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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

2-star2 stars
57-89 Grafton StreetCairnsQLD04870Australia

Cairns hostel with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free parking
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Awesome vibe
Complaints about WiFi
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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

from $14
  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory (4 Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 Bed)
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Women only (Eight Beds)
  • Superior Shared Dormitory (6 Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (6 Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 Bed)
  • Deluxe Room
  • Triple Room
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Women only (Four Beds)
  • Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Shared Dormitory (10 Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (8 Bed)
  • Superior Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds, Ensuite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • 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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Free airport pickup (available 24 hours) *


  • 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
  • Nightclub
  • Billiards or pool table
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On Site

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Volleyball on site


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

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort’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


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

WiFi is available in guestrooms for AUD 2.00 per day (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for AUD 2.00 per day (rates may vary)

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


  • In Cairns Central Business District
  • The Cultural Place (4-minute walk)
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre (5-minute walk)
  • Cairns Regional Gallery (5-minute walk)
  • Cairns Night Markets (7-minute walk)
  • Cairns Harbour Cruises (7-minute walk)
  • Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome (7-minute walk)
  • Esplanade Lagoon (9-minute 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

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

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