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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort, Cairns

2 stars
57-89 Grafton StreetCairnsQLD04870Australia, 800-491-6126
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Good3.8 / 5
Bar
Bar is awesome
Amenities
Great amenities
Vibe
Awesome vibe
Comfort
Comfortable
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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort, Cairns

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $15
  • 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 Single Beds
  • Shared Dormitory (10 Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (8 Bed)
  • Superior Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds, Ensuite

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

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

Internet

  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *

Transportation

Transfers

  • Free airport pickup *

Parking

  • Free self parking

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

Rollaway beds are available for AUD 30 per night

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)

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • 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
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
More
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Recreation

On Site

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Volleyball on site

Nearby

  • 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, 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

Rollaway beds are available for AUD 30 per night

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.

Recent reviews

Good 3.8 /5 from 133 reviews

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort, Cairns
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Good
Nice pool, nice club, nice location
8 night trip
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort, Cairns
Poor1.0 / 5
Beware
Workers need a vacation
3 night trip with friends
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort, Cairns
Outstanding5.0 / 5
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.
1 night trip
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort, Cairns
Fair2.0 / 5
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!
2 night family trip
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort, Cairns
Outstanding5.0 / 5
good for cairns
good for cairns cheap good nice
3 night trip

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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort, Cairns

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