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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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Excellent 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 8.6

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 7.8

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Oct 2021
    Loved this place! Clean room, comfy bed, friendly staff and right in town! The atmosphere was great. I was travelling alone and met some great people. The pool party was a lot of fun! Would love to come back to Gilligans one day
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Jul 2021
    Godd place good vibes.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    14 Jul 2021
    We loved our stay at Gilligans! We stayed in the cheapest rooms and were worried it would be loud since it’s on the 2nd level above the club, but we slept fine! The music really wasn’t too loud, but with the club on site there wasn’t need for much sleep. The pool area is one of the nicest in any hostel in Australia, has you feeling like you’re at a resort instead of a hostel. Will definitely stay again.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    06 Jun 2021
    I stayed at Gilligan’s for five nights and really enjoyed it! They have a great pool and bar, kitchen facilities on every floor, and the bar becomes a club most evenings. The staff are super friendly and welcoming and the location is central and perfect. Only a couple of small cons; the pillow made my neck quite sore (I don’t usually have any issues) and sometimes the room would get a little chilly as the AC is on 24/7. Would also love to have power points beside the beds. Great otherwise!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    03 Jul 2021
    Really nice room. You have to live in the club pretty much it’s so loud but if you want to join the party you have to wait in the line for over an hour. One night I just popped up to my room to get some neurofen and I went I went to walk back in the bouncers were unnecessarily aggressive and told me to line up in the line around the block. I was travelling on my own and didn’t want to do that so just went to bed but couldn’t sleep until 3 when the music stopped.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    02 Jun 2021
    It's a big place. Like really huge. I didn't stay in a dorm, the private rooms were basically hotel rooms but with great prices and were really nice. Can't really speak for the dorm rooms, but the place overall lacked atmosphere. It was filled with long term stayers, general hotel guests, and would fill up on bucks party's ahead of the weekends. The pool is super cool and the bar is nice with heaps of promos. You don't need to stay there to enjoy those though. Having to hire plates is excessive.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    19 Nov 2021
    Wouldn’t call it a back packers. Lacks any sort of atmosphere more like a cheap hotel. In the 5 nights we were there didn’t see any other back packers. Facilities were nice but majority of people using them were not from the back packers. Couldn’t have a drink even in our room staff instructing we could “drink on the street or in our car”. No free parking and the parking was advertised as $8 but it cost me $20 for half a day and night. If you are looking for a fun hostel don’t stay here.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.6


    11 Jul 2021
    Definately a party hostel so if you're up for that could be a lot of fun. Not particularly clean with mould on the carpet and lots of leftovers from previous guests. Facilities were generally pretty good kitchens were nice. The atmosphere wasn't great, a lot of the time people just didn't want to chat and the common areas were deserted. Staff were incredibly slow at reception and there were barely any there so usually about a half hour wait in line to get anything.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 5.7


    01 Aug 2021
    Couldn’t sleep because my roommates decided to have xxx in a 10 bed dorm all night long. Just disgusting.
    Argentina, Female, 25-30
  • 3.7


    10 Jun 2021
    Staff was rude - we checked into our room made beds and requested an extra mattress because we had enough beds no mattresses. She decided to just move us because it was too difficult for her to change it in the system.
    Australia, Female, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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