night. Also, my sheets were not changed on my bed when I arrived. I am very disappointed in the housekeeping services and the noise level of this hostel.

    2 night trip, Nov 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Happening place

    It is a happening place for 20 yr olds. nice vibe to the place, pool and night club are nice.

    2 night trip, Nov 7, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Decent place to stay. Ideal place for party people.

    4 night trip, Nov 4, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 6.0.Good

    Party hostel with nice facilities

    Gilligan’s is a gigantic hostel with a great pool and a massive bar/club. It was clean and the facilities/pool/kitchens were nice. I could hear the music from the club in my room though that didn’t prevent me from sleeping, however I understand that if your room is right above the bar it is REALLY loud. Overall, I would recommend this place for people who are looking to party HARD, not people who want to wake up early for tours and things. It’s also so huge that it can be difficult to meet people... the vibe is a little impersonal. It is a great place for what it is, you just have to understand what you are signing up for. If you want to party, this is your spot.

    Meghann, 2 night trip, Oct 23, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Perfect back

    ryan, 2 night trip, Oct 21, 2019

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