Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
+61 740 416 566
C$ 80

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based on 1,400 reviews

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Tue 25/1
Wed 26/1
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Trip.comC$ 80
SnaptravelC$ 95

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

Situated in Cairns, Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort is within walking distance of Cairns Central and offers an outdoor pool. It is set amongst a range of dining options and is minutes on foot from Reef Fleet Terminal.

There are a variety of facilities available to guests of Gilligan's, including 24-hour reception, airport shuttle and car hire. Free Wi-Fi is available for guests who want to stay online while travelling.

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

Those staying at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel Cairns can enjoy a unique dining experience at the on-site restaurant, ideally located for those who want to stay close by when looking for a bite to eat. Each evening, guests are welcome to enjoy a drink in the cozy lounge bar.

The hostel is situated within a short walk of The Reef Hotel Casino. It is also a brief walk from Cairns Railway Station.

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Rooms available at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

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Amenities at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

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

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
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate 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 sanitized
  • Safe
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


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

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Disabled Access
  • Roll-in shower
  • Adults only
  • Elevator
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Pets not allowed
  • Designated smoking area


  • Electric kettle
  • Shared kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Ticket service
  • Car rental
  • Safety deposit box
  • Entertainment staff
  • Key card access
  • 24hr front desk


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

Things to do

  • Basketball court
  • Eco tourism
  • Beach access
  • Bicycle rental
  • Cycling
  • Pool table


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden


  • Seating area
  • Lockers
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Shuttle service

Media and entertainment

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


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Digital access


  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed


  • Fitness centre


  • Outdoor pool

Reviews of Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

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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.
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57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD 4870

What's nearby

  • Cairns Historical Society Museum327 m
  • Cairns Regional Gallery336 m
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre386 m
  • Cairns Rainforest Dome0.4 km
  • Reef Hotel Casino0.4 km
  • Esplanade Lagoon0.6 km
  • Center of Contemporary Arts0.6 km
  • Cairns Esplanade0.7 km
  • Cairns Civic Theatre0.9 km
  • Barlow Park1.1 km
  • Cazaly's Stadium3.1 km
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens4 km



Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 10:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

  • Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort is located at 57-89 Grafton Street in Cairns CBD, 0.4 km from the centre of Cairns. Cairns Historical Society Museum is the closest landmark to 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.

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

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

  • No, Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort is 4.7 km from Cairns. Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort is 126 km from Bloomfield.

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

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

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Distance to city centre

0.4 km

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Distance to airport

4.7 km