This hostel is committed to following WHO and local government guidelines for Covid-19 sanitation. This includes increased cleaning routines, better hygiene measures and social distancing when required.
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Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns

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8.2
Fabulous
3668 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

Most travellers either begin or end their Aussie route in Cairns and the vibe here is pretty contagious. At Gilligans Resort, you can expect to dive right in to the party scene with regular social events and ‘cool people’. The resort is perfect if you need a hostel close to the famous Cairns Esplanade Lagoon and buzzing nightlife.

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.

Reviews & Ratings

8.2
Fabulous
3668 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.6
  • Location
    9.2
  • Staff
    8.1
  • Atmosphere
    8.1
  • Cleanliness
    7.2
  • Value for Money
    8.2
  • Facilities
    8

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Latest Reviews

9.4
Superb
Jan 25, 2023
Good hostel - stayed in 2 rooms in Gilligans over the last week and both were big enough for the amount of people in there, clean, balcony in both rooms I stayed in (x1 4 bed dorm & x1 8 bed dorm), not as loud on an evening as people make out and both was rooms was facing the bar area - comfy beds & well cleaned after people leaving As a solo traveller was the perfect place to meet loads of people Travel desk at the front of the hostel sorted my next 3 weeks travelling - very helped
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Female, 18-24
8.9
Fabulous
Jan 24, 2023
Obviously a party atmosphere so definitely can’t complain about the music as everyone knows what they book for here! But a much nicer room, atmosphere and cleanliness than I was anticipating, pleasantly surprised.
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Male, 25-30
10
Superb
Jan 24, 2023
Great spot
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Male, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Swimming Pool
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Fitness Centre
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Parking
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • ATM
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Vending Machines
  • Entertainment

    • Nightclub
    • Pool Table
    • Foosball
    • 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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