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Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns

Group of 15 or more?

Contact our Group Travel team directly for a tailor made solution for your group

  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

Gilligan's is Australia's leading youth hostel resort, located in the heart of Cairns. Offering a blend of traditional backpacker dorm accommodation and hotel rooms. All room types are fully airconditioned with ensuite.

Each of the four levels has it’s own state of the art kitchen and breakout area where you can chill out and relax, read a book, watch TV or just hang and make some friends on those sunny days.
There are awesome facilities and services including free linen, free airport pick up from the airport and Gilligan's between 8am and 8pm, internet café, WiFi throughout, and a stunning lagoon swimming pool. Our entertainment venue houses an open deck bar, massive outdoor pub screen and heaps of plasma TV’s to watch all your favourite sporting events.
Gilligan's is situated right next door to the famous Rusty's Market and is surrounded by boutique shops, café's and clubs. The onsite job club, Workers Wanted can assist you with finding work if you are short on dollars.

Staying at Gilligans you will save lots of money as we offer a $5.00 evening meal with the purchase of a drink, and VIP privileges throughout the venue for inhouse guests. We offer fast FREE WiFi for social media and web browsing. Alternatively a premium business grade WiFi service is also available @ only $2 per day for larger capacity requirements

Gilligan's entertainment also has crazy themed nights, fun & games, heaps of trips to be won with an awesome atmosphere every night.
Hosting two of Cairns best nightclubs with weekly events plus local & international DJ's, Gilligan's is home to Cairns ultimate experience in entertainment and and youth adventure hostel accommodation!

*Gilligan's is an 18+ property
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Tue 20 Mar 2018 - Fri 23 Mar 2018 Change

Room Summary

Tue 20th March 2018 - Fri 23rd March 2018

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  • Linen Included
  • Free Parking
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Airport Transfer
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Key Card Access
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Showers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Jobs Board
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Hair Dryers
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Card Phones
  • Steam Room
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Towels for hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fax Service
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • ATM
  • Shuttle Bus
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Vending Machines
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Foosball


  • 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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  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Things to Note

Gilligan's is strictly an 18+ Property
Check in 2pm
Check out 10am

Please note that payments on credit card incur a surcharge (Visa & Mastercard 1%, American Express 3.5%).

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay

Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

Latest Review

" Gilligans is perfectly located, surrounded by shops, clubs and restaurants. Although it's a great partly hostel, if you pay a little extra you will get a room that's slightly quieter and away from the central noise along with better room facilities. Overall it's a great hostel for fair prices, the cheap drinks are a bonus! "

- j_kirk5860
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