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Overview of Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

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3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

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

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCairns Central Shopping Centre6 min walk
    Popular LocationCairns Night Markets6 min walk
    Popular LocationReef Hotel Casino8 min walk
    AirportCairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.)13 min drive

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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
    • 1 Single Bed
    More details6 Bed Mixed Dorm With En-Suite
  • 4 Bed Female Dorm With En-Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More details4 Bed Female Dorm With En-Suite
  • 4 Bed Mixed Dorm With En-Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More details4 Bed Mixed Dorm With En-Suite
  • Hotel King Room

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsHotel King Room
  • Hotel Deluxe Room

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsHotel Deluxe Room
  • 6 Bed Female Dorm With En-Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More details6 Bed Female Dorm With En-Suite
  • Hotel Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsHotel Twin Room
  • 8 bed Mixed Dorm With En-Suite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 4 Single Bunk Beds
    More details8 bed Mixed Dorm With En-Suite
  • 4 Bed En-suite Deluxe Mixed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed and 2 Single Beds
    More details4 Bed En-suite Deluxe Mixed
  • 10 Bed Mixed Dorm With En-Suite

    Room amenities

    • 35 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More details10 Bed Mixed Dorm With En-Suite
  • 8 Bed En-suite Female

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 4 Single Bunk Beds
    More details8 Bed En-suite Female

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 hiking/biking trails.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 6 min walk
  • Cairns Night Markets - 6 min walk
  • Reef Hotel Casino - 8 min walk
  • Esplanade Lagoon - 9 min walk
  • Cairns Convention Centre - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Cairns Station - 8 min walk
  • AirportCairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 13 min drive

Restaurants

  • Ochre Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Snoogies Health Bar - 3 min walk
  • Chili - 3 min walk
  • Hide's Coffee Cafe - 4 min walk
  • The Woolshed Chargrill & Saloon Bar - 4 min walk

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.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

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

Food and drink

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

Things to do

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

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  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

More

  • Safe

Policies

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

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

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
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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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 Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort 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 Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort?
Check-in is from 2 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort?
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.
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5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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18
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3.9/5

Cleanliness

3.8/5

Staff & service

3.7/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff were super friendly. It didn’t both me but make sure you book a room facing the street if you don’t want loud music until 3am
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: 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 Okay

Travelled with partner
Sad face IconDisliked: 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

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019