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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

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 8.6

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Nov 2019
    My first time staying at the Gilis and it was a superb experience. I would stay there again.
    Papua New Guinea, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Nov 2019
    Great place for a party and in a great location, very central. Staff are all lovely and the pool is really nice. If you want a good place to drink then this is the perfect place, lots of free drinks, especially if you are a girl.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    22 Nov 2019
    This place, this place .. hands down the best hostel i've ever stayed at . dont even know how its classified as that , venue . locations, price was amazing. looking for a good time in Cairns? Stay at Gillysss
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    25 Nov 2019
    Great party vibe but still able to sleep at night. A few staff on reception could have been friendlier but rest of the team were fantastic
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    20 Nov 2019
    We stayed in a 4 bed room. The beds were separeted (no bunk beds) which is great plus cleaner comes everyday. The staff was nice and helpfull.However, the internet is horrible so you pay for premium and the breakfast is really really basic (toast and cerial everyday) for such a massive place and if you come in late, there’s none for you. The breakfast time is also super early so it discourages you from going. Their common kitchen fridges are a mess with no available space. Overall it was great
    Slovakia, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    06 Dec 2019
    Good place to stay if you’re looking to party. Always something fun going on and a lot of people to socialize with. We went for a quick 2 day weekend trip and it was perfect to go to the club and drink at night and chill by the pool during the day.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    04 Dec 2019
    It was a great hotel, I stayed during the week and left on the Friday and it was getting much more lively. The rooms were a good size and clean, the en suite bathroom for the dorm was clean. The bar and reception staff are lovely and always really helpful. I had a room on the third floor and didn't really hear the music. The nightlife is great and people come from others hostels each night. It is a 5min walk from the Reef tours and close to all the local shops. I would definitely recommend!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    26 Nov 2019
    Overall this place is a good spot. It’s a party spot for sure, I was given so many free drinks that I barely had to buy any (I’m female), the pool is super nice and they always have music paying in the bar and pool area. Great location. The biggest complaints I have come from the rooms, I stayed in a quiet room which was fine, but there were roaches and water bugs everywhere. Also the room had a mildew smell and moisture always lingering in the room. Would recommend if you want to party!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    25 Nov 2019
    It was an amazing experience. Best Hostel I’ve stayed in. One big problem tho. On my last night security approached me near the bar and told me to leave without providing any explanation. They did not allow me to retrieve my credit card and when I returned later it had been lost. Please be more considerate of guests who act appropriately and explain bad behavior, if there is any. Losing this card made the rest of my traveling extremely unpleasant as I could not pay for later accommodations.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    22 Nov 2019
    Some of the reception staff were incredibly rude and unhelpful! Security were also much the same. This is such a shame as the bar staff are so amazing. Also only one kitchen in use for a massive hostel is not ideal
    England, Mixed Group, 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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