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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort, Cairns

2-star2 stars
57-89 Grafton StreetCairnsQLD04870Australia

Cairns hostel with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Good7.2
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Vibe
Awesome vibe
Cleanliness
Quite clean
Breakfast
Breakfast can be improved
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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort, Cairns

from $17
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (8 Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (6 Bed)
  • Superior Shared Dormitory (6 Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 Bed)
  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory (4 Bed)
  • Superior Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds, Ensuite
  • Shared Dormitory (10 Bed)
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Women only (Eight Beds)
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Women only (Four Beds)
  • Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Triple Room
  • Deluxe Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 120 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Transfers

  • Free airport pickup (available 24 hours) *

Parking

  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Nightclub
  • Billiards or pool table
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
More
  • Daily housekeeping

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort, Cairns’s small print

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

Policies

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort, Cairns

Landmarks

  • In Cairns Central Business District
  • The Cultural Place - 4 min walk
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 5 min walk
  • Cairns Regional Gallery - 5 min walk
  • Cairns Night Markets - 7 min walk
  • Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome - 7 min walk
  • Esplanade Lagoon - 9 min walk
  • Cairns Civic Theatre - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 14 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 11 min walk
  • Redlynch Station - 15 min drive
  • Freshwater Station - 18 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free airport pick-up

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 99 reviews

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort, Cairns
Exceptional10.0
Recommend staying here. So much fun and perfect location. It is very noisy at night with the club but worth it. Had a blast
Delaine, us1 night trip
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort, Cairns
Exceptional10.0
Good
Nice pool, nice club, nice location
CHIWEI, us8 night trip
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort, Cairns
Poor2.0
Beware
Workers need a vacation
A Traveler, us3 night trip with friends
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort, Cairns
Exceptional10.0
A great hostel experience
After two nights of staying at a nearby hostel, I was glad that I decided to move to Gilligan's. Immediately from check in, I was impressed with the friendly service offered by the team here. The room that I was placed in was adequate in size, clean, had good A/C, a deck, and a relatively clean bathroom compared to most hostels that I have stayed in. Additionally, the hostel had nice areas to hang out and socialize outside of the room. There is a bar where you can go when you want to party and the staff are helpful booking tours, making meal suggestions, and helping with airport transfers. The only thing that I found lacking at this hostel was the absence of free Wi-Fi, but if you know that it costs in advance, you can just calculate that into your budget or use the free city Wi-Fi closer to the town center. Overall, I was very impressed with this hostel and will come back if in town again.
Isaac, us1 night trip
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort, Cairns
Fair4.0
Terrible hotel, fun as a backpacker hostel
This is a backpacker hostel that has 1 floor of traditional hotel rooms. The rooms are very sparse, the hotel is insanely loud at times because there are loud partying backpackers everywhere. My room had the loudest A/C I have ever seen in a hotel and no temperature control. As a backpacker hostel it seems like a really FUN place to be. Anyone expecting a "hotel" will be SERIOUSLY dissapointed by the 2-star accommodations, the loudness, the sparcity and the feeling that you are being watched by the bulky security bouncers that are clearly there to prevent you from breaking things.There are warnings everyone about not damaging the elevators and not getting drunk in your room! You don't see those even at Motel 6!
A Traveler, us2 night family trip

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