Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
+61 740 416 566

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8.2

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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort - Cairns, QLD, Australia
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Expedia $19
Priceline $74
KAYAK $107
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Good to know

Distance to city center 0.2 mi
Location rating 9.1
Nearest Airport Cairns
Distance to airport 2.9 mi

Rooms

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King Rooms

$74+

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Nightly
Unknown
$74 per night

Standard Rooms

$107+

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Unknown
$107 per night

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Traveler rating

344
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55
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beds clean in 34 reviews
cairns in 26 reviews
clean hostel in 77 reviews
free wifi in 34 reviews
friendly staff in 105 reviews
great facilities in 11 reviews
great location in 129 reviews
hard to sleep in 27 reviews
kitchen area in 8 reviews
loud music in 33 reviews
meet people in 94 reviews
night club in 55 reviews
party hostel in 104 reviews
pool and bar in 122 reviews
private room in 25 reviews
solo traveller in 6 reviews
value for money in 48 reviews
  • Good
    Feb 2020
    7.1

    This place is heaven for a backpacker on the pull, a solo traveller looking to get up to no good. The whole place is geared around going hard and then going harder. Amazing pool, cheap drinks, in house laundry you can access it is indeed all heat. Everything but a break from the people you are staying with. As a 24/7 party- amazing, for private or friends accommodation- go somewhere you can sleep.

    I can’t imagine this place existing anywhere else, jelly wrestling Wednesday, Pole Dancing Thursday, Wet T shirt club Sunday.... where are we? The gated community nature of it means people don’t leave

  • Excellent
    Feb 2020
    9.0

    We had an amazing time at Giligan's! The hostel is in a great central location and is within walking distance of everything (grocery store, restaurants, tourist information). Our room was great, we stayed in a 8 bed mixed dorm and found it to be very spacious. There were lots of activities that kept us busy and it was great to hang out by the pool. Staff were very helpful and accomodating, and the travel agent out the front has great deals and ideas for sightseeing. Would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Good
    Feb 2020
    7.1

    middle of Cairns, if you love to party all night in the club its amazing

    if you want to sleep don’t go here! music is really loud till really late

  • Excellent
    Feb 2020
    10.0

    Yes

    Nothing.

  • Excellent
    Feb 2020
    9.0

    Loved the room, atmosphere, facilities and lay out of the hotel. The room was a huge size, private balcony, lovely bathroom and shower. Clean and tidy, maid was lovely and couldn't do enough for us. Shame the kitchen on our floor was being decorated so out of order. Entertainment on an evening was good fun, is a very young atmosphere and crowd but still able to have fun and cheap drinks offered everynight! Some nights are free champagne and entertainment each evening.

    One of the female staff on the check in desk was grumpy and clearly didn't want to be there!

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Overview

A stay at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort places you in the heart of Cairns, within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Cairns Night Markets. Featured amenities include a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is complimentary (available on request).

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.2 Excellent

based on 2,041 reviews

9.5

Pool

9.2

Value

6.0

Comfort

5.4

Breakfast

Things to Know

  • Spacious rooms
  • Friendly service

Check in

2:00 PM

Check out

10:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Complimentary breakfast
Fitness center
Free Wi-Fi
Increased accessibility
ATM on-site
Car rental
Internet
Bicycle rental
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Air-conditioned
24hr front desk
Night club
Safe
Pool table
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Non-smoking rooms available
Terrace/Patio
Adults only
Elevator
Business center
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Free airport shuttle
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
Laundry service

FAQs when booking at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

Where is Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort located?

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort is located at 57-89 Grafton Street, 0.2 miles from the center of Cairns. Cairns Historical Society Museum is the closest landmark to Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort?

Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 10:00 AM at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort.

Does Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort offer free parking?

No, Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort does not offer free parking.

Does Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort offer free airport shuttle service?

Yes, Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort offers free airport shuttle service.

How far is Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort from the airport?

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort is 2.9 miles from Cairns. Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort is 78.3 miles from Bloomfield.

Can you bring pets to Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort?

No, pets are not allowed at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort.

Does Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort have a pool?

Yes, Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort has a pool onsite.

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Cairns Historical Society Museum 357 yd
  • Cairns Regional Gallery 368 yd
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre 421 yd
  • Cairns Rainforest Dome 0.3 mi
  • Reef Hotel Casino 0.3 mi
  • Esplanade Lagoon 0.3 mi

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