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Guest reviews

3.9/5 Good
312 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

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

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Explore the area

Popular LocationCairns Regional Gallery5 min walk
Popular LocationCairns Central Shopping Centre6 min walk
Popular LocationCairns Night Markets6 min walk
AirportCairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.)15 min drive

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  • 8 Bed Mixed Deluxe Dorm With En-Suite

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • 6 Bed Mixed Dorm With En-Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • 6 Bed Female Dorm With En-Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • 4 Bed Mixed Dorm With En-Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • 4 Bed Premium Mixed Dorm With En-suite

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Marina view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Hotel King Room

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • 10 Bed Mixed Dorm With En-Suite

    Room amenities

    • 35 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
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  • 8 Bed Female Dorm Deluxe With En-Suite

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • 4 Bed Female Dorm With En-Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Hotel Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Hotel Deluxe Room

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • 8 bed Mixed Dorm With En-Suite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • 8 Bed En-suite Female

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • 4 Bed En-suite Deluxe Mixed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • 4 Bed En-suite Deluxe Female

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • 6 Bed En-suite Deluxe Mixed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • 6 Bed En-suite Deluxe Female

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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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. Sugarworld Waterpark is a popular area attraction and if an activity is on the agenda, Reef Fleet Terminal and Cairns Marlin Marina are worth checking out. Cairns Aquarium and ZOO To You HQ Wildlife Discovery Centre are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and snorkelling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours and skydiving.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cairns Regional Gallery - 5 min walk
  • 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

Getting around

  • Cairns Station - 8 min walk
  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 15 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 2 bars/lounges. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a poolside bar, self parking and laundry facilities. 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.

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

Food and drink

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

Things to do

  • Basketball
  • Bike hire
  • 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

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
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

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  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

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  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM and 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

Access methods

Staffed front desk

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

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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 of 0 per cent

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.

We should mention

Children 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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort and receive a full refund?
Yes, Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort?
Self-parking is available for AUD 8 per day.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2 PM to midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort located?
Located in Cairns Central Business District, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of The Cultural Place, Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Reef Fleet Terminal. Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Convention Centre are also within 15 minutes. Cairns Station is 8 minutes by foot.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

3.9
5 - Excellent
89
4 - Good
148
3 - Okay
42
2 - Mediocre
18
1 - Poor
15
3.9
Cleanliness
3.8
Service and Staff
3.6
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: Staff & service

    Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

    4/5 Good

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

    Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019