Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

Cairns, Australia
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About Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort is set in Cairns and is within a 10-minute walk of Reef Fleet Terminal. It provides free Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool, and is within walking distance of Cairns Central.

There are a variety of facilities on offer to guests of Gilligan's, such as an airport shuttle, a car rental desk and a 24-hour reception. Additional services include 24-hour security.

After a day of exploring the local area, guests can relax in the comfort of their air conditioned rooms.

In-house dining options include restaurant, which is an ideal spot to enjoy a meal. Each evening, guests are welcome to enjoy a drink in the cosy lounge bar. A variety of cafés and restaurants can also be found in the area.

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel Cairns is close to The Reef Hotel Casino. It is also a brief walk from Cairns Railway Station.

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Amenities at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

  • Adults only
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Safe
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Disabled access
  • Roll-in shower
  • Adults only
  • Lift
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Accessible by lift
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Pets not allowed
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Designated smoking area


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Free Internet
  • Conditioner

Things to do

  • Basketball court
  • Eco tourism
  • Beach access
  • Bicycle hire
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Evening entertainment
  • Pool table
  • Night club

Services and conveniences

  • Earplugs
  • ATM on-site
  • Car hire
  • Safety deposit box
  • Entertainment staff
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Shared toilet
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower
  • Private bathroom


  • Electric kettle
  • Shared kitchen
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • Seating area
  • Lockers
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Parking and transportation

  • Parking


  • Fitness centre


  • Outdoor pool

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4.2 Mediocre
Pros:Location is great, close to the Esplanade waterfront & lagoon, and any number of restaurants. Plenty of entertainment all within walking distance.
Cons:This is a club & party hostel. If you want one place to sit around, get drunk and club all night, stay here. If you think you're going to meet anyone, go elsewhere or get a good night's sleep... move on. Club is below all the rooms and runs all night. And everyone who stays here just wants to be in the club, so people stumble in & out of the rooms at all hours, yelling & screaming in the hallways, and if they do manage to get in the room with their key, they will vomit, scream & leave. Would never stay here again.


57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD 4870

What's nearby

  • Cairns Historical Society Museum335 yd
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre376 yd
  • Cairns Regional Gallery428 yd
  • Cairns Rainforest Dome0.3 mi
  • Reef Hotel Casino0.3 mi
  • Esplanade Lagoon0.4 mi
  • Center of Contemporary Arts0.4 mi
  • Cairns Esplanade0.4 mi
  • Cairns Civic Theatre0.5 mi
  • Barlow Park0.7 mi
  • Cazaly's Stadium1.9 mi
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens2.5 mi



Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 10:00


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Top tips for your stay at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in September and June.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort, plan to stay on a Monday or Thursday. The most expensive day is usually Wednesday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was £72, while the most expensive was £72.
  • How long should you stay at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 22 days.

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 in Cairns CBD, 0.2 miles from the centre 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 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 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.

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

    Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort is 3 miles from Cairns. Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort is 78.3 miles from Bloomfield.

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

    Yes, Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort has a pool on-site.

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Distance to city centre

0.2 mi

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Distance to airport

3.0 mi