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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Be a guest of Gilligan’s Hotel and Resort and you will receive a delicious free breakfast each day plus our BIG BONUS DEALS throughout our Gilligan’s Entertainment Venue! With meals starting from $5.50 and by far the CHEAPEST drink prices in town, you need to go ahead and book now!

Located in the city centre, Gilligan’s has a huge lagoon swimming pool, air-conditioned, en-suite rooms, bars and nightclubs. Guests receive free airport pick up, free linen and free access to the powder room and fitness centre plus, there is free WiFi for SM and web browsing.

Gilligan's offers en-suite dorm style accommodation and lux hotel rooms. There’s an onsite job club and a tour agency providing professional advice on work and travel. You can mingle with new mates each night at ‘Social Hour’ and join in on the nightly entertainment; there’s cash prizes and heaps of giveaways!

Gilligan's is an awesome experience for travellers, with many reviewing it as their 'Favourite Place To Stay!”

*Gilligan's is an 18+ property

Check in 2pm
Check out 10am

Please note that payments on credit card incur a surcharge (Visa & Mastercard 1%, American Express 1.8%)
Bookings for 8 pax or more are considered a group booking and may be subject to additional charges. These bookings may be subject to cancellation at the managers discretion. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    10 Sep 2019
    Very good hostel, and very friendly people
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    10 Sep 2019
    Great place and good hostel overall,
    Egypt, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    04 Sep 2019
    Propably the best value hostel you can find in Australia. Great fun as a party hostel but it is also possible to get proper night's sleep there (just bring your ear plugs). Good facilities. Definitely recommend staying!
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    25 Sep 2019
    Cairns mega hostel with bar scene to match. Definitely a party place but if you’re in the mood it’s good. Restaurant downstairs has good food deals and they have social hours with free beer
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    25 Sep 2019
    Everything was good, except they threw away my food because I did not put a date on it.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    28 Aug 2019
    This is definitely the place to party with a group of friends. You can still get a decent nights sleep (no noise pollution in rooms). Gilligans Bar is the place to be in Cairns nightlife. Due to the size of the venue, it might be tough to meet people if you are travelling alone and looking for more of the intimate hostel experience. Overall, it delivers on the promises, and is an exceptionally well run operation.
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    25 Sep 2019
    Ok hostel overall. They have a pool, the bar area is really nice, and the rooms are spacious. It is a party hostel so you need ear plugs if you want to get sleep as the music is pretty loud and can be heard from the 4th floor. Shoutout to the few staff members that weren't absolute trash (overnight check in lady who checked me out, and the lady with the black curly hair that checked me). The chic at the adventure desk with the nose ring was beyond useless and the girls behind the bar, same!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    29 Sep 2019
    Stayed in a 10 bed dorm. Room will vibrate on big nights. Bring earphones/plugs if you wanna sleep before 3am. Not as gross as you’d think. Dorm was fine, just a load of young lads up for a party - It’s a party hostel. But no naughty business which surprised me as I’d read previous reviews. You’ll see young girls boobs - their choice. It is was it says it is. An experience!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    11 Sep 2019
    Great location for most things in Cairns. The drinks and food where great prices and the dorms are cheap. Very much a party hostel so if you want a quieter more chilled place this isnt the place for you.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    29 Sep 2019
    go and see for yourself
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Airport Transfer
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Cairns

  • 2018

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Cairns

  • 2017

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Cairns

  • 2007

    2nd, Continent Winners Oceania


  • 2016

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2015

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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