Get an overview of this hotelCairns hostel in Cairns CBD with restaurant and outdoor pool



Located in Cairns CBD, this hostel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from The Cultural Place and within 3 mi (5 km) of Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Cairns Regional Gallery are also within 10 minutes.

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, this hostel has an outdoor pool and a nightclub. Free self parking and free airport pick-up are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a rooftop terrace, and WiFi in public areas.

Room Amenities

Rooms offer WiFi and showers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hostel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with high-speed wireless Internet access (surcharge). This Cairns hostel also offers an outdoor pool, a nightclub, and a rooftop terrace. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

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

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free airport transportation - pickup 
  • Total number of rooms - 120 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Nightclub 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Television in lobby 


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 2.00 AUD per day )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( 2.00 AUD per day )


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower only 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

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

Nearby Things to Do

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

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Boat tours nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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

No pets or service animals allowed


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 2.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 2.00 per day (rates may vary)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

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