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3.9 / 5Good
302 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free airport shuttle

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Cairns Central Shopping Centre
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Cairns Night Markets
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome
    7 min walk
  • Airport
    Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.)
    8 min drive

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020 3564 4853
  • 8 Bed Mixed Deluxe Dorm With En-Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • 6 Bed Mixed Dorm With En-Suite

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • 6 Bed Female Dorm With En-Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • 4 Bed Mixed Dorm With En-Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • 4 Bed Premium Mixed Dorm With En-suite

    Room Amenities

    • Marina view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Hotel King Room

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
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  • 10 Bed Mixed Dorm With En-Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • 8 Bed Female Dorm Deluxe With En-Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • 4 Bed Female Dorm With En-Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Hotel Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Hotel Deluxe Room

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • 8 bed Mixed Dorm With En-Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 4 Single Bunk Beds
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  • 8 Bed En-suite Female

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 4 Single Bunk Beds
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  • 4 Bed En-suite Deluxe Mixed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed and 2 Single Beds
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  • 4 Bed En-suite Deluxe Female

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed and 2 Single Beds
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  • 6 Bed En-suite Deluxe Mixed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 3 Single Bunk Beds
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  • 6 Bed En-suite Deluxe Female

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    • Sleeps 1
    • 3 Single Bunk Beds
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About this area

Cairns

Located in Cairns's Cairns Central Business District neighbourhood, Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort is in the city centre and near the beach. Reef Fleet Terminal and Cairns Marlin Marina are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Cairns Night Markets. Esplanade Lagoon and Cairns Aquarium are also worth visiting.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 6 min walk
  • Cairns Night Markets - 6 min walk
  • Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome - 7 min walk
  • Reef Hotel Casino - 8 min walk
  • Esplanade Lagoon - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Cairns Station - 8 min walk
  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 12 min drive

About this property

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

Cairns hostel in Cairns Central Business District, walk to Cairns Central Shopping Centre
Along with a restaurant, this hostel has an outdoor pool and a nightclub. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free airport pick-up are also provided. Other amenities include 2 bars/lounges, a fitness centre and a poolside bar. All 120 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, safes and showers.
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort offers 120 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe. This Cairns hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Self parking: AUD 8 per day
Free pick-up airport shuttle from 8 AM to 8 PM
Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

Free continental breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–8:30 AM
1 restaurant
2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar

Things to do

Bike hire
Billiards/pool table
Fitness centre
Nightclub
Outdoor pool
Volleyball

Family friendly

Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool

Conveniences

ATM/banking services
Lift
Front-desk safe

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

English

Business services

Computer station

Outdoors

Garden
Terrace

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom

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Designated smoking areas
TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning

Bathroom

Hairdryer (on request)
Shower

Food and drink

Shared kitchen

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Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • Airport shuttle service is available on request from 8 AM to 8 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Payment types at the property

Mastercard
American Express
Visa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: AUD 8 per day
  • 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.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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.

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. Children aged 18 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.

Property is also known as

  • 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
  • Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort Cairns
5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
145
3 - Okay
41
2 - Mediocre
18
1 - Poor
13
3.9
Cleanliness
3.8
Service and Staff
3.8
Amenities
3.9
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

This was a huge party hostel, with a big bar, club, pool & shops nearby. The rooms were big, air-conditioned & clean. The four-person rooms come with a shower inside, the washroom didn't have hand soap but besides that it was good.

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

3/5

  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

The events at the hotel is why I checked into the hotel. Events was the only good part about the hotel

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Be aware of the noise from the Bar next to the accommodation, especially at night

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Happening place

    It is a happening place for 20 yr olds. nice vibe to the place, pool and night club are nice.

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

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