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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

Hotel Class
2 out of 5

Information

Reviews

3.9 / 5Good
284 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free airport shuttle

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Cairns Central Shopping Centre
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Cairns Night Markets
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome
    7 min walk
  • Airport
    Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.)
    8 min drive

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Book online or call:

1800 781 504
  • Hotel King Room

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Hotel Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Double King Size Bed - Room Only

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  • Hotel Deluxe Room

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Double Hotel Deluxe - Room Only

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  • Twin Standard - Room Only

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  • 4 Bed Female Dorm With En-Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • 8 bed Mixed Dorm With En-Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • 6 Bed En-suite Deluxe Female

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • 8 Bed Mixed Deluxe Dorm With En-Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • 8 Bed Female Dorm Deluxe With En-Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 1
    More details
  • 6 Bed En-suite Deluxe Mixed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • 6 Bed Female Dorm With En-Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 1
    More details
  • 4 Bed Mixed Dorm With En-Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 1
    More details
  • 6 Bed Mixed Dorm With En-Suite

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    More details
  • 4 Bed Premium Mixed Dorm With En-suite

    Room Amenities

    • Marina view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • 4 Bed En-suite Deluxe Female

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • 4 Bed En-suite Deluxe Mixed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • 8 Bed En-suite Female

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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About this area

Cairns

Located in Cairns's Cairns Central Business District neighborhood, Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort is in the city center and near the beach. Reef Fleet Terminal and Cairns Marlin Marina are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Cairns Esplanade and Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens. Esplanade Lagoon and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway are not to be missed.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Cairns Night Markets - 6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome - 7 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Reef Hotel Casino - 8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Esplanade Lagoon - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Cairns Station - 8 min walk
  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 8 min drive

About this property

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

This hostel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a nightclub. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free airport pick-up are also provided. Other amenities include 2 bars/lounges, a fitness center, and a poolside bar. All 120 rooms offer free WiFi, safes, and showers.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

Airport shuttle service is available on request from 8 AM to 8 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: AUD 8 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 18 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.

Property is also known as

  • Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel Resort Cairns
  • Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel Resort
  • Gilligan's Backpackers Cairns
  • Gilligan's Backpackers
  • Gilligans Backpackers Hotel And Resort
  • Gilligans Backpackers Hotel Cairns

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking: AUD 8 per day
  • Free pick-up airport shuttle from 8 AM - 8 PM
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Fitness center
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen

More

  • Safe

Nearby activities

Activities

  • Beach access
  • Boat tours
  • Ecotours
  • Golf lessons
  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Rafting
  • Scooter/moped rentals
  • Scuba diving
  • Skydiving
  • Snorkeling
  • Water skiing
  • Whale watching
5 - Excellent
80
4 - Good
137
3 - Okay
36
2 - Mediocre
18
1 - Poor
13
3.9
Cleanliness
3.7
Service and Staff
4.2
Amenities
3.9
Property condition

4/5 Good

This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
Stayed 5 nights in Aug. 2019

4/5 Good

Good deal for the price.

This is a party hotel mostly for backpackers, but we booked the private king room. The view of the city from our balcony was nice. The hallways and room smelled musty, but were clean. Furniture was dated, but comfortable. The bar/restaurant had great deals for good and drinks...and the quality of the food & drinks was good. For the price, this was a good deal.

Stayed 4 nights in Jul. 2019

4/5 Good

This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

5/5 Excellent

This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
Stayed 4 nights in Apr. 2019

4/5 Good

This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
Stayed 1 night in Apr. 2019

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