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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."

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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

Located in the Cairns city centre, Gilligan’s boasts a huge 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 Wi-Fi for social media and web browsing!

Right next door to Rustys Market, surrounded by boutique shops and café's Gilligan’s offers traditional dorm style accommodation and modern hotel rooms.

There is an onsite Job Club and Tour Agency.
Providing professional advice on work and travel.

Mingle with new mates at ‘Social Hour at 6pm every night and then grab dinner from just $5.50 in the restaurant.

Gilligan’s has two of the best clubs in Cairns. As an in-house guest you will receive VIP privileges including free entry until 11pm every night of the week, excluding special events.

Gilligan's is an awesome experience for the solo traveller, groups, friends, or couples. Many guests review Gilligan’s as an ‘Amazing 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 8.6

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 May 2019
    Big party hostel, events on every day which cheap drinks. Everyone is there to party. Most of the backpackers you meet will be staying here, they really have the monopoly in Cairns.
    New Zealand, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    01 May 2019
    Perfect party hostel if you're out to meet new people. Don't get too much sleep though. Staff were nice though and rooms were clean.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    01 May 2019
    Great place to stay but don’t go here for a good nights sleep. Had a problem with the sink but someone fixed it right away. The group of people in my room kind of ruined my experience at gilligan’s but not really the staff’s fault. The club downstairs is fun every night!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    09 May 2019
    great hostel!! Would recommend a 6 or 4 female dorm cause it’s more quiet and cleaner. If you don’t wanna party bring your earplugs, just to be sure. It’s clean and the staff is very nice. The kitchen could be a little cleaner and more facilities.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    13 May 2019
    This place is clean cool and big on day time sun bathing and most nights good night club scene. The food is cheap, $10 all you can eat.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    29 Apr 2019
    Love It, awesome stay and amazing way to meet people. Socials in the bar are always awesome during the week and love the poor area!However was pretty disappointing having an much older guy in my room, he was a little strange but frustrating part was he was in our room for over four days and didn’t change his clothes once, he even slept in them. There was a really disgusting smell we always had to keep the door open. I even woke up to him staring at me while I was sleeping made me uncomfortable
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    06 May 2019
    First of all, I checked different hostels in Cairns and this one is not as good as it looks. Beginning with the dorms, there is not even a powersocket for every bed, what can be really a problem to some people. Then the breakfast, it's starting and ending to early, so it's like the hostel just saying "Free breakfast" for marketing but it's just for few people who wake up early even though it's a party hostel, I don't believe many people go having the breakfast. And I heard it's very simple.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    27 Apr 2019
    Positive: -Good Party -Good vibe -Good Meal Deal's Negative: -take lots of money (laundry expensive, 30$ Key deposit, 5$ Luggage store, etc.) -shameless guests (woke um at 3am to people having *** loudly with lights on in middle of the room, saw everything) -no sleep possible before 3am -Brekky only until 8.30, considering the above it feels like they don't want you to make it -Dirty kitchen with birds living in there, broken and too little equipment
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    19 May 2019
    Only very small lockers in rooms, no real communal spaces except for the bar which is a bit awkward for solo backpackers like myself, no plug sockets by beds but big beds are good
    Wales, Female, 18-24
  • 2.3


    28 Apr 2019
    Very bad hostel. The rooms feel wet, so all my clothes and my linen was just cold and wet. Too humid in the rooms. The nightclub is the only good thing about this hostel
    Norway, Female, 18-24
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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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