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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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    18 Apr 2019
    Absolutely amazing best place to stay in cairns.
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    09 Apr 2019
    This hostel is certainly a party hostel and its values and deals are actually fantastic. Food is cheap as well as alcohol, every night has a different event so it’s always busy.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    08 Apr 2019
    One of the best hostels up the east coast - clean, comfy & massive beds & rooms with great air con. The atmosphere was very sociable throughout the hostel & at the bar/club downstairs they have events running every evening & free beers at 6! Check in was easy & kitchen facilities were all clean & well kept. It is a loud hostel as there is a club downstairs so wouldn’t suggest staying here if you’re looking for a quiet night. Would highly recommend the hostel for anyone up for a bit of fun though
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    13 Apr 2019
    Really cool please
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    15 Apr 2019
    I’m not a huge party hostel person but I was convinced into staying here by some friends I was traveling with, what a great decision. It’s not nearly as noisy as other reviews say and it was pretty darn clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The social hour they have every night is great for meeting people too! My room was quite nice, but the only downside was that the toilet didn’t work. In a mixed dorm of 8 people it was very inconvenient, but once notified they fixed it quickly
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    09 Apr 2019
    Definitely what it says on the tin- Gilligans is definitely a party hostel but it's so well established and there's something on to do everyday to meet people and make friends! The travel agent attached to the hostel is fantastic- so friendly and full of great tips and advice. Would highly recommen staying here; especially for solo travellers. The pool is great too! And you can definitely get a good sleep (as long as you stay on Level 2 & up). The staff couldn't be more friendlier/more helpful!!
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    18 Apr 2019
    Very convenient and comfortable even for an ‘older’ guest like me. The air con above the beds was noisy though and can’t be turned off.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 6.9


    20 Apr 2019
    The magaluf of Australia! This hostel is great if you would like to have a cheesy 90s style party experience in Cairns but not so great if you actually want some sleep. The location is good with lots of amenities near by. The hostel is very young and caters to that market with wet t-shirt competitions (yes they still exist) and finishes up around 3am every night. They pride themselves on their seediness which is cool if that's what you want, just make sure you know what you are signing up to!
    British Indian Ocean Territory, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    11 Apr 2019
    Perfect for 18-20 year olds away on their first trip. Filled with guys on lads holidays. 9am-5am people will be loud and drinking. Rooms/kitchen were absolutely disgusting. Come here to get blackout with 18 year olds or go stay somewhere else if you want an actually nice hostel. Pools nice though.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 4.9


    17 Apr 2019
    If your looking for an all night college party then fine. But if your looking for a place that actually keeps there quite hours, respects the guest, enforcers the rules, and makes you feel welcome and safe while Every single night there was a party going on outside, downstairs, in my floors kitchen, the room next door! I couldn’t sleep because it was so crazy loud and there was nothing in place for me to contact the staff to ask them to enforce the rules of keeping noice down!
    USA, 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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