Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

2.0 star property

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
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57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, 04870

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationReef Fleet Terminal9 min walk
  • Popular LocationCairns Esplanade11 min walk
  • Popular LocationCairns Marlin Marina11 min walk
  • AirportCairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.)11 min drive

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About this area

Cairns

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort is located in Cairns Central Business District, a neighbourhood in Cairns, and is near a train station and near the beach. Cairns Regional Gallery and Tjapukai Cultural Park are local landmarks, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Cairns Night Markets and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. ZOO To You HQ Wildlife Discovery Centre and Esplanade Lagoon are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and snorkelling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and skydiving.

What's nearby

  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 6 min walk
  • Cairns Night Markets - 6 min walk
  • Reef Fleet Terminal - 9 min walk
  • Cairns Esplanade - 11 min walk
  • Cairns Marlin Marina - 11 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, near Cairns Esplanade
Along with an outdoor pool, this hostel has a restaurant and 2 bars/lounges. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a poolside bar, self parking and laundry facilities.
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort offers 120 air-conditioned accommodations with a safe and shared/communal kitchens. 45-inch Smart televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

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

Languages spoken

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
At check-in, guests must provide a negative PCR COVID-19 test result
Negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 18 and over, and test must have been administered no more than 72 hours prior to check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (AUD 8 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar

Things to do

  • Basketball
  • Billiards/pool table
  • 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

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 45-inch smart TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

More

  • Safe

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Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
At check-in, guests must provide a negative PCR COVID-19 test result
Negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 18 and over, and test must have been administered no more than 72 hours prior to check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

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

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 may be 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

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

Property is also known as

Gilligan's Backpackers
Gilligan's Backpackers Cairns
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Gilligans Backpackers Hotel And Resort
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Overall score and ratings

3.9

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 94 out of 321 reviews
5 - Excellent 29%
Rating 4 - Good. 150 out of 321 reviews
4 - Good 47%
Rating 3 - Okay. 44 out of 321 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 18 out of 321 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 15 out of 321 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%

3.9/5

Cleanliness

3.8/5

Staff & service

3.7/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

3.6/5

Eco-friendliness

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was fine. My deluxe room was two twin beds pushed together, causing an uneven line down the center. I received new towels each day but never received new mugs/cups/coffee/tea. The wifi was horrible in my room and I always had to take calls in the common area which I found super uncomfortable. The staff was very friendly at the front desk during check in & check out! The property would be extremely loud at night due to other visitors (slamming doors, screaming, etc) throughout the night. The location was the best part. Overall, it wasn’t bad for the price but I would most likely book elsewhere next time.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good relaxing vibes by the pool and clean rooms and good parties at night
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Comfortable stay
Comfortable, aircon was a problem at the start of our stay, too cold and powerful, but the lady on reception was very helpful and arranged for it to be turned off in our room which was perfect for us as Cairns was quite cool in the evenings especially.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021