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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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Gilligan’s accommodation is located in the city centre and offers spacious, air-conditioned, en-suite rooms in dorm-style accommodation or private hotel rooms.

Facilities include free linen, free Wi-Fi, free luggage storage, pool tables, powder room, fitness room and four brand new 'state of the art' communal kitchens, fully equipped for you to prepare all your meals. We also have onsite Workers wanted agency. We have a huge swimming pool so you can chill-out with friends at a safe distance or keep fit and active while spending time here in Cairns.

The health and safety of all staff, guests and patrons remains paramount at Gilligan’s. Management encourages everyone to take Social Distancing and personal hygiene seriously and to immediately action the Australian governments and Health Officials warnings and directions surrounding COVID19.

Gilligan's prides itself on providing a clean and safe environment and continues to be a wonderful experience for travellers. We welcome all guests with virtual open arms.

Please note bookings of 4 or more guests are subject to different terms and conditions and we cannot guarantee to place all group bookings in the same room.

*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.

All bookings require double vaccination and proof of vaccination upon arrival. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Apr 2022
    Great hostel, great location. Room was fantastic, staff were great and let us leave our bags in the morning before our day trip. Would absolutely stay here again!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    12 Apr 2022
    Great stay at Gilligan’s - super clean, facilities were so good and good atmosphere. Deals on drinks and great location to be central in cairns. Would stay again.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Apr 2022
    I think Gilligans was our favourite part about our trip to cairns! Really lovely hostel with good communal areas, great bar and pool. Kitchens are good however people don’t know how to clean up after themselves which is annoying. Club is really loud at night but you can get eat plugs from reception. We had some trouble with our room mate and reception moved us without hassle. Overall enjoyed our stay in Gilligans, would come back
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    27 Apr 2022
    Fave hostel ever!!!! Best facilities - nice pool, bar, gym, pool tables, lounge, kitchen for every floor. Rooms were clean(ish) and kitchen was always clean. Full of young international travellers :) Great atmosphere - event on every day of the week, however it was annoying how you had to pay for entry to the bar even if you were staying there. Lots of info on what to do in cairns around the hostel. Certain staff members were very rude though.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    06 Apr 2022
    The hostel was one of the best I stayed in! The atmosphere is amazing if you like to party and the location is perfect! It’s right in the centre so everything is on your doorstep, I promise you’ll never get bored.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    16 Apr 2022
    Probably the best place to meet backpackers in Cairns. Definitely where to go if you like to party. Only downside is you still have to pay to go inside the club even when you’re staying there. Can get a discount on entry and on some drinks though. Music is pretty loud constantly which doesn’t nurse the hangovers too well
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    19 Mar 2022
    Very much a party hostel and very, very loud in the rooms. Great facilities though and cheap too
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    25 Apr 2022
    For my first solo trip, being at Gilligan's was a treat. In the beginning I felt quite alone and didn't know what would happen. But after being my self out there and making friends with my roommates I had a great time. The staff were super nice and helped me to navigate around. The pool was the cherry on top, especially on hot days, it was a great way to cool down and meet new people. The bar near the pool was such a great vibe and at night, everyone always seemed to have a great time.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    23 Mar 2022
    Great place to stay if you’re in a party mood. Pool is awesome, staff were good, rooms were okay. The noise is next level though. We were on the fourth floor and the club downstairs blasted music until 3am every night. Thursday night was Metallica night, the room was shaking from the bass, and we had to get a hotel room somewhere else just to get a wink of sleep. Definitely don’t recommend this place if you’re a light sleeper, but if you’re partying anyway, then c’est la vie!
    New Zealand, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    26 Apr 2022
    this hostel is huge so in some ways almost harder to meet people i found. bedrooms weren’t very clean and it is very loud at night so if you’re not looking to go out out then maybe not the place for you. otherwise all good. kitchens were decently equipped and pool area was nice
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Centre
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • 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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