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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
  • Awesome 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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Sep 2022
    Clean environment, quiet room considering the club, good clean kitchen area with utensils provided, big communal space to sit, amazing value for money.
    Wales, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    21 Sep 2022
    Great hostel, if you love to party it’s definitely for you, there is something different on every evening. It’s quite a big hostel so not a massive family vibe but does the job of a hostel very well.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2022
    Everyone told me not to stay here but I'm so glad I did. This place is the most fun. As a solo traveller it's the perfect place to meet people and its not at all cliquey. Sure it's rowdy but it also feels like you're at a holiday resort. The pool area is fantastic and the staff are super friendly. Highly recommend. People complaining abut noise just need to invest in a pair of good quality ear plugs and stop being such a fuddy duddy 😂
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    25 Sep 2022
    Amazing facilities! kitchen on every level with ample space for cooking and storage. very clean kitchen as well. Room is pretty spacious too with a balcony that provides some privacy. for its price, definitely worth the money. Location is perfect as well. only downside is the clubbing music if you are not a party-er. me and my roommates are not party-goers but still able to sleep every night, with ear plugs or from exhaustion from day tours.
    Singapore, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    02 Sep 2022
    Great hostel. Everything you need to here. Decent size rooms and good shower. The only thing is the kitchen needs cleaned more than once a day. It’s disgusting by dinner 🤢
    Northern Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    25 Aug 2022
    A mega hostel for sure. The place is massive and full of people but still has chill common areas to hangout on each floor. The wifi didn't work in the room but was functioning in the common spaces. Right in the heart of the city and super close to all amenities. Bathroom/room cleanliness 4/5. A solid place.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    21 Sep 2022
    Stayed in a private for 2 nights and a 10 person dorm for 1 night I would definitely stay here again only in a private. The private was decent, love the yard, and the music. Could do a week in the private. The dorm on the other hand not nearly the same. It was dirty and disgusting to say the least. All the people on our room had food, garbage, and dirty things everywhere. We also had people that were in their 50s in our room as well. Overall would only go back if I was to stay in a private
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    18 Sep 2022
    If you’re looking for a party, this is the right place. Overall a decent hostel with a brilliant party scene. I was unlucky with the room I got as it was above the nightclub so the bass made the beds shake until 3am. But apart from that, solid hostel!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    16 Sep 2022
    The place is alright if staying there only for a couple nights. Just a few things they could be more observative of is the amount of noise in the common rooms in the night, especially on floor 1. Rumors says that floor 4 is better. The dorms for 8 people are to small for 8 people living in there. The air-conditioning apparently do not work in all rooms and the toilets and bathroom were poorly cleaned everyday. The last thing I want to point out is the one woman security guard who was very rude.
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    31 Aug 2022
    My room was kind of a mess when I arrived and it was not very obvious how to choose a bed. The cleanliness of both the room and the kitchen were sub par. The bathroom door did not lock and the music from the club was ungodly loud. I could hear the lyrics clearly with earplugs in. It's a party hostel, so if you're looking to get wasted the whole time it's perfect for that, but not much else.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Centre
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Foosball
  • 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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