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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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic 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. We have cut down the number of persons per room drastically to halve the usual number of guests in our larger dorms to be inline with Social Distancing requirements. To make things more affordable we have slashed all of our rates until further notice.

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

Overview

Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns is Australia’s leading youth hostel resort in the heart of the city. We have loads of chill-out areas for you to meet other travellers, and state-of-the-art kitchens for you to cook in together. We've even got a lagoon swimming pool – the ideal place to cool down on lazy sun-filled days. And with an on-site open deck bar, huge pub screen and plasma-screen TVs, you can watch the big game right here.

Location

We’re right in the heart of Cairns, just a 5-minute walk from both the Greyhound and Premier bus stations. We also run a free shuttle bus from Cairns Domestic Airport to Gilligan’s – just be sure to book using discount code gilarr57. Next door is the famous Rusty’s market, full of exotic fruit and veg, delicious cold brew coffee and quirky clothes and jewellery. There are loads of cafés and clubs within walking distance, and we’re always happy to recommend our favourites.

Rooms and Dorms

Our rooms cover four levels, with a variety of sociable dorms and boutique hotel-style rooms, all with linens included. We've got you covered whether you’re travelling alone, with friends or with a partner, with private doubles and twins as well as mixed and female-only dorms. All our rooms are clean, modern and spacious with en-suite bathrooms, and air-con to keep you cool in the famous Aussie sunshine. Each floor has its own full kitchen, free Wi-Fi and a chill-out area for meeting new friends, Skyping home or just relaxing in front of the TV.

Extras and activities

Join one of our crazy themed nights and dance until dawn in our on-site nightclub, or work out in our unisex fitness centre – free for guests. Get ready for a big night in our new women's Powder Room, complete with hairdryers and straighteners. And if you’re on a working holiday and find yourself short on dollars, pop into our on-site job club Workers Wanted for help with finding a job nearby.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Apr 2021
    great hostel. i thought being a big place with a big nightclub it was be super noisy with a rowdy crowd. it was quiet with awesome facilities and clean rooms. staff were super helpful.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Feb 2021
    Had such a great stay at gilligans! Was very clean and had really good facilities, such great value!!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Dec 2020
    Hey my names Adam and this is the best place to stay for the value. You can sleep around and catch clomidia not covid peace my bros
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Dec 2020
    Everything was great! Location, security, cleanliness etc. can’t wait to go back!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    10 Mar 2021
    Such a vibe!! I love staying here, we will be back x
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    12 Dec 2020
    Great place. Just don't know how to use the hob
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    06 Feb 2021
    This place is huge. More of a backpacker hotel than a hostel. Consequently not a great place if you’re alone. The pool is awesome and the bar absolutely went off. However it’s more of a public bar, so even if you’re staying at the hostel you’ll have to line up to get in at night and pay for entry after 10. Great location and facilities.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    07 Apr 2021
    Not the party atmosphere I was expecting, had a family and 2 kids in my room and a guy that shouts at full volume in his sleep. Staff were really good just not a great experience as it seems to just be families on holiday at this hostel at the minute.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    16 Dec 2020
    Awesome hostel in a great location. Amazing pool and nightclub on site, would highly recommend!! Only downside is the queue to get into the nightclub was 2+ hours anytime after about 930pm, and you don't get to skip the queue or anything by staying at the hostel, so factor this into your night.. ! Plenty to do around Cairns though and super helpful staff at the reception.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    15 Apr 2021
    Absolutely great facilities, however being so massive it can be hard to meet people and make good friends as it’s more like a massive resort than a hostel. Pool is amazing and the bar is great. Staff generally okay, however one of the women working at the bar was incredibly rude and disinterested.When asking for a cocktail list was told they don’t do cocktails. When I explained I had them earlier, she threw a full cocktail list at me and made someone else make it. Bad experience and service.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Cairns

  • 2018

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Cairns

  • 2017

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Cairns

  • 2007

    2nd, Continent Winners Oceania

Nominations

  • 2016

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2015

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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