Get an overview of this hotelCairns hostel in Cairns Central Business District with restaurant and outdoor pool

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Popular property highlights

Free parking
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Laundry facilities


Located in Cairns Central Business District, this hostel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from The Cairns Museum and within 3 miles (5 km) of Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. The Cultural Place and Cairns Central Shopping Centre are also within 10 minutes.

Property features

This hostel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a nightclub. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and free airport pick-up are also provided. Additionally, 2 bars/lounges, a poolside bar and laundry facilities are on-site.

Room amenities

Rooms offer free WiFi and showers.

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

Hostel Amenities

Hostel Amenities

The hostel offers a restaurant. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hostel's bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and A poolside bar. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. A free shuttle from the airport to the hotel is complimentary for guests (available 24 hours). Cairns's hostel also offers an outdoor pool, a nightclub and a terrace. On-site self parking is complimentary.

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort has designated areas for smoking.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free airport transportation - pickup 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Restaurant 
  • Total number of rooms - 120 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Nightclub 
  • Multilingual staff 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower only 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Shared/communal kitchen 

Where to Eat

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort has a restaurant on-site.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Rafting nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 

Hostel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance for details.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hostel Name

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

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Evening Meal Offer

Book a stay in any room or rate category, for travel anytime, and receive an evening meal in the hotel restaurant for a discounted price.

Full details provided at check-in. Surcharge applies for evening meal. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

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